How to Make Money Writing

3 Practical Ways Words Can Fill Your Wallet

William Ballard, MBA


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If you are here at Medium, you’re probably more than likely interested in discovering more about how you can make money writing — am I right?

I’m sure you have probably made many Google searches in seek of more insight and information on the subject.

And I know you probably don’t need me to tell you how possible it is for you to be able to make money writing, I’m sure you already know it is.

But did you know that there are many people out there, just like you, who are making six to seven figures writing and it doesn’t involve writing the next great American novel, or writing a biography of a famous person, or even writing a front-page article for The New York Times?

You see, every promotional letter you come across in the mail, every sentence in a business’s blog post, or every word in an email or newsletter was written by someone.

And that person was paid handsomely to do so.

The bottom-line is this: making money from writing is not only practical, but it is also attainable — and even more so now than it has ever been.

With that said, here are three ways you can begin to live your dream of becoming a professional and successful writer — turning words into dollars.

1. High-Income Copywriting

Think of any marketing material (an ad, an email, a sales letter) that motivated you to take some form of action — to buy an item, click on a link, or donate to a cause …

Well, that was more than likely an experience with direct-response style copywriting, and materials like these can be anywhere from 500-word emails to 100-page booklets or whitepapers.

And, believe it or not, businesses spend a lot of money on them.

But what is the difference between direct response style copywriting and high-ticket style copywriting?

Well, many tend to view high-ticket as anything that is worth $3,000 or more and involves products or services that are more often closed over the phone — and not through some online order form.



William Ballard, MBA

Business coach, marketing consultant, and creative entrepreneur. I help writers get their work noticed and get paid what they are worth: