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Writing Articles to Make Money, Really?

Updated on October 29, 2018

Make Money Online Writing, The Simple Way

One of the simple ways to make money online is by writing articles and not just okay articles but good ones. Most people think that if you just write about anything that it will generate money. The thing is that good content equals good money, but what no one tells you is that writing articles is easy but getting the money is somewhat difficult. Writing articles take concentration on the title, keywords, and content. Articles stand out and people love to search for articles to read to get a take on opinions and to learn about certain things. The reason why you make more money by articles is because it makes more time to develop and to build revenue.

The Benefits of Writing Online

  • Make money per article on some sites.
  • Make money with Google AdSense on revenue share sites by displaying ads relevant to your content.
  • Make money with Amazon by selling products related to your articles.
  • Gain more traffic to your website.
  • Gain popularity amongst the web.

Make Money and Know From The Best

There are plenty of ways to make money online writing, but I am going to explain a way to start writing articles and to possibly make money in the future. I have learned that it will take time to make money on the Internet and you will have to take your time to learn the basics about the Internet itself. The ones that are making thousands know that it takes time, research, and maybe loss of money to make money.

I have researched many sites and have found great writers. Even on here at Hubpages like

  • Relache
  • Misha
  • Mark Knowles
  • Patty English
  • Jennifer
  • Marye Audet
  • Uninvited Writer
  • Whitney05
  • fastfreta
  • Chuck
  • Marisa Wright
  • Kathryn Vercillo
  • Zsuzsy Bee
  • habee
  • Shadesbreath
  • Cagsil

Just to name a few, lol... I have found out things that have kept me from making money as of right now. Laziness. That word keeps most people from making money from home, even though they have the best advice, knowledge, and skill to do it. I have also learned that it takes patience and time to generate money for now and the future. There are only a few sites I trust to make money from:





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Those are the best known and trustworthy writing sites I know about.

How Much Money Can You Generate Possibly?

Depending on what site you write on the most also depends on what you generate in the long run. Google AdSense is one of the top affiliate programs to make you money and with research and technique, you can make thousands like the people below. They have mastered ad displaying and ad targeting of Google AdSense, but probably stumbled along the way when they first started. They also receive lots of huge traffic

David Miles Jr and Kato Leonard-

Tim Carter-

Independent Bloggers- and other sites

Matther Daimler-

Matt Rutledge-

If you choose good keywords then you will reap in the benefits. Good keywords equals targeted traffic and a good percentage on clicks. Let's complete an example on how Google AdSense work and how much you can receive in revenue.

Keywords & Calculations

Let's say you choose a keyword about glasses. Okay but to return good traffic to your article, you will need to be specific on what kind of glasses you are talking about. So, let's say you choose "Tommy Hilfiger glasses". Let's say that keyword is $10.82 for CPC (Cost Per Click). Okay to calculate your earnings, you need to multiply $10.82 by how many searches is searched for that keyword by inputting the keyword into Google Adwords Keyword Tool.To access the results on the keyword tool, go to previous interface of the keyword tool and input "Tommy Hilfiger glasses". Click the Display the CPC category and look at the search volume. Let's say the search volume is 2400. Multiply $10.82 by 2400.

$10.82* 2400= $25,968 Looks good doesn't it!!

After that multiply Google AdSense percentage, which is 25% times 40% because you will not accumulate 100% of the traffic from that keyword. Your goal is to push for the 40% to get the most out of it. After that multiply 5% because people that comes to your article will not click on an ad, so 5% is a reasonable amount. So let's see the calculations again.

$10.82* 2400* .4* .05*.25=$129.84

$129.84 for that keyword and let's say you have 20 visitors that click on your link per day that is $2,596.80 and $77,904.00 per month. Now, you will have to do major work to get ranked number 1 for Google and to accumulate visitors that will possible click on your ads. So, let's look at the formula for future reference.

CPC*Search Volume*Actual Traffic*Clicks*Google AdSense Percentage= Actual Earnings per click.

I learned about those keywords and calculations over at The Keyword Academy and I signed up for the trial to see if I can learn anything from keywords and content. I will tell you it is the best $1 I have spent and I will keep paying for it on a monthly basis because I love what they have to offer. I will not expose anymore secrets, you will have to find out yourself about it and you will start earning money from writing content and articles as I am trying to do now. I believe it is well worth it, so give it a try...

Earn Money Online

Can writing excellent articles bring you traffic and earn you residual income? Yes it can and with the right knowledge and research, it could bring you the kind of money that so many people want on a monthly basis. I am one of those people myself learning the ropes about keyword research, good article content, and learning how to get targeted traffic to my articles. Believe me it will take time but if you start now and work on grasping readers and bringing them to your content you will get success. Here are some ways I am currently working on to continue to make money from home.

  • Write 10-15 articles per week on different websites.
  • Work on submitting great content to the article websites.
  • Let everyone know about my articles through social media websites.
  • Continue to work on back linking my articles.
  • Write more articles to tell my own journey to others about the success of working from home.
  • Continue to find high but steady keywords to implement in my articles.
  • Work on building my success and continue to complete my course with The Keyword Academy.


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    • LarryCiampa profile image


      8 years ago from Pittsburgh, Pa.

      Your article is VERY INFORMATIVE. You may have saved me a LOT of research time. I will try to use your information to sharpen my writing efforts. THANK YOU!

    • Mike Marks profile image

      Mike Marks 

      9 years ago

      just beginning my research on how to hub successfully for money... I've already put up a few hubs, but they are probably not the best for reaching readers and making money, but I wanted to get something up to begin the process. Now I'll learn about how to make my future hubs content rich. Keywording, backlinking, all new stuff for me. I made an adsense account but I'm not sure if I completed everything I'm suppose to complete, how much is manual and how much is automatic, I mean, I'm a registared account but I didn't personally select any ads, google-ads that are appearing on my hubs look like the same google ads that were appearing on my hub before I made an account. I don't have much traffic to my hubs yet so its not a crucial issue yet, except for my needing to know what I'm doing

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      Sima Ballinger 

      9 years ago from Michigan

      Thanks liljen23 for this informative hub.

    • chinemeremz profile image

      Chinemere onuekwusi 

      9 years ago

      Hi LilJen and how beautiful this hub is.

      Like you rightly pointed out, making some money off your work all depends on just two things which is good content and traffic.

      But if you ask me, I'll say good content ranks high in my scheme of things, as nobody will love to read a generic info presented on a rather amateurish manner.

      Now a good content means the following:

      Using contextual and relevant keywords

      Crafting a powerful headline to attract your reader.

      Making use of Good reference for more reading.

      Well indented article devoid of spelling errors and grammer misuse.

      Finally, a writing factual and open to criticism.

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      9 years ago

      Really good info, I'm starting retirement and will be on a fixed income, REAL FIXED, and I'm hoping to make extra money by writing. You have really inspired me, Thanks.

    • kiigeorge profile image


      9 years ago

      Well researched. A good resource. Thanks for that liljen23. Ive searched hard also for genuine opportunities for Hubbers and have found something thats worth a look

    • liljen23 profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer Crowder 

      9 years ago from Shreveport,LA

      thanks for commenting and reading. You're welcome Simon.

    • sim0n30 profile image


      9 years ago from Ireland

      This was a great read, thankyou.

    • jamesmspacey profile image


      9 years ago from Hobart, Australia

      Great resource! As a writer I've loved the fact that you can make money online easier than working freelance. I'll never go back to that game!

    • liljen23 profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer Crowder 

      9 years ago from Shreveport,LA

      Hello Dl, I just want to say thank you for coming to this hub and reading it. I will like to also say that it is brave of you to acknowledge and admit that certain programs have not worked for you, but I will say it takes passion, determination, patience, and knowledge to make this work. I have been writing consistently for four months now and I will tell you it is very hard and gets frustrating at times to check on your work or affiliate programs and see nothing.. It takes time.. Blessings to you and I hope you find your way.. I have a few hubs revolved around writing and making an income.

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      9 years ago from East Texas

      Hi liljen23~This was a very informative hub, the only thing for me is that I don't make money writing on hubpages and I guess I should give it a try. I must admit I tried once using Google AdWords and Google Adsense and wasn't successful so I've move on. The time and money you put into hasn't worked for me. Maybe I just didn't give it enough time and effort or I needed to try more others. I like to know in more detail how you do it. In any event, I write as a hobby and I enjoy it althought it would be nice. :) Thanks for sharing and I invite you to visit my hub page. Blessings to you.

    • liljen23 profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer Crowder 

      9 years ago from Shreveport,LA

      Thanks for reading and I am new to backlinking, so I put what I knew.. I'll leave that to the experts.. Checked out your hub and it had some decent points made on it.

    • liljen23 profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer Crowder 

      9 years ago from Shreveport,LA

      Your welcome angela..

    • angela_michelle profile image

      Angela Michelle Schultz 

      9 years ago from United States

      Thanks for the good information. I was trying to find different names of writing sites, and found a few I hadn't heard about from here. Thanks!

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      Dawn Gagnon 

      9 years ago from South Carolina

      This is a very good informative article. I have had great success writing with as opposed to the sites you have listed though, to be honest.

    • ludmilla701 profile image


      9 years ago from U.A.E.

      Writing is a great skill! And you can start earning by writing fir others to make some money and get some practice.

      But it should be just the first step in your journey.

      Wouldn't you like to establish your self further and create your own sites?

      Its going to be much more rewarding then working for others.

      All the best to you lovely writers.

      I wish it was easy for me too.

    • liljen23 profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer Crowder 

      9 years ago from Shreveport,LA

      Thanks Zark, I try!!!

    • ZarkoZivkovic profile image


      9 years ago from Serbia

      You really do your research, I like that :)

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      9 years ago

      I write on various sites with AdSence revenue-share. So far, the best results as far as income, I have on HubPages, Ongobee, and Squidoo. Any suggestions for other good sites that anybody knows of?

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      Tips Of Money 

      9 years ago

      good information and nice hub great tips

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      9 years ago from New Delhi

      Very informative hub, liljen23. I am still trying to figure out how to best increase traffic and do effective keyword research. But writing on hubpages is really rewarding apart from making money. Thanks for such a great read.

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      9 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Such great info for hubbers and wannabees. Laziness is my enemy too many times, but we just have to keep coming back and go at it again. Some day it will be worth it!

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      Research Analyst 

      9 years ago

      This is really good information and the tips on writing for money and is very helpful for newbies and seasoned writers.


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