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Increasing Income Writing Articles
So you’ve written that article or blog added a nice picture or two, maybe even a video but no one is coming to read and comment. What do you do?
The most important thing is using the best keywords or keyword terms. You can get help from Google adwords keyword tool website which will help you find the most searched for and most profitable words.
It’s free, you don’t have to pay for software or a subscription. It’s Google’s way of helping out those that are in their adsense program. Adword tools will help you choose the best words and terms for your articles.
The trouble is… this changes… sometimes daily. Those articles that aren’t getting very much traffic or no traffic need to be looked over again. If you edited the hell out of it, (sorry, hell is worth more than heck) made sure it’s well written and easy to read but still nobody is stopping by, you need to redo your keywords.
You have to not only put them in your title and summary but embed them into your story.
If you use Blogger you need to put them in the label box at the bottom of your stories.
In the land of Google we often use words that aren’t words like obsessiveness because it’s worth $5.64 with low competition. To the educated reader some online articles may look like incoherent messes but in reality they are not only written for content and information but also for revenue which is why we are all here, well at least the career writer.
The best writers are able to work in those made up words without dear reader noticing too much. They might assume the occasional typo when in fact it may be on purpose.
Google uses words most of the general public are searching for and apparently many of us can’t spell or just make up words off the top of our heads. If a million people are all searching for obsessiveness then it gets a high page rank and sometimes an increase in price whether it's a real word or not. People love to make up words, so much in fact there is a made up words generator just for that.
Don’t forget plural forms of words because sometimes words are worth more if you add an “S” and the reverse is also true. If you write a sentence with a plural word that isn’t worth very much try taking off that “S” and see how the value changes. It might surprise you.
Change your keywords and change them again
The keywords that had low competition with high values last month may not be worth a plug nickle this month due to holidays, seasons and trends changing so we have to constantly recheck and research our work to keep it fresh.
Okay, so we repaired any keyword damage and feel better about our work but still no readers. Now what?
You need to advertise. One of the best ways is through social media websites. You try to build as many friends or followers as you can, interacting with them and hopefully they will come read your work. Just don’t overdo the posting of your own work.
I've added in some keyword hints in parentheses to help show you the different values of words.
While you are at it make sure you read your entire article and edit as needed. Sometimes what I thought was a pretty good story, a few months later looks like crap and I’m wondering, “What was I thinking?” No big deal, just rework your keywords, edit, add text if needed, redo the video and any pictures.
Add more boxes or cells. The more you have the more revenue potential. You should have at least six boxes at least that is what works best for me. You can split up paragraphs, it doesn’t matter just add boxes.
You should have at least 600 words, don't go overboard because too long and people won't read. If you break it up into shorter paragraphs and boxes it's easy to digest.
The beauty of online writing is that we can redo our boo boo anytime we want to. (boo boo is worth more than boo boos ) It’s not set in stone. You can even change your title, which by the way is the best place to load down with those keywords.
Help out your fellow writer
Advertise their work and they may help advertise yours. When I enjoy an article or blog I post it on my wall on Facebook, Google+ or Twitter.
Don’t ask people to share your work. We don’t want to appear to be beggars just write well, share people’s work and someone will eventually share yours IF your work is good.
We are all in this sharktank together so we need to throw out a line. (sharktank is worth more than shark tank)
That’s how social networking works.
Post on Redgage
Redgage is a website that lets you advertise your work and they pay you to do it. How cool is that? I haven’t been on there very long but from what I’ve noticed the people making the most money are the most serious about upload content and acquired the most friends. (upload is worth more than uploading) Some have thousands of stories or pictures on their page and are friends with almost everybody.
You don't make a lot of money but when you can make cash from articles and blogs you've already written elsewhere that works for me. You don't have to create anything new. PLUS you get more readers which adds to your revenue here or where ever you post your writing.
So, write as much as possible, post it on Redgage and keep adding friends. Don’t pay any attention to their work, political views or what they look like add everybody and anybody even that squirrelly eyed guy because most will add you back and they might read your articles.
Advertise for a friend. If you see a story you like or pictures, add the link from Redgage to your Facebook page or where ever you hang out. If you post the Redgage link they have more earnings potential while if you only add their HubPages link they only get revenue from HubPages. See how it works?
Add friends, comment and share
Whatever site you write for whether it’s HubPages, Squidoo, Wizzley or Fred's Article Barn make as many friends as you can on those sites because most writers will help each other out. (I just made up Fred's Article Barn so don't try to Google it.)
Being friendly pays off. The more people like you the more they will read your work and if it’s good they’ll help you with advertising.
When you write a new story post a link to other articles that are related, especially those that aren’t getting much traffic. This will help those old pieces get renewed interest.
Analyze and research
Pay attention to how the popular authors are doing it. What are they writing? Which of their stories are getting the most traffic and why? Which of your own stories are getting the most traffic and why? What topics are hot right now that may stay in the spotlight several months from now?
Some writers write only what pays well. I’ve done a little of this but after a while it’s just not fun anymore and even though this is a job I do this because I enjoy it. Writing about things I have no interest in makes it a drudge. So I write a bit of what I like as well as a bit of what makes money and sometimes the two come together.
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