Learn How to Make Money Writing Articles & Earn Up To $300 A Day

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There are many varied aspects to making money through writing articles. You may choose to write articles for an article directory whilst working from home or offer specialist writing skills as a freelance writer. Ghost writing, report, legal, medical, marketing and web content writing are other categories you could consider when establising your career as a professional writer.


1. Choose Article Directories

The first step on how to make money writing articles is to sign-up with 3 to 4 article directories. These will be your 'bread and butter' whilst writing.

An article directory is a website that allows its members to write unique articles which are displayed on their website. Most directories have parent categories with sub-categories in various subjects, e.g.Parent category of Health with sub-categories of cancer, diabetes and weight loss.

These articles are freely distributed online and have the potential of raising the author and directory's profile as well as provide an opportunity for the author to make money from monetizing their website; for example, Google Adsense is a program that allows website owners to advertise their business on their search result pages for which they pay you a percentage.

I recommend signing up with at least 3 directories because you cannot make $300 a day through one directory.

In the beginning it may be hard to gather momentum writing for 3 or more directories especially as you have to be aware of duplicate content. All top level directories will not publish work that is already on the internet, the work must be original. That means a lot of time and energy writing and re-writing articles to suit each directory.

I write for several directories and get around the problem of duplicate content by using specialist software. I also allocate certain niches to specific directories so that there is no overlap. For example: for Suite 101 I write on health topics but on Squidoo I write on business matters.

Here is a list of top level article directories that pay. Choose at least 3.

The levels refer to the site's Google Pagerank.

  • Level 7 Directories
  • Suite 101.com *
  • Squidoo.com
  • ehow.com
  • associatedcontent.com


  • Level 6 Directories
  • Hubpages.com *
  • Helium.com
  • constant-content.com


  • Level 5 Directories
  • Bukisa.com
  • infobarrel.com *
  • triond.com


  • Others Directories
  • Textbroker **
  • eCopyWriters **

* = Recommended

** = Highly recommended

(One hubber earned over $1,000 in a month with Texbroker and $500+ with eCopyWriters. They may be worth checking out!)

You should also consider writing for Ezinearticles.com. Although you do not directly make money from this site, you are able to link to affiliate programs, personal websites and other writing directories in the resources area. When a visitor clicks a link they will automatically go to your sales page, and if it is convincing enough they will purchase the product or service it offers.

Ezine Articles usually rank quite high on the Google search engine which gets millions of visitors every month searching for information . Imagine the potential if you can write articles on any of the subjects these visitors are searching? The possibilities are endless.

Step 2

Join the sites that are going to advertise on your article page. This is necessary so that the article directory can pay you each month.

Here is a list of the advertising web sites you should open an account with.

  • Google Adsense.com
  • Amazon
  • eBay.com
  • Kontera.com
  • Chitka.com

In order to get paid you should also obtain a Paypal account. All directories pay through Paypal. I recommend signing up for a business Paypal account.



3. Creating Unique Articles

Step 3 involves creating and submitting unique articles to the article directories you have joined. Therefore, once you have completed steps 1 and 2 you should settle down and start writing your articles.

Everyone has their own way of writing and how they order things. Personally, I choose a topic, research the subject, do a keyword search and choose specific keyword/s, for example, I chose 'how to make money writing articles' for this article you are reading by following the aforementioned steps. Next, write to your heart's content!

All top level directories want original content for any article submitted. This is not always easy to do, but if you are stuck as to what to write about you could always hire a freelance writer from either freelancer.com, elance.com, O'Desk or Fiverr.com. However, this may not prove beneficial in the long run as it could eat into any money you make, so only use one as a last resort.

The best way to create original content is to write about something you are familiar with or from any personal experience. Let's say your do gardening as a hobby and know a fair bit about planting seasons, etc, use that knowledge to write an article.

If you cannot think of anything then you will have to go down the route of researching what people are searching for, look at Yahoo and see what's trending and visit the specific pages such as health, business, cars etc and see what stands out to you. Choose from there and research the subject, read articles and reviews, make notes and then write your article.


Check & Re-check Article

When you have written your article go over it and check for grammar and typographical errors. I read in one article that if you read aloud what you've written it would highlight grammatical and typographical errors.

Once you are satisfied with the content of your article submit it to the article directory which you class as your top directory. My top directory is Ezine Articles. After that it is time to re-write your article so that you get 3 more unique articles with original content. Bear in mind original content is only content that has not been copied from some other source and is something you wrote that can pass through Copyscape.com (the site that highlights plagiarism). The point is you are going to get several hundred writers writing about the same topic but what the directories and Google want to see are different articles with wording that is not written in the same order.

Apart from labouring over your article to write 4 original versions you can utilise the assistance of an article re-writer to lessen the time spent rewriting. However, many article re-writers are labour intensive because you still have to insert the words that you want to be changed.

However after much research and many purchases later, I found an article software that does not require that you enter singular words, paragrahs or sentences, it only needs the insertion of the master copy and it will then proceed to deliver different versions of the master copy. Although the software provides re-written versions I still recommend that you re-read each article so as to ensure it reads properly and is not some 'goobledegook' before you submit it to the directories. Now, I'm not saying it is 100% perfect as I had to tweak a few words here and there after writing in order to make the sentences flow and make sense; but overall I would say it is around 90% near perfect and has reduced the time I spend writing articles by half.


OK Let's Recap

  1. Choose and join 3-4 article directories
  2. Join the list of monetizing websites
  3. Sign-up for a business Paypal account
  4. Purchase the Dupli Content Buster premium
  5. Choose a topic
  6. Do some research on the chosen topic and choose keywords
  7. Write your Master article
  8. Re-write another 3 original content articles
  9. Re-read article to check for errors and ensure that the article reads sensibly
  10. Submit to the remaining article directories

If you have any questions about making money through article writing please do not hesitate to contact me and I will do my best to answer your questions.

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editorsupremo 3 years ago from London, England Author

You're welcome ThePrincessMC


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ThePrincessMC 3 years ago from RPB, Florida

I am new to hubbing and writing online I would love to do this full time and this information will be very useful in my quest of becoming a full time writer. Thank you so much!


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editorsupremo 4 years ago from London, England Author

@susansisk. Thanks for your comment. Whilst writing for hubpages is great putting your skills to work for other sources will definitely increase your income. Give it a try.


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susansisk 4 years ago from Georgia, USA

Very good hub! I love writing here on hubpages, but had not considered writing for another site, too.


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editorsupremo 4 years ago from London, England Author

I glad my hub has been useful for you Arun.

Thanks for commenting.


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ARUN KANTI 4 years ago from KOLKATA

As a beginner writer I find this extremely useful. Thanks.


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editorsupremo 4 years ago from London, England Author

@oceansider. I am happy that the article was helpful. Thanks for taking the time to read the article and comment.


oceansider 4 years ago

Thank you so much for the great information on the best directories to write for.....your article is very helpful!


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Thanks for replying, editorsupremo. I'll check it out.


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editorsupremo 4 years ago from London, England Author

Glad you found the article useful cfn. Thanks for sharing with your followers.


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editorsupremo 4 years ago from London, England Author

@rajan jolly. Thanks for passing by, leaving a comment and supporting through voting and sharing.

As far as I'm away you can display Amazon ads through the lblogger ayout page but Ebay, Kontera & Chitika are not directly linked to blogger. However, if you are a member of those sites you could possibly add them by using 'add your own gadget', once again from the layout page.


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cfin 4 years ago from The World we live in

Very helpful article and some new ideas. Refreshing and well written :) I'm happy to share this with my awesome followers. Give it a read!


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Very useful list of sites to write for, editorsupremo. I have some blogs on blogger which are being served by Adsense ads. I have a question though; Is is possible to display ads from Amazon, Ebay, Kontera & Chitika on these blogs? If yes, then how does one go about it?

Voting this up, useful and interesting. Bookmarking this hub as well as sharing.


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editorsupremo 4 years ago from London, England Author

Thanks Christy, I shall go over and take a look at your hub and leave a comment as well.


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

Hi, thanks for asking for the title of my hub to read more about my take on writing. My hub is titled 'Why Financially Successful Writers Contribute To Multiple Websites' and is currently within the 'Best' section of hubs on my profile. I am interested in your views on this one; nice to connect with you.


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editorsupremo 4 years ago from London, England Author

Thanks for your support kellyteam. As you are already a member of some of the directories I mention, start writing for them and watch your income increase overall.


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kellyteam 4 years ago from Michigan

Good information. This hub is worth sharing with others. It has information that will help hubbers move forward in their efforts to make money online. I already belong to a couple of the directories mentioned but have not taken advantage of them. Plan to turn that around. Thanks a lot. Thumbs up!


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editorsupremo 4 years ago from London, England Author

Thanks Christy. What's the title of your hub about writing for multiple websites, I'd like to take a look. I'm always on the look out for information and other people's experiences with writing. Sometimes writing can be a lonely place so it's good to link with others who are doing the same.


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

Thanks for the great advice. I do write for three different websites as well as having a blog. You are right that good money can be made by writing for sites on your lists. I recently wrote a hub about the benefits for writing for multiple websites and it helped many writers; your hub is a great one for writers at any stage in their careers! Vote up.


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editorsupremo 4 years ago from London, England Author

Thank you Conservative Lady, I wish you much success with writing more.


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Conservative Lady 4 years ago from Surprise Arizona - formerly resided in Washington State

Very informative and useful Hub, easy to read, well organized, and lots of useful information. I will definitely check out the other sites and start writing more. Voted Up and all.


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editorsupremo 4 years ago from London, England Author

You're welcome Garifalia.


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editorsupremo 4 years ago from London, England Author

Thanks Diane.


Garifalia 4 years ago

Wonderfully useful. Thanks.


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dianetrotter 4 years ago from Fontana

I'm on the upside of the learning curve. Thank you for the helpful information.


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editorsupremo 4 years ago from London, England Author

Thank you Dr Pooja.


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Dr Pooja 4 years ago

Extremely useful article!


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editorsupremo 4 years ago from London, England Author

@Rfordin. The program is a piece of software that enables you to write 2 or 3 versions of one article.

The levels refer to the page ranking of the directories, so level 7 is a high ranking directory.

Hope this answers your questions.


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editorsupremo 4 years ago from London, England Author

You're welcome ignugent17


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editorsupremo 4 years ago from London, England Author

@daisydayz. Initially it is difficult to make $300 a day but by continually writing articles that are SEO optimized and based on subjects that are actively searched it is possible to earn $300 a day from passive income. Also you should write for more than 1 directory in order to generate a good income.


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editorsupremo 4 years ago from London, England Author

Thanks Jenna.


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Rfordin 4 years ago from Florida

What is this magical program you mention at the end of the article? And like a previous commenter asked what are the "levels"? Thanks in advance.....


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ignugent17 4 years ago

Thanks for the information editorsupremo. Very useful.


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daisydayz 4 years ago from Cardiff

Great easy to understand break down there. But making $300 a day still seems a little much just off article directories! Would love to be able to earn that kind of money, will just have to keep trying I assume


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Jenna Pope 4 years ago from Southern California

Good job on this! I am keeping it for future reference. Voted up.


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editorsupremo 4 years ago from London, England Author

Thanks petertebin. Continue to have fun writing because sometimes when writing becomes an occupation it can becomes less than enjoyable!


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petertebin 4 years ago from Maryland

Great hug with much needed advice. I am not looking to make that a day right away just doing it for the fun and if I make a few bucks I make a few bucks!


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editorsupremo 4 years ago from London, England Author

Thanks Kburns. The levels refer to how Google ranks the webpage. So Squidoo is a higher rank thank Hubpages.


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kburns421 4 years ago

This is great advice. Voted up and useful :-) I do have a questions though. What do the levels mean (e.g. Squidoo is level 7 whereas Hubpages is level 6)?


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editorsupremo 4 years ago from London, England Author

Thank you Rehana for your support.


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Rehana Stormme 4 years ago

Wow this is really inspiring! Bookmarked and voted up!


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editorsupremo 4 years ago from London, England Author

Thanks Jhangora. I write for Squidoo as well. If you become a prolific writer and submit your work to the paying directories there should not be any reason why you can't reach $300 a day soon. Good Luck.


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Jhangora 4 years ago from Dehradun

I spent one year creating and selling Lenses on Squidoo. Really like the look of Squidoo Templates. Focusing on promoting products of a UK based Health CPS Network right now. Hope I can make $ 300 a day soon. Thanx a lot for the useful Hub.

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