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12 Truth About Writing Online To Earn Money

Updated on November 15, 2013

The bottom line is clear; if you want it, just do it!

I believe both you and me have heard people boosting earning minimum 4-figures pay check every month just by blogging. So, is this true or just another scam to lure people to the web? I have seen people earning 3-figures pay monthly simply by writing online. Therefore, I do believe nothing in this world is impossible.

  • So how do you actually start up and make the first move?
  • Is there anything you have to consider before deciding to write to earn money?
  • Is there you should know about online writing?

Yes answer is yes! You have a lot to learn and I have listed down 12 facts about writing online for money. This is a must to read for all in order to achieve excellence in both writing and earning money!

Fact #1: Writing is a tedious task

Welcome to the real world, ladies and gentlemen. If you think earning just by writing is just a walk in the park, I am sorry to tell you that you will not last long in this industry. The fact is you will gain very less money just by blogging or writing online. Most people only get their first sight of money after 9 months or more. Unless you are going to spend whole day at home writing quality articles, you could just slide it through in 6 months time.

Fact #2: Quality not quantity

Before you do this mistake, let me remind you that readers around the world love to read quality articles instead of just pointless and lack-of-fact ones. If you think you could write 20 articles a day and the numbers will increase your earnings, you are dead wrong. Simply by creating quality articles, you will create followers and slowly but surely, you will gain popularity and people will tend to recognize your work.

Fact #3: Get your facts right

When you are writing an article, always remember to write the truth and the facts must be right. Do researches and check if your facts are correct. Misleading facts or wrong information will not only lead to angry readers, your article will be marked down. I always believe that when we write, either we write the truth or write nothing at all. There is no such thing as in between facts.

Universal rule of writing: Building traffic and loyal readership takes time and efforts.

Fact #4: Rushing will lead to terrible article

Let me share my experience with you. I used to rush and target myself one article per day and each day, I will make sure I finish the article within 1 hour and 30 minutes. As time passes by, I felt my article and content is getting worst and my traffic proofed it to me. My readers tend to go off and I am finally left with one or no readers a day for that particular article. Take your time to get it done and recheck it. I usually type it using Microsoft Words, save it either in a pen drive or my draft email and continue it later when I am free. Patience is a virtue here.

Fact #5: Language and grammar mistakes

Okay, we are all human and no one is perfect. We tend to do error now and then. To solve this, simple use the spell checker first and followed by reading it again before sending it to publish. I normally ask my fiancée to read it before I publish it at websites and even my blogs. Small errors will show we are careless and it might indicate that we do not recheck on our work.

Fact #6: Building traffic

Traffic is a term to describe number of visitors or readers who read our blogs or articles. You must keep in mind that traffic does not build overnight. It takes time to build a steady traffic towards our art work. Building traffic is indeed one of the hardest parts since we have to think the shoes of the readers on what they like to read or what the current trend is. Besides that, to build traffic, it takes a lot of practice and even guide on it. You can check out the below books for a more detailed explanation and step by step guidance on building traffic.

Perform research and try to bring up your articles
Perform research and try to bring up your articles

Fact #7: Promoting or backlinking

Promoting has everything to do with building traffics. In order to make our work popular (and even yourself as an author), you got to spend time just on promoting our work. I myself spend roughly 15 minutes on each article daily to promote them at various sites to keep the traffic coming. Backlinking is extremely important as it will try to keep the readers to read more on your articles. The main goal is to keep the readers reading on your articles and come back for more.

Fact #8: Comments

Devote some of your time to replying comments left on your work. Simply by replying, we are showing we care and we listen to feedbacks. If the feedbacks are negative, learn from it. If the feedbacks are good, we must keep it up and find ways to improve even more. At the same time, we have to make the hub more lively by creating a better communication from the readers. By replying a comment, we will know what they want and what they are looking for. We can easily use it for our improvement.

Fact #9: Write more articles

Never stop writing. Keep writing as the sky is your limit. I have seen people writing 3 to 5 articles and sit back hoping to earn 3-figures pay check at the end of the month. Sorry guys but this is not how writing works. Keep those new ideas coming and you will see the potential growth in your readers and also income. I couldn't stress it more but it takes time to achieve a good income from writing. Write more quality articles and create a stable traffic to your articles.

Write, write and write more. Don't ever stop writing!
Write, write and write more. Don't ever stop writing!

Fact #10: One site is never enough

We are living in the information technology and there are various sites we can post our articles. However, the biggest mistake people make is thinking they will earn money by posting only at one site. Write different things (or subjects) at various sites and do a little survey. For example, some sites are best with parenting articles while others might be on technology articles.

Fact #11: Giving up

I have seen many people (even those who are potential) giving up too fast. They expect to earn money through blogging within a short period. The fact is writing is not a get-rich-scheme. It is a hobby and it could well turn out to be a good career for you...if you have the patience. If you can't imagine yourself writing for the next 10 months at least, then you can just forget about writing.

Facts #12: Getting started right now

The fact is, if you don't get started, you will never start. Writing is all about you and you got to make the first (and every step after that). No one can force you to write. Writing is all about passion and always remember it is never too late to start writing. You do not need to have skills for writing as anyone on Earth can write and enjoy it regardless if you write for a living or for a hobby!

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    Cassandra Mantis 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

    Wow, I expected more comments here. This is a great hub, and some great advice for anyone writing hubs or also blogs! Rating you up!

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    Reginald Chan 6 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi Cheeky Girl.

    Thank you for your comment. Actually the hub is just up not long ago. Less than one hour. Anyway, glad you like it and also, thank you for reading my hub! :)

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    mquee 6 years ago from Columbia, SC

    Here is some really solid down to earth advice that really makes sense. Although everything you said is true, I was glad to see you stress the importance of being factual and accurate in one's writing. Thank you very much for a very helpful hub.

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    Reginald Chan 6 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi mquee!

    Thank you for your genuine comment. Appreciate you spend your time to read my long article.

    Thank you for your inspiring comment too!

    Have a good day and glad you like it :)

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    thisisoli 6 years ago from Austin, Texas (From York, England!)

    Hey, some solid advice here :)

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    Reginald Chan 6 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi thisisoli!

    Thank you for the comment! Much appreciated for your time and motivation comment!

    Have a great day! :)

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    rnbguru 6 years ago from New York

    Quality not Quantity is such an important piece. I've done so much writing where I just try and crank it out, and then spend the next few hours having to go back and revise. And revising is NOT fun at all.

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    Reginald Chan 6 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi rnbguru.

    Thank you for your comment. you have a great point there. Quality is always a must in all writings to attract readers but sometime it takes a lot of time to create and find good quality thing to write. Need a lot of patience!

    Thank you for reading my article too!

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    sexyladydee 6 years ago

    Great hub! It's always good to read a hub and learn a thing or two from it. Much success here at hubpages.

    Dee

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    Reginald Chan 6 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi sexyladydee.

    Thank you for your comment. Glad you liked it :)

    Hope you have a great day and happy writing too!

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    kev8 6 years ago

    I enjoyed reading your article. There is a lot of work required to earn a good living writing online and you have outlined that point well. Thanks!

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    Wife Who Saves 6 years ago

    Great hub with lots of good information. Thank you for sharing.

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    Japemwellows 6 years ago from 5ifth Dimensi0n

    This hub is very relevant for me, and many others on HP aswell, and I am learning a lot of valuable information from you! Thanks nicregi =)

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    Reginald Chan 6 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi kev8

    THank you for your comment. I am glad you enjoyed reading my hub. Glad to help in anyway.

    Thank you for your time and have a great day! :)

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    Reginald Chan 6 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi wife who saves

    Thank you for your comment. I am just here trying to help as much as possible and hope every writer will have a great experience in writing.

    Thank you for your time and have a great day! :)

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    Reginald Chan 6 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi japemwellows

    Thank you for your comment. I am happy that you found the hub interesting. I myself also just started writing and really trying to find time writing.

    Glad you liked it and wish you good luck in writing too :)

    Have a great day!

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    Juana Ortiz 6 years ago

    Great suggestions!

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    Reginald Chan 6 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi juana ortiz.

    Thank you for your comment! Glad you like it.

    Have a great day :)

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    fatolddude 6 years ago

    Boasting... Boasting ::pulling hair & screaming ::

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    kingkhan78 6 years ago

    online earn money very informative article about internet online earn money thanks for sharing

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    chrysstil 6 years ago

    great hub! thanks for the informations!

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    Reginald Chan 6 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi kingkhan78

    Thank you for your comment. Glad to help you in any way. Good luck writing too!

    Thank you for reading :)

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    Reginald Chan 6 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi chrysstil

    Thank you for your comment and for reading my hub.

    Much appreciated and thank you for your time too :) Glad you liked it...

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    prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

    You are absolutely right, my friend. You have great thought about writing online to earn money. I believe we get nice income by following your tips. Good work. Vote this up.

    prasetio

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    Reginald Chan 6 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi prasetio30

    Thank you for your comment. Hope you will succeed with the tips and glad you liked it :)

    Have a great day and thank you again!

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    Ingenira 6 years ago

    Down to earth and true, like how you wanted your hub to be. Good writeup ! :)

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    Meskens Geert 6 years ago from Belgium

    thanks

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    Simple Tim 6 years ago

    Simple truths...but excellent advice for anyone wanting to make a living writing online--you have to take it as seriously as you would any other job...these are great starting points.

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    culturespain 6 years ago

    Excellent advice. Writing is far from easy when you have to deliver a lot of copy - with that copy all with the same high quality. It is a tough job and actually lacks the 'love' bit that all writers crave.

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    Reginald Chan 6 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi ingenira

    Thank you for your comment!

    Glad you liked it too :)

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    Reginald Chan 6 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi gamelover.

    Thank you for your comment and you are most welcome :)

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    Reginald Chan 6 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi simple tim

    Thank you for your comment too!

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    Reginald Chan 6 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi culturespain

    Than you for your addon! Great to hear it :)

    Have a great day guys!

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    Dana Rock 6 years ago from Pacific Northwest

    Excellent hub! All true too!

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    besthubs 6 years ago

    Nice hub about writing. I love your writing style. Simple and useful.

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    Reginald Chan 6 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi danatheteacher

    Thank you for your comment! Have a great day :)

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    Reginald Chan 6 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi besthubs

    Glad you liked it and thank you for your comment. Glad you liked it :)

    Have an excellent day...

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    neszygirl  6 years ago

    Was browsing the web trying to get some info about writing blogs online and I came across your hub. Very informative, well done.

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    Reginald Chan 6 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi nesygirl

    Thank you for your comment. I am indeed writing more about it (even with blogging). So stay tune to it ya?

    Have a great day and glad it helps ya~ Good luck in writing too!

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    Artoflegendindia 6 years ago

    Hi Nicregi.Great hub.I appreciate your hub. Your hub is a very informative.you have a great thought about earn money online thorough writing.

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    Reginald Chan 6 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi Artoflegendindia

    Thank you for your comment! Glad you liked it :)

    Have a great day and good luck in writing too!

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    Royalmark 6 years ago from Lagos, Nigeria

    Good hub, bro...

    In love with it

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    Reginald Chan 6 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi Royalmark.

    Thank you for your comment. Glad to hear than you liked it :)

    Have a great day bro!

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    Royalmark 6 years ago from Lagos, Nigeria

    Thanks, man...

    Fell in love with the picture that has the keyboard and te speaker and writing stuffs on it...

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    Reginald Chan 6 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi Royalmark.

    Thank you for your comment! I like the picture the white figure with pen best! :)

    Glad you liked the hub and thank you for your time!

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    donkeymailer 6 years ago

    Great Tips. Thank you.

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    Reginald Chan 6 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi donkeymailer.

    Thank you for your comment. Glad you liked it :)

    You are most welcome my friend...

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    blahgity blahger 6 years ago from USA

    Very useful information for a newbie. Thanks for sharing!

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    Reginald Chan 6 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi blahgity blahger.

    Thank you for your comment and you are most welcome. I will do anything just to help out :)

    Feel free to drop me a line if you need any help and good luck!

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    skyfire 6 years ago

    Nice hub with advice :)

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    Reginald Chan 6 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi skyfire.

    Thanks for your comment. Glad you liked it and have a great day!

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    UNLOVED ROHIT 6 years ago

    i loved your language thanks for the great hub

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    Reginald Chan 6 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi Unloved Rohit.

    GLad you liked it :)

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    Alison Graham 6 years ago from UK

    Thank you so much for the great information and tips and all the links to so much more really helpful information. I have bookmarked this hub and look forward to reading more of your hubs. Voted up!

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    Reginald Chan 6 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi Alison Graham!

    It is great to see your comment!! Thank you for reading my hub :) Glad you liked it :D

    Thank you!

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    ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas

    You gave some really great advice here and so true. Especially about facts because most people will come to your article to get advice sometimes and they dont want to be led in the wrong direction. Great job cheers.

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    Reginald Chan 6 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi ladyjane1!

    Thank you for your comment! Glad you found it useful :)

    Thanks again!

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    Joni's Corner 6 years ago from Fort Worth, Texas

    Hi Nicregi, Thanks for the solid advice. I'm new to the online writing and appreciate how hard it can be to get started. Looking forward to reading your hub on backlinking as this is something I have not done yet. Rating you up as this hub was very well written and helpful.

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    Reginald Chan 6 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi Joni's Corner!

    Thank you for your comment and you are most welcome! Glad you stopped by at my little hubs :)

    Feel free to drop me a question if you need some advise or anything! I am certainly glad to try my best!

    Thanks for reading again and good luck ya!

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    TeamSTM 6 years ago

    I enjoy read articles that are Honest and this HubPage tells it like it Really is. I had no choice but to vote this up and mark it as useful!

    This is an awesome Hubpage!

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    Reginald Chan 6 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi TeamSTM!

    Thank you for your comment. I really...really appreciate it and thank you again! I am happy on what you have said and I will produce more and more hubs just like this!

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    Reginald Chan 6 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi Hubpages Hubber!

    Thank you for your comment. Glad you liked it :)

    Have a great day~

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    Jasnav 6 years ago

    Great hub, obviously straight from the heart.

    Being an experienced writer myself, I couldn't agree with you more. All points are very relevant to writing well and getting a good following online.

    Best wishes, and keep it going!

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    Reginald Chan 6 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi Jasnav!

    Thank you for your comment. Glad to read what you commented and I am trying my best to get my writing up :)

    Thank you again and have a great day!

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    Dorothee-Gy 6 years ago from near Frankfurt/M., Germany

    Great hub and good picture choice! Keep up the great work!

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    Reginald Chan 6 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi Dorothee-Gy!

    Thank you for your comment :) Glad you liked it and have a great day!

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    idreesfarooq 6 years ago from fiverr dot com/idreesfarooq

    I admit that i read your hub from first word to last. It is awesome by providing valuable information. And i am more than 100% agree about your fact #11 for giving up. Many times it happens almost to everyone. Anyway likes you!

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    Reginald Chan 6 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi idreesfarooq!

    Thank you for your comment. Glad you liked it and found it useful. Very much thanks with your comment and thank you!

    Have a great day!

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    toknowinfo 6 years ago

    I read so many of your hubs. Thanks for the great info. You are full of knowledge and I appreciate the way you explain backlinking. Looking forward to learning more from you.

    Rated up. Great hub.

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    amaranthmercy 5 years ago

    Another great hub, and excellent advice!

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    Reginald Chan 5 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi toknowinfo and amaranthmercy,

    Thank you for your reply and sorry for the late reply. Been a little caught up with time but I am back now! :)

    Hope everything works well for you.

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    THEHuG5 5 years ago

    Great hub, definitely answered a lot of questions I was having.

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    Reginald Chan 5 years ago from Malaysia

    Dear thehug5,

    Thank you for your generous comment. Appreciate it and certainly hope you liked it. Thank you for commenting again.

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    Cathleena Beams 4 years ago from Lascassas, Tennessee

    Very good advice in this hub. You have laid it out well and provided us with many great tips. I agree with you that quality is much more important than quantity. It takes considerable time to form and publish a great hub for most of us. Just turning out a bunch of quick content is foolish if it's not up to standard. Thank you for sharing your experience with us here on Hubpages.

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    Anju Arya 4 years ago from India

    Reading this hub I renewed my attention in the field of online writing. Useful. I appreciate it.

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    Cynthia B Turner 4 years ago from Georgia

    Great hub. Well written with concisely delivered information. Thank you so much for publishing this. It's a reminder of what it takes to make money online - a lot of real work, but so worth it in the end. Voted up and sharing.

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    Paul Richard Kuehn 4 years ago from Udorn City, Thailand

    Your 12 truths about writing on line are completely true. There is a saying that Rome wasn't built in a day, and it is the same with writing on line. It's important to learn from your mistakes and move forward. Voted up and sharing.

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    colombostock 4 years ago from Colombo Sri Lanka

    Great hub with excellent information and tips about online writing. Voted up and shared.

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    Cynthia Calhoun 4 years ago from Western NC

    Solid advice. I think people all too often think they'll start earning big bucks right of way and it's just not possible. It's a slow process, but worth it if you want to work at home and do great things!

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    kikalina 4 years ago from Europe

    Very interesting and true advice!

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    Chris Hugh 4 years ago

    This is a very good article. It's writers like you that keep me on HubPages. There's a lot of low quality stuff and spam here, but there's also gold.

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    Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

    I enjoy hubs that teach me something and this is one for sure. Your writing flows and "greets" the reader with good information. This intices the reader to keep reading. I look forward to reading your other hubs now that I've tested this one :)

    Voted up, useful, interesting and sharing. Thank you!

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    Reginald Chan 4 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi vocalcoach!

    Thank you for your comment. Glad it helps you and thank you once again :)

    Enjoy~

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    Don A. Hoglund 4 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

    People who don't write think that writing must be an easy way to make a living. Usually they know nothing about the business side of writing.

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