While I wrote in an earlier post about possible ways to earn from blogging, there are still more ways to earn money using your skill with words.
Online Writing. One door of writing that has been opened to me was through using Upwork, an online platform where you can create your profile and then have the opportunity to get invited for job opportunities as well as bid for jobs in the site. You can check here for more information about how you can earn as a freelancer through their site. Through Upwork, I got this cool gig as a music blogger 🙂 I have monthly assignments and get paid through paypal 🙂
Offline Writing, Editing & Proofreading. While you can also get writing, proofreading and editing jobs thru Upwork and other online platforms, it is also possible to earn from your skills of writing, proofreading and editing from your offline contacts. Yup, I mean the world outside your computer and internet contacts. The key is letting people you know that you are open to such opportunities. The way I did it is by mentioning it to my friends as well as on my blogs which I did here. I also listed my published articles/works which are accessible online here so that my readers and contacts will have an idea how I write. The blogs we write can also serve as our writing portfolio so let’s write well 🙂 Beginning late last year, two of my friends have been consistently asking me to do some writing and editing for them.
Offering Writing Workshops. Now this is a new one for me but a new contact of mine has encouraged me to do this, knowing the length of years that I have worked in both the print media as well as online (I have worked for newspapers and a magazine in the past and have a total of about 20 years of writing & editing experience; I also served as campus paper editor & department paper editor during my high school & college years) With her encouragement and collaboration, I will begin offering writing courses for kids and teenagers this coming summer (April & May in the Philippines) 🙂 This is quite exciting for me and God willing, I will also be able to help the younger generation in their own writing journey.
So far, these are the doors that have opened for me, more so recently. Thank God for them 🙂 And if you are currently searching for open doors for yourself, keep on honing your skill and spread the word around to your contacts. May you find the doors that God has opened for you in this season of your life 🙂