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Can you really make a living writing online?

In my time I have come across some brilliant websites which pay you for writing online. But the big question seems to be, can you earn a living doing it? By earn a living most people mean, can you earn enough to self sufficently live? That means pay rent, buy food and afford to pay the bills every month. With the many writing opportunities around, you would think it would be easy.

Some of the things I have done so far writing for pay online are. Writing for fiction magazines, creating blogs, writing for rev share sites, writing with contnet mills and consumer product review sites. But there are many other ways to earn online writing. So if you put all these things together, can I stay at home and earn a living from writing. This is more of a question than an answer, because I don't know the answer. Maybe someone here on PP who really is making a living could enlighten me on the subject.

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cheri wrote on February 28, 2015, 5:04 AM

With the way things are going in writing online ventures, you can hardly earn a living. I remember the time when Bubblews was doing great, a lot of writers were depending on the weekly earnings. But now its history and some sites are only good at promises.

Hollyhocks100 wrote on February 28, 2015, 5:11 AM

I have a friend who earns well writing promotional pieces for products, all are health related. Have a look at clickbank for more info.

Kungfu123 wrote on February 28, 2015, 5:24 AM

As for me, I can't, and I won't choose to work at home. I want to be more interacted with other real persons.

carolscash wrote on February 28, 2015, 7:59 AM

I have found it hard to even make enough to pay one bill much less more than that.

scheng1 wrote on February 28, 2015, 9:17 AM

If you are writing for Reuters or other major newspapers, you definitely can make a living online.

oneoveralpha wrote on February 28, 2015, 11:05 AM

Thanks to my low expenses, I was about halfway to earning my living on Bubblews before it imploded. I don't know if I can work my way back to that here and on a few other sites, but I'm trying.

iimouto wrote on February 28, 2015, 11:09 AM

I don't think it's impossible, but it's definitely hard. You'd have to be a really good writer and actually work under a company.

GemstonePink wrote on February 28, 2015, 11:21 AM

i doubt that making a living online is not possible for most. Things in the online writing world are just too unstable.

melody23 wrote on February 28, 2015, 12:09 PM

I don't earn a living writing, but to be honest that's in large part because I love my real world job so much that I have no real interest in making an attempt to go full time online. However I do make a fairly decent amount of pocket money freelancing and I do know that some people earn a full time living doing it. It takes a while to build up a reputation and attract clients but it definitely can be done. Making a living on revenue share sites is far less likely though, I don't know anyone that still does that. Back when I started writing online there were people who made their money on revenue share sites but not these days.

micksy1983 wrote on March 8, 2015, 9:06 AM

thanks for all these great comments, I think i will stick to being a chef.