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The First Step of Writing

Updated on August 13, 2013

You have been dreaming of working at home and working at your own time. You love the freedom you have and at the same time, earning without doing much work besides writing. Sounds familiar? Well, I am not sure about you but I sure do think and dream about it! So you have been thinking of starting to write for money but unsure how to start? Worry no more as you have came to the right site!

If that is your passion, don't ever stop.
If that is your passion, don't ever stop.

I myself have started writing for 4 months now. Yes, due to lack of time, I hardly managed to write in the past. Thanks to my lovely girl who motivates me to write as a freelance writer. I don not earn even 3-digit pay right now but I sure do reaching the mark real soon.

So what do you really need to start writing? I am sure that you will have a rough idea what to expect and what to do as a writer after reading this article. The main objective about this article is simple to know facts about writing online and new starters will have a brief idea on what to expect in this industry.

Basically, I have break down the whole industry into three simple parts. These are the basic you must know and understand in order for you to be successful in this challenging industry.

You want to write? Make it happen now!
You want to write? Make it happen now!

Let me explain really brief for you. Writing is a full time be frank. If you think starting to write is hard, think again. Earning money from writing is much harder! When you start, you will be competing with thousands of writers if not millions and getting started is the hardest of all.

Simple yet meaningful
Simple yet meaningful

Writing fact: You got to make the first move or you will never will

Passion for Writing

To write, you need to have the burning passion. I myself love to write and it is really rewarding to see my articles are being read over and over again daily. It is even a bonus if your articles are being featured.

Getting Traffic by Search Engine Optimization

Traffic, in the world of an online writer is the number of people who visit and reads your article. Another word of traffic is visitor and you might came across the words 'unique visitor'. These are the group of people you must grab hold of. They are the one who actually click and read your articles and most of the time, they will be the one judging if your article(s) is worth the time or not. If you create a good impression, then they will be back for more. Creating traffic is fun but at the same time challenging. There are many ways one can attract traffic to the article but to ensure there is a constant flow of traffic, now that's is something you got to plan and think about.

Kicking off

Okay the last final step is starting to write. Yes, start blogging as it is free and easy. Write your mind off and tell the world what you think. Simply by writing, you are actually making the first step. Everyone starts from some where. At first, you might not get a lot of readers and might even be zero for the next two months. However, never give up faith and continue to write more articles which are funny and interesting. Starting is always the hardest part. Never be afraid to write and write if there is no tomorrow!

Good luck in writing and never given up! It takes time and efford but it is rewarding in the end.

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    Reginald Chan 7 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi netwriter2010!

    Thank you for your comment and good luck to you too :)

    Have a great day friend...

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    netwriter2010 7 years ago

    hi nicregi thank for the advice good luck in your writing thanks again

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    Reginald Chan 7 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi PassinItAlong.

    Thanks for the comment! I have even wrote a few hubs on blogging. If you have the time, take a look :)

    Take care and good luck!

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    PassinItAlong 7 years ago

    Nice tips!

    I've been thinking of opening a new blog,just can't find the time.

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    Reginald Chan 7 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi saleheensblog.

    Thank you for your comment. Glad it helped you in some ways :)

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    Reginald Chan 7 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi featherpin

    Thank you for your comment. I do hope I succeed as an online writer :)

    God bless and thank you for reading!

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    featherpin 7 years ago from Los Angeles

    good stuff. that's inspiring, hope you go far in writing

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    Reginald Chan 7 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi Michael Jay

    Thank you for your comment. Glad you liked it!

    Have a great day and it's my p;easure to share them with everyone :)

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    Michael Jay 7 years ago

    Great hub, nicregi! This is really useful and informative. Thank you so much for sharing.