Financial writing is one of the fastest-growing writing niches. After all, it touches so many other topics, including:
- Personal finance
- Credit, loans & mortgages
- Careers, higher education & student loans
- Real estate
- and many more
It's not uncommon to earn $3,000-$15,000 or more each month as a freelance writer. Salaried financial writers may earn less due to health insurance and paid-time-off benefits.
Either way, there are always plenty of options and opportunities in the financial writing industry that could help you boost your income and provide the financial stability you are looking for.
If you don't want an entire career in financial writing, it's perfectly okay to moonlight and throw your extra $2k-$3k a month at debt or savings. Whatever you need the money for, it's yours to do as you please!
The best part?
You don't have to be a writing genius or an Economics PhD to get started. There are many writing styles on the internet you can study and emulate to produce high-quality work. There are grammar-correcting tools that will help you turn in top-notch work to your editor. Once your editor spruces it up, you'll have a beautiful portfolio that you can use to find more clients.
No finance knowledge?
As mentioned, you don't need to be an Econ major to write about finances. Many of the high-earning personal finance writers I know started just by sharing their personal financial journey—whether it's paying off debt, saving to adopt a child or learning how to increase their credit score.
Your personal financial journey can provide enough experience to jumpstart your career in financial writing. Others I know may have had experience in financial-adjacent industries such as crypto investing, real estate property management, banking, family law, human resources, technical writing or general small business.
Also, there's YouTube university to help you learn quickly and distill topics into a final article your editor will praise.
Then, there are the articles that write themselves: connect with an expert through platforms like HARO and QWOTED and you'll have everything you need to create stellar, high-quality, highly-paid work in the financial writing industry—even if you don't know much about the subject.
If you want to find out how to break into the financial writing business grow your income and work from anywhere, this course will help you:
- Take your PERSONAL finance story and turn it into polished pieces for your writing portfolio
- Find and add test projects to your portfolio
- Set up the tools you need to manage assignments, clients, personal payroll and other aspects of your writing business
- Establish a sure-fire way to find and book work as a freelance or salaried financial writer
- Promote your writing services in a non-spammy way using LinkedIn and other social media platforms
- Hire assistants and helpers as your writing business grows and expands
Plus, you'll get a free guide on how to find your first writing clients:
Are you ready to work from anywhere and make extra money writing about money and related topics like travel, lifestyle and real estate?
If so, sign up for the course so you can meet your personal financial goals.
Aja McClanahan is a personal finance and entrepreneurship writer. Her family got out of over $120K in debt by budgeting and increasing their income with several businesses. She now writes regularly about personal finance and online entrepreneurship at www.principlesofincrease.com and various other online publications.