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How To Evaluate A Site That Makes You Money By Writing Articles

Updated on October 9, 2011

Writing articles and makiing money at the same times seems like a dream but it is the reality. With knowledge and writing effort you too can make money writing articles.

However...

You need to know if a website is worth your time and effort before you start writing.

First you need to know why an article makes money, and only then you can judge a website earnings potential.

An article makes money when a reader visits the article, clicks an advertisement or makes a sale. You can be the owner of the ad or the product or both, or nothing, and in this case it means you make money when the reader clicks on an ad made by someone else, and buys the product developed by someone else. Those who earn money just by having pageviews it means the advertiser wants to pay for views and not for clicks or sales.

However, ultimately to make as much money as possible you need to make your articles sell as many products as they can, or advertisers will simply stop advertising on your site because you are making them waste their money or you will make no money because you get paid only for sales.

This is how articles make you money, by selling affiliate products or your own product.

Second, you need to know how to evaluate a website to learn if it is profitable to write articles for it.

Go to compete dot com and search for the website domain. If it has more than one million unique visitors a month then it is a good site to write for because the audience is large and so will be the page views and the sales. Now examine how many pages of content that site has. Go to Google and write site: followed by the site's URL. Now you will see how many pages Google indexed for that site. If the site has one million unique visitors and one million indexed pages it means that on average each page will get just an unique visitor a month... not good at all...

Finally you need to see how the site pays, most of the times you can place Adsense or Amazon ads to make money and the site rotates your ads about 50% of the time.

Research the market very well and find out if there are sites or blogs worth writing for to make money.

Finally, if you start your own blog you know for sure you are controlling everything and if you are an expert on blogs that is probably better than using an external website and being dependent on everything they do.

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    • Dale Mazurek profile image

      Dale Mazurek 

      7 years ago from Canada

      Articles are what its about. I have been working online for about 6 or 7 years now and every single penny I have ever earned is a direct result of an article somewhere. What I am getting at is my biggest tool in my arsenal is article marketing. Very interesting hub you wrote here. Keep up the good work.

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      CapriCookie 

      7 years ago from Lake Stevens

      Interesting article, thank you for publishing it for us to see =)

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