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How to Get Started Writing Articles (Hubs)Online For Money

Updated on April 4, 2011

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You do not have to pay, you just need patience

If you are starting our learning to write online for money, this article will help you get started.

There is more to earning money online than just submitting material. You must create a system. As you are going along, you will come up with more ideas that produce income for you. First, I would like to show you how to get started.

If you do not have a Google AdSense account, you need to sign up for one. Most article writing sites will walk you through signing up for Google AdSense. It is free to join. A Google AdSense account places ads on your article sites. When someone clicks an add on your site, you get a percentage of the profit. Guess what? On most sites that you use to write and get paid, you will generate your own income from. You will not have to pay for advertising. You will learn how to use keywords that work for your articles, and get traffic to them for free. That is another topic, I will talk about later.

Some people are making a ton of free money online writing about whatever they want. Some people are making in the cents, and some people are making well over a thousand dollars per month. To get here, you need to understand how it works. You will need to exercise time, and patience.

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I gave up writing once, and I am still making money

The article I am writing now will generate money. It will make money a year from now. If this is the only article I place online, next year, I will still be making money from it. However, it is best that you have several articles online that way you make even more money later.

You can write about anything online, and someone will read it. I knew a man that wrote an article about how to tie a shoe. Guess what? His article made him a huge amount of profit. It was said to be one of his best articles. So, to get started, have some material available.

One of the most important factors in making money online by writing is patience. I may make a couple of cents on this article in the first month. However, as this article matures, I will make more money.

One of the first sites I got paid to write for, I gave up on. I wrote about forty-five articles and forgot all about it. Why? I did this because at first, I think I didn't even make the minimum payout amount. I thought I was going to make tons of cash in an instant. I knew nothing about writing online for money.

Guess what? A year from the date I forgot about my articles, I started getting money in my Pay-Pal account. I started seeing a regular monthly income. I regret not being patient, and posting more articles on that site. Just imagine what I would be making now, if I didn't quit writing. Since I forgot about that site, I average 30 bucks a month from that one site I gave up on, for free. When I wrote for that site, I had no clue how everything worked. I will be posting more information about that later. Right now, I am starting with the basics.

I now make more money, because I post to more than one site, and I understand how it all works. I know I will be making well over a thousand dollars per month a year from now.

Right now, I am making a few hundred per month in extra income, from several sites. Still, this is not bad, especially since my articles and hubs have not matured yet.

A year from now I will be making more, and the year after that, even more. I know that I can stop writing, and still generate money in the long run.

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An example of a simple hub that makes money

However, when you learn how it all works, it becomes very addictive. You do not ever have to pay a dime. You just post, and forget about it. Before you start, please, just keep in mind never to give up. Keep writing, and keep earning, until you become happy about the amount of cash you generate.

Whats the best place to get started?

The Hub Pages is one of the best sites to start out with when you are looking for extra money writing your articles. You can sign up here: You will be directed to one of my articles. The article is just used as an example of how easy it is to write and earn. It is my simple article about how to reduce your electric bill. Just look to the top right and click “join.” This is a good site, free to join, and it has a wonderful community. The people on this site are friendly, and encouraging. You can learn a great deal about making income writing from this site. This is one of the highest paying sites, and one of the best ranked sites on the www. You get more exposure than many other places online, so you generate more revenue. This site is for beginners and experts alike. Some people make 1,200 a month writing for this site alone. Sign up, and learn more.

Get ready to promote and get paid to do it here:

After you get an account, sign up for another free website to promote your Hubpages account. Sure, the traffic you get to your hubs is free, and you can get an enormous amount. However, why not increase your earnings even more? With this site, you will get paid to bookmark and promote the article “hub” written on the Hubpages. Let me give you an example: I write on several sites, and I bookmark my sites, so they can rank better in search engines (more on the topic later). I have even bookmarked this article. Can you believe you can bookmark your own site and get paid to do it? You can get paid to promote by signing up here:

a little more about getting paid to write


After you learn a little more about writing online, and getting paid, you can also create topics like I am doing. I am actually making money teaching you to write for money. How nice is that? You can get paid to write anything. Some people make money posting poetry (this is very difficult, but it can be achieved after you learn a few tricks), some get paid to write about making gardens, health remedies, how to measure things, etc. People can also get paid to post their opinion on topics, to write about the news; they get paid to write about anything you can imagine. You do not have to be an expert writer to get started. You can be a beginner, with no experience what so ever.

While you are getting paid to write online as a beginner, it is best, in my opinion to start out with a well ranked site, before you decide to get your own website. A site that is established well in the search engines will give you free traffic, and teach you an enormous amount about writing online. It is fun, and profitable. You also get traffic from others that are interested in the same things you are interested in. Please do not think for one second that your content is boring. If you have a thought in your head about anything at all, people are willing to read about it. You will have an audience of people that will find what you have to say to be interesting. Like I mentioned before, someone wrote about how to tie shoes, and got an audience and traffic to the site. Can you believe that? It is very true. I wrote an article about how to reduce an electric bill. When I wrote that article, it was because I had a bit of writers block. I wasn’t expecting too much traffic to it. Guess what? It turned out to be one of my best articles, and it has some very high revenue potential.

If you can think it up, it will be read, and liked by many people. You do not have to have a product to promote. You just have to have an idea in your head, and the ability to put it on the website. That’s all there is too it. This is one of the real ways to make money online on autopilot. It will not cost you a dime.

I would recommend that after you make your first article, you use the other site I mentioned in this article to drive traffic to it and get paid for it.

It’s fun, fast and easy to get started. Once you get started, you are well on your way to making money online. With time, and patience, your income will grow. Do not be discouraged in the beginning.

I may make pennies with this article in the first few months, but the longer it sits online, the more money I will make from it. These pennies can turn into hundreds, of dollars later. Why does it work that way? It has something to do with the way the search engines rank your work. To get more rank with the search engines with your articles, the article needs time to mature. More on that topic later. Happy writing.


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      sarclair 6 years ago

      Thank you, I hope it helped.

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      Maria Jordan 6 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Very USEFUL and VOTED UP-- trying to grasp it all and this was a wonderful read. Thank you.

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      theppcguy 6 years ago

      I like your article. It is importanat to be patient writing articles or any form of online marketing. A lot of people think they will make big money fast and get discouraged when it doesn't happen.

      The vast majority do give up. Good for you to see the potential and come back. This separates you from the crowd.