Writing for the internet has been my profession for more than 20 years already. I once wrote and edited articles for newspapers, magazines and books both in the national and international scene. Alongside teaching the young ones to write, this has always been my main source of income. As a matter of fact, I never intended writing for the internet to be a lucrative activity. It was more of an outlet to be able to express myself when I made teaching my full-time job.
I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered that writing for the net actually rakes in more profit than my actual job! This is what pushes me to invite my pupils and friends to try writing for the internet. I’ll give you three reasons why you may want to allot time for writing. Read on below.
Writing for the internet widens your audience.
The number of people who have been switching from the classic newsprints, books and magazines to following the work of those writing for the internet has increased exponentially. Ezines, blogs, sites and RSS feeds are now dominating a large percentage of the readers. It does not sound so bad after all, does it?
If you seek money, writing for the internet is where you can find it.
Don’t get me wrong, there is also money in publishing traditional books. However, selling articles or establishing your career as an employed writer is becoming more difficult. Your profit is only break even with a dismal wage. Starting your own business in writing for the internet is fast and cheap. If you are scared to try it on your own, you can start working for those who are writing for you to familiarize yourself with the business first. Earning in a quick and cheap manner wouldn’t be possible if you stick with the traditionally published books.
Working for the internet provides jobs for everyone.
Almost all publishers are only found in limited locations because printing and distribution is very expensive. You will never face this kind of problem when you are working for the internet. You will be able to reach hundreds, thousands or even millions of people all over the world. If you feel that the topics you like to write about caters only to a small number of people, you’ll be surprised by the large scale of readers with the same interests as you do when you start writing for the internet.
These are just three of the million reasons why you should try writing. The internet is the perfect venue for you to boost your career as a professional writer and earn a huge amount of profit.