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Write niche interest articles faster and earn more

Updated on January 25, 2013

Write Niche Articles

Writing articles for websites tends to bring in varying amounts of money.  We've all come across the people who pay a dollar for a five hundred word article - now this might be an acceptable way to start if you have no portfolio of work behind you, and you want to get some experience, but if you follow the advice contained in this lens you won't be writing for a dollar for long!

You can also write niche articles for different reasons:

$$$  purely to earn money

$$$  to promote your affiliate products

$$$  to drive traffic to your websites

Whatever your reasons are for wanting to write articles, the one thing you need to aim for is SPEED.

This lens is going to tell you how to write faster without compromising on quality.

It will also reveal:

$$$  where to find paid work

$$$  where to post your articles for free to promote your website and increase your traffic

$$$  how to get more sign ups for your affiliate programs with the help of writing short articles in double quick time

An important part of writing niche articles is finding SEO keywords to use. These will help you get more traffic. I've written an article that reveals the biggest secret of finding SEO keywords so make sure you read it!

Okay, no more time to spare.  Let's get going and see exactly what becoming a faster article writer can do for you and your business.

 

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Making good use of article directories

If your website needs traffic, then writing and submitting articles to online article directories is one of the best ways to get that traffic for free.

Here are some of the directories I have found to be very useful; I will be adding more over time.

Time To Be Modest. Grab Some Ghostwriting Jobs Now

Ever tried your hand at being a ghost for someone else? I don't mean trying some kind of unearthly activity here - what I'm referring to is an activity in which you can be published over and over again and be paid for every time, without your name appearing anywhere as a result.

There is a huge demand for ghostwriters online, and you might actually be surprised at the amount of work that is available. You can be ghostwriting an e-book one day, a huge batch of articles the next, and finishing the week with some press releases and short reports too.

Being a ghostwriter means staying in the background and watching someone else take all the credit for something you have written. Some writers like to be recognised all the time for their work, and if you are one of those you might not be cut out for a career as a ghostwriter.

But if it is a steady stream of work you want, and you don't have any preference for seeing your name in print or on various websites, then you should start looking for ghostwriting jobs right now. Having your own website to point potential clients towards can be a big help, but there is no reason why you cannot grab plenty of ghostwriting gigs for yourself by bidding for work on the various online writing job sites which are available. Once you have some experience and completed jobs under your belt, you can start building a website that you can point people to.

But how much money can you make as a ghostwriter? Is it equal to a nice part time income, or is there enough cash out there to make a well paid full time ghostwriting job a nice reality?

Let me speak from experience here. I am a full time ghostwriter and copywriter now, and I earn far more than I used to in my old job. I can certainly testify to the fact that there are plenty of online ghostwriting gigs out there which can pull in valuable work for you - you just have to start looking, start bidding on jobs and keep going until you build up regular streams of reliable work.

So if you think ghostwriting for other clients' sounds like your cup of tea, perhaps it's time you got started.

Writing guides to help you increase your writing speed

Sometimes it helps to have a little support right by your writing desk (wherever that may be).

These two books will certainly help you whenever you need a little extra nudge in the right direction, so keep them handy.

Writing FAST: How to Write Anything with Lightning Speed
Writing FAST: How to Write Anything with Lightning Speed

Does exactly what it says on the cover - an excellent book to help you increase your speed in double quick time.

 
How to Write Fast (While Writing Well)
How to Write Fast (While Writing Well)

I have this volume myself and not only does it do the job brilliantly, it's also a great read. Once you have this, I can guarantee it won't be getting dusty on your bookshelf. You'll want to keep it close at hand.

 

Another source of writing jobs that may just bring in a bit more than a dollar each...

Click through the link below to discover another source of work you will want to look at. Remember, it's a good idea initially to limit the amount of work you take on, at least until you become familiar with just how many articles you can write in a specific time period.

Then after a while you'll find yourself agreeing to write something really bizarre - like eighty five articles on conservatories in two weeks, as I did right at the beginning of my online writing career. That job alone brought in several hundred dollars, so believe me when I say it's possible. You just need to get yourself out there and KEEP GOING. You are the only person who stands between you and the success you want.<

What would you like to see here with regards to writing niche interest articles? Let me know!

Do you write niche articles?

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      Dancing Cowgirl Design 4 years ago from Texas

      Thanks for helping me understand some of the other possibilities for writing. Squidoo has been my introduction into writting and I am still learning as I go. Best Wishes

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      Lisa Auch 6 years ago from Scotland

      Great advice here, thankyou

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      Allison Whitehead 7 years ago

      @anonymous: Thanks for the advice Rox! I will certainly check out the site; any stream of residual income has to be worth looking at. Many thanks!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I suggest you try http://mintarticles.com . You'll not only benefit from a solid publisher's platform, but also will be able to earn money directly into your Adsense account.

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      sdcastelan 8 years ago

      valuable info. i can write, but when i think about having to write 50 articles a day, my mind locks up. but, i am going to use your info to get started writing, i need to build a portfolio. so, without further adoo, i'm off.

      i will be visiting your site again, oh, you deserve 5 stars for your sincerity.

      i have a question for you, though. i will email you.

      thanks

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      Harry-The-Spider 9 years ago

      There's some resources here that are new to me - thanks!

      Allow me to add the following - my own lens, a review of a writing productivity improvement method:

      http://www.squidoo.com/writingrituals