How to Make Money by Writing about Making Money by Writing Online
How to Make Money by Writing about Making Money by Writing Online
So, we're all reasonably clear on the concept that bunches of people search the Internet for ways to make money. The word "google" has morphed into a noun and verb; inquisitive googlers google phrases such as 'make money online', 'make money trading online', 'make money writing online', and 'make money talking about selling online on late night infomercials'. The common thread being the 'online' part.
Inevitably (writers' block) these topics coalesce and evolve into writing about writing about making money online. Meta-data opportunities boggle the mind.
Read on to learn the nuances of writing about writing online. If you've already written some articles and published them online, you're halfway there. All you need do is describe to your faithful readers precisely how you did what you did. They want to know.
Writing about Writing about making Money by Blogging Online
Tell everyone to blog about everything. Suggest that the world craves intimate excruciating details of why your coffee took too long to arrive this morning. Encourage Average Joe to expose his daily existence to the white light of millions of browsers.
Explain that blogs come into existence virtually free of charge on spelndiferous web sites offering stunning backgrounds and themes. Provide a few examples, but not too many because you actually want him to click on a sponsored link. When he browses away, you lose him forever. he starts a blog or ten and becomes a competitor.
Write about Writing about Getting Paid to Write Articles Online
Ignoring the fact that there are already real good writers already writing real good articles, tease your audience by discussing the whole bunch of web sites that offer to pay big money for writing articles about virtually any topic and how anyone with a keyboard can get in on this bonanza and even if they don't have a keyboard they can go to the library to use a free computer or if all else fails they can compose articles on their cell phone keypad and still make money by Getting Paid to write articles online.
Write about Writing about Advertising While Making Money Writing Online
Discuss the ins and outs of Adwords, AdSense, AdMonkey, AdMilitia. Delve into the details of configuring channels and custom reporting of keyword referrers from offshore Internet Providers. Touch lightly on the concept of the minuscule CPC (Cost per Click) without becoming too discouraging. Drop a few inscrutable buzzwords; long-tails, back-links, PageRank. Don't spill too many beans; you can squeeze out a few more articles from those topics.
Write about Writing about Making Money by Trading Online
Write about composing articles explaining how to make money by trading online. Take up space in your writing by providing numerous links to companies that actually provide online trading services, rather than just hinting at how it might be accomplished. Pad your writing by explaining in tiny detail the service costs and expenses associated with each trading company. Copy and paste those costs and expenses from the web site of each trading company. Spend a little time reformatting the information so it almost looks as if you are the original author. Comfort yourself by repeating the mantra that you are providing a public service.
Provide real-world examples of your own work
Write about your own writing.
What? You have no writing? Perhaps it's possible to write about how to write without actually having written anything worth writing home about, but we've seen easier tasks conquer much hardier Internet millionaires.
You should have some writing behind you before you begin writing about writing. You're body of work should probably include articles, blogs, tomes, and screeds regarding topics other than how to get rich while writing on the Internet. For example, suggesting that your readers compose articles discussing political disenfranchisement in 18th Century France when all you have to demonstrate is a few tweets describing the length of the Sunday morning coffee queues at Starbucks might not be the earnings bonanza you anticipate.
Be prepared to present copious copies of words that you have arranged into interesting sentences. Without an online portfolio, no one will seriously consider your writing advice. Your guidance will fall on deaf ears, or at least disinterested monitors. Too many really really good Internet writers are already out there, armed with innumerable articles of mind-numbing length. Some of these authors have actually sold a few custom sentences: you can't hope compete unless you get into the game.
Plug Your Own Hubs
No article about writing would be considered complete without specific examples. In our case, we happily trot out volumes of articles published on HubPages. We trot them out so happily because it's so easy to to do and we're pretty sure that no one will look at them anyway.
In our effort to write about writing about writing (that's what this article is) we proffer a few hubs that are somewhat better than the worst that we've seen on HubPages, but not as good as Stan Fletcher.
What follows are three links to three guaranteed unique combinations of letters and punctuation, written under the pen name nicomp. They are three hubs that, sadly, have received precious little traffic from Internet surfers. They deserve better. As we write about writing, we use these pages as an object lesson. Perhaps we intend to present a warning: "When you write, don't do this".
Perhaps the hubs are too short, too long, contain too many vowels, or just maybe they were so thoroughly ignored by the search engines that they never saw the light of day, also known as the Top 10 Results. Perhaps they have stinky keywords that are never submitted to Google or Yahoo. They may all languish at Result #11, just far enough away from the first page of results that they will never be noticed.
It is possible that in a year or three these hubs will pop into the top 2 or three results in Google, Yahoo, and Bing. The possibility also exists that a global social event will thrust these topics into the forefront of keyword submissions. These three sites just might provide much-needed retirement income. Instead of searching for Sarah Pailn, perhaps the keywords associated with these sites may become dominant across Internet queries.
It could happen.
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Take a few moments to peruse our writing examples. Take away important lessons in grammar, composition, phrasing, big word usage, spelling, graphic design, and banner ads. You won't be disappointed, unless what you've already read in this article has already disappointed you. In that case, we apologize in arrears and in advance.
Writing about writing on the Internet can be a confusing topic, but you have to start somewhere. We were all at the bottom at one time. None of us start at the top. None of us wants to get to the top and plummet to the bottom, either.
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