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The Moonlighter's Guide To Online Writing For Immediate Income [Kindle Edition]

Connie Brentford
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)

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Book Description

“I wrote and priced this e-book for anyone who really needs to generate immediate income, enjoys writing and has access to a computer. It couldn’t be easier.” Connie Brentford

Start making money from home today as a paid writer.
This beginner’s guide teaches you how anyone, using these proven tips and tactics can start earning money from home as a freelance content writer this week! Literally.

This book takes you through the world of online content writing, teaches you what you need to know to get paid to write and teaches you the simple steps to increase your online income every month.

This Moonlighter’s Guide has everything you need to get started making money from home as a freelance writer, including a list of over 100 online companies that will pay you to write short articles for the web.

Whether you want to work full-time from home or just add to your existing income, The Moonlighter’s Guide To: Online Writing For Immediate Income shows you step-by-step how content writing gives you the flexibility to earn as much as you want and work from wherever you want – starting right now.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Getting Started
- You really are an expert on something
- Earn money as a content writer with minimal training
- Improve your writing and improve your income
- An inspiring note from Christina Zila at

Chapter 2 Tools Of The Trade
- The 5 Things You Absolutely Need (and probably already have)

Chapter 3 Resources For the Beginner
- Basic grammar skills
- Common grammar mistakes
- Commonwealth spelling differences
- The beginner’s bookshelf
- Helpful websites and fantastic forums for beginners

Chapter 4 The Two Main Writing Camps
- Up front pay
- Residual pay
- Pitching your tent in both camps
- Starting your own website

Chapter 5 Why Keywords Are So Important
- Keyword use
- How to write a keyword based article

Chapter 6 Writing Tips And Templates
- Article and blog templates
- What should you write about?
- 5 great article starters

Chapter 7 Getting Paid And Other Money Matters
- Setting up a PayPal account
- Affiliate programs
- Google AdSense
- Making a revenue goal
- Taxes

Chapter 8 The Big List: Over 100 Websites That Will Pay You
- Your writing application
- The questions you need to ask when vetting a company
- How to read the big list
- Content writing websites on general subjects
- Content writing websites on specialty topics
- Smarty Pants
- Opportunities for international writers

Chapter 9 Beyond The Beginner
- Tips for putting together a writing resume
- Resources for intermediate level income
- Search for writing jobs online
- About the author

This information will allow virtually anyone to make money from home as a freelance writer within 48 hours of reading it and then year after year. Thousands of freelance writers are already making money from home every day. Whether you just want a few extra dollars every month or want to make money from home full time – or from a beach in a foreign country – The Moonlighter’s Guide To: Online Writing For Immediate Income shows you how to make money online starting now!

Product Details

  • File Size: 1939 KB
  • Print Length: 73 pages
  • Publisher: Moonlighter Media (November 25, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004VA46Q4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #165,477 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
106 of 118 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Buy For The List, Not the Content September 29, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
What sold me on this book was the fact that it gathered about 90 companies that bought or marketed writers work into one listing. The content of the book itself is minimal and all of it can be learned in less than an hour of surfing the web for articles and blogs about writing online. Every time a website was mentioned (aside from the list of companies) there was a screen shot of the site. Unessacary fluff.

You could compile this list of companies yourself, but I was okay with spending a few bucks on it and saving myself some time.

Don't buy this for the content of the book. If you want to save time looking up companies to sell your work, it may be worth the money to you.
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52 of 57 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great resource for college students needing extra cash. September 14, 2011
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As someone who is trying to work her way through college, I found this book very helpful for a number of reasons. One, it provided a concise overview of many specific resources for earning money as a writer. Two, it also includes several important tips on syntax and grammar. It's been a while since English 101, and I found that it was a great refresher that I can refer back to while I'm writing. Three, the book's reasonable price fit well with my budget, and the fact that within a day I had earned quite a bit more money than the cost of the book, it essentially paid for itself!

The Moonlighter's Guide is a great introduction to online writing. Although I only write online to supplement my income while in school, Brentford directs her readers to other resources about online writing for people wanting to make online writing a career!
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68 of 77 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars WRITERS BEWARE October 9, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Writers should be aware that this book primarily sells to writers as a great way to make money. I checked out their website and discovered in the terms and conditions (legal contract) that all writing is contracted "for hire". This means that writers give up their copyright on all the work they do for owns all writing done for them. Writers are paid a small one-time fee for their original content which can then sell and resell over and over. This is a fabulous deal for them, but a terrible deal for writers. There are much more honest and better books to read and routes to take to write and sell your work.
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what I have been looking for..... April 7, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
I have needed some strong advice about online writing and I have found all the answers in this book!!I am most creative late in the night,after working and the family is asleep.I have wanted to test my skills at online writing for sometime but didn't know where to start or have the confidence to do so.After reading The Moonlighter's Guide many of my fears have been erased and I feel "I CAN DO THIS!"If you want tips,knowledge and directions to a path you have been searching ,this is a book for you!It is an easy to read guide to making extra money by using the tips of your fingers.Who does'nt want to be surrounded by their own comforts,in PJ's writing while making money??A must read for all,and money well spent!!!!
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect cure for the unemployed blues September 27, 2011
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With the economy in the dumps many of us are looking for ways to make money at home. I'm one of those people trying to make a buck and pay the bills. I came across Connie Brentford's book in one of my Facebook groups. It is well worth the $2.95 I spent to download it to my Kindle Cloud Reader in a few minutes. I just got a round registering with Textbroker which is one of the many sites she showcases. Connie covers several tips on what it takes to Moonlight as a writer including writing tools like Google Docs and Open Office which are free. Great grammar tips are also included and she explains the different way writers can get paid. Good stuff for those to line their pockets or have extra spending money. My only wish is that the next edition will have hyperlinks to take me to the websites as I read. But this book gives me hope that can weather the economic storm.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good introduction on online writing July 22, 2011
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This very short ebook provides a good introduction to online writing, and contains many helpful tips to get you started.

In my case, I have lots of experience as a writer, but very little experience writing for online markets. So I found the beginning, which gives a quick overview of grammatical and spelling mistakes, to be pretty elementary and not very helpful. The later parts on the business of online writing were more useful to me.

The book is very short, and you can read it all in a single sitting. As a result, I found it often scratched the surface of topics without give me the more in-depth information I wanted.

The author stresses the importance of submitting work without typos and other errors, but she makes a number of them herself. She carefully explains the differences between "loose" and "lose," and "its" and "it's," but goes on to confuse "lay" and "lie," and to misspell the name of a company twice on one page.

Despite these fairly minor flaws, there's some good information here. A very good list provides an overview of online markets, and she explains the differences between being paid up front and collecting residual payments.

For its price, this ebook is very good value for anyone just starting out.
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36 of 43 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Where's the immediate income? April 14, 2012
By Maddie
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book makes the promise of "immediate income" but falls short of the mark. The list of companies that hire freelance writers can be found for free on the Internet. Many of the content mills listed have gone under or haven't had any work in a long time. You can't make your weekly production goals if the work isn't available. Very few of the content mills paid well to begin with, so good luck earning a living wage. Affiliate marketing and residuals won't provide immediate income either. You need thousands of page views just to earn pennies. As for the listings of academic writing websites, why would anybody help people CHEAT their way through school? Do you really want people getting through school by purchasing term papers online and turning it in as their own original work? These cheaters will eventually be competing for jobs or providing professional services to the public without the knowledge to back their claim of being educated.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Speaking from a newbie online writers point of view it is a awesome...
This book is for real. I have already signed up with a couple of the suggested websites and completed two jobs. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Useful & straightforward info to get a novice started
Connie doesn't waste the reader's time on fluff. She gets right to the point, which is appreciated by someone who just wants the straight dish on making money by freelance writing.
Published 14 days ago by Gg
4.0 out of 5 stars Gave Me Some Valuable Resources
I enjoyed the Connie Brentford's Guide To Online Writing For Immediate Income. Granted, we're not talking enormous amounts of money, but that isn't what I'm looking for. Read more
Published 1 month ago by LilysBack
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
I'v worked at home as a writer for over a decade, so I know what I'm doing. I still found some places to apply in this book I was unaware of. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Tbhope
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Pointers
This book is a nice place to start for those looking to make an income writing online. The main focus seems to be content writing which is a good place for newbies to start. Read more
Published 4 months ago by N. Bauer
5.0 out of 5 stars Review of The Moonlighter's Guide to Online Writing for a Immediate...
Quick and easy read, filled with resources and valuable information. A very helpful guide for the beginning writer as well as the more experienced writer wanting to branch out to... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Jean Allen
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Guide I Have Read!!!
First of all let me say that 5 stars was not nearly enough. This was such an informative book and just filled with useful links. I especially enjoyed the article examples. Ms. Read more
Published 6 months ago by April C. Harvey
5.0 out of 5 stars If You Want to Be a Writer, but Don't Know Where to Start...You Need...
I bought "The Moonlighter's Guide to Online Writing for Immediate Income" well over a year ago, possibly closer to two. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Michael Amorelli
4.0 out of 5 stars Don't Just Read it... do it!
There are links to real possibilities for the person who actually reads the book and follows through on the recommendations.
Published 7 months ago by Peter
1.0 out of 5 stars waste of money
full of cliches and misconceptions...similar to any half hearted article you can find online for free. save your money and apply common sense
Published 7 months ago by emily1979
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More About the Author

Connie Brentford is the creator of The Moonlighter's Guide, a site that helps independent authors create, publish and market their books. The goal of The Moonlighter's Guide is to help authors become bestsellers and build a raving fan base. She has helped hundreds of authors in their quest to build a solid author platform.

She's also a bestselling author who has sold over 70,000 books. Her books have been on the Top 100 Paid Bestsellers list in the Amazon Kindle store many times. She teaches her book readers how to create a freedom lifestyle while working from home or traveling abroad.

As a digital nomad she has traveled the world making online income for over seven years. She's been published in numerous online publications and featured in US print magazines as a consultant for blogs that focus on self-publishing, freelance writing, online business, and the location independent lifestyle.
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