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How Do You Earn Money Writing Articles Online

Updated on September 28, 2018
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L.M. Reid is an Irish writer who has published many articles in magazines and online.

Writing Articles Online

My goal of earning money from home has been achieved. Here are some articles I have written to help you too. I have been successfully writing articles for years for publication in magazines. When I realised there were great opportunities on the internet I made the switch and started writing online instead.

I show you how to join the Google Adsense Affiliate Program and the Amazon program. I also advise you which articles to write and some SEO rules you need to follow.

How to Join Google Adsense as an Affiliate

Do you want to make money writing online? Do you want to be paid for your articles and blog posts on writing sites and your own blogs? To do this successfully the most important thing you must do is to join and be accepted as a Google Adsense Affiliate.

To read this article and join Google Adsense click here

How to Create a Google Blog

Write a blog and add Google Adsense and Amazon adverts to earn money online. If you do not feel confident yet in writing a full 500 to 2000 word article then you can set up a free Google blog and still earn money from writing short and interesting blog posts.

Step by Step Instructions

I show you in easy steps how to add your Google Adsense ads and Amazon adverts to this and other Google Blogs. When your readers click on the ads you earn money. When your readers buy online from your Amazon adverts then you make money too. I also explain the easy process of signing up for these accounts. There are YouTube videos on this article that shows you exactly how to set up a Google Blog.

How To Create a Blog

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Successful How To Articles

Most new writers have their own particular interests that they concentrate their articles on. They may have two or three main subjects that they know a lot about and therefore enjoy writing on their favourite subjects. I believe this is how most writers start out, myself included. You will find others who share your interest and therefore will attract many readers online. But at some stage you will need to find a new market to write for.

How To Articles

A well written How To article can be very successful if it is done right. I do make money from all my articles but not as much as those I write that are targeted at the How To readers.

Make money online writing How To articles.

Targeted Traffic

There are many ways to increase traffic to your articles. I explain one of them here that works very well for me. These readers come to my article because they share the same interest as I do and therefore are already willing to read the article in full.

Writing about a particular subject no matter what it is will be easy for experienced writers because they have their own interests that they have abundant knowledge and expertise in. They love sharing their passion with other people because it is something they need to do.

Facebook Groups

There are millions of groups on Facebook of every single possible interest no matter how obscure. You only need to find and join these groups and join. I give examples of some of the subjects I write about and how the Facebook groups specific to these subjects get me many new readers. I also explain in detail how to find and join a group on Facebook.

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    • viking305 profile imageAUTHOR

      L M Reid 

      3 years ago from Ireland

      Hello Dale. Thanks for the comment. Looking over the article some of it does need updating I agree. I must make time to go through each link and update it thanks

    • Dale Mazurek profile image

      Dale Mazurek 

      3 years ago from Canada

      This is a great article...however is it still all relevant?

    • viking305 profile imageAUTHOR

      L M Reid 

      6 years ago from Ireland

      Thank you cleanenergy, These articles are about my writing experience so far online at Hubpages. It takes a lot of work and time to earn money writing articles but it is well worth it. I am now earning a monthly income for doing something that I love. Can't be bad lol

      Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment

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      6 years ago from Bitola

      Interesting and very useful. I hope that it will be of great help to everyone

    • viking305 profile imageAUTHOR

      L M Reid 

      6 years ago from Ireland

      Writing online to earn money is not easy. Yes you do need to have the basic writing skills and be able to create interesting articles.

      You also have to know how to get your articles seen and read and this is where SEO and other rules must be learnt and followed

      Thank you everyone for taking the time to leave comments

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      7 years ago

      I utilized different strategies for traffic optimization, nevertheless, page rank of my website. I think it is worth to utilize seo company , which will make my SEO work well!

    • CrazyGata profile image


      7 years ago from Puerto Rico

      Viking, I am sure printing this one out... hey! I wrote about you! :)

      you sure got a fan here!

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      7 years ago

      Great page.I really loved it as I was also searching for a wonderful way to earn real money by writing articles.Thanks for help.

    • viking305 profile imageAUTHOR

      L M Reid 

      7 years ago from Ireland

      Thanks for reading Pollyannalana. Yes I used to write just for myself but then decided to also write to earn money too. You can do both.

      I have written a lot of articles on Irish history which do not earn me money but I just love the subject. I also write about other subjects that have good keywords so that I can make money writing online.

      I am not sure if poetry would earn you any money, maybe go on the forums and ask other poets here on Hubpages how they are doing.

      But the first thing you must do in order to earn money from your writing on HubPages is Join Google Adsense as an affiliate. I presume you have done that.

      There is a writing contest going on here at the moment too with cash prizes, maybe you could try writing a hub for that?

      Good luck with your writing

    • Pollyannalana profile image


      7 years ago from US

      Just found this, so far I have written for therapy, although I copyright all my poetry first loving it so...maybe it is time for money, is there money in poetry? I do have two sites but I have let them sit awhile.

    • viking305 profile imageAUTHOR

      L M Reid 

      8 years ago from Ireland

      Thank you everyone for reading this article and for your comments.

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      FarmVille Tips and Tricks 

      8 years ago

      Wonderful article. I loved it as I was searching for a wonderful way to earn real money by writing articles. I already have a Farmville Cheats blog but not enough money is made by Google Adsense these days and I believe that more avenues must be found. Thanks for your great writing.


    • Nino Plevnik profile image

      Nino Plevnik 

      8 years ago

      I like this one: Keep the reader happy!

      Great article. Nice job. Thank you

    • Boomer60 profile image


      8 years ago

      Great job on your summary! The next phase of the challenge should really cement your ability to make more money online.

    • Dobson profile image


      8 years ago from Virginia

      Nice work viking, you have evrything laid out so well.

    • Jane@CM profile image


      8 years ago

      I'm so jealous of your summary - amazing job!

    • LeanMan profile image


      8 years ago from At the Gemba

      Some very nice tips Viking, great hub.

    • viking305 profile imageAUTHOR

      L M Reid 

      8 years ago from Ireland

      Hello Nell glad you stopped by thanks for reading

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      Nell Rose 

      8 years ago from England

      Hi, great ideas here, and I am just going to go and see how you do your 'how to ones'! thanks nell


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