How Writers Can Make Money in the Metaverse in 2022

George J. Ziogas

The new frontier for writers

Writers, your world is about to change — in fact, it’s already changed, and you may not realize it.

The metaverse is coming: a digital, interconnected space where people can create anything they want, be anyone they want to be, and interact with others in a virtual world. It sounds made up, but it’s not: the metaverse is real, and it’s right around the corner.

Right now, you might be thinking: “I’m a writer. How on earth could I benefit from this?” You might think that your words only have value in the printed or digital realm — but not when they’re spoken by an avatar in the metaverse. The following are three ways writers can make money in this new world of virtual reality (VR).

Writers in the metaverse will be more important than ever

The metaverse is an increasingly popular space — and not just with gamers. In fact, in the coming years, the metaverse will be populated by millions of people looking for all sorts of entertainment — sports, gambling, music, and even writing.

But this is getting ahead of the game. What exactly is the metaverse? And how can writers make money from it?

What is the Metaverse?

The metaverse is a term coined by Neal Stephenson in his 1992 novel “Snow Crash.” It refers to a digital universe where people can interact with one another and engage in various digital activities through avatars. It’s like virtual reality, except instead of being fully immersed in a digital world, you’re able to interact with computers and other avatars at the same time.

For example, think about watching a soccer game online from your home: You can see what’s happening on the field, but you can also text your friends or check your email. If you were in the metaverse, however, you’d be able to walk around on the field while interacting with other fans and checking your email. You’d also be able to leave whenever you wanted without having to turn off your computer or unplug.

How do people make money in the metaverse?

People make money in the metaverse by selling virtual goods such as weapons in games or by selling virtual services such as advertisements.

Right now, the metaverse is still in its infancy, but it’s growing rapidly. By the end of 2022 and in the years beyond, it’s expected that people will be able to make a living working full-time in the metaverse. Writers will have a lot of opportunities available to them, so let’s take a look at some of these possibilities.

One major opportunity will be in marketing and advertising. Marketing experts have been predicting for years that virtual reality is going to revolutionize how brands market themselves — and they’re right. Virtual reality allows brands to create experiences — like interactive stories and gamified product education — that no other medium can offer. That means writers who specialize in marketing will be able to capitalize on these new opportunities with their writing skills, penning everything from branded experiences to brand identity guides.

Besides writing for brands themselves, writers will be able to work for businesses that specialize in creating virtual ads for other companies. These businesses will need writers who can craft their own original pieces as well as adapt existing content for virtual experiences. These copywriters might work on everything from VR/AR promotional materials for an app launch to game-based advertisements for car companies to even voiceover scripts for commercials that play within the world of a video game.

Ways For Writers To Make Money In The Metaverse In 2022

1. Write About The Metaverse

Here are some ideas:

  1. Write blog posts for brands that have virtual worlds or virtual spaces inside the metaverse. You can find them by searching for “virtual world” or “virtual space” in a search engine such as DuckDuckGo.
  2. Write for websites that are dedicated to helping people make money online. In addition to writing articles about how you’re making money online, you can do freelance work on websites such as Fiverr and Upwork to help other people make money online as well.
  3. Write for blogs and websites that are dedicated to helping people make money online. Some examples: The Penny Hoarder, Money Under 30 (blog), Millennial Money.

2. Write For Games And Companies That Exist In The Metaverse

As a writer, you may have noticed that the world of entertainment is evolving. With the advent of augmented reality and virtual reality games, there are new spaces for storytellers to play in.

The metaverse is a series of AR games that exist in the real world. The games are based on stories created by writers who’ve been hired by developers to write those stories. These are stories just like the ones you’d find in any traditional media: novels, movies, television shows, and more. All that’s changed is their medium. They’re now interactive experiences that people can be part of as they move through their everyday lives.

And while the story is told by this new, immersive medium, it’s still rooted in storytelling fundamentals — and that means it requires writers who can craft compelling narratives and dialogue that fit within the confines of this new space.

If you want to take your writing career in a whole new direction, it’s time to consider working on AR game development teams as a writer for these stories’ scripts.

Some ways to make money writing for these games and brands include:

  1. Create business descriptions for companies that exist only in the game. Become an in-universe copywriter.
  2. Write scripts for augmented reality (AR) movies.
  3. Write articles about real-life events that happened in the game for other fans and players to read and engage with.
  4. Write a book about a game’s history and sell it as an NFT (non-fungible token).

3. Create Write And Sell NFTs

The metaverse, the digital world in which you can interact with others in a virtual reality setting, is the new frontier for writers.

In fact, it’s a new frontier period, and we’re still seeing how things will shake out — and that means there are lots of opportunities for you to get in on the ground floor and make your mark.

One of the best ways to do that is to take advantage of the NFT craze. NFTs are like digital trading cards, but they can represent anything from art to land ownership and more — they’re digital objects that are unique. If a digital object has an NFT, it means that someone owns it, and only one other person can own it at any time.

So if you love writing fiction — whether it’s novels or short stories — why not leverage your talent into making money by writing fiction that you can sell as NFTs? Not only will you be able to make good money off this growing market, but you’ll also be able to take advantage of all the opportunities that come with being an early adopter in this space, including getting your name out there as a writer and putting yourself on the radar of leaders who are already operating in.

Writers will be able to make money from their original works in two ways: First by creating and selling NFTs themselves, and second by selling the rights to create NFTs from their works to others who want to do so. This creates an entirely new stream of income for writers and other artists who work primarily in digital mediums, such as visual artists.

The metaverse is a virtual world where you can be, do, and create anything your heart desires.

As a writer, you may be wondering how you can make money in the metaverse. While there are many ways to work (and get paid) in the metaverse, one of the most popular methods is through writing.

These are just a few of the ways that writers can make money in the metaverse in 2022 and beyond. Don’t be afraid to innovate.

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