September 22, 2017

Get Paid to Write

There are so many hobbyists out there who have dabbled into writing but have never actually turned it into a lucrative income-generating online business because they are afraid to try. On the other hand, there are also people who don’t actually have the intrinsic interest but have somehow found it profitable enough to make it an online home business. Whatever the case, the Internet has found a new venue for publishing and more and more people are becoming self-made writers every minute.

Here are the top 5 reasons why writing should be made into a money-making online business:

You don’t actually have to be a Writer to write online content

Given that writing is a great opportunity for having your own online home business, you can treat it exactly as such – a business. You don’t have to be a passionate writer to write online content. The most basic requirement for online home business writing is basic English and basic editing skills. If for example you would also want to recruit more people to join your online home business, you can just set up a system that lets them contribute to a single program. This way, you don’t actually have to keep on monitoring their work individually.

You can choose your own projects and be your own boss

This means, you can set your own pace and be responsible for your own work with an online home business. This also means you can actually pick topics you are wholly interested in. If music is your forte, then you can make an online home business out of writing for slicethepie.com. How about if you’re a movie buff? Check out Amazon.com which usually gives out rewards for great movie reviews.
Your income depends on your output

Writing for online content is a numbers game. If you want to make it a steady online home business, then you best be prepared to check out different sources and clients. You may have clients giving you $5.00/ 500-word article or clients who give you $50.00/500-word article. Whichever category you fall into, you have to churn out articles fast but without sacrificing quality. Is it a lucrative online business? Definitely yes!

There are endless opportunities for it

Ever since the boom for making writing an online home business, several sites have served as bridge for linking suppliers to contractors. To reiterate, it has tremendous opportunity as an online home business because it breaks the borders of geography. Now, an SEO marketing specialist from Canada can now commission someone from the other side of the world to write his articles. This is an epic win on both ends. So if you’re a writer looking for a job, don’t fret. For starters, check out websites like online-writing-jobs.com, getpaidtowriteonline.com, helium.com and suite101.com.

There are plenty of Forms to choose from

Just as writing has plenty of branches, writing as an online business has plenty of options. You can either write fiction or non-fiction, formal or informal. The great thing about going online is that everyone has the right to a piece of cyberspace and a piece of online home business; and so everyone has the right to publish content no matter what it is. If you are part of the academe or are more comfortable with writing formal, factual or instructional content, then a possible online home business might be available to you in websites like associatedcontent.com. For those who would want to write more casually, blogging is a very lucrative online home business. It could be on any topic, on any field and best of all, you are your own editor.

Work From Home With Photo Restoration

The hardest part of this idea is the finding of enough people to buy your services from you. Where are you going to advertise? How will you get customers? Unless you are very high quality then it does probably become just a part time occupation.

By visiting local framing stores, photo printers and everyone else that might handle photographs and prints you can work out who already offers such a service and for those that don’t you can tout for business.

The levels of restoration
What do you think of when you consider photo restoration? Water damaged, torn and bits missing from the picture? Yes, photo restoration can be very complicated. But it does not need to be. You can earn your stripes on much simpler tasks, build a reputation and a business and learn to handle the more complicated restores at a later date.

The most simplest you can do is to take an under exposed picture, increase the brightness (and the contrast to compensate) and produce a passable image at the end of it. I’ve done it plenty of times with good results.

You can also ‘restore’ a photo for people who are divorced. They might have a set of photographs that they really like, but with a certain person included that they don’t want to see. Again, your restoration services could come in useful!

What you need
Actually, not very much! A reasonably powered computer with Photoshop installed. Personally, I would recommend a Mac machine for their advanced graphics tools, but any laptop or desktop machine with enough memory and disc space will do the job.

On the whole you can ask customers to email you scans of photos, but some might pass you the original, in which case a flatbed scanner is also needed. Then you might want to burn the finished masterpiece to a CD, so just make sure that you have a CD writer. Also useful for when your hard drive gets full!

The work
Professional photographers will probably be touching up their own work, but if you ask around there might be one or two that do not have the time to do the job fully. You might be needed to remove lights and shadows that should not be in the picture or touch up the subject to look younger.

Other people will have damaged and torn treasures in the drawers that have suffered over the years, maybe even become stuck to frames. Whereas most of the work is likely to be improving the look of subjects, the work should be wide and varied and quite interesting.