Seniors Writing for Money

Seniors writing for money is about helping seniors find writing jobs on the Internet.

There are numerous people already writing on the Internet. You can join them in making a supplemental income, working as a writer either part time or full time.

If you have a computer and online access, you can write online.

You don't have to be a journalism major or even have a college degree.

You don't need to travel to a job site to type.

You don't need to work full time.

Age doesn't matter.

What you need to do.

You need to be able to spell or use the word processor's spell check.

You need to be able to do a little bit of research on a topic and put an article together. Most aren't very long, one page to one page.

You will need to be persistent and patient.

You will need to write 100 or more pages before you see an income.

These jobs aren't hard but many of the beginner's drop out due to lack of income. This is due to the fact that most of the writing jobs do not pay a direct salary. Instead, they pay by your information page bringing in some advertising dollars, which they share with you.

It takes time and perseverance but you will usually see an income once you have over 100 pages of relevant content.

So, if you want to learn 25 ways for seniors to write for money

Here is a sample of what seniors will find in David's ebook.

5 Ways to Write for Money

by David Goldsmith

There are many ways to earn a good living as a writer. In my book “25 Ways to Write for Money” I cover twenty five different ways that you can turn your words into cash. In this article I want to show you five ways that you can get started on right now.

1. Write an E-book

Electronic books or “e-books” have had a major impact on the publishing world. Not too many years ago it was very difficult and time consuming to get a book published and distributed to thousands of readers. Now it is possible to write an e-book and have it published in a fraction of the time it takes for a traditional print book.

Because of this many authors are choosing to publish their own e-books online. By doing this they end up collecting as much as 90% from each copy sold rather than paying it to publishers and distributors.

2. Write Articles for Magazines

When many people think of freelance writing they automatically think of writing articles for magazines. And that’s not surprising since magazines are one of the most popular types of publication that work with freelance writers.

Many magazines in North America pay freelance writers in the range of $0.15 to $0.35 per word. At the upper end are magazines that pay around $1.00 per word. These tend to be the large circulation publications such as magazines for women and travel, and some specialist magazines such as in-flight publications.

3. Write Fillers

A filler is a short item used to fill a space in a publication. Fillers include tips, hints, jokes, facts, light verse, recipes, puzzles, and anecdotes. At the longer end there are sidebars, columns, and short department pieces. Fillers are generally non-fiction.

Many publications publish more freelance fillers than freelance articles. Yet they receive many more articles and article queries from writers than they receive fillers. What does that tell you? There is far less competition for filler writers!

Many markets pay $10 to $25 for fillers. That might not seem like much until you recall that fillers have very few words and are quick to write.

If you consider the pay ‘per word’, or calculate an equivalent hourly rate for the time it takes to write them, fillers can sometimes pay better rates than articles.

4. Write a Column

If you enjoy freelance writing for newspapers or magazines then you might like to write a column.

At Society of Professional Journalists web site, Eugene Kane explains, “Columns are given out by editors, and editors usually reward reporters with a column for exceptional achievement or for a particularly stylish way with words and information.”

A column usually shows the writer's by-line at the top next to the title. Columns tend to answer the why and how of a topic. They are usually written in a strong distinctive voice, in the first and second person and unlike other forms of journalism in a column it is acceptable to state an opinion.

An advantage of writing a column is that it is a regular work assignment. Compare that to regular freelance writing where you need to make a new sale for every piece you write.

5. Blogging

Blogs are a great way for writers to make money. They are easy to set up and their design is simplified due to the availability of good software and ready-made blogging templates.

There are several ways to earn money from a blog. These include selling advertising spots, showing Google AdSense ads and selling your own information products or e-books.

Blogs are also great for writers because they provide a place to showcase their best work, promote any books, and keep their readers informed about what they're working on next.

I have shown you five ways that you can start writing for money today. Now forget the starving writer stories you might have heard. Be proactive. Get moving. Start building your successful writing business today.

About the Author

David Goldsmith is a freelance writer and author of the popular e-book "25 Ways to Write for Money". Discover how you can earn a good living from your writing.

David further elaborates in his ebook that can help seniors learn how to write for money by showing you examples of easy articles, fillers and blogs. He'll show you how.