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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.
There are many persons who couldn't write an original paragraph but pay their electric bill from plagiarizing instructions found in a 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, for example, here's a manual I got when I bought my Microwave.
Write an opening sentence jam packed with SEO words. Copy the information from the manual and add a few semi-original ideas. You don't have to get creative. Just sprinkle the SEO words throughout it.
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 and 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 as a 'How To..." and posted on another site under a different nick. This is very important; using different online writing sites under different names and posting virtually the same dreck.
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 identified and only under torture admit that avatar is you; 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 Triond or Bukisa 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 few of these 'Hot Topics' just to prove that bad writing about crap actually gets more hits than magnificent prose. You might notice that the 'How Tos..." are in tiny esoteric categories.
With Crap writing, you have to grab what is trending now, with How Tos, the most narrow is what gets the hits.
Don't worry about defaming a major celebrity; 99.9999999% don't even Google themselves, 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.
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 80% of all clicks on Snipsly (which pays by clicks, not hits). You'll post on other 'Crowd Sourcing' sites which are created to rope in suckers and get them to click.
So you'll have the best of both worlds.