How to Make a Living Writing Articles Online

A lot of the job opportunities of the past have given way to automation, but there are some things in life that computers just cannot do better than humans. Writing content is one of these things, and that’s why article writing has a huge potential for making a living.

Article writing does however require sufficient knowledge in order to be able to pull it off correctly. Learn more about it below.

As an article writer, you always need to remember the audience and create content that relates to them. Entice readers to the site by providing relevant and current information. Try to understand what types of readers visit the websites and give them the information that is important to them.

Design inviting content that is tailored to individual readers. If the content peaks their interests, then they are more likely to continue exploring the site. You then have the opportunity to turn the visitors into buyers and that will ultimately lead to more revenue. Continue reading

How Blogs & Articles Become Magnets

A recent national study by Hinge Marketing, Referral Marketing for Professional Services Firms, revealed that 20 percent of expertise-based referrals come from readers of blog posts and articles written by that individual.

Blogs and articles were the second largest source of referrals behind first place, “hearing the individual speak.”

Research also shows that, beyond training, credentials and experience, the majority of potential users of professional services look for someone who is trustworthy and able to relate to their situation.

Regardless of your field or specialty, or whether you practice independently or as part of a group, this data provides significant insight about the ability of written content to motivate readers’ action to either contact you, or refer you to others. It confirms the idea that in-depth subject matter, written and presented well, is a powerful influence on viewer responsiveness. Continue reading

Choose Your Writing Forum Wisely – Publish W/ Reputable Establishments – Content Supersedes All!

Quality content is key to great writing and publishing with a reputable establishment is essential for your writing momentum to succeed! The Internet is such a wild, wild west of illegal activity happening to people who post their Intellectual Property on websites and blogs.

It’s no wonder that less and less people are posting anything entertaining on their blogs. There are other writers, advertisers and large commercial companies stealing ideas, slogans, and sentences, as if they wrote it! Verbiage that was written by a humble writer that felt like expressing his heart on his own blog.

This is not only happening to writers from people or companies, that reside in other countries, it is being usually being done by people who the writer dealt with at one time or another, and usually within their own country or border, local Intellectual copycats, stalkers and thieves. Continue reading

Article Writing Tips – How to Write an Online Article

Article writing is an art and just like every art it requires some unique set of skills. You want to pass your message across to your target audience in a concise and explicit manner, almost as if you are standing in front of them and giving a presentation.

If you are giving a presentation your first aim will be to get the attention of your audience, this is no different from article writing. In article writing you want your target reader to be hooked right from the title of your article.

It is from the title that the reader may decide to proceed with reading on or not. So right from your article title you need to clearly state what your article is all about in a clear, instructive and enticing way.

An example of a catchy title for a health and fitness article on weight loss could be;

“Amazing 10 minutes exercise to reduce your waistline in just 3 days!” Continue reading

Building Credibility As an Author

If you’ve been keeping up with the ‘make money from home writing online’ buzz, then you’re probably wondering how to go about establishing yourself as a creditable writer so that employers will actually want to give you their business.

A key way to do this that I strongly suggest is to invest time and effort into writing your own original articles and then posting them online through various article directories.

What Should You Write About?

One idea is to write a series of about 4-5 400 word articles on one of your favorite topics; something you’re genuinely interested in. Or you might choose to write about a latest fashion trend or a popular diet trend.

Gain Valuable Experience

Keep in mind that employers often ask for writing samples, previous written works and portfolio projects. Having an online database of your own original content can go a long way in impressing potential employers and hiring agencies. It’s also an excellent way to gain experience and sharpen your writing skills.

Focus On Your Long-Term Goals Continue reading