Writing can be a fun and intellectually challenging way to pass the time. It requires a solid amount of focus, and it requires you to actually think. There is a common misconception that is hard to produce an income from writing. In fact, it has become rather a joke among the general population. Well, let me tell you, you can make a living writing! Writing can be a great way to produce a secondary or even primary source of income. There are a variety of ways to do so, but I am going to only name 5 ways in this article. So, let’s go over my top 5 side hustles for writers!
Copywriting is a the act of writing for advertisements and marketing. When you read a product description, you are reading someone’s copy. When you see a Facebook ad, you are reading copy. Copy is all around us, and that is exactly why I recommend this side hustle. The ability to write effective web copy is a skill in high deman. Effective copy is what sells products, and it can be difficult to move inventory without it. Copywriters can make a solid living from their work with some charging upwards of $100 an hour! If you love describing and pitching products, you have to give copywriting a shot.
Where would we be without editors? Editors are the clean up crew of the writing world. They turn trash into works of art. Editing can be a relatively fun way to produce income for those that are interested in correcting the mistakes of others. The pay is not bad either! The typical hourly fee of an editor is around $20 an hour. This side hustle is for those obsessed with grammar!
3. Content Writing
Want to make a living writing the content of your favorite blog? Give content writing a whirl! Content writing is the act of writing content for others (duh!). Content writers can write about almost anything, and they can write about just any type of article. For example, a content writer may write blog articles, press releases, or even quora posts! This side hustle is for those that simply enjoy writing.
Ghostwriters are the hidden geniuses of the world. They are the artists behind the books of many politicians, celebrities, and business owners. I mean, how on earth would those people have the time to write a book? They use a ghostwriter! Ghostwriters write a variety of content such as articles and books. Some ghostwriters are paid top dollar, around $50+ an hour , so you can certainly make a living ghostwriting.
How could I make a list of writing side hustles without including blogging? Blogging can be a fantastic way to generate income on the side, and it can even produce passive income. You do not need to be a writing expert to make a living blogging (I know I am not); you just need to be passionate about your topic of choice. Blogging income can be extremely lucrative, and it can also be nonexistent. It takes a lot of time, energy, and patience to build an income producing blog. If you have a topic that you are passionate about, then you should try out blogging. Now, do not expect your audience to grow right away, and do not let the low traffic in the beginning discourage you. You CAN blog for a living. You just need to put forth the effort.
What do you think of my list? Am I missing anything? Feel free to comment with your suggestions! I personally believe that copywriting and content writing will produce the best results for those looking to generate an income stream on the side right away. Let me know if you agree!