I never knew you could get paid simply by writing some blog material. I hate writing blogs, I really do, but I do it to make a name for myself and, hopefully, one day support myself through my writing. The prospect of supporting myself through writing is rather dim but I won't ever give up. At least, so I say now. Anyway, apparently Hubpages.com offers me an opportunity to write blogs and get paid, based on how many people view my content. I can also get paid if I refer readers to Amazon products and then they go ahead and buy the product. It's effin brilliant.
Of course, the worst thing I could ever do is write for a buck. My life would be made much easier if I make money from writing, yes, but I have resisted against creating a LinkedIn account or anything similar precisely because I don't want to sell out in any way. The decision to write with a mind to making money was a difficult one, but at the end of the day an easy one.
You see, I'm trying to sneak my way into various newspapers as a book reviewer. It's a legitimate trade and exactly the type of thing I most want to do to supplement my main writing career. As I was searching around for possible newspapers to query I came across the Hubpages phenomenon and realized that I could write my book reviews and get paid by Amazon at the same time. It's effin brilliant. I won't be doing anything other than what I already do (I review every book I read on goodreads.com, at the rate of approximately 2.4 books/week) and possibly generating revenue from it. It's effin brilliant.
Okay. Now your job is to view my content. Think I might make something of myself as a writer? Then help me get paid! Just... wait a few days. I haven't posted anything yet. Let us start helping one another, eh?