Monday, April 27, 2009

Quantity and Quality Content

To be financially successful as an online writer, you have to be a writing machine. That is, assuming you've already learned about page ranking, anchored backlinks and SEO keywords. And you are putting that knowledge to work.

Your goal is to earn money from the articles you write. Think of each article as a separate deposit into an investment account. Obviously, the more deposits you make, the more interest income you will earn. That is a very simplistic view of the quantity of work you publish.

What about the quality? If each article is a deposit, then each deposit would be for a specific value. If you are publishing poorly written content, or content of little or no interest to anyone except yourself, the market value of your work is very low. You may as well be writing in a personal journal. On the other hand, if you are producing high interest, well written work, the monetary value is higher. That value will increase as you produce more quality content because your readers will begin to trust you, and read more of your work.

Quantity plus quality is the winning combination, and should be what you are striving for as a writer.

Friday, April 24, 2009

More on SEO Keywords

I've received several requests to explain more about SEO keywords in newbie terms. My new article, Clued in on SEO Keywords, will help you start using those keywords to build up the page rank of your articles and increase views. As you continue to publish more quality content using the principles that you are learning, your earnings will continue to increase.

I'm sure you're wondering how long it takes to actually start seeing a substantial income. There isn't a definitive answer. It depends largely on the quality and quantity of your content. Staying motivated is crucial if you are going to be a successful online writer. If you're just starting out, you may only see a few dollars the first month. Don't get discouraged. Your income will grow if you stick with it. There are several online writers making thousands of dollars each month. There is no reason you can't be one of them. Hang in there, keep writing, and writing. And writing.

Tomorrow: Quantity plus Quality

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Make Money Writing on These Sites

As promised, here are a few writing sites for you to get started on.

HubPages. This site is set up a little differently than most writing sites. Here, you need to have a Google Adsense account, and affiliate accounts with both Amazon and eBay. Once you sign up, do not make the same mistake I did and try to the eBay affiliate on your own. Go to Ebay Partner Network Signup, and follow the directions exactly. Trust me, this was not easy to find on their site. I'm just trying to save you the headache I went through. Here, you will need a Paypal account. Triond allows you to submit articles for publication. Occasionally, they will ask you to revise an article, and at times will decline an article for various reasons. They want original, quality content. eHow allows writers to post content written in a how to format. Again, original content is required. They will delete articles from your account that have been found on other sites, so don't try it.

These are the three that I write on most often. Get signed up, and then come back here for more information.

Good luck and happy writing!


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Make Money Writing Online: A Beginner's Guide

The big question floating around the Internet today is, "How can I make extra money from home with no investment?" I had the same question. I found an answer that works for me. Make money writing online. It's free, there is absolutely no monetary investment required, just your time. That being said, you do need time.

I started writing online about three months ago. I have seen my income increase at least 250% every month. Granted, I didn't make much the first month. That's because I didn't take the time to learn how to make it work. I just jumped in, green. Since then, I've learned a bunch. I am so excited about this exciting way to start making money for free, I'm sharing everything I've learned, just to help you. Sounds too good to be true, doesn't it? It isn't. There is nothing you need to buy, because I'm not selling a thing. I'm giving it away.

I don't want you to make the same newbie mistakes I made. If you really want to make money writing online, but don't know how to start, read my articles listed below. I'll also be posting a more in depth guide to getting started over the next few days. Keep coming back and checking for my new articles. In the meantime, read these:

How to Make Money on the Internet

Make Money Writing Online: A Beginner's Guide

Tomorrow, we'll be looking at some great writing sites you can join for free, and start making money!

Until tomorrow,