How to Make Money Writing Online

Today the Internet is full of opportunities to make money writing on-line. As a freelance writer, you can earn money and have fun while doing it. There are several key factors involved if you want to make money as a freelance writer on the web.

  • Write original content. The content of your writing should be from your own ideas and your own words. Not duplicating content already on the web will help people find what you are writing about.
  • Write an abundance of articles. You will need to create a body of work to really acquire the traffic you need to earn money on-line. A good goal is to try and write 2 to 3 articles a day.
  • Write for several different websites. Don't put all your eggs in one basket, as they say. Any website could disappear virtually overnight. Try and build connections with several different sites. Some good ones to check out are: Hubpages.com, InfoBarrel.com and Xoomba.com.
  • Find your niche. It is extremely important to find what you enjoy writing about and fill that niche on the web. Try searching online-writing-jobs.com to see what types of online writing you can find that you would enjoy. It lists everything from technical writing to screenplay writing opportunities.
  • Build a strong network. Become active online. Join facebook and twitter, or begin writing your own blog. You will need support from others online, and having a network or forum will help. If you are actively writing about a certain topic, search out groups interested in said topic and join those groups.

Hubpages.com is one place to hone your skills as a writer and earn money at the same time. There are several things you should know if you want to earn money as a writer on hubpages.com.

  • Write as many original content articles as you can. When you sign up for hubpages.com as a writer it will take a few weeks to start earning money. The sooner you build up traffic on your page the sooner you will earn money. The fastest way to build traffic is to write prodigiously.
  • Learn to back-link your articles. You will earn the most money on hubpages if you get traffic from search engines like Google. If you back-link your articles on other sites across the Web, Google will think your articles are more important. You can start back-linking at sites like stumbleupon.com, digg.com, delicious.com, reddit.com, mixx.com and others.
  • Blog about your article topics. Use this technique to help drive traffic to your articles. Start an outside blog somewhere, and use it to help promote your articles by blogging about the topic and dropping a link to your hub.
  • Sign up for Google AdSense. This is how you earn money on hubpages. Sign up for this right away. The information on the site will help explain it, but if you have any questions you can get help in the hubpages forums.
  • Sign up for Amazon and e-bay accounts. These are areas where you can earn money by linking products to your hub. If your readers purchase these products from your link, the retailer pays you a commission.
  • Use popular keywords. Use the Google AdWords tool before you write any article. By choosing the proper keywords and placing them in your article, you will get solid results. To find more information, just type in keyword tool in the search box on hubpages and you will see an abundance of articles on the topic.
  • Use the filter to filter your ads.  By filtering out unwanted ads, you will be able to increase the potential of your articles. Use the Google AdSense tool to filter out these ads that may be competitive with your links. Again, to find out more information, type in filter ads in the search box on hubpages.
  • Use good tags. On hubpages, this will result in more back-links to your articles. A great resource for learning more about this is hubpages.com/hub/Hubpages-Traffic-Use-of-Tags. Read this article by fellow hubber johnr54 to learn a few tricks.

All these tips should help anyone get off to a good start. Make sure you write with an effort to provide quality, unique articles. Optimize the way your articles can be found through search engines, and wait for the earnings to come. It will take time and effort, but if you enjoy writing the rewards are worth it.

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