Writing content for the Internet can be immensely rewarding both financially and personally. With the way he Internet continues to grow, the need for quality written content will maintain the demand for articles. Perhaps in five years, the demand will shift to video content, but for right now, the written word is king.
The question is, how do we, as writers profit from that demand? There are websites available that will pay writers for content. In most cases, you can get between five and fifteen dollars for a 500-word article. It may not seem like a lot, but once you become proficient, you can write a 500-word article in about half an hour. You are not setting the world on fire financially, but you are earning about thirty dollars an hour by doing something you enjoy.
Another way you can profit writing articles is by using the content on your own website. Using Adsense along with commercial text based ads and ads for your own products can provide a very nice income if your website is currently generating decent traffic. By searching the Internet, you can see numerous testimonials for people who are making a very nice living using these techniques.
Make sure that each article you write contains an author’s resource box. Each time that your article is published through an ezine, they are required to publish your resource information. It should contain three to five sentences publicizing your website or products that you endorse. Most ezines will allow you to include three links in your resource box. To maximize the number of clicks generated, be sure that the items you recommend are related to the content in the article. If your article is about knitting, your readers will probably have little interest in foreign exchange trading.
If you are interested and knowledgeable about a particular subject, you might find success by writing a newsletter. Quality newsletters can draw a very nice income through advertising.
As an alternative to the newsletter, consider writing a targeted blog. You can use all of the income sources mentioned above and you can also solicit donations. Several blog writers I know do fairly well requesting donations.
I’ve touched on a few of the traditional methods to make money by writing articles but there are many others. The nice thing about the Internet is that you are only limited by your imagination.
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