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7 Businesses To Start If You’Re Good At Writing

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I want to show you businesses to start if you are good at writing. Writing is an age long profession. And as the world evolves, writing has been evolving with it. When books were invented, guess who stole the show? Writers of course.

The story didn’t end there. When radio came along, writers where needed to perfect the scripts. The same with screens. Writers had to do all the work. We make the news worth watching and wrote movie scripts as well.

In this era of the internet, we are still waxing strong. We started with blogs and now we are set to rule the entire world of the internet of things. My question is, are you good at writing? Then, read through my 7 businesses you can start as a writer.

What If You’re Not Good At Writing?

I know I said this is for those of us who are good at writing. But that’s not entirely true. Even if you are not good at writing, one of this 7 writing jobs could just fit you so well.

Some of the ideas here just requires imaginative skills than just writing prowess. So if you can think constructively, maybe you are a better fit than someone who’s just good at writing. All you need is to read through these 7 businesses and you might just find how you fit in.

Writing Businesses To Start

The world of writing has changed so much that one could just record his words and have it transcribed into blog or books. That makes it possible for anyone to start writing even when you can’t write one word.

And if you a very good at writing, you stand a better chance at any of these businesses. You can pick anyone that suits you and began your writing career. I have also tried to give you their yearly earning potential so that you understand their financial standpoint as well.

However, these figures are dollarised. America is one of the countries that has fully segmented these Writing jobs with salary base. You can convert the amount to your local currency to have an idea your proposed earning potential. But earnings per country may also differ. It’s gives you an idea the huge potential for each writing business.

{1} UX Copy Writer

The most highly paid form of writing is UX copywriting. But who is a UX Copy writer? The job function covers two areas. I think to properly understand who a UX Copy writer is, let’s look at it separately as UX and copywriting.

UX stand for user experience. It’s most commonly attached to designer or web developer. A UX specialist will focus on the user’s experience. While a copywriter is a writer who focuses primarily in sales copy.

So what exactly is a UX copywriter? Combining the two functions functions as a UX and copywriter you get the definition. A user experience designer who can write in a way that encourages users to buy and interact with products.

If you’re planning on kicking off your year as a UX writer, make sure you are on top of your copy game by managing some killer copy documents, mapping touchpoints for transactional emails, and learning how to work with design tools.

Yearly earning potential for a UX Copy writer is around $250,000.

Tips on how to write UX copy:

  1. Practice simplicity.
  2. Taper instructions.
  3. Understand the product from a user experience
  4. Write better product descriptions with FAQs in mind
  5. Don’t make users beg for information.
  6. Make sure the copy is easy to read.
  7. Address your Copy to the user.

{2} Novel Writing

Are you imaginative? Writing a novel could make you rich if it features a viral story line which plays on people’s emotions heavily. If you can write a novel, you can join the writers with big earning potentials.

This one may seem like it’s only for those who are good at writing. But it’s not entirely true. Even if you are not good at writing, if you are good with imaginative thinking, you are already a novelist. You can transform that imagination into a novel with the help of a ghost writer.

The yearly earning potential for novel writing is around $100,000.

Steps to writing a novel:

  1. Define your story idea
  2. Create your book’s point of view.
  3. Determine the setting.
  4. Develop your main characters
  5. Establish the conflict and stakes
  6. Create an outline
  7. And pick your story structure.

{3} Travel Blog Writing

Do you love traveling? Then a travel blog could just be your next big break if you know your way around this niche.

You can also partner with major travel businesses like as an affiliate. This could be making you a huge income from travel blogging.

The yearly earning potential for travel blog writing is around $80,000

Steps to start a travel blog:

  1. Pick the perfect domain name for your blog
  2. Register domain and set up hosting account
  3. Install WordPress
  4. Learn how wordpress works.
  5. Use a beautiful theme that will appeal to your audience
  6. Get a logo to match your domain name
  7. Start posting contents and building your audience

{4} Ghost Writing

If you very good at writing then you could consider Ghost writing as a business. There are many small and large businesses that require Ghost writers, where you write articles and blogs for already established businesses.

The job of a ghostwriter is to write literary or journalistic works, speeches, or other texts that are officially credited to another person as the author. You have to be good at writing to get jobs as a ghost writer.

The yearly earning potential for ghost writing is around $70,000

Steps to become a Ghostwriter:

  1. Write your own books first
  2. Prove your professionalism
  3. Build your credentials with better case studies
  4. Expose yourself on the job
  5. Develop a good customer support skills
  6. Reach out for your own stories

{5} Essay Writing

You could also build a business or service for students around your essay writing skill. There are students who are knowledgeable but can’t put it into words or grammatically present their thoughts in an essay format. That’s where your skills in writing comes in.

They will pay to have essays written for them by experts like yourself. But this one is only for those who are good at writing.

The yearly earning potential for Essay writing is around $70,000.

7 Steps to Writing an Essay:

  1. Decide the kind of essay to write.
  2. Brainstorm your topic.
  3. Research the topic.
  4. Develop a thesis.
  5. Outline your essay.
  6. Write your essay.
  7. Edit your writing to check spelling and grammar.

{6} Resume Writing

You can get paid to write and perfect resumes for employable adults. A well written resume is extremely important for people to get their dream jobs.

The yearly earning potential for resume writing is around $60,000.

Steps to write a good resume:

  1. Focus on the job description.
  2. Always add achievements to your experience section.
  3. Use numbers and details where possible.
  4. Make good use of the top third of your resume
  5. Include a summary or objective.
  6. Proofread properly with tool like Grammarly.
  7. Get another human to proofread a well
  8. Write a thank-you email.

{7} Transcriber

Transcribers are always needed all over the world, either by businesses or individuals who have jobs that requires to be transcribed. You can run a business to transcribe contents for different businesses who require it.

The yearly earning potential for transcribers is around $50,000

Steps to become a good transcriber by Verbalink:

Effective Transcriptionists

  1. Be a Good Listener.
  2. Know Your Software.
  3. Move On but Come Back to listen again
  4. Stop and Rewind.
  5. Become a Good Guesser.
  6. Keep in Style.
  7. Expand Your Horizons.


Writing is a skill everyone should aspire to have. If you are good at writing there are several opportunities that exist for writers that you can take advantage of. And the opportunity are not limited to just these seven.

But I have chosen these ones because of their peculiarities and their earning potentials. And the fact that writing is more of a gift than a skill to be acquired.

You can even start as many of them as you can choose. There’s nothing limiting you at all. I personally recommend every writer to be good at writing UX Copy. We are in the internet of things generation. And that will make more impact than we may know.

Chinedu David
About The Author: Chinedu David An inspiring writer with several years of experience in journalism, consulting and training. Worked with Success Digest magazine for over a decade. Founded MyStore - an online store in 2013. Trained several startup entrepreneurs in telecom sector, LPG (oil & gas), and on Cryptocurrency investment. A born again christian, who's committed to spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ with passion. Drop a comment below and he will respond to your query. He can also be reached via email: or Call/Text/WhatsApp: 07087770518
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