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What Type of Articles to Write Online To Make Money
'How to' Articles
These short articles can be written quickly and I find them the best ones to concentrate on when looking to earn money writing online.
What Niche Markets to Write For
There are an infinite number of variations on this theme for you to choose from.
- How to make, bake or cook. If you can write recipes then use this form.
- How to fix, change, repair or any other do it yourself articles are always popular.
- How to save, spend, invest, get out of debt. All money related subjects are well paid.
- How to care for sick child, relative, animals etc. Health articles are searched a lot.
- How to love, stay or fight for a marriage, partner or relationship.
- How to buy items at the best price
- How to grow vegetables, plants, flowers etc.
- How to rear animals for food or profit.
- How to emigrate, find a job, write a CV or resume
- How to earn, make money online at home
- How to write articles, short stories, novels, scripts and poetry.
A successful How To Article should be short and to the point to answer the question that the reader is looking for. They are best suited to approximately six hundred words. In order to maximize the earning potential.
It is also good practice to include videos and photos.
Get Paid for Writing
Leave the reader of your article feeling satisfied with your answer to their question on 'How To …….'
All writers have their own interests that they love to write articles and blog posts about. They usually write on these particular subjects for the love of writing.
Making Money Online from these Articles would not be the Writer’s First Priority. They want visitors to read their articles because they too share their passion about this subject. I do this myself with certain articles I write.
My own articles I write about these subjects are usually very long about 3,000 to 4,000 words. I do very little keyword research on them because I do not want to be restricted by this when writing the article.
I do make money from them but not as much as the articles I write that are targeted at the How To readers online. There are some rules that need to be followed in order for you to maximize the earning potential of these How To articles.
Short and to the Point
The reader has landed on your article to find out a specific solution to a problem they have. They are only interested in the answer.
To keep Google happy I always try to write at least 500 to 700 words. Add a reasonable amount of photos and videos to the article too. If possible always use your own photos. This shows the reader you know exactly what you are talking about.
Tips and Rules
The How To article is a genre that is becoming very lucrative for making money online.
The internet is now the first place most people go to when looking for answers to every day problems. This is where they know they will find a solution. How to increase your earnings from the How To articles you write online.
They are reasonably easy to write once you get used to researching and creating them. You do not have to be an expert in any field to write about it when creating your How To articles.
You can do research online and then create your own unique article on the subject you have chosen.
Organic traffic from search engines is important if you want to earn money online from writing articles. The words ‘how to ….’ are one of the most used on the search engines by people
I write my recipes under the How To article genre. How to make and How to bake are very popular search terms. All my recipes receive a constant stream of organic traffic from the search engines and I earn money from them.
Benefits of Using YouTube Videos
There are so many YouTube videos out there on all How To subjects that you will have many You Tube videos to choose from.
People like to watch these videos because they see exactly how to fix a problem.
How to fix a broken pipe, how to bake Irish Soda Bread, how to earn money by writing on Hubpages etc.
There are videos on You Tube for practically every how to question out there, the choice in endless.
Keep the Reader Interested
It is always better to include these videos in your How To article. The visitor to your article can click on the video and watch it without leaving your article.
The reader gets what they want and you the writer also wins because the longer the reader stays on your page then Google like it too.
If Google likes it then they move you up the ladder of pages. The higher you are ranked the more readers you get and the more readers you get the more Google likes you so you move up higher again.
If you decide to write these how to articles online you will be entering a very lucrative market.
By organising yourself and creating a writing plan of your online writing goals you can build up a sizable collection of these how to articles.
The advice to new writers is always write what you know about.
That is because this advice is sound. With How To articles it is the best place to start. If you are an expert either through your job, hobby or training then write your How To articles on this subject first.
But do not stop there. As a writer you will be used to carrying out research for your other articles.
Once you have exhausted your own knowledge and expertise on a particular subject you can then decide on another subject to write your How To articles about.
There really are so many subjects to write How To articles out there that you will not be stuck for an idea.
I believe this niche market of How To articles will continue to thrive. As a writer it is up to you to find the approach to writing these particular articles that get you noticed above others on the same subject.
As a member of HubPages you have a few good advantages already.
The software available at HubPages makes it very easy to write and produce an excellent How to article.
Adding photos, videos and links is easy. You can also add a poll that asks the reader if they found the article helpful and a comments box so the reader can leave comments about your article.
This gives future readers thumbs up on your knowledge of this particular solution to the problem.
Before you know it you will become an expert on the subject in the eyes of many internet readers.
Google Adsense ads on your How To article is how you make money writing online.
There is an abundance of useful and expert advice from the Help Pages at this writing Site about SEO and other courses.
Organic Traffic to your Articles from Search Engines is your Goal. You can learn here free from the experts on how to attract search engine traffic to your articles.
Then there are the other writers on Hubpages and their excellent articles on how to optimize your chances of writing the perfect article online.
You can learn so much here by studying these methods that you can become an expert at writing articles in the correct format and style for the best Search Engine Optimization.
So if you are serious about writing online and want to break into a very powerful market why not write a few 'How To' articles.