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Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Starting your online writing career - You must draw blood first

Writers, write just like painters, paint on canvases. This is one of the reasons why it is important that you launch your writing career by getting some freelance writing work that you can get paid for.

It does not matter how little you are paid for it, the important thing is to “draw blood” and get paid for your writing. Everything else you do towards being a $100,000 writer will have to start from there.

You cannot do any serious online writing without coming across the phrase “keyword rich articles”.

What are keyword articles? Keyword articles are articles that repeat a certain key word or key words. Keywords have the valuable power of attracting search engines. This is a complex subject but simply put, keywords are selected carefully in an effort to attract as much search engine traffic as possible to a site.

With the growing popularity of Google Adsense pay per click ads widely posted at web sites and blogs, keywords also have the important function of attracting the right Google ads to a site or blog that will earn the publisher the highest amount of cash when visitors to the site click on them.

You must begin by aggressively looking for freelance writing assignments for keywords. In the second part of this article we will suggest a few buyers of keyword articles that you can start off with. But they will only purchase quality articles that you have simply not copied or lifted from somewhere else. So it is very important that before you seek keyword articles, that you actually write a couple first and post them at leading article directories and article announcement sites. Visit sites to see how keyword articles are written and also visit my blog and read this article that uses the keywords (debt copnsolidation). Here is the link to the article.

http://marketingurhomebiz.blogspot.com/2005/05/before-you-can-effectively-market-your.html


Observe firstly how the article on a totally different subject from what the blog covers is made relevant. Then take a look at how the keywords are repeatedly used.

So now you are ready to write your first keyword article.

I can hear you ask the question.

“What on earth am I going to write about?”

Why not write about your keywords article business. You intend to supply keyword rich articles don’t you? Read the articles at my other blog (http://big-online-story.blogspot.com) carefully. Are there any of the articles that you can re-write in your own words without telling any lies about your past achievements as a writer so far? Please do not copy whole paragraphs from my blog. I have not given you permission to reproduce my articles. I have simply asked you to do what you can do with any site or blog online. Read and digest the central ideas and then write an article using the ideas as if there were your own. Select any simple keyword that you want to use that will be the central or key point in your article. (We will deal about the subject of selecting keywords for your articles later on in this blog).

Remember that you will really have to be convincing so select topics that you care about enough and believe in from my blog, to be convincing. A writer who is not convincing in their writing will never be successful at any type of writing, so this is a very critical skill you will need to acquire if you are to succeed.

Next you will have to compile your resource box. This is a skill on it’s own and I have an extremely useful article on the subject at this link

http://marketingurhomebiz.blogspot.com/2005/05/your-article-resource-box-will-kill-or.html

Read it and carefully use the valuable points gained from years of experience and trial and error to create your best resource box to launch off your career as a writer.

Part II
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Always seek to maximize on your profits from your resource box as much as possible even from people who do not contact you to give you writing work.

I have an idea of how you can do that at this early stage. If you took my advice and registered at the site that sells your writing on your behalf for a commission, it may be a good idea to put your very own affiliate link in your resource box so that the writers who come across the article can register at the site. You will get paid a 5% commission on all the writing they do.

You will get your affiliate link after registering at the site and then going to “affiliate info” on the right hand side of the www.constant-content.com site. If you have not already registered, you can use this link to register now. It will only take a few minutes and I will be giving you tips later on how to increase your earnings at this site.

Here is the link:
http://www.constant-content.com/?aref=1363

But for now we are focusing on getting your online freelance writing career off the ground.

I recommend that you post your articles at the following two sites which have very high traffic and therefore should give your articles maximum exposure. You will have to register first. Go to the sites and do that now.

www.ideamarketers.com
www.goarticles.com

After you start posting your articles, both these two sites have counters that will show you how many people have read those articles. You will observe that some article headlines will do better than others and pick up readers much quicker than others. Learn something from this and always go for article headlines that are as attractive and effective as possible.

Now you can start sending off emails to prospective buyers of your online keyword articles.

Here is a useful contact of a person that buys keyword articles. You can write to them immediately and express your interest in writing keyword articles.

caseypendelton at yahoo.com

Do not waste any time in implementing what you have read here today because in the next few days we will move on to an even more exciting topic of how you can greatly increase the exposure that your articles get thus dramatically multiplying on the chances of a client who requires keyword articles, finding you.

4 comments:

Deborah Ng said...

I take exception to one of your comments. It's the one where you tell writers it doesn't matter what they get paid. I'm here to tell you otherwise.

Indeed it does matter what a writer gets paid. The problem is, too many writers are accepting a pittance from content peddlers and those looking to make a buck from a few keywords. As long as there are those willing to accept pennies for their hard earned work, writers, especially content writers, will never be paid a decent wage.

I'd like to see you tell a teacher, a librarian, or a doctor it doesn't matter what they get paid. Why is writing the only profession where those doing all the work are supposed to be happy to get paid nothing, or next to nothing simply for the exposure? $2.50 cents for an hours worth of work is less than minimum wage. Tell me again why I should be happy with this?

You're doing writers a grave disservice by telling them to settle for less than they're worth. If you really, truly cared for writers, you'd be encouraging them to speak out for what they deserve.

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chris said...

I agree with your sentiments 1000%. In fact the whole purpose of this blog is to get as many of the writers visiting the blog earning a minimum of $100,000 a year. Stick with us and see how that is done. But we must appreciate that every writer has to start somewhere. There are many writing FREE content online as we speak, and that is where they have chosen to start.

If enough of us writers got together (by writers I mean people who have written and gotten paid something, yes, even $2) then together we can understand this online content game and together we can be a powerful enough voice to change things. The key word here is "together."

Thank you so much for your comments. Please keep reading and commenting.

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You have pretty cool blog here. What's up with these weird posts and stuff?

Anyway, I like your blog and will be back soon, hope you update alot.

Take care.

Jen

Oh and if you run Google ads on any of your blogs or sites, you would flipe out for these top paying keywords