Need To Make More Money From Your Writing? Try These!

By on November 3, 2016
Need To Make More Money From Your Writing? Try These! - Writer's Life.Org

Being a successful fiction writer takes a lot of time and effort, and it can be incredibly daunting to give up working to become a writer full time. Whether you have landed a publishing deal, or are making money from self-publishing your work, unless you happen to be the next J K or similar you may find that there are some times where you have to tighten those purse strings to make ends meet.

There are, however, plenty of other ways that you can supplement your income as a fiction writer. So, the next time you feel those bills piling up, or could simply do with a little extra money for a special occasion or holiday, why not try some of these?


Good copywriters are consistently in demand, so why not put your writing skills to good use and try to land yourself some lucrative copywriting jobs.? While, if you have no experience and no portfolio, you may have to spend the first few months accepting lower paid work then you’d ideally like, if you persevere and do a good job you can build relationships with editors, businesses and publications and start to land higher paid work. You could pitch article ideas to your favourite magazines, write landing pages for websites or specialise in creating exciting email newsletters - find a niche and excel at it and soon you could be raking in the big bucks!

Start a blog

As a fiction writer, you’ll no doubt have a way with words and a creative imagination. So while you are in between books why not start your own blog and see if you can make money this way? If your blog gains momentum you could soon see businesses clamouring to advertise on it - ones that pay very well for the privilege. You could also pitch ideas to clients to help them write their own blog too.


Ghostwriting takes many forms but can be a good way to earn extra money as a writer. Of course, you have to accept that you won’t be credited as the author of your work. However, if you think of it as writing practice - practice that you are getting paid for no less, this can be a rewarding and enjoyable way to make more money.


As a fiction writer no doubt you will have spent a fair few hours editing your work. So why not turn all that practice into a money making venture? Setting yourself up as a professional editor can be a great way to earn some extra cash, and will again only help to further your own writing career at the same time.

A career as a fiction writer is many a writer's dream. However, it is always nice to know you can bump up your income as and when you need to - so next time you want a little extra security, why not give these a go?

Bethany Cadman -author of 'Doctor Vanilla's Sunflowers'

Bethany Cadman -author of 'Doctor Vanilla's Sunflowers'

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