Has the Internet simplified the process of earning money through article writing?

Legendary video games designer Nolan Bushnell, the man who founded Atari, once said that games should be easy to learn, yet difficult to master. Writing is pretty much the same. Just about anyone in Australia can sit down and rattle off a few hundred words about their favourite subject or hobby. However, mastering it, or actually being able to write articles for money, is a different matter altogether.

The growth of the web has made things a little easier than they were several years ago. To write articles for money in Australia back then, you would have to:

  • Get a journalism qualification and write for a paper or magazine
  • Write an article on spec, and hope it stood out from the thousands of other manuscript submissions enough to get published and go on to sell
  • Become a freelance writer and try to build up a network of contacts who could offer you writing work

Though not impossible, it was hard – even more so if you wanted to write just to make a few extra dollars in your spare time.

As the internet grew, so did the appetite for content. After all, why go to the trouble of creating a website if you didn’t have anything to give your visitors? It wasn’t long before website owners realised that fresh, unique content could propel their sites to the top of search engine results – invaluable if you were in competition with other businesses.

Now, anyone wishing to write articles for money in Australia has an opportunity to, as there are many looking for skilled wordsmiths. There are still pitfalls though – the net is awash with horror stories of authors who don’t get paid for their work. At Words of Worth, we value our writers, which is why we make sure that we pay a fixed fee for completed contracts every month with no fuss.

We’re always on the lookout for writers with excellent spelling, punctuation and grammar, and who also have English as their first language. If this sounds like you, and you want to write articles for money in Australia, check out our FAQ page for more details.

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