5 Ways to Make Money Online as a Writer

If you like writing online, this is for you.

Poonam Sharma
4 min readJan 7, 2024
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It's 2024, and everyone is suggesting you write online. People are telling you how they become millionaires by writing online and building Personal Brands.

As a newbie, you may be confused about the best way to make money online by writing or even how to make money by writing.

Here’s 5 ways you can make money by writing online.

1. Blog writing

This one is the easiest thing if you know basic writing. In blog writing, you write blogs for brands and website owners. But some people find this tough because they fail to get clients in freelancing. Let me tell it is not as tough as it seems.

All you need is a system for clients. There are 2 ways to get clients for blog writing.

  • Go to platforms like Upwork and Fiverr.
  • Build a personal brand on any platform like Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn. (it's my personal favorite)

You have to create content in order to get clients on these platforms. You can also pitch the people you want to work with.

2. Write on a platform

If you love writing but don’t want to write for others, then write on a platform that pays you for writing, like Medium or Twitter.

Twitter recently started paying creators, and Medium has already done so. Even though Medium still doesn’t pay in some countries like my own country, India. But they are soon gonna start paying more countries.

Also, you can make money in other ways from this platform, like affiliate marketing.

3. Ghostwriting

Ghostwriting is one of the highest-paid skills right now. Writing social media posts or copies for others can pay you a huge sum. All you have to do is build your Personal brand.

Building a Personal brand can give you a lot you can't even think about. So consider building your personal brand. I suggest you start with LinkedIn, as it's an easier platform but filled with opportunities.

Get my LinkedIn Playbook to learn everything about Personal branding on LinkedIn and get 10 leads in your DM every week.

4. Write ebooks

Want money to roll in on your table? eBook got you.

Creators are making a huge amount by selling ebooks. You can write anything you’re interested in, and your audience will buy it. There are many platforms to sell your ebooks.

I have 2 ebooks right now. My experience with ebooks is also good. With books, your knowledge benefits others, which is ultimately a plus point with money.

5. Start a newsletter

Everyone will suggest you own a newsletter. With platforms like Substack, it is very easy to start a newsletter. Although you can always switch to a good platform like ConvertKit, but start with free.

Making money with the newsletter is not easy at all. But the newsletter pays you high time as it is the place where you have true fans.

You can make money with digital products and affiliate marketing with the newsletter.

Till then, to get more insights from me.

Note: this blog contains an affiliate link, which means if you purchase the product from my link, I’ll get a small commission without extra charge to you.



Poonam Sharma

Your go-to writer on the internet to learn about the side hustle, writing, and audience building | Building online biz and helping others to do the same.