The one thing a writer does to get paid for their short essays is to proofread. It is the main difference between a professional and an amateur that doesn’t get paid. Look at the example below to understand this difference.
A typical sentence that was written “raw”
The blue sky made there eyes sparkle like shining diamonds under the sky.
Sure, you communicated an idea there, a pretty one. But there is a grammar mistake and it is slightly clumsy. When you proofread your short essays, particularly if you want to get paid, you will find one or two of these in every article you write. The reason why is in the process. You see, as a writer who gets paid, you work against the clock, so speed is one of the most important elements. To do your work fast, you have to sort of just spill out your thoughts onto the page, for the correct amount of words, then spend a few minutes fixing it up to make it sell-able.
So you read the article after it is finished to the correct amount of words, then you fix these types of sentences up “on the fly” For example:
Their (!not there) eyes shone like diamonds under the atmospheric blue of the eternal sky.
I’m so poetic:) But realistically, these simple adjustments make a huge difference to your bank balance and so it is crucial to proofread your essays and articles. Many people shy away from proofreading their work because they tend to cringe at their work. If this is you, you must change to get paid. The proofreading step is crucial and also makes you become a better writer over time.