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How To Write Articles Without Being A Professional Writer

Updated on August 6, 2014

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If you're considering article marketing, this is the easiest, simplest way to earn additional income writing from home.

The very first time you sit down to write an artcle you may become overwelhmed by the resesearch. This may be the easiest part of article marketng.

There are so many sources for topics online. Search for specific keywords, create an outline, and build your article off of that. If you create original content, that's related to the main topic, you'll gain traffic and get the recognition that your article deserves. Now let's get started.....

Create A Writer Friendly Space

Create a space that's writer friendly. There's so many places that you could go if you don't have a quiet space in your home. You can drag your laptop to the library, or use the many public computers they have available. You'll need a library card, and at least one hour becuase most libraries restrict online time.

There's also several other places you can go such as cafes or hotels.Most hotels have computer rooms that you can use without having to pay an additional fee.

Taking your laptop to a park, friend's house, or any place that you can become inspired to write, will help set the tone for an awesome article.

Fast Article Writing

This is a heated topic amongst many writers. How can someone write an article super fast with quality? Many do, and in this section we'll discover how.

Grab a topic that intrigues you. Perhaps you want to increase your article marketing in order to earn money for Christmas. In order to improve your writing time, it may help to stick to a set schedule.

The best way to kick out an artcile in no time, is to begin writing without stopping. Do this until you've covered everything that comes to mind ". Once you're done, spend time editing, and prepping the article for SEO. This is where attention to detail can be an asset.

Articles That People Search For

This is easier then you think. Consider all of the things that you ever searched for online. Now think about how many people might search for that same topic. You found this article through searching online and so will several others.

The same applies to many other topics, questions, and concerns. The internet is the " go to" source for many people with questions. Just do a quick search on the topic and keywords. Google provides a keyword search tool that you can use in order to get the best URL for your article.

Driving Traffic To Your Article

I read somewhere that most people will write an article then spend several days promoting it. Who really has time for that!

If you intend on write articles for money, then you will not have lots of time to dabble in backlinking and leaving loads of comments on blogs and other types of sites. Spend limited time in this area. Get a few one way backlinks from high ranking sites and then move on. A new site that I've joined is Xomba. You can create articles and bookmarks to link back to any articles that you write.

The best way to drive traffic to niche articles is to have a " Mother Article " You can spend time promoting her and she will introduce everyone to the family.... read on... this is where it get's juicy!

Mother Niche Article

This is by far the best way to gain traffic and readership. Create a " Mother Article" to introduce the " family ". The " family " will be the many articles that you create linking from the " Mother ". It's really as simple as it sound.

Perhaps you have a niche that involves cosmetics. Break this topic down in to several articles. For instance, you can write your Mother article on " The Best Makeup For the Best Price ". Introduce a few products and briefly describe each. Once you are done, begin breaking it down into several aritcles. For instance " The Cheapest Eyeshadows ", " The best priced Lip Glosses " and so on.

After you have several articles complete, cross link all of them. The mother article will link to all of the family within it's content. The more articles the better the traffic will be!

The Expert Article Writer ?

What really makes you an expert? Do you have to have a degree in order to write an article about " How to Care For An Infant "? Many moms will tell you NO! If you've ever had a life experience ( such as being a parent ) then you're an expert on the topic. If you have sucessfully raised and infant to a toddler, then I'm sure you could write a book based on all of those experiences too!

There are many life situations that warrents your expertise on a certain topic. Did you teach yourself to type really fast? I did. I didn't use software either. I have a method but..... maybe I should share that in a ebook. Something as simple as that, could land you a really successful article.

Imagine all of the people that take typing classes. They might have searched online before shelling out 100's of dollars to take a course. Unfortunately, many people leave the classroom still searching for ways to improve their typing speed. You'll catch a few of those people as well, if you chose to write an article about improving typing speed.

The topics are endless. Lucky for us, the need for knowledge is equally important. Consider the average college student looking for information to complete a research paper. I'm sure the first thing they did was type a keyword into a search engine. That keyword brought them to an article... very similar to this one.

They may use the content in order to write their essay or maybe they'll click an ad that takes them to more information. In this case the author will get paid for an ad click... that leads us to the earning potential of writing articles online.

Making Money Writing Articles Online

Making money is a plus when creating articles to market. Some do it for the fun while others do it to earn extra income. Everything that you write and publish, will not make you money but, it will set the tone for other articles you creative. Using links to drive traffic will help increase sales. Don't discount anything you publish online. Everything has the potential to earn.

Getting people to click your ads do require magic.... well not really, but it does require a few steps. You have to make sure that the content, url, tags, and keywords are all relevant to your topic. By doing this, the intuitive ads will recognize the topic and post relevant links.

For instance, if you write an article on " The Causes of Diabetes " then some ads may appear for " cures " or " treatments ". It's very likely that a few readers will want to click on those ads as well.

The same goes for affiliate links. If you're an affiliate with a toy company it wouldn't be wise to place links for tobacco smoking when people are looking for Christmas toys. Keep everything you write simple, sweet and too the point. The magic will do the rest!

Advice For Writers


Do You Have To Love Writing To Be A Writer?

Do you have to love writing in order to be a writer? Well, it certainly would help. When you start writing for pleasure there's no pressure but, when you're writing to earn an income there may be certain things creatively that you may have to sacrifice. For instance, if you're writing an article about a certain product you're promoting you must have a good argument as to why the consumer should but it. This may require a ton of research on the product it's self along with additional research demographic you're attempting to target.

When I first started writing to earn an income online I found it extremely difficult to write about things that I wasn't interested in. It was down right depressing at times. I wanted to earn money but I could care less about some of the topics that made the big money. In order to be a successful writer you must identify with the topic on some level. You have to find it interesting to a degree and at the end of the day, when you're done writing your piece, you want to be proud of it.

At the end of the day, your goals in writing is what matters most. There are so many topics to write about and so many ways to profit from your articles. It's nearly impossible to run out of things to write about. Just find your niche, sit down, and write. Everything else will fall into place!


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      Heather Gomez 3 years ago from Monterey, CA

      This hub was formatted really well. I enjoy reading as much as I do writing. (If not more!)

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      Abba Elijah 6 years ago


      Thanks for the info i never though i could write but now i have articles that i have written

      Really we must not first be Qualify!

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      elija_god 6 years ago from Abuja, Nigeria

      Thanks for the info,Great Hub!

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      wendi_w 6 years ago from Midwest

      Thank you for the clear explanations. I have written a few hubs, and seen good numbers others I liked did terrible I feel like I have no idea what I am doing , as a student I am hoping that the more I write the better I will become.

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      LSKing 6 years ago from East Coast United States

      Thanks MSMS!.... your comments are so kind. I'm not a professional writer but I do loooooove to write for a hobby! It's nice when people enjoy what you write and you can get paid for it. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

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      msms 7 years ago

      'LSKing is the king' of writers' motivation and a Guru of 'how to write' sect. I got many useful pearls of writing art and science from your hub. I am thankful and greedy to request more such Hubs Thanks again KSKing- the King

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      L a d y f a c e 7 years ago from Canada

      Thank you! I'm really new to this and feel a bit better just having read your article.

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      Marie Giunta 7 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Fantastic article for anyone thinking about writing online, easy and concise. Thanks and welcome to Hubpages.

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      triosol 7 years ago

      very informative hub. good tips.

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      LSKing 7 years ago from East Coast United States

      @saleensblog, I'm so glad that it inspired you. There are times where I'm lost for words too. Then other times, I can't get them out fast enough! I love to write articles on various topics because it doesn't pigeon hole me into one genre.

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      LSKing 7 years ago from East Coast United States

      Thank you for rating my hub. I'm not a guru in this area, I just like sharing what helped me. Funny about the "Mothership".... I thought I was onto something new. Thanks for stopping by and giving great advice. I can't wait to check out your articles based on the knowledge you shared.

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      BenjaminB 7 years ago

      Lol LSKing I have a blog I do on YouSayToo called The Link Trail that I just started a week ago intended to introduce beginners to things I've learned about linking and in that blog I make references to, " The Mothership" and the other articles as "The Support Ships".

      Overall your article hits the nail on the head to show beginners the right approach.Perhaps mentioning that it is "The Mother Article" as you put it that is the one we are attempting to push up in the rankings for our main targeted keyword and that to do so each of the support articles will need to target this same keyword as well.

      You could have a ton of supporting articles that would count as links that would not produce the ranking results desired without keeping that in mind. And in doing so is how you so called corner the market on a keyword.

      For example on one of my campaigns I have my main hub as #4 on page 1 of Google search for my main keyword and then 4 of my supporting articles are also in the top 20 and 2 others in the top 50.

      Once material matures a little then the rankings for secondary keywords will kick in.

      While you do not need to do any hard work in the back linking genre as far as social bookmarking sites you will find that to drive your work to the front page it is almost necessary to do some light work in this department.

      I rated you up for the clean and crisp easily understood conciseness of this HUB,great job.