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The Best Way for a Writer to Make Money Online is to Help Others make Money Online!

Updated on July 29, 2014

The best way to make money online is to help other people make money online! And the best way a writer can make money online is to write about ways for other people to make money online and in the real world. It's a method that works and will continue to work long after you and I are dead and buried.

We are living in difficult times. The unemployment rate is higher than we are being told and people are desperate to earn a little cash here and there by almost any means necessary. Therefore, if you can help those people earn some extra cash you will, in turn, benefit yourself financially as well as have the satisfaction of helping others.

I have one article that does just that and it accounts for more than 40% of my total views each day. That article is “Fast Cash: 29 Ways to Get Cash in One Day or Less”. I wrote this article quickly one day without even thinking about it. I wrote it because I was trying to think of ways to add to my bottom line quickly myself. Now, it is the first entry on google and I'm doing quite well from it.

What this little article has taught me is this:

  1. People are Desperate to earn/make money.
  2. If you can help them, you will make money.
  3. If you have a skill that you can teach others that will help them do that, you will benefit.

Many of us bemoan the fact that we might not be earning as much as we would like from online writing websites like Hubpages or whathaveyou. But I think if you can tap into a skill or an angle that will help others to earn even a little extra money every month that you will also benefit financially from doing so. In fact, I am convinced of it.

Now this particular article was not successful right off the bat, but what happened is as the economy has worsened more and more people are searching for ways to make a buck and that is why I think it has grown exponentially in the past year or two. The lesson learned is that you never know what will take off. Everyone has skills and your skills are unique so why not share those skills to help others. It's a very satisfying way to live and you will benefit as well.

What is crucial, however, is showing how your niche can actually benefit someone financially. Instead of just writing a "How To" article, why not incorporate how to financially benefit from the niche? Include in this article tips for marketing your product as well as how to make the product.

People are googling “How to make money from XXX”, not necessarily “How to Knit a Sweater” or “How to Fix a Car” or “How to Skin a Rabbit”. I mean I'm sure they are googling those things too but you aren't going to make as much money from those searches. You will benefit more from a search that might read “How to Make Money from Knitting Part-time” or “How to earn Cash by Raising Rabbits”. You get the gist? You have to tie in the skill with making money because that is what people need, they don't necessarily need another hobby. I am not saying that those other articles aren't fine and dandy I just think if you want to earn more from your articles you might want to help others earn money as well as learn a new skill.

I hope this little article helps you help other make some hard earned cash. It's a win, win, scenario and aren't those the best!


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      Brie Hoffman 3 years ago from Manhattan

      I do feel that you can earn money and write about things that you are passionate about, you just have to know what appeals to people who are googling that particular topic. I could never write about..say computer things because I just don't have the knowledge or interest, even though I know it would get a lot of traffic and income.

      I haven't quite made enough for a full-time income but I'm getting close and that is exciting. Thanks for stopping by Gary.

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      Gary Bourgeault 3 years ago from United States

      You really can make a full-time income online by writing. I know because that's the only revenue I have lived on for a decade and wouldn't have it any other way. So be encouraged, as there are a lot brighter people than me out there that just have to believe it can happen for them.

      Even on Hubpages I've made a lot of money, although not under this particular profile, which I just started under my real name.

      On Hubpages it really isn't a big secret. I just found topics that generated a lot of interest and traffic and wrote about them.

      That's why I cringe sometimes when listening to writers who imply they will only write about what is interesting to themselves. I always think this: They may as well write in a diary and read it to themselves, because they may be the only one interested.

      We have to write for others in order to attract readers, or at least include things other people will want to read and wrap it around our writing interests.

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      Brie Hoffman 3 years ago from Manhattan

      Thanks Pico, I appreciate the support.

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      John 3 years ago from New Brunswick, Canada

      Nice article. I agree with your approach. I've temporarily bookmarked so that I can refer quickly to the related articles that you wrote. Some of those grab my attention but I don't have time to dig into them tonight.

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      Brie Hoffman 3 years ago from Manhattan

      Thank you "teaches12345", I appreciate your kind comments.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      I believe in helping others along the way. It's just right living! Your topic is inspirational and will help build other's confidence in pursuing online income.

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      Brie Hoffman 3 years ago from Manhattan

      Thanks CMHypno and ARUN KANTI, I hope that they help you too.

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      ARUN KANTI CHATTERJEE 3 years ago from KOLKATA

      Thanks for the tips which I hope will be helpful.

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      CMHypno 3 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

      I think the world would be a better place if we all tried to help each other more Brie, so I agree with this article. Also if we have knowledge or expertise we should try to share it as much as possible

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      Brie Hoffman 3 years ago from Manhattan

      Thanks "no body", I agree.

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      Robert E Smith 3 years ago from Rochester, New York

      Bible 101: Give to others and it will be seen and blessed by God. Care about what others need and your needs will be met. Love your fellow man and you will be rewarded. It is good advice and makes sound sense.

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      Brie Hoffman 3 years ago from Manhattan

      Glad to be of some help, I hope it works out for you.

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      watergeek 3 years ago from Pasadena CA

      That's food for thought, Brie. I've noticed that readers respond more to how-to articles than the more theoretical ones I usually write. I also know how to do a lot of practical things, but have been reluctant to write about them, for some reason. Writing about how people can earn money from them???? I think you're right, so I'm going to look into it.

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      Brie Hoffman 3 years ago from Manhattan

      Yeppers! Thanks for dropping by MizBejabbers.

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      MizBejabbers 3 years ago

      It's true, people are desperate to make money, and the most pleasant way is for a person to turn his or her hobby into a money-maker.

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      Brie Hoffman 3 years ago from Manhattan

      Thanks "Treasuresofheaven".

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      Sima Ballinger 3 years ago from Michigan

      I am rooting for you Brie. Thanks for the tips and suggestions for the best way to make money online as a writer.

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      Brie Hoffman 3 years ago from Manhattan

      Thanks Billy, I'm trying to make enough from writing to eventually support myself so it is something I'm interested in and hopefully others as well. You are always the first one to comment, I appreciate it.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      There is no doubt that what you say is true. The economy sucks and unemployment is worse than we are being told. Any article that claims to help you make money will be read by the masses....great advice my friend. It's not exactly my niche, but I've been around long enough to see truth when I read it.