How to make money as a journalist
Everyone who once graduated from the faculty of journalism thought about how to make money as a journalist. Classical media monetization was based on advertising, selling content subscriptions, and selling the magazine itself.
The world has changed somewhat in recent decades. New communication channels have appeared: social networks, blogs, Internet radio, and so on. Readability has decreased, but there are more opportunities to get to know the target audience better.
More and more people can become disseminators of information themselves, and this has led to the fact that supply exceeds demand. Consequently, people are willing to pay even for high-quality journalistic material less than before. How can you make money from your art?
Ways to make money as a journalist
Open your online publication and create a personal brand
Experienced journalists create their own media and attract an audience to it: order advertising, offer cooperation to large firms. In addition, some of them find large-scale customers. By writing one text for a corporation, a journalist can receive a fee of 20 thousand 🪙.
Write for magazines
If you understand different industries, but you still have little experience, write to existing media. The main advantage is that you can gain experience: editors will edit the content and suggest solutions. The fees, of course, are small: up to 10,000 🪙 per article.
Become a copywriter or marketer
Marketing is a related field, and it will be easy to understand the system of a copywriter’s work. On the one hand, a good specialist can earn 60-70 thousand per month. On the other hand, you will have to understand many related professions: design, installation, promotion, etc. Companies want a universal specialist who will process a photo, come up with an offer, and make up an article.
Receive currency fees
Journalists in Europe and the US earn more than their Russian counterparts. If you know a foreign language perfectly and write on topics that other people are interested in, try publishing in foreign magazines. On average, if you write two or three articles a month, you can earn $4,000-$5,000 a year.
Become a site editor
Suitable for competent, efficient people who are not afraid of monotonous work. Keep in mind that you will have to edit other people’s work a lot. In addition, you will be responsible for the project. Either way, it’s a good experience, especially if you just graduated from university.