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Monday, June 27, 2005

My answer to a reader's email question

Mr. Kyalo,

I took your advice, and wrote (or at least,
submitted) some articles that I have been writing
and compiling for a book I hope to publish in the
near future.

Apparently, the articles are desirable, since they
were downloaded almost a hundred times in just a few
days on "".
So, what do I do next, to make them profitable, as

Thanks for your advice!

My answer

Dear (name with-held)

Thank you for writing.

You can launch a blog and post your articles there.
Apply to google adsense to be allowed to post their
pay-per-click ads - that's how you can start earning
income. You can also post a few good affiliate links
at the same blog.

Getting traffic to your blog should not be too
difficult, you can use your articles' resource box and
traffic exchange sites.

If you visit my other blog

You'll get loads of tips here, on how you can do this and more.

Don't hesitate to write again if you have any more
questions. I'll be delighted to know how you're
getting on.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Lots of extra money waiting to be made from $5 articles

There is probably no easier way of earning extra money online. Yet many people ignore online writing and lose all that extra money, mainly because they get put off by those single digit dollar rates. $5 is a common one.

But even as you read this, more and more writers are making lots of extra money online and some are even making a living writing articles. Yes, they’re doing it writing $5 articles and even $3 articles.

Writers were never meant to be good in math so let us make a brief comparison here between online writers earning lots of extra money with $5 articles and offline writers writing $500 articles to earn their extra money.

The $500 article writer starts off sending queries to several magazines. If they are really good at this marketing side of freelance writing (most writers are not), they will probably end up with about two assignments by the end of the week. That’s $1,000, which is not bad, but hold your horses a while. The article is not yet written, some research will be required. Usually this will take two to three days per article, and only if the writer is lucky and is able to find sources and the information he needs quickly. So let us say that they will probably take a week to research and write the two $500 articles. The truth is that only very good and experienced writers can accomplish this.

The writer seeking to earn extra money from his writing (or worse still to make a living) will need another two weeks or so, sometimes much longer, for an editor to make a decision on the article and communicate this information to them. If they are extremely lucky, by the end of the month they’ll have their $2,000 in extra money or income in their account. But as any experienced writer will tell you, it rarely happens quite like that. Inevitably there will be delays. Maybe the article will be sent back for a re-write or the editor will have a bad or really hectic week (happens all the time) and it will take longer. The list of usual and possible problems is too long to go into here.

Now let us see how the poor, desperate $5 per article writer is doing trying to earn extra money. If they can write fast, they will be doing 10-15 articles per day. (some writers do 20 comfortably). All the research is done online for articles ranging from 300 to 500 words. No delays in their efforts to earn extra money or make a living from their online writing. 15 articles per day will give a writer an income of about $2,250 in 30 days. That’s very good extra money. And thanks to services like Paypal, many keyword writing programs pay shortly after the article has been delivered via email.

Granted, this may not be a lot of money, but it is excellent extra money, earned easily by a writer doing what they enjoy most - writing. And what a great way to launch a writing career even as you earn lots of extra money. From the reputation you build up over time, you can at the same time be targeting bigger writing jobs.

I started with $2.50cts articles. Mostly out of curiosity, I wanted to see if I could really get paid and earn some extra money. Gradually I realized that a four-figure monthly income was easy to achieve. Later I was able to land $500 assignments (mainly from offline magazines, but everything was done online). Still $2.50cts online writing assignments remained my bread and butter for a long time. The rest is history.

You could be ignoring your big opportunity to earn easy extra money online from your writing, even as you find your feet as a writer. It’s easy extra money if nothing else.

Join our e-course on how to make money from online writing. It’s free to join, just send an email NOW to writertips at

Friday, June 03, 2005

Market exchange for online writers

Today we launch a valuable new service for our regular readers that will help writers instantly increase their earnings from their writing efforts. This is the market exchange for online writers.

To qualify to participate, you must have at least one market that you have regularly written for, for over a month (and preferably longer) and gotten paid for it. If you have not yet done this, don’t worry, you can start off relying on the regular leads we give at this blog. You can then participate in our writer’s market exchange later, when you have established yourself writing for somebody.

As a writer with several valuable markets, you only have to offer one for exchange. Remember that by using only one market and trading it with 9 other writers in exchange for theirs, you could easily multiply your earnings by 9 times (or more) using your single market. Even offline and print markets are acceptable as long as the work can be submitted online via email or by posting at a site.

For the best results select a good market, possibly your best. There are several reasons for this.

- A good market will attract many more good markets and writers with equally attractive markets wanting to trade with you.

- You need to look at every writer you trade markets with as a life-long valuable contact who is bound to be useful to you again and again in future. You will have their email address and you can keep in touch and help each other out for a long time to come. You can even do more trades in future. In this way, you are bound to become a $100,000 writer much faster. Remember that it is much easier making $100,000 with help from others, rather than by lone ranger tactics.

- Some people have met their future spouses in circumstances very similar to this one. (That is not our objective at this blog but even if we wanted to, we can’t stop it). So it pays to be in your best possible behavior - you never know. It does not pay to be dishonest and to lie to other writers about your market, always stick to the truth and the bare facts.

There are two ways that you can participate in this exciting writer’s market exchange.

(i) You can advertise your writer’s market so that other writers write to you via email and you will then select which opportunities you want to trade yours with. An ad at this blog is FREE all you need to do is send your advert via email to the blog editor at umissedthis at


(ii) You can wait to read other writer’s ads and decide which market seems right for you.

The first method is much faster, remember that we are trying to become $100,000 annually ($8,334 per month) writers at this blog.

Finally a word of caution. Although we will do our very best to protect our readers from scums and the many dangers of the online world, you are totally responsible for your own actions and security when replying to ads at our writer’s market exchange. Always be careful and cautious when exchanging emails with others. I believe if you are careful, there is very little to lose and a lot to gain from this new service.

We just have one very strict rule. NO PORN SITES ALLOWED.


See the post directly below this one to find our first writer’s market exchange ad from one of our regular readers.

Writer's market exchange ads

(Read our terms and conditions as well as tips on how you can benefit from this at the link:-


One of my best markets. This client owns a number of websites and blogs on a wide range of different subjects. Registered writers write and post any article at any of the sites, as long as they are relevant. With all the other masses of boring writing work I do with strict rules and guidelines, working for this client is very refreshing and liberating and helps me retain my sanity with the others. And I still get paid $300 for writing stuff that I enjoy writing. Many times I even write about my personal experiences. Client pays by personal check or Paypal, you choose which one you prefer. Have worked for this client for over 5 months now.

I am willing to trade this market for any opportunity that has the potential of paying a similar amount monthly, or more.

Write to natashanachris at