When you possess some skills or talents in writing, creating names, or organizing information, you’re almost certainly suitable for joining the following programs. Through these programs, you can write and/or create names in your spare time and in return you will get paid.

Create names for businesses with Naming Force.

When you’re creative and good at picking names for brands, you can participate in contests with Naming Force. Naming Force is a website that helps companies or startups to create business or brand names through their network of freelancers and the “crowd”.

New tech startups need a good name for people to get to know their business. Some examples include Del.icio.us, Flickr, where some people said the names were creative, but some mentioned they were disasters.

Create lists (of facts) with Listverse.

When you’re good at researching facts, writing, and putting them up as lists, then write for Listverse. You should really consider making many lists (after research), and submitting your lists.

The list you’re going to submit should be unique and shouldn’t have been previously submitted by someone else.

Write articles for clients in need.

There are many crowdsourcing and freelancing platforms such as Fiverr, Upwork, and more where you can get paid to write. But first you’ll have to find whoever is in need for your writing service. The way to do this is to present your service to your potential clients.

Write a good gig. A gig is a description of your service and is the first necessary step. It is the default way to show other people who are potentially in need to find writers. If you don’t know how, first search on the platform and see how other people have written their gigs.

Follow the basic rule: Write the gig with clarity, creativity and value. The best practices that you should follow:

  • Simple is always better. Sharpen your description to convey exactly what you offer.
  • Clarity is the key. Use the simplest language possible.
  • Be Firm. If you gig requires specific instructions that must be provided by the buyers, add them. So buyers can understand if your gig is right for them. Telling your buyers in advanced what they’re going to get and not going to get is always the right way to go.
  • Make the most out of the text editor for your gig. Use bold sub headings when necessary. Use bullets and numberings to make it easy for reading. Less is usually more.

You want to be precise and professional. You have to answer what your buyers need to know.

By Linda

Linda Green: Linda, a tech educator, offers resources for learning coding, app development, and other tech skills.