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Writing Online Articles With Photos and Videos

Updated on February 20, 2018
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L.M. Reid is an Irish Writer who has published many articles in magazines and online.

Writing Articles To Earn Money Online

Adding photographs and videos to your article, blog or website will keep the reader on your webpage longer.

Do that and you can earn money online quicker because if the reader is happy then they are more likely to click on the relevant adverts.

I always prefer an article with visual aids and love to see the authors' own photographs on the page.

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Digital Cameras and Cellphones Make it Easy

You can also upload relevant videos to add visual information about the topic you are writing about. You Tube videos are very easy to upload on the writing sites and the reader does not leave your page to view them.

Most of us have a camera on our cellphones which enables us to take photos and videos. Digital cameras are also small and cheap and give instant access to photos and videos we take.

Writing Articles and Blogs

The object of your article is to inform the reader on a certain subject that they are interested in.

Below I have given you some very useful tips on How to use photographs in your articles to make money writing online.

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Cameras From Years Ago

Life is so much easier these days for article writers. I am still amazed at the new digital cameras on the market. In my day I had to spend a fortune to get the photos developed.

It cost £12 for a roll of 24 black and white photos and took from seven to ten days to get them back from the shop. The magazines would not accept colour photographs at all and they had to be colour slides.

I am not talking about the middle ages here either it was only in the early 1990’s. But technology has moved so quick since then. I have been writing articles for publication in Magazines since 1987.

Old Computers

That was before the age of the internet and laptops. I spent £1,000 on a computer, and that was when £1,000 was worth a lot more than it is today. The computer was a giant of a thing BEFORE Windows was invented.

It was designed for offices. My oh my was I was thrilled I could delete a word I had spelt wrong without having to start at the beginning again. Before that I was using a typewriter. Lol.

Now I use my slim line laptop computer that I can carry around from room to room and even use to write articles while sitting up in bed.

Digital Cameras

Taking photographs with a digital camera is easy and cheap. The writer can click away until they get that particular photograph for an article just right.

I am so glad I invested in this digital camera last year. It really is worth the money to buy the best one you can afford at the time.

There is also the ongoing opportunity of taking a photo that suggests an article. You can use the camera on your phone whenever you see an opportunity as well.

Instant Photos

My mother is always making Soda Bread at home. On a visit there one day I saw an opportunity for a recipe article here so I took loads of photographs.

My mother thought it was hilarious because she assumed everyone knew how to make Irish Soda bread and no one would be interested in looking at her making it.

I uploaded some of the photos and wrote the article.

If I had only included the instructions and ingredients it would be a lot less more appealing. You can see the results of adding photos and You Tube videos to this article below.

Video of My Mother

Add Photos and Videos

So all writers who wish to earn money online from their articles should invest in a decent digital camera and use it constantly.

Take advantage of the new technology out there, add photos and videos to your articles and encourage readers to stay on your website or article.That way you have a better chance that they will click on one of the adverts from Google Adsense and Amazon so that you can earn cash online.

Increased Traffic

Increased traffic and happier readers means more clicks on your adverts.

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      L M Reid 3 years ago from Ireland

      Photos and video really do make a difference on the articles. Thank you torrilyn for taking the time to leave a comment

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      torrilynn 3 years ago

      Really great advice and very helpful. Voted up.

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      L M Reid 4 years ago from Ireland

      I take my camera with me everywhere and sometimes a photo I take will give me an idea for an article . It is always better to have photos to show your readers.

      Thank you lies5858 for taking the time to leave a comment

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      Linda Bryen 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thank you for your informative hub. I agree, an article with photos look much better.

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      L M Reid 5 years ago from Ireland

      Digital cameras certainly make life easier for online writers to enhance the quality of their articles. I love clicking away whenever I get a chance and an idea for another hub.

      Thanks Angela for reading and taking the time to leave a comment

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      Angela Brummer 5 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      Thank you this is great advice!

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      L M Reid 6 years ago from Ireland

      When writing articles and blogs it is always better to add your own photos when possible

      Thanks for SHARING

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      L M Reid 6 years ago from Ireland

      Thank you both for reading and taking the time to leave a comment. I take my camera with me every where now. It is so easy and cheap with the digital technology too.

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      Michele McCallister 6 years ago from USA

      Very informative hub !! So many tools towards creating hubs that will fuel income maximization that I need to bookmark this hub and slowly digest it all. Thanks so much and keep hubbing !

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      Jaypyramid 7 years ago

      That is so true. I love it when there are photographes in an article. It does make it more interesting and it is practical too because sometimes a picture can tell you a lot. Especially when you are talking about cooking articles or gardening. I love your photographes.