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How To Make Money Writing-What Not To Do

Updated on September 6, 2009

How To Make Money Writing-Wrong Steps

I guess the first advice I want to arm everyone with in how to make money writing is the things you shouldn't be doing. I can tell you this from experience as I have done all the wrong things in the past only to pay some pretty heavy prices.

Now I don't mean the small mistakes that we all make but rather I am talking about the mistakes that will cost you a lot of money. Everyone will be trying to sell you the latest greatest product on the internet to make sure you make money. In all honesty almost all the latest greatest programs are not what they are cut out to be. In fact most of them are really just garbage.

You see the people selling these really are not interested in helping you make money in most cases but rather they are very interested in taking any money you have in your bank account, paypal account or credit card.

How To Make Money Writing-Stay Away From Adwords

If you are looking for a great way to drain your bank account while learning to make money writing then go ahead and start using Adwords.

Now, I am not saying to never use Adwords because a lot of people make great money using this greatly popular tool.  The problem is a lot of people are also losing a lot of money because they just don't know what they are doing.

Before you decide to jump into the world of Adwords I suggest you become an expert on SEO and keywords first.  This will give you a great start but still doesn't guarantee anything.

After two years of serious affiliate marketing my partner and I are still very skeptical when it comes to using Adwords.  We have used it a little but we are very careful and I like to think of us(especially her) as knowing what we are doing when it comes to SEO and keywords.

So if you want to learn how to make money writing then staying away from Adwords will be a good place not to start.

How To Make Money Writing-Need To Keep Writing

One of the biggest things when it comes to learn how to make money writing is to keep writing.  Do not write a few pieces and then sit back and relax.  You will never see money this way.

A few hubs and a few articles will make you no money when it comes to the internet.  Oh sure you may get a few AdSense clicks but that's about as far as you will get.

Whether you like it or not you need to eat, dream, sleep, walk and talk writing.  It needs to be your focus.  You need to be thinking 5 pieces ahead all the time. 

How To Make Money Writing-Unique Content

There are a few people who will tell you copied content is okay.  They will tell you that Google has no problem with copied content.  Well if you want to learn how to make money writing the biggest 2 words in your vocabulay needs to be unique content.

Google will always punish you for copied content.  Others will eventually catch up to you and quickly realize you are too lazy to write your own material.  If you can't even take the time in your own business to do your own work how long do you think your customers are going to trust you?

You need to understand that even if it takes you longer you are still better off writing less content that is unique as opposed to more copied material.  Putting all your attention and focus into writing your own material will eventually turn into bigger dollars than if you decided to copy other peoples work.

Another thing to consider when you copy others people work is you are breaking the law.  That's right, it is illegal to copy and use someone elses work without their permission and without giving the owner credit for the work.

All in all if you want to learn how to make money writing it just seems you are better off taking the time to do your own work.  At the end of the day all your effort will always go further than stealing other peoples work and calling it yours.

How To Make Money Writing-A Few Last Words On What Not To Do

There are many other small things you need to learn on what not to do when you are learning how to make money writing.  The thing is these are not so much on not what to do but which ones to use such as PLR and article spinners and submitters.

There are times when you can and should use these but you need to know which are good and which are garbage.  Through out this series I hope to help you make smart decisions on some tools that really are worth paying for and others that really are garbage.

I know writing takes time.  After all writing has been my number one tool for 3 years now and will continue to be for years to come.  For some people that hate to write there are other options like out sourcing which we can get into at a later day as well.

People can argue with me as much as they want but no one can tell me you can't make money writing because almost 100% of my profits come as a result of my writing.  As long as you realize the two most important points you too can do well.

Make sure your writing is quality and unique.  if you follow that simple rule you will be well on your way on learning how to make money writing.


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    • Dale Mazurek profile imageAUTHOR

      Dale Mazurek 

      9 years ago from Canada

      No worries with disagreeing and you have a very valid point. Im just getting at the fact that newbies should stay away until they have other things figured out first.

      Thanks for the comment

    • sunforged profile image


      9 years ago from

      Just a little disagreement on adwords, since one can set a cap on their cpc, it isnt the drain that is so frequently stated.

      As a very simple exercise in its effectiveness and using hubs as an example, one could look at the stats on a hub, and see what there average click is worth.

      Find one that is 1.00+ then create a massive keyword list, max bid of .05 , turn off content network, and run your ad directed to the hub (basically arbitrage).

      this works and is a great learning experience

      Free adwords vouchers for 50-100 dollars are very easy to come by, so no out of pocket expenses are necessary for such a gamble

      But even this simple experiment is only worth doing for more experienced keyword analysts

      very well written although I disagree on one small point

    • Dale Mazurek profile imageAUTHOR

      Dale Mazurek 

      9 years ago from Canada

      Thanks for the comments. I will work hard to get as many informative hubs out that I can

    • prasetio30 profile image


      9 years ago from malang-indonesia

      nice information. for success just follow your step. great hub.

    • elisabethkcmo profile image


      9 years ago from Just East of Oz

      this hub has a great deal of info that I find very helpful, thanks!

    • seamist profile image


      9 years ago from Northern Minnesota

      Thank you very much, Dale. I will check my email. Have a great Labor Day!

    • Dale Mazurek profile imageAUTHOR

      Dale Mazurek 

      9 years ago from Canada

      First off you are not being a pest. A big part of our success has come from helping people like yourself.

      Anyways I sent you an email with instructions on how we can talk easier and I can help you with your questions.


    • seamist profile image


      9 years ago from Northern Minnesota

      Thank you for taking the time to answer the questions. Another question for you. Sorry for being such a pest, but I truly do want to be successful at this because I am disabled, and I can fit writing around my disability. When you said you made $300 the month after you decided to get serious, was that soley writing articles or were you doing affiliate marketing of some product? If it was soley article marketing, how many articles did you begin with that month? If it was affiliate marketing instead, what products were you marketing? I have been at Hubpages for nearly a year. So far I have written 81 articles, but in that time, I have only made approximately $50 with Adsense and less than $3 with Amazon. Recently, I've tried Clickbank too, but I have made nothing with them. I hate to impose on you, but do you think you could take a quick look at my account and tell me what I may be doing wrong? I will not be offended by any constructive criticism.

    • Dale Mazurek profile imageAUTHOR

      Dale Mazurek 

      9 years ago from Canada

      Thanks for the compliment.

      Anyways almost 3 years ago my partner and I decided to get serious and our first month after that was about 300 and it has climbed ever since that.

      I have 3 other accounts, 2 are absolutely dedicated to one niche each, another runs a few similiar niches and my real name one will always deal with a lot of different things.

      The only thing that would make it less profitable is the fact that you can not be an expert at everything you do so people eventually stop believing.

      Hope this answers some of your questions.

    • seamist profile image


      9 years ago from Northern Minnesota

      Another great article, Dale! A few questions for you: 1) In one of your other articles, you said you were going to clear $7,000 for a month. How long did it take you to reach that level of earnings? 2) When you first began writing on the internet, how much did you make a month on the average. 3) On your hubpage's accounts, does each account focus on a particular niche? Is it less profitable, when you write about a miscellaneous of topics on one account? If so, why?

      Thank you


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