How To Write Articles And Blogs For Money

Writing from home with your own set schedule and being your own boss sounds appealing to us all. It can be done but it is also a lot of work. Those that are good at it make it look easy but I assure you it is not. If you do it only because you think you can make easy money with little effort you won’t succeed.

You have to love writing:

This is the number one rule. If you do it only because of the convenience of working from home and you look at it as a chore you probably won’t be good at it. If you already enjoy writing and are pretty good at non-fiction you have a chance of making an income.



You must be good at basic grammar and spelling:

You cannot write slang, text speak or broken English. There are exceptions where a blogger writes about rap music or a few other examples but they won’t appeal to the masses and the more people you get reading your work the more money you make.


You must be self-motivated:

You can’t write a couple or even four articles sit back and wait for the money to come rolling in. It doesn’t work that way. Leave your other work to simmer and keep writing. It takes months and sometimes a year or more before you start to see any income. Keep writing, editing, posting, researching, advertising and you’ll get there.

Know the difference between a blog and an article:

Blog-

A blog is a personal story usually written in first person and often about accounts that have happened in your life. The word blog comes from two words- web and log, put together. It’s basically a diary entry. It can be interesting to others but for the most part unless you lead a very eventful life it will mostly appeal to friends and family. Some bloggers can make any story sound great; even the mundane of activities but that takes great talent and isn’t easy.

You can write articles on a blog site.

Blogger and Wordpress are blog sites. You can write anything you want on a blog site, they aren’t picky as long as you follow their terms.


Articles-

An article can have a personal bent on it but must be informative. Read newspaper or magazine articles and you’ll see the difference. News stories tell about a person, place or thing that educates others. Celebrity news, travel, politics, current events and anything that informs the public.

HubPages, Squidoo and a few others are intended for articles and if you write stories that are too personal you may be asked to edit or remove them.

You can't write blogs on an article site.



You do not have to spend money to make money in this business:

Some may argue with me on this one but other than my computer, the Internet (even that you can borrow from coffee shops and libraries) and my domain name I am out of very little money. In the beginning you don’t even need a domain name so really all you need is a laptop, talent and motivation.

You can pay websites to advertise for you but there are so many free options out there and even ones that will pay you, it is silly to spend anything.

Advertise:


You are your own public relations (PR) person. No one else can do it for you although after you’ve been at it for a while you can work with other writers to help promote each other but don’t assume or even ask someone early on. They have their own work to do. I occasionally post stories of someone I admire or if I consider their articles useful information but have never asked another writer to help me advertise my own work; that’s my job.

Facebook and other social network sites are great places to promote your work but make sure that isn’t all you do there or it will be considered spam. People and sites delete spammers. The reason they are called “social” network sites is because the main purpose is for chatting and getting to know people. In between the banter you can post a new story or even an old one.

Redgage, Pinterest, Stumble Upon and a few other places are also good. Keep up with your research and you’ll find new ones. It changes all of the time.

Twitter is another good place but don’t over do it. A few tweets a day spread out is good, constantly tweeting over and over fills up people’s pages and can be annoying causing them to delete you.

Make business cards for yourself with your website(s) and email address on them. I have a separate email for my business. When you go to conferences or other gatherings where you meet people give out your cards. Leave them on notice boards and in restaurants. It helps if you write a short slogan or sentence so people who don’t know you get a feel of what you write. Get to know the person a bit first and don’t just walk around handing out cards or you’ll appear to be a salesman and most of your cards will go in the bin.

Use good keywords:

Make sure the key words you use reflect your story and you don’t just pick ones that are high paying search words. Not only is that cheating it misleads your readers and will make them not want to read anything on your website. It also loses credibility for the website you are using such as HubPages.

I’ll give a link at the bottom of this story to help you pick good keywords. HubPages has a video giving a tutorial on this if you need more help.



Buy a domain name:

This isn’t important in the beginning but eventually it’s a good idea. It helps if you have something easy to remember that is catchy and reflects your pen name. Mine is pamelanred.com. Easy to remember and spell.

A domain name can be moved to any site so if you leave a location your readers can still find you so long as they know your web address.

Godaddy.com and a few others will sell you one for as little as $10 for two years. Godaddy throws in a free email address, which is great and helps keep your writing emails separate from your personal. Prices change and companies are bought and sold so check around for the best one. Reputation is more important than price.

Attach this domain to your main site and post links on your wall so they can find your other locations. I use my blogger site and have a widget to the side for HubPages. It shows my latest stories in the box people can click on. Blogger has tutorials helping you with these.

Adding Links:

If you wrote a story here and it is similar to an article you wrote somewhere else add a link or two. I suggest you try to add links to the ends of your pieces because when people leave following another story they don’t always come back. If you put the link at the end they will read the entire piece before following the trail you left.

You may think, “It’s okay, the link they are following is also my writing so I haven’t lost anything.” Most websites and advertisers have a set time your reader should stay on your page to count it as a “view,” if they leave quickly it gives your story less credibility. Google figures your writing or story wasn’t any good so that story loses ground in the search list. This is very important.

Don’t overdo links, I think a couple are fine, more makes your story look cluttered or over promotional.

The method I think works best is to add a link at the end of your article, then they may read that second story. Add a link to the end of the next story, if they have time they may follow the third link and so on and so on.

Make sure the link is relevant. If you write a story on recreational vehicles and add a link for tofu burgers you may be wasting your time. If however you add a link about outdoor grilling and then at the bottom of outdoor grilling you add that link for tofu burgers it makes more sense.


Don’t Give Up:


Whatever you do don’t let that little voice inside your head, another writer or reader make you quit. Hang in there. We all have good days and crappy days no matter how successful we are.


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Jeannieinabottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

This is a really helpful hub. I especially like the ending when you tell us to hang in there. I have been experiencing some crappy days lately myself, but quitters never win, do they? Voted up!


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Jeannie, we have to keep puttering along even when the well seems dry or don't feel like writing. Thanks for stopping by.


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Teddletonmr 5 years ago from Midwest USA

Thanks for the tips, does blogger really work for you?

Happy hubbing, Mike


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

It does, Teddletonmr, but I've had that account since 2006 and picked up readers from MySpace, facebook as well as Topix and some from Google search.

Back when MySpace was the big boy on the block I was on the top blogger list all the time and helped make them a ton of money. I have since realized I can make that money myself and most of my readers followed me.


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Teddletonmr 5 years ago from Midwest USA

Great to hear, blogger for me is a waste of my time. My blogger blogs get absolutely no traffic. Great to hear it worked for you.

Make it a great day, hub up and useful.

Mike


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Informative and useful Hub, Pamela! Thank you.


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dahoglund 5 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

It is helpful to know these things. Hopefully I'll absorb some of it.


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Robwrite 5 years ago from Bay Ridge Brooklyn NY

Great advice. I've been trying to make a living as a writer for the last few years and its hard. You really have to love it to suffer the financial hardships.

Great hub;

Rob


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Becky Puetz 5 years ago from Oklahoma

Excellent advice Pamela. Thanks for sharing.


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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

This is great encouragement. Thanks for all the hard work.


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brsmom68 5 years ago from Alberta, Canada

Pamela,

This is very good information to know...great for the beginners out there. I have been submitting articles online since January 2010 (HubPages being my first) and have yet to see a real profit. However, I know it will come so I keep going. It is a learning experience, as is life. Great article! You have my vote up and useful.


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Teddletonmr, you have to advertise and it takes time. Posting regularly helps and not all of what I write gets traffic. One of them is more for my amusement than anything else.

Thanks for reading, Will, Dahoglund, Becky and Mckbirdbks.

Rob, it takes time. Improving where you can and keeping after it is the key.

Brsmom, Work on your keywords and advertising and it will help. If you are seeing a profit you are on the upward ride.


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Teddletonmr 5 years ago from Midwest USA

Thanks for the advise, if I may ask when you talk about advertise, are you talking about pay per click or another method?

Thanks again for your insights. Mike


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

I'm talking about posting your new blog links on twitter, facebook and any other social groups you use.


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Try posting your blog link on your profile page here. If people like reading your hubs they may decide to check out your blog too.


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Teddletonmr 5 years ago from Midwest USA

Pamela N Red Thanks, I get it, twitter, facebook, linkedin, shetoldme, stumbleupon, Digg, REdgage and so on.

Thanks again for your insights. Mike


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

I hope I helped.


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Tracy Lynn Conway 5 years ago from Virginia, USA

Great hub with useful information! I was especially interested to learn that the time spent on a hub was factored in to the search engine listing.


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Chatkath 5 years ago from California

Great Hub Pamela, I did a similar "Blogging for Cash" months ago and it's amazing how many opportunities are out there. I like the way you explained everything so clearly, I learned a few things! Thanks for sharing!


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kashmir56 5 years ago from Massachusetts

Hi Pamela, thanks for sharing all this helpful advice and information !


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Tracy, I am still learning myself.

Chatkath, there are so many resources out there for free we can use to make income.

Thanks for reading, Kashmir.


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sergs_pogi 5 years ago

Hello, Pamela. I stop publishing because of the adjustments made by Google in its SERPs. On your part, is it still profitable to publish hubs here?


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ShyeAnne 5 years ago from Deep Bay, British Columbia, Canada

Good info. Voted Up. and useful..the clarity of your writing kept me interested and reading until the end. I have been on HubPages for about three months, so much to learn. I don't really understand how to advertise effectively yet, but I'll get it. Thank goodness for my paying job. I do love to write, I agree perserverance is key.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Hi Pamela, I have been writing for a couple of months at AMS. It is content writing. I am learning so much about so many diversified topics, it's a great experience. I'm making some money, too. AMS has you write an article from their bulletin board, which is always full of topics. The articles are either 300, 400 and mostly 500 word pieces. You write one orginal article and spin 2 copies for a small amount of money. It gets more profitable with practice and learning to navigate their format. Some days, with normal, everyday interruptions, it takes me half a day to do one piece. I love it, though. Some of my fav topics are one I did today called "St Martin Villas", the other day I did one called "Anguilles Island Villas", another fun one was "Geisha Tattoos". Keywords must be in the title exactly "as is". Keywords are in the articles in the first paragraph of each of 3 copies and the final paragraph. After practice through just doing it, it's surprising how word count is almost automatic. Googling "writing jobs" brings up a host of postings looking for writers. Great article, and thanks for the helpful tips.


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Sergs, the biggest thing I've noticed about the Google changes is getting rid of inferior articles. Some were only selling merchandise and that isn't what HubPages wants here. Good quality stories that people are interested in stay high in the ratings. I have some that are low and not popular but I keep them up anyway.

ShyAnne, keep it up and you'll get there. As far as making a living, most don't but you can make money.

Amy, do they pay you by the article or do you continue to receive money after the initial payment?


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Pamela N Red, they pay me by the article every Friday.


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

That sounds like a good site, Amy. I'll check them out when I have a few minutes.


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ThePracticalMommy 5 years ago from United States

Thanks for the information, Pamela N Red! Bookmarked this for future reference. :)


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Thanks for reading, ThePracticalMommy.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Pamela, google MYAMS.net to find this site. Do you have any ideas about the best way to try to write for magazines? Specifically, I love the fashion mags (can't help myself) for some of the beautifully, creative writing I've seen. Recently, I read an article in Glamour written by a woman that bought an old abandoned rectory with a lot of defunct gardens that she renovated. The descriptions made me feel like I was there...made me "want" to be there. You are so knowledgable about writing, I just wondered if I'd overlooked some opportunities that are more straightforward then perusing the internet. Thank you for all your help with your great, informative articles!


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Amy, some of the bigger magazines are harder to break into because they have a list of freelance writers they use but if your story is good enough you might have a chance.

Look for a publication called, "The Best of the Magazine Markets for Writers." They put out a new one every year and it tells rate of pay, percentage of freelance writers they use and submission requirements.

If you enjoy writing fiction or blogs you might try writing for the True Confessions type periodicals. It doesn't have to be a true story.

Whatever magazine you decide to try submitting to, be sure and read a few to get the feel of what they look for.

Good luck.


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Angie Jardine 5 years ago from Cornwall, land of the eternally youthful mind ...

Good hub, Pamela ... clear, solid advice. Voted up and much appreciated!


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Thanks for reading, Angie.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Dear Pamela,

You are an encyclopedia of writing know-how and I'm so grateful to have found you. Your synopsis regarding magazine articles is exactly what I've surmised about their contributors. The hub and especially my time at AMS has honed my skills, not only in writing concisely, but in evaluating and separating great writing from drivel. I am doing a piece for AMS on The Best Way To Buy Dinnerware". I was referred to an article online that is pure poorly written crap. Misspellings, such as "dinning" for "dining", left a comment from the client about "poor, unacceptable work" on the original copy. Not only is the internet filled with poor writing, but the false, incorrect amount of information is a dramatic revelation to me. Some of the medical pieces I've done took me to researching at sites that were blatantly full of misinformation. It's surprising to me that some of this verbiage makes it past an editor.

I'm ashamed to say I know nothing about blogging, but I'm going to see if I can go to eHow and study the concept and get an understanding of its purpose and the general guidelines. Thank you, Pamela, for broadening my horizons!


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Amy, Google has had many complaints about putting worthless links at the top of the search list full of text speak and what appears to be kid's opinions instead of reputable sites like the Mayo Clinic or other sites that give good information by people that know what they are talking about. Hopefully these changes will be for the better.

As for blogs that make money, here is an article about the best blogs of 2011 that will give you an idea of what good blogs look like and what people enjoy reading:

http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article...

Thanks for reading.


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Gary Shorthouse 5 years ago from Reading, UK

Hi Pamela - I can't argue with anything you say, especially the heading of your final paragraph. Great read - thanks.


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Thanks for reading, Gary. We have to persevere no matter what.


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Springboard 5 years ago from Wisconsin

Always interesting to hear other's thoughts about this whole Internet writing thing, and I think on all the points you touched on here, you hit the nails square on their heads. All very true. What I've always said is to focus on the writing first and worry about the money second. If you're good enough at it, people will read what you write because they are compelled to, just like people are driven to certain authors and columnists etcetera. They'll be drawn to you out of a natural progression. If all the right elements come together, and you manage to build an audience, then the money just sort of happens.


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

That is true, Springboard. Enjoying what we do is most important.


ctbrown7 5 years ago

I enjoyed your advise here. It is a tough road, but it does happen eventually.


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

It does take time, CTBrown, but eventually we get there.


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biblicaliving 5 years ago from U.S.A.

Great Hub, insightful and encouraging. After reading online about the terror of the Panda update, this Hub is refreshing, Thanks!


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Biblicaliving, I think quality will always do well, it is mostly the people that marketed inferior pieces that were hurt.


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biblicaliving 5 years ago from U.S.A.

I hope that I am not fooling myself into thinking that I am writing quality.. Nothing is worse then being "that person." Thanks!


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Biblicaliving, the more we write the better we get, in most cases. Reading the work of great writers helps us too.


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Bud Gallant 5 years ago from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Great advice in this one. I enjoy writing for much the same reasons as yourself, and I definitely agree with the necessity for persistence. I think that's really the key to most things, because if you manage that, everything else will eventually align through experience.


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Thanks for reading, Bud. Perseverance is the key in everything we do.


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bornblond8dg 5 years ago

Thanks for the advice, you write really well...look forward to reading some more of your hubs!


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Thanks for reading, bornblond8dg.


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htodd 5 years ago from United States

Thanks for the great post..Nice


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Thanks for reading, htodd.


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jimagain 5 years ago from Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Good article. Informative and interesting and it had substance instead of 'fluff' !!


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Jimagain, I try to keep it brief and to the point.


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rangpur 5 years ago from BANGLADESH

Hi Pamela

Nice job.useful to all and write more.........

thanks


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Thanks for stopping by, rangpur.


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Keeley Shea 5 years ago from Norwich, CT

Another great hub. I am just starting out so all of these points are very helpful!!! Thanks!


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Thanks for reading, Keeley, I wish you great success in your endeavors.


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lzlpio90 5 years ago

very concise and informative... At least i know basic english grammar as well. Love writing? i don't know if i really love writing but im trying to like it and writing can be tiresome and enjoyable at the same time. When i was in school, i hate writing articles and compositions, but now, no matter how i hate it, it still have to do it...

Writing can't be that hard to love especially when you are motivated and inspired by people around you... I have read many articles here in HP about making a good article and i pick every single lesson from it.

Thanks for sharing your knowledge and ideas...


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DREAM ON 5 years ago

Your words are easy to follow and understand.I will have to reread your hub a few times.It is filled with so much good information.Congratulations on your wonderful success!!!!You are a good inspiration.Thank you.


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Ms Albert 5 years ago from New Jersey

Great hub


Vijay Sharma 5 years ago

Great Read. You have filled me on very good info. I should start thinking about publicizing my blog now. :) Many Thanks.


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Mrs. Menagerie 5 years ago from The Zoo

Thank you for writing this article. I appreciate it.


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bloggingguide 5 years ago

Thanks for this article. The motivation don't give up should always emphasize to new bloggers. It is not easy to start earning from blogging. Some could take months to a year if the strategy is not right.


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maxravi 5 years ago from India

I love this hub, I like all your point specially the last one.I still remember when I started writing 6 years ago.I was not doing well in early days, but I did not give up.And now i am earning quite good :)

Thanks..


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DDS 5 years ago from Toronto

A very solid common sense article. It is inspiring for the right reasons I think.


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rangpur 5 years ago from BANGLADESH

thanks for comment


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Free and Happy 5 years ago from East Coast US

Im so glad that there are hubs out there like this one for us 'new hubbers'. I am looking forward to growing and learning and using this medium as a creative outlet. If it becomes profitable, that is a great perk!

Thanks again!


Stop RFB 5 years ago

I had fallen out of favor with the pen awhile ago. Recently I've gotten the itch to write again. Reading this piece reminds me of some essentials needed to develop good writing habits--planning, preparation and the patience to sit down and actually try.


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whiplashinfo 5 years ago from Denver,Colorado,USA

Writing is my hobby. I know that it takes dedication, inspiration and determination to become successful in this field. Your right, don't give up!


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theseattlegirl 5 years ago from Seattle, WA

You really hit the nail on the head. I'm a freelance editor/writer and every day is hard work. Every single one!

But it's so rewarding to take an afternoon off if I need it. It's wonderful not to beg for vacation days, but simply to plan for and take them. Wouldn't trade it for the world.


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cowtowngirl77 5 years ago

Sounds good. I like to write and have many things I can write about. I don't know how to get started though.


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Thanks everyone for reading and leaving comments. I hope you all succeed in your writing careers.


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tvpuram 5 years ago from India

A very useful hub guiding a beginner in all respect.


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crystolite 5 years ago from Houston TX

This is a helpful hub.It sounds knowledgeable. It poops up the beginner initiative . Keep it up my fellow hubs


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

I hope I helped you in some small way, thanks for reading Crystolite.


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jamiesweeney 5 years ago from Philadelphia, PA

Great information Pamela! I agree all those tips you've given. Well-written.


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Thanks for reading, Jamiesweeney.


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frogyfish 4 years ago from Central United States of America

Detailed informative hub with your personal experience about it...really helpful. Enjoyable comments too.


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Pamela N Red 4 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Thanks, Frogyfish, I hope it helps new people wanting to become online writers.


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The Midwest Man 4 years ago

Effort, time...and above all else, persistence. Articles like this are always a reminder to us all as writers that we just have to keep writing. Thanks for this.


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Pamela N Red 4 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Thanks for reading, Midwest Man. We do have to keep at it.


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Daniella Lopez 4 years ago from Arkansas

Great and informative hub. Voted up and useful! :)


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Pamela N Red 4 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Thanks for reading, Daniella. I hope this article has been helpful to you.


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sheilanewton 4 years ago from North Shields, UK

What a great hub this is, packed with information for the writer who wants to write blogs and articles for some payment. I enjoyed this - voted up and across.


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Pamela N Red 4 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Thanks for reading, Sheila and glad to meet you.


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urmilashukla23 4 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA

Very informative! Thanks for posting it. Bookmarked and shared. Voted up!


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Pamela N Red 4 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Thanks for reading, Urmilashukla23.


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

I have been freelance for over a year now and I love it. Recently I have come to realize that I am spinning my wheels and I'm not making the money I should be making so I need to re-think my approach and find new ways to market my work. Great hub and it has me thinking all over again which is not always a good thing. :)


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Pamela N Red 4 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Bill, finding our niche isn't always easy but once you settle in you will do okay.


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maggs224 4 years ago from Sunny Spain

A very interesting article and it really did help clear some things up for me.

Although I have been using computers since the Spectrum days which had an amazing 16 k-bites of ram lol... I didn't have a lot to do with the social side of the internet or the business side.

I am quite good at using a computer once the software is loaded but things like web etiquette and SEO keywords etc are totally foreign to me.

I have a Facebook page now and twitter account and it has transformed the number of hits I have had to my photographs on RedGage the first year and a half I managed to get about 30,000 hits and earn $17 but since using twitter and facebook I now have had 2,800,000+ hits and made a total of $1918 and counting.

So I know the importance of getting things right and your explanation of the difference between a blog and an article is very useful as I didn't know that there was a difference I thought it was just a internet word for an article.

I will vote this up and hit the interesting and useful buttons on my way out


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htodd 4 years ago from United States

We can get some nice income writing articles ..Thanks a lot


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Vellur 4 years ago from Dubai

A great article, writing is a lot of hard work and never give up is the motto as you have stated. Voted up.


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Pamela N Red 4 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Thanks, Vellur.


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Kristina Pitts 2 years ago from Greenville, SC, USA

Great tips.

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