If you’re looking for a legitimate work from home job then you have to be careful that you don’t fall for any of the “get-rich-quick” schemes that are all over the internet, because there is no such thing as overnight riches. There are those that will tell you that they went from earning nothing and being completely broke, to earning thousands every month.
Should you believe them? Absolutely not. If it was that easy and effortless, do you think they’d be telling everyone about it? I know I wouldn’t. If I found a way to earn hundreds of thousands of dollars in just a few short months from doing virtually no work, I wouldn’t tell anyone. I’d just keep on doing it. Because if it was true then I wouldn’t need to earn extra money by telling others how to do it.
But there is a way to earn money working from home that anyone can do and it doesn’t cost a thing.
And that is, become a writer.
Now I know that you probably think that you don’t know how to write. But either does a writer until they start.
And writing isn’t difficult. If you can write a letter, then you can write anything. You just write as you speak. Just pretend you’re telling your best friend about something and write it down.
Being a writer means that you can work from almost anywhere in the world and you can work full time or part time. The choice is completely yours. And because it doesn’t cost anything to start, you’ve got nothing to lose by trying.
You could start small by finding a magazine that pays for “Reader’s Letters” and sending one in. This is easy to do. You just look at the letters all ready in the magazine, think of a similar one that you could send in yourself and submit it. Most magazines accept emailed letters so you don’t even have to worry about running to the post office. And some of these magazines pay up to $100 just for one tiny letter (usually less than 50 words). That’s not bad money for such a small amount of writing. And again, it costs nothing.
You can practice writing by simply just writing. Whenever you get the chance, write something. It doesn’t matter what it is because no one is going to see it but you. And when it comes to writing, practice really does make perfect.
You can also find a lot of information all around the internet about how to become a writer. So you only have to surf for a short while to find what you need. And if you want to know more there are plenty of downloadable writing courses and eBooks that you can buy to help you even more.
Being a writer means that you can also have many different streams of income. For instance, you could write fiction stories and articles for magazines and newspapers, you could set up your own web site as a freelance writer and offer your services to private clients, you can set up a string of your own money-making web sites and you could write and publish all your own books and eBooks.
Writing books and eBooks isn’t as hard as you think. Just look at it this way. If you can write an article, you can write a book chapter. You just have to break it down into one chapter at a time rather than feel overburdened with a whole book to write.
And making money from niche web sites is easy. You’ve probably seen lots of web sites all over the internet that seem to be offering information on a niche subject but don’t seem to be selling anything. But the people running these sites are making money every day. They know that all they have to do is attract visitors to their sites and they can start earning money. This is such a simple thing to do when you know how.
And once you have several web sites set up and you’re selling your books and eBooks online as well as writing freelance for magazines and private clients, you’ll find that you’ll be earning more money than you ever dreamed possible.
And because being a writer is not a get-rich-quick scheme, you’ll find that the more you work the more you can earn. It’s a job that can last a lifetime and your income can increase year after year.
And with the sharp rise in the number of web sites online coupled with the need for good web page content writers, there’s never been a better time to start working from home as a freelance writer.
It’s a life-change that I’m glad I took and I’ll never be part of the 9 to 5 rat race again. No travelling, no boss, no hassle and no stress.
Source by Ruth Barringham