It is every writer’s dream to earn from his writing. Even readers admire Shakespeare’s mastery. Many people today want to be Chimamanda, or NoViolet, or that Kenya’s writer who won the Caine Prize for African Writing in 2003, Yvonne Owuor.
Others like me want to be Danielle Steel, or Barbara Bradford, or some other celebrated writer like James Patterson, or court controversy like Dan Brown.
But getting paid for writing is not an overnight dream. You gotta dream, toss on that bed and then wake the hell up and get to work if you want to make your dream come true.
Three years ago I joined several online fora to showcase my works, some for exposure, others for payment as the website advertised about itself. Now that’s one of the reasons I joined NS.
Nonetheless, it was a promise of heaven in hell. Some of the websites I write for have not even raised my basic pay beyond $0.00001, not that I’m complaining, but that’s too disheartening.
But I got paid. Yes! I got paid by one “employer”. Several dollars. I won’t say how much (for my security reasons), but it happened.
I am a great skeptic, and pessimist at that. I don’t believe anything will happen until I see it happen.
However, I am not here to boast. I am here to say that you too can write and get paid for it. Seriously!
It doesn’t matter where you come from, or where you are on the globe. What you need is just internet connection and a computer. That’s besides your creative mind.
This is not the scam we all are afraid of. After all this is not an email that has just found its way in your inbox.
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