How To Make $500 per Month Writing Articles

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When you start researching different ways to make money on the Internet, you'll find all kinds of different systems. Some work, some don't. Some are easy enough for almost anyone to implement while others need all kinds of specialized technical skills to be successful.

 

How To Make $500 per Month Writing Articles


Of all those methods, one of the simplest and easiest to implement is writing.

And by writing, I don't mean writing the next best-selling novel, or some kind of "textbook" teaching all about some complicated topic.

The type of writing I’m talking about is easy to learn and can be done in just a few hours a week if that's all the time you can budget for it.

There are several ways to earn money by writing, which we're going to go through in this article.

Let's get started…

 

Content Is King


One of the biggest clich├ęs in Internet marketing is the phrase "Content is king."

Basically, this means that no matter what else you might be doing on the internet, you're going to need content to be successful.

* If you build a website, it has to have content on it. How effective is a blank site going to be, even if you can manage to get people to visit it? 

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If you run ads to send visitors to an offer of some sort, you'll need content on the page they wind up on - even if it's just information about the product or service. 

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 If you're connecting with people on Facebook or Twitter, you'll need content to share with them - links to interesting things, your own opinions, etc. 

Basically, anything you read, watch or hear on the internet is a form of content.

And regardless of what new technologies bring, the written word is still by far the most predominant type of content.
Because of this, lots of webmasters are always on the lookout for good content that they don't have to create themselves. This fact plays an important role in making money by writing articles, a role we'll get to shortly.

Before we get into a more detailed look at how this all works, let's just something out of the way:

You don't have to be an award-winning author to make this work.
In fact, you don't even need to be much of a writer at all. It doesn't matter if you remember anything about grammar rules, spelling or anything else that you learned in high school English classes - none of that stuff is critical to this strategy.

This type of writing is more conversational in nature - grammar rules aren't going to matter.

At all.

See? That last "sentence" wouldn't pass muster in Mr. MacDonald's English 10 class, but I'm willing to bet that you didn't even think twice about it.

And if you're not going to win any spelling bees, don't worry - computers are very good at spell-checking things these days ;-)
With that out of the way, let's get into the nuts and bolts of putting this into action.

Affiliate Promotions


One of the ways to earn money writing content is to promote products or services from companies that will pay you a commission on any sales you refer their way. 

This is known as affiliate marketing.
You can write articles and post them to various places online, and include those affiliate links either in the article itself or in a short bio or "resource box" at the end of the article. Anyone who reads the article will potentially click on those links, and if they buy something you earn a commission.

The article should be something that is closely related to what you're promoting through your affiliate link:

*A review of the product itself 

* Tips & tricks for using the product 

* How to do something manually that the product will help automate.


You can even write a more general article on a topic that is related to the product, but this won't be as effective.

Let's look at an example of how this might work…

Let's say you're promoting a web hosting service for which you're an affiliate. You could write an article comparing that service to several other popular alternatives, explaining why you've chosen this one over the others.

Or you could write something like "5 Things to Look For When Choosing Your Web Host." Give the reader useful information that they could use to help identify good hosting companies, but include a link to the one that you recommend (and checks off all five things, of course).

Where can you post these articles for people to read them and click on your links? There are lots of places available to you:

* Your own website or blog 

* Facebook

* A free blog on WordPress or Blogger?

* Hubpages or another service that lets you create web pages of your own

Most of these are completely free to use, so even if you have absolutely no money to spend on getting started, you can still use this strategy.


Your Own Website


Your own website is the only one that will cost you something. If you want to have your own domain name (yourdomain.com) where people can find your website, it will cost you about $10 per year to register the domain.

Note: Our preferred registrar is Namecheap

Once you have a domain, you can either host your site for free on a service like Blogger.com or WordPress.com (be warned that this version of WordPress, hosted by WordPress, tends to frown on marketers) or you can sign up for web hosting through a company like Bluehost for as little as $2 per month, and then you could install WordPress on your own domain name without any problems.

Once you have your own website set up, you can post all your articles there. Ideally, you would want to focus on a particular market or niche rather than post all kinds of different unrelated things, but that can work too if you do it from the perspective of stuff that you're personally interested in.

The advantage of posting the articles to your own website is that you're building an asset that you control. You don't have to worry about another service changing their rules or shutting down completely and potentially wiping out all the work you've done.



Facebook


Facebook has a huge potential audience - over 900 million users at the time of writing this report. They have an advertising service that could potentially reach all those people (or any subset of them) but that's going to cost money.

When you're first starting out, you may not have money to spend and even if you do, you'll probably want to get some experience under your belt before going down that road.

Fortunately, there are ways to use Facebook as a venue for your articles absolutely free.

The first is Facebook Notes. You can post "notes" on Facebook, which essentially means an article. You write your article and post it through your Facebook account, including links to the product or service you're recommending.

All your Facebook friends will see your note in their news feeds, and if they "like" it all of their friends will see that in their feeds. Because of the way things can spread on Facebook, you can reach people who you have never actually met yourself.

Another method for doing this on Facebook is to create a Facebook Page about the topic you're writing on.

How To Make $500 per Month Writing Articles

This lets you separate your personal posts from the things you post to the page - a good strategy if you're writing about something that you don't necessarily want going through your personal news feed.

Once you've created a Facebook Page, you can post notes to the page instead of your personal profile. The process works the same way, this just keeps it separate. The only "catch" here is that when you set up a Facebook Page, your friends aren't automatically added to the page as fans - they have to "like" the page.

When you set up your page, you can send an announcement to your friends list (or just certain people on it) inviting them to become fans. You can also promote it in other ways to get followers:

* Add a signature to your email so every message has a link to your page at the end 

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 Create a signature on any forums you're active on, with a link to your page 

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 Mention it on Twitter, Google+ and any other networks that you're active in


Free Blogs


There are quite a few free blogging services that let you create your own blog for no cost. Two of the more popular ones are Blogger.com and Blog.com.

Both of these services will let you create your own website without any hosting costs or anything else. You can either choose to use the default domain and literally pay nothing for the service or register your own domain and configure it to point to your free blog.

The totally free option will give you an address like yourfreeblog.blog.com or yourfreeblog.blogspot.com. Paying for your own domain will give you something like www.yourfreeblog.com.

Both can work equally well, but from your visitors' perspective, it's more professional looking to have your own domain name.

Once you set up your free blog, you can post your articles there - as often as you like. The process is really not much different from the first option, your own website, you're just using a free service instead.

Just keep in mind the warning we already mentioned - using a free service like this puts you at the mercy of another company. If they change the rules, decide to start charging money or just shut it down, you could lose all the work you've done.

Note: Another popular free blog hosting service is WordPress.com. They offer a very good service but their terms of service don't allow you to put affiliate links in your posts. If you have a website of your own, you can use WordPress.com to link people back to your site, but not directly to an affiliate promotion.



Hubpages/Etc.


There is a whole bunch of websites where you can create your own pages, on virtually any topic you want (some of these sites do limit certain topics, mainly adult-oriented stuff). You can create one or more of these pages, and you can post articles, videos, polls and various other things.

These are perfect places to post your articles, along with your affiliate links, because they're always looking for high-quality content and because the websites are so big and well-regarded by Google and the other search engines, you will often get visitors who are searching for the topic you're writing about from those sources.

HubPages.com is one of the most widely-used of these sites, One of the reasons these sites are more popular is because they tend to get more traffic from the search engines than most of the lesser-used alternatives.

But there are plenty of others to choose from as well:

- HubPages.com
- DevHub.com
- Weebly.com
- Tumblr.com
- Posterous.com
- Blogsome.com
- tBlog.com
- Blog.ca
- Blurty.com
- Terapad.com
- Thoughts.com

Some of these sites are more blog-oriented, similar to Blog.com and Blogger. But others let you build a much more interactive page, with polls, voting modules, comments and other such things.



Conclusion:


the only ways you could successful online is to pick a niche, what do you like to talk about or write about, from there you will start getting many ideas about the topic you choose.

Let me review to you some online secret, if you are just getting started as a writer online, you will finish writing all your best content and if you don't have anything to write about. that is copy article on the internet and spinning it Come in.

the only way to avoid copying some else work is to focus on one niche. it could be your hobby, maybe things you like to do regularly if you write about that no matter what, the idea for a new content will come in and you will never run out of new stuff..... Good Luck 

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