Why You Should Write Online in 2022

During the pandemic and now after, a skill that got a lot of attention is writing online.

The article hopes to show you why you should write online and that now is the time to get started!

People want to learn to write more and more as working from home is the new normal for some jobs around the globe. The time saved commuting and the money saved on clothes and lunches can’t be ignored by many.

Writing online is something that you can start just now and scale later alongside your regular 9-5 jobs.

Apart from that, it is also a very good side hustle to pursue if you want to make a source of passive income online.

“Do remember you don’t have to be an expert to start writing. I didn’t have any prior writing experience before starting this blog or publishing novels. Now you know that writing is a skill I didn’t learn in college or school. I just started and learned along the way.”

Why Do You Want to Write?

So before I get into the topic, the first thing I would like you to answer yourself is why do you want to write in the first place? Is writing your passion, your hobby, your dream, or a way to make a side income.

You should answer this for yourself first.

And depending upon your answer you will choose your approach.

This is because everything takes time and if you treat writing online as a hobby then your approach will be different from the person who is writing online and consider it as their business.

But your hobby can later become your business if you want to. So choose wisely and accordingly.

Why You Should Write Online?

Here are the reasons you should consider writing online even without any professional experience like me.

1. You Get Paid Well

Let’s be honest here. Most of the people who want to make a side income look into writing because it is a skill almost all industries need and thus there is a good payout.

For most people, this reason alone might be enough to go ahead and write.

The first major writing gig I did was Ghostwriting. I was underpaid at that time as I didn’t have knowledge of the rates but it was still more than I would have imagined.

For your reference, I was paid $600 for 50,000 words book.

Though according to the current market and the ghostwriters I know they could easily charge $5000+. Now you got the idea.

Another question you might be having is how much you can earn as an online writer? So let me address the elephant in the room.

How Much You Can Earn as an Online Writer?

Here’s the juicy part that you might be itching to know. Is content writing a lucrative career option?? How much I can really make out of it?

Here’s the straightforward answer.

Yes, writing online is a lucrative career and you can pretty much make it a full-time career.

I may have started charging low but I was eventually able to get my rates up.

I know a lot of writers who go even higher than what I was charging. Some of them get paid at least $1000 for an 800-1000 word case study or $500 for a single blog post. However, common rates are around $25-$50 US an hour for simple blog posts and reviews without much experience. If you want to get started with no experience and some training provided I’ve used paidonlinewritingjobs.

And the cost of Ghostwriting is far more than you can imagine.

As lots of businesses are actually willing to pay a lot of money for content creation, there is a huge demand as well as great career growth.

Listen, I am not telling you that you should aim to get paid $1000 for your very first piece of content but start small, practice and you will build up your experience, ratings and hourly rate. Have a look at my article become a freelancer for more information.

As you can see, a career in writing is entirely possible once you’ve mastered the craft, you find your ideal platform, and have recurring clients. The growth will come as you progress.

2. You Can Work From Anywhere

Working from home is the new normal but as big corporates start to entice workers back into the office full-time or even part-time, those who enjoy the benefits of working from home full-time with struggle.

Even before the pandemic started working from home was probably, and unconsciously, the biggest reason I ventured into writing.

I wanted to stay with my family and able to be financially free, that’s why I choose writing to support me financially and fulfil my dream of publishing a book someday.

Writing online has allowed me to achieve my goals and I’m always grateful. Now, I can work anywhere, and I get to have family vacations anytime it’s convenient.

3. You Work Flexible Hours

Choosing to work flexible hours is another one of the reasons I choose writing online as there are no obligations to work for set hours.

Though I do work for more than 8 hours per day still I have the option to change my schedule according to my needs and requirements.

The moment I started getting better-paying projects and better clients, I appreciated the flexible work time more. This is because of 3 major reasons. Being:

  1. Firstly, the time to complete a draft varies greatly from topic to topic, the amount of research you have to do, your mood, just to name a few. I would go for projects that allow that time flexibility, but I would set my own schedule to have them done on time.
  2. Secondly, flexible hours mean I could work for 10 hours today and keep the next day free.
  3. Finally, flexible hours mean I could do some miscellaneous activities in between writing as I’m taking breaks.

4. You Will Learn a Lot of New Things Writing Online

When I started writing online I had zero clue about anything apart from writing.

But when required, I had to learn a lot of different things on the go. Thus, it helped a lot in creating different streams of income as well.

For example, When I published my first short stories ebook on Amazon I had zero sales. The main reason was the “lack of marketing”. So as a self-published author, I had to learn book promotion and marketing strategies as well.

The skill I learned paid enormously. My first novel reached the top 50 list in the Amazon bestseller category and number one in the free section later when I ran the promotion.

Another thing I learned is SEO when I launched this blog.

If you want to create your own blog check this offer at SiteGround. They give free domain with their hosting. Here’s the link you can check out.

Some other things I learned are basic online image designing (I use Canva which I love), Ebook formatting, cover designing, social media promotions, etc.

So yes, there are more things you will learn when you face any difficulties in your journey and that can improve your skills and you will learn more and more about things you never thought you have to use in writing.

5. You will have a ton of options because literally, every business needs a writer

All online businesses use content marketing in one form or another and over half of them use blogs to market their product or services.

And since 2020, businesses went online more than ever. This is expected to continue as most businesses are now aware of the online world, from small-scale businesses to larger organizations.

Thus digital marketing, in general, is anticipated to boom in the next few years.

If a business has a website, then it needs content. If a business has a social media account, then it needs content. If a business has a YouTube channel, then it needs content.

So literally everyone needs CONTENT. The medium can be different but the bottom line remains the same.

Conclusion

So, what I am saying is that now is the best time to write online. Start small and you can grow exponentially.

Writing online will open up numerous opportunities and this can be passive as well.

Just like writing a book, it requires one-time effort but it will pay for a lifetime. That’s just the tip of the iceberg.

And if you want to learn more about my successful formula to write and publish a book in 60-days you can check out the eBook at “How To Write A Book in 60-Days

So, I hope this article gave you enough reasons as to why you should write online. At least give it a try, you’ve got nothing to lose!

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