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The Guide – How to Make Money Selling Articles Online
Utilising Freelancer or similar websites is a great way to get your wonderful written articles online, and make some money at the same time. If you love to write and would like to earn a crust out of doing so, then advertise yourself on a freelancing website. This is very simple to do and there are many of them out there.
Writing for any of the freelance companies is in high demand, ‘content is king’ as they say. Many folk are creating websites out there and they don’t have the time to write good content. You can even write great product reviews, possibly for Ebay products. Some companies are looking for product writers with very good keyword and SEO knowledge. This can be learned at Wealthy Affiliate for free.
The wonderful thing about being a freelance writer, is that you can do it anywhere as long as your laptop is with you. Lying on a beach in Miami, in a ski chalet, from a coffee shop, in fact anywhere you could possibly think of.
You don’t even need wifi. You can write an article, save it on your hard drive and upload it when you get to a destination with wifi.
If writing comes naturally to you this shouldn’t be a problem at all, even though there is a lot of competition out there. If you struggle for ideas or inspiration, maybe you should rethink because being such a versatile industry, it is very competitive. You have to be able to write good content.
Hers’s a list of Freelancing websites
- Journalism Jobs
- Freelance Writing Gigs
- Freelance Writing Jobs
Do I Need My Own Website?
A website would surely be and advantage but is not necessary. If you do have a website, you can show off a portfolio of your work. This will give you instant credibility and possible get you a job over somebody else. Think of the exposure you could also get with you own website. You can then promote your work through social media, I’m sure your friends would also share it around.
You may think that creating a website is too difficult. Many years ago this was true, however, these days it is made so much easier to create a simple blog or promotional website. I do have helpful articles spread through this website to get people started in creating a website, such as What is a Domain and Host. If you really want to learn all there is to creating a website that makes money, go to my article titled How To Make Extra Money At Home.
Is Freelancing the Only Option
No it’s not the only option. The other choice is to sell your content to article websites such as EzineArticles. In fact this is a safer and more consistent option. With freelancing, you need clients to work for, the client comes searching for a good writer and you just hope that you’re the one chosen out of hundreds.
Selling your articles to websites is an instantly paid option also, which is always well received! Here’s a list of websites that you can sell an article to.
- Digital Point Marketplace
- Constant Content
- Post Sale
- Love To Know
- Online Writing Jobs (formerly QualityGal)
- Content BLVD
- Ghost Bloggers
- Helium Content Source (formerly Helium.com)
- Demand Media Studios
- Break Studios
- Yahoo! Voices
- Words of Worth
- Internet Brands
- BKA Content
Surely out of all these, you can find the right company to sell articles to.
Some of these are performance based payments and others are upfront.
Other Great Ideas to help Your Website
If you need help coming up with content ideas, go to my article on how to do this titled How to improve your website content writing
If you need help with beginning WordPress, I can help you there also, try Affiliate Marketing Training For Beginners.
Just a Quick Comment About Rankings
One of the great unknown tricks about getting rankings in Google, is that Comments Rank. Google recognises comments like below, the more comments you have, the higher ranked site you will have. So if your starting out and need some help with a comment, leave a comment here with your website in the required field, and I’ll drop by your site and leave you a return comment. You can ask me a question, agree or disagree, or just have your own opinion.
All the wealth to you.