Free Tips:: Making Money On Line:: Part 9
Make Money, Stacks of it!
Now To Find Free Information
Okay, if you've stuck with me so far then you know I am serious FREE tips, you can make money online simply by writing. Your articles should ideally be 500 words or more. I recommend 1000. If you are like me and can pick-a-letter-type, then you can type 20 words per minute. 5 minutes would equal 100 words, that means 1000 should take less than an hour. Now you see why I say that you can put out three articles a day, easily. It's only three hours!
Research! That shouldn't take too long once you have chosen a specific niche. So many people decide to write about a variety thinking they should spread out. If you do this then pay attention to your numbers. If you get more attention writing about golf than cooking then write about GOLF!
I get more attention writing about entertainment, which I enjoy, and mental health, which I do not but someone has to do it! I'm not well, I keep telling my daughter that if the people of the world would just admit that we'd find that most of us are "crazy" in one way or another. We like the word "quirky" or "eccentric" but when it comes right down to it everyone has "those days" that no one wants to talk about. My writing creates a safe place for people to find out they are not alone. Do I LOVE opening up scars and wounds for the public to see? Of course not! Does it serve a purpose? Of course it does.
Whether you are writing for entertainment or about it, (yes Golf is a sport, entertainment; Cooking shows are Entertainment too) then you are reaching an audience that will keep coming back for more, so long as they are entertained by what you write.
There is nothing that you can do for yourself and your writing that is more important than furthering your education. Look into the resources that are provided for you just on HubPages alone! The years, the number of contributers, the library of vast knowledge that has been collected is daunting to think about. Please do not forget that you should check out those resources every day. There are video tutorials as well as articles that can help you give your articles a more inviting look and feel. No one wants to see paragraph upon paragraph of writing, it's not fair to think they should! No paragraph should be over 100 words, although this one is.
Another great source of education is this one : ALISON.com
Alison is a free site set up by institutions of higher education as well as businesses and software developers from all over the world. It is completely free! The only thing you do have to pay for is a hard copy of certain diplomas. They give you certificates that you can print out as well as the "Scan Code" that you can copy onto your website or Facebook page. It's an amazing resource with some classes lasting for hours while others can be completed in 15 minutes. I hope you'll check them out.
Now there are some that have advertising in them such as one called 21 Days to Building a Web Business. This is an excellent course and he has tons of free information, but he also advertises. You are ultimately hoping for a website eventually right? He will try to sell you hosting and autoresponders etc. Never fear. We will cover Free Websites with Free Hosting and a Free autoresponder. Yes, all free. Do those places offer paid hosting etc? Of course they do, but you don't need it.
A sample Certification from ALISON
Okay, Your Homework
You have a lot of tools by now. You know where to get free images and how to do screen shots. You know how to embed your links in text and how to use the Link box. You know that commenting on other hubs and replying to your own helps increase your traffic. I've given you free sources of information and there is more to come.
Your Homework today is to strive to write at least TWO hubs. The first one you can publish and save the second to be published tomorrow. You can tweak that one tomorrow and write two more. The third day you write two and publish one. You'll have back-up hubs for the days you don't have time to write or are working on other projects, other sites, or just want a day to spend with family. Writing two should take no more than three hours. Working for someone else you would spent 8, 10, 12, even 14 hours a day building THEIR business for them. You are building this business for YOU. Don't you think you can work just as hard? Harder? Go ahead, prove it to yourself. Your business is more important than the businesses you used to work for, isn't it?
Don't forget, when you have a group of hubs that go together then group them using the Groups application on your Accounts page. You can add unpublished hubs to those groups as well, it makes them easier to find. Another item, you can make a text cell just for your own information. You just check the box marked "Don't display this capsule". It's a great place to keep extra links to info sites you may want to revisit for a future article, TIME of day you published it so that when you see initial reaction you can track which times of day are better, goals that you hope to accomplish with that particular series, etc.
See you soon! Faye