Writing on Line; Tips for Newbies Part V
Ad Copy + How To
Although it is a misnomer to call a person who virtually copies a few paragraphs from a manual a 'writer', these articles (term used loosely) make money.
If you are writing to Make Money, you write Ad Copy.
There are 'top writers' on many sites who couldn't write an original paragraph but pay their electric bill from plagiarizing instructions found in a hard copy manual.
Whether they are writing about how to deck a patio, build a book case, hang wallpaper, they know where to post, how to network, and use the SEO (search engine optimization) key words.
Your first task is to get fluent with SEO. Learn how to shove those words into sentences so that a Google will pick them up.
Now find some manual and begin to plagiarise.
How To Write that Earning Prose!
Here's a manual I got when I bought my Microwave.
I start an article with an an opening sentence jam packed with SEO words.
You can do a Google, find those 'magic words' and stuff them into every sentence.
Now, Copy the information from the manual.
Change a few words, and add a few semi-original ideas and sprinkle the SEO words throughout that article.
Once published it will be framed with ads for Microwaves.
People who just bought one or are thinking of buying one will arrive at your site. They will click on the Ads.
You'll make more money from that crap then you will from a brilliant original piece.
The same article, of course, can be reworked on other sites under a different nick.
This is very important.
Use different names for every online writing site. Post the same dreck but jumbled around.
In article one you wrote;
"Insure that the microwave is unplugged when you clean it."
In article two you wrote:
"Always disconnect your microwave before you clean it."
Note the difference!
Rerun, Recycle, Repeat
Many of the 'top' writers create a 'template' in which they can pop in today's keywords, post, then recycle for tomorrow.
My favourite was:
"All over the world people are interested in Key1. Everywhere you look, people are talking about Key1. Some people are afraid of Key1. But Key1 is nothing to be afraid of..."
On Monday Key1 is replaced by Exercise, on Tuesday Key1 is replaced by Microwave Ovens... on and on, a Template of 1k words saying NOTHING yet, appearing in the first page of a Google.
The publication of this kind of rubbish, (to be polite) is due to the fact that A.I. does the work; crummy, badly tweaked A.I. not a human in the room.
This is why many sites were labelled 'Content Farms' and given 'minus' points so they would not appear on a Google Search.
Yet, being able to pop these kinds of empty items on various sites, even blogs, and collect the Adsense is still 'live'.
Sure it's nothing to be proud of... but!
Sure it isn't really writing.
Sure it's nothing that will ever grant you fame as no one will even look at your name.
But you'll make your coin.
And as long as you don't sell it to a rip off site, or put it on a rip off site, you'll make coin forever.
Yes, it isn't what you'll call 'writing' and you'll probably pick a nick name that can never be hooked to you, and only under torture admitm but if it's money you want......
Often you'll do a Google and see some sensational headline. You may click on it and find something beyond crap.
"Carrots cause cancer in Mice",
"Lost Numbers Proven Evil",
"Woman gives birth to cat..."
When you read the article it is pure rubbish.
Yet millions of people will click on it.
Your mission, if you decide to accept it is to find any celebrity or hot topic and write sensationalist crap. Anything that is so warped you'd probably click on it yourself. Load it was those SEO words; they don't need to have anything to do with the item, just load them in.
For example, if refrigerator is an SEO word, use it;
"Carrots in a refrigerator..." "Serial numbers on the back of the refrigerator"....
"born by the refrigerator..."
For Your Own Safety
You definitely want to use some nick that can't be connected to you and post via proxy server when you post this crud. Of course, you'll use your real Pay Pal and Ad Sense accounts, unless you are so ashamed you'll create a special set to collect the money you'll make writing gunk.
A Few Ideas
If you take a glance at the featured work on various so called writing sites you'll notice stuff that is so unbelievably bad that you assume it is written in another language that only slightly resembles English.
You may click on a these 'Hot Topics' just to prove that bad writing about crap actually gets more hits than magnificent prose.
With Crap writing, you have to grab what is trending now.
If you writing a How To, the most narrow is what gets the hits.
Don't worry about defaming a major celebrity.
Firstly, common publishing sites don't catch the eye.. It might be years before that celeb even knows an article was written about him or her.
Further, Most believe no publicity is bad, and if they have a problem with an article,they'll contact the site which will take it down.
So don't worry about fabrications.
With How Tos the more specific and limited the better. "How to Change a Spark Plug" sells faster than "How to Service your Car."
What you can do is write what you want as great as you can and publish it.
So you make 7c.
Write crud under a nick, and get the gold.
Yes, you'll be the King or Queen of the Content Farm. You'll be getting lots of hits. And that means money.
So you'll have the best of both worlds.