How to Earn Money Writing Poetry, Poems Online

I earn money from my poems every single day even when I sleep. It’s been six years since I started posting and publishing my poetry and creative writings online and I honestly earn money from it. Not only I am able to share my passion about poetry, I can also get revenues and royalties from it. How do I earn money by writing poetry online? I am sharing here the ways…

earn money writing poetry online

Opportunities online are infinite. More and more passionate people find success online by putting their passions and hobbies on their blog or vlog. Photographers, travel addicts, comedians, chefs and musicians put all their crafts online. Why not poets, right? Surely there are numerous ways on how to earn money writing poetry online.

If you love writing poems or related writings, don’t just let them inked in your Moleskine or notepad or journal or wherever you write. Let them be read. Let your creative thoughts and amazing imaginations be felt. I think even your muse would be so happy about that.

Benefits of Writing Poetry Online

  • You’ll be able to share your passion
  • You’ll be able to express yourself freely
  • You’ll be able to gain fans, readers, and audience
  • You’ll receive insight, reaction, and critique which will help you know how to improve and grow
  • You’ll become an author and a writer
  • You can earn income from it
  • The world is your audience and market

Ways to earn money by writing poetry online

earn money writing poems online

I would like to say that there are numerous ways on how to earn money writing poetry online but I am sharing here my own ways. They are proven and they are based from my own experiences. I am not an expert with this career/field so this post would be helpful for beginners and interested poets who want to start earning online by sharing their poems. I would add more ways in the list once I applied them personally too.

Also take note that you won’t earn money right away. You may need to publish frequently and interact with your readers constantly to grow your audience and get thousands of pageviews. There is never a shortcut in earning money. Winning money is very different from earning money.

In my experience, I’ve seen good results and I started earning revenue after a month of publishing. That involves constant content posting and active reader’s engagement. It is all worth it anyway because I am earning money even when I sleep and when I’m on holidays.

By publishing them at Hubpages

Hubpages is just one among of the best passionate communities of writers online and I am recommending it here simply because I’m part of it. I am a Hubber (Hubpages writer). There are millions of professional Hubbers who can read your Hubs (articles on Hubpages). You can find lots of fellow poets and lots of poetry hubs you can read and comment on. Friendship, sharing, and interaction are one of the best things I find in Hubpages. I am currently and presently earning passive income from my hubs in HP.

What you’ll need to post your poems?

  • You need to sign up and become a Hubber
  • You need to post only your own articles/poems. They must be all original and not published anywhere online.
  • You can earn money and passive income by joining their Ad Program.

See samples of my poetry below published on Hubpages.

By publishing your own book and ebook

Nowadays, you can publish your own book even without an agent who’ll try to find a good publisher for you. We call it self-publishing. Why not collect all your poems and make a book? Few years ago, I self-published my first book using Lulu platform and marketplace. Read my post about “Self-publishing a Book Step-by-Step using Lulu.” It is so easy. You don’t need to be geeky and techy in doing this. There are also other self-publishing platforms out there but I’m sharing what I personally used and it’s a very effective way how to earn money writing poetry online.

Advantages of Self-publishing:

  • Your book can be available in paperback or ebook
  • You have the entire world (not only your country) as your market
  • You are in control of your book including its design and availability
  • You set the price and you earn royalty
  • You can get your own ISBN for free
  • Your book can be available to Barnes&Noble, Amazon, itunes etc.
  • Your book can also be downloaded to different devices such as Kindle, Nook, ipad etc.

You can preview my book here – TOSS AND TURN

By publishing your poems on your own website

This way needs a little bit of technical things and it can cost you some money if you purchase your own domain name and hosting. However, there are free platforms you can use to create a free website but it would look unprofessional. I recommend buying a domain name using Blogger because it’s cheaper (like $10/year) and hosting is free forever. That way, you can have your own dot.com site and create your professional website.

Advantages of having your own domain:

  • You are in control of it
  • You earn all the revenue. There is no split like that of Hubpages.
  • You’ll be able to learn lots of web creation stuff
  • You’ll feel so proud coz geez you have your own website/domain
  • You can earn money by being an affiliate partner and displaying ads from Nuffnang, Amazon, eBay, Adsense, Infolinks and the like.

Disadvantages of creating your own website

  • It is technical and not that easy to create one in snap
  • It is time consuming
  • If it crashed or went down, you need to fix it alone unless you want to hire an expert which is very expensive

Sample poetry website I love is FlashStar Magazine

Other ways to earn money by writing poems online:

  • If someone or a company is interested to use your writings for lyrics, scripts and other compositions, you can also earn royalty and income.
  • Join poetry contest and win some prizes
About Fehl Dungo

Licensed Career Service Professional, tech investor, founder of Philpad, and published author of a poetry book at Barnes&Noble.

32 thoughts on “How to Earn Money Writing Poetry, Poems Online”

  1. i want to publish my poem. please tell me what to do? i want to also know how much is the price? and where to send the poem that was composed.

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  2. Good day everyone!!!,.it’s my pleasure to have this site but I don’t know how to begin on it. Will you please tell me or help me in order to earn money by writing a poems. Thank you and God bless.

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  3. OMG ,,I HAVE BEEN A VERY SECRET WRITER SINCE I WAS A LITTLE BOY,,NOW AM CLOCKING 30,,I FEEL SO SHY TO EXPRESS MYSELF OPENLY BUT CAN WRITE EVERYTHING ON MY POEM SECRETLY,,,,,,,,,,,,THIS ARTICLE HAS ENERGISED ME A LIL BEAT,,BUT HONESTLY I NEED MORE ENCOURAGEMENTS,,,I LOVE WRITTING SO MUCH BUT FEELING DISCOURAGED MOST TIMES COS OF THE SEARCH FOR EASY WAY TO MAKE MONEY ,,,,,,,FOR THOSE OF YOU OUT THERE FEELING MY PAIN,,,THIS IS A TRUE LIFE STORY,,TRY AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE TO WORK WITH YOUR PASSION COS I THINK THAT IS THE ONLY WAY TO BE HAPPY AND FUFILLED IN LIFE…..BUT THE QUESTION IS “HOW CAN I PROCEED TO THE WORLD WITH WRITTING FROM HERE”???????????.

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  4. Im always writing poem even when im in grade school…some of my poems is on the cabinet and stay it a long time….until one day my friend told me to make money out of it…..Im curious abouth that but i dont know how till i found this site….can you help me?some of my poems is in tagalog and some are english…when and how i earn money for my poems… i really need it because im studying right now and its really hard.I HOPE YOU READ THIS…..AND PRAYING FOR YOUR RESPONSE…THANK YOU

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    • You need to publish them online or offline if you want it that way but you need more readers. I recommend publishing them online because your audience is the whole online world

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      • Hey Guys. Have you heard of Mykites.net ? Many people from my old writing site have been joining there. They have paid many users till date. There are many good reviews and payment proofs on Google. Anybody here has any idea? I am thinking of joining Mykites after wasting 300$ on other sites. They promise to pay but never got any payment despite of following all the rules. It almost ended my writing interest. Please tell me about this site if anyone knows. Any review?

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  5. Good day!Regarding the “They must be all original and not published anywhere online…” I write my own simple “poems” and post them on my personal blogger.Would that be Okay?

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  6. Hi Fehl,

    Very informative, hope to work with you someday in writing and publishing a book.

    “Genius is making complicated things simple”

    You’re a genius, these stuff supposedly complicated but you explain it simple!

    Regards,

    thegbcollections@gmail.com

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    • Wow thank you so much for the compliment. My muse inspires me so much in everything I do. Happy to work with writing or publishing something with you someday too 🙂

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  7. I am very blessed I have read your post. How lucky i am to know about earning money in poem writing. I am motivated to start now. I know I am blessed with the talent to write and through you as the way, I can make use of what has been given to me.
    God Bless and more power……

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    • Happy to meet another passionate poet here. I’m glad you are motivated to start sharing your poems online. Feel free to go here or on our Facebook page if you want to ask anything. I’m always glad to help 🙂 God bless and thank you for your comments.

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      • I am glad to see you here offering for help. I am really in need, please help me know how to share my poems to the world. I believe, I will be helped
        by your understanding heart.
        Samples of my written poems can be seen in my email address posted publicly. These are all originally created. It is my very pleasure to share it with you. I hope we will be friends now and then…
        God bless

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  8. Great feature on how to earn from writing your poetry. I cannot agree more. Terrific advice for poets here.

    I would also add that submitting your poems to poetry pages or places on the internet where poems are accepted is another nice idea. While that might or might not earn a poet money, it would enable her (or him) to reach a wider audience, and broaden those poetic horizons.

    It is good to widen one’s audience. Awesome Fehl. Philpad rocks. 🙂

    Have a sweet day, honey.

    Cathy

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    • Oh wow so happy to see my favorite poet on earth in this post 🙂 Your website is gorgeous. I learn so many things with writing and poetry tips and tools there. Thank you for sharing another tips here about earning money from publishing poems online. Have a sweet day Cathy. I love you. XOXO

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