Writing Online Articles and Publishing Them Is Easy... Getting Traffic Is Harder
Eyeballs are traffic, and that is Harder To Get and Maintain Sometimes
It is easy to write and publish an 800 word online article, or a fine hub and it is easy to put it together on various online writing sites you are publishing your writing on, (as for publishing them often you simply need to do is hit publish). This is the easy part. If you have trouble writing quality online articles on a regular basis, and then publishing them-- you have a problem.
The other hard part is writing and publishing quality content all the time. In other words you need a few fine hubs, or a few fine websites. This is the ground work that any writer faces, defining what is quality for their readers. Then there is a need to get, or better still increase traffic.
General idea: You need traffic. If you need more you need to massively increase traffic-- with the online articles you publish. This traffic comes from as many sources as you can get. When we say "traffic" it means people who come and read your hubs or websites from search engines, or social networking sites, or any other place you might find traffic from online.
But back to the idea about writing online articles. These are probably the easiest part to your business. If you don't have hubs you don't have traffic. (Your profile however pretty it may be does not count as a hub!)There is an important fact to remember about writing, it is a business, so what you write is often more important than money. In fact what you write should be the reason you write.
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Online Articles Are What You Know.
Advice: write an online article, by this I mean a hub, or a Squidoo lens or something that will get you motivated to write more on the same subject. The more you focus on one interesting subject the better your chances of increasing traffic. This is one simple way of keeping traffic. Most traffic comes to you for a reason and that reason is often your subject.
For example: Your blog is on the topic of current events, and you want more traffic, you have to keep writing about current events, not about last years' news. This does not mean you can't increase traffic. It does mean that you don't start going off topic for the big ticket money maker. The reason is simple you will not be writing what you know.
Not every "money maker" makes money for you or your business-- some will not even get traffic without a lot of effort. I have learned this, and I also accept that I write what I know, and make it useful in terms of content. This means I can feel that what I am writing about I believe in, and I know it works for me. If you do not know the subject, no matter how much money you think you will make, you won't make money.
Does Traffic Mean Money?
No. It does not. Not ever you can have the best money making site or hub of all time and not get traffic or anything else. You can also have something you simply put together in an hour and have this make you a lot of money. the point is you never know, and it is up to your readers, your traffic to tell you if your content is good enough to click on an ad or not.
Traffic means a potential of money, but for this sake I'll break it down in a hub, say you have a hub with great content. It is well written and informative. You have about 800 or so words and you have at least tried to check it over.
Next you need traffic. There are a few ways to go about this: One you add your hub to various social networking sites, since a link is a link is a link. Then adding your links to your blog or other online articles. Time consuming, but it does increase traffic. It does not mean it will make you money, or give you profit on your business.
The money comes because people have found your content helpful, and then are willing to click on your Google AdSense ads. The idea is that you need traffic to do this. Focus on content, then traffic. Then the rest will fall into place.
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So.. If Traffic Does Not Mean "X" why do I want Eyeballs?
No traffic, you do not get anything. Same idea as with hubpages, if you don't have hub you don't have followers or traffic or anything else. You can participate all you like, but no published hubs, what help can you give others? You will not get traffic this way.
By the same token, if you are here for 3 days, and have written twenty hubs, you have a problem, so balance your work and your participation. You need to prove yourself. Keep writing hubs and keep participating. it is the same even on Squidoo. Write lenses and participate.
Why do you want eyeballs? the more eyeballs on your work, (aka traffic) the more of a chance you get exactly what you want. Again the start is to go to "share it" and click on a link there, and use the basics. This is the only way to make money though Google AdSense.
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I am not suggesting that you become a writer or publish a book if you plan on working (or to continue to work with) with marketing on the Internet. At the same time I am suggesting you look at writing content as important and that you try to improve your writing as it is a part of your online business. Once your writing improves, and you edit older hubs in the same fashion, you will find that you will improve your traffic since people will link to your work.
Yes, there are sites which have great content, but they also need to get traffic which means that they need to add links, and work harder at the traffic. The easiest thing for your business is to think content then traffic.
The more content you write the better you will become and the more traffic you will get, but you have to be willing to take the steps you need to get what you want. There is no easy way to go about it.
To your success.
© 2010 Rebecca E.