Thursday, November 11, 2010

Making Extra Money by Writing???? by Christine Duncan

Although the end of this recession was supposed to be July of 09 many of us are still looking for a little extra cash. And it's only natural to look at our writing to see if something could happen there, right?
I have several friends who have tried the Examiner route. They write a blog for their local area Examiner. It looked like a good deal to me, so I sat one of them down a few weeks ago to see how it was working out for her. She raved about the job!
She loves it. But when I pressed on the money issue, she was frank--she doesn't exactly pay for the groceries this way. She writes in another genre and that is what her column for the Examiner is on. She gets movie passes for films in her genre and goes to see the films before they are officially out. She gets to go to conferences in her genre for free because she will write about them and so she is satisfied. The money? Maybe 100.00--200.00 a month.
A twitter friend told me about Real writing jobs . com. You are purposely not getting a link there. I know nothing about the place but that now I have signed up, I get a bunch of email. I'm afraid to do more.
I'd love to make more money off my writing, but I'm not turning up anything new right now. How about you?

Christine Duncan is the author of the Kaye Berreano mystery novels. Safe House, the second book in the series is available now.


Jean Henry Mead said...
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Jean Henry Mead said...

That's why it's called FREE-lance writing, Christine. We do it for next to nothing because we love to write. :)

Mark W. Danielson said...

I've found that magazine articles pay far more than books.

Morgan Mandel said...

Good idea, Mark. I keep forgetting to check out magazines and see if I can get something in them. Too busy on my blogs, Facebook and my WIP.

Morgan Mandel