Chicago residents can turn their writing into a business

Writing: Have you ever considered how all the written content on the internet has been written by somebody? Have you ever sat down and looked at a library and thought of how many people it took to fill the library? 

Writing has always been in demand because written content will always be in demand. It isn’t just about books. It’s also about blog posts, product descriptions, textbooks and many other things that will be written down. People need writers, so don’t be afraid to take a leap and dive into writing.

How writing can make you money

Writing a book isn’t the only way to make money with writing. There are so many other ways you could do money writing. Here’s a list of things you could do as a writer:

Write for blogs

Writing for blogs can be a significant source of income. This doesn’t mean that you have your own website to publish your own work. Many website owners are looking for writers to help them write content for their websites.

However, you’d need to have a niche. Having a niche helps a lot with writing because it means you will spend less time researching and more time writing. You’ll also be able to explain concepts. Let’s say you’re writing about online slots. If you’re knowledgeable about slots, you’ll be able to explain what an RTP is or what volatility means with an online slot is or how bonuses work.


Freelancing can be a beneficial source of income. There are places that work as intermediaries for writers and people who need writers. Getting on their websites or working with these places can be a great advantage because it means you don’t have to go looking for clients.

The other sphere of freelancing is having an online profile on one of these freelancing sites. There are many of them, and unlike working for an agency, you get to set your own rates. It’s important to know that you will need to charge per word according to your experience.

If you’re struggling to set your rate, you can look at other freelance writers and their set rates.

Publishing your work

We’ve touched on working as a writer, but for those of you who want to write a book and publish it, there are ways for you to do it.

Previously, if you wanted to publish a book, you had to have a publisher and endure countless hours of rejections and other issues that came with publishing. Thankfully, there are ways that you can publish a book by yourself.

Having a second opinion on your work is something you may overlook, but having a fresh pair of eyes can really help with perspective. You should always be open to criticism because that’s what makes something better.

You can also find people who are willing to read your work and give an honest review.


Turning your writing into a profitable business is possible. You could turn your writing into a full-time job and a potential main income stream with the proper channels.


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