Do you treat writing like a job and do you have any secrets to create true incom

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  1. R.Cochran profile image81
    R.Cochranposted 6 years ago

    Do you treat writing like a job and do you have any secrets to create true income from articles?

    What tips can you give to someone that hasn't that want's to make a living doing this and doesn't know that much about internet advertising. Is there sources that a person can go to to learn?

  2. Arioch profile image81
    Ariochposted 6 years ago

    Keep working your main job (if you have one) and build up your number of articles it can take a few months to even make a few dollars, but the more and better articles you have the more income you will have it is also a good guage as to if it is an achievable goal for you.
    Also pay attention to what articles you write that seem to attract most views and consider writing more on the same or similar themes.  i find it also helps if you are writing about things you are genuinely interested in.
    Many people also display their articles on facebook or twitter with the links available.

    Many people use SEO and add their articles to search engines, though I am a little green to this myself perhaps someone more qualified could expend on this.

  3. unvrso profile image91
    unvrsoposted 6 years ago

    Besides being a wonderful and entertaining activity. I consider writing as part of a job. I do this almost everyday and I write for three sites on the internet. The key idea behind considering writing as a means to support your life is that you have to compete with other skillfull writers on the internet. This means that the more quality and coherence you express on your articles, the more audience you´re going to attract. The basic idea is to write articles in a variety of topics that interest people, such as technology, science, music, money, and health. Treat any article you write as a piece of art. The articles you write are going to be rolling on the internet for a long time.

  4. BizGenGirl profile image91
    BizGenGirlposted 6 years ago

    That's a noble and very ambitious goal! It's a wonderful profession that you can be successful at, if you know just how to do it...  Seriously, when you write, you have a voice that sticks out to your readers, and if you aren't passionate about what... read more

  5. stricktlydating profile image84
    stricktlydatingposted 6 years ago

    Yes, it's my part time job.  The best tip I could give someone who is wanting to make a living from writing is to write about what you know about and stick with that.  Once you decide on a niche you can prove yourself as a subject matter expert in your articles and your readers will want to read all of your work, and also share it.  I don't pay much attention to 'internet advertising' the readers just come because they're interested in my body of work.  Goodluck!

  6. MickS profile image72
    MickSposted 6 years ago

    Produce interesting, relevant, articles with correct spelling and good grammar, send them to a print publisher.  Don't be discouraged by rejection, take notice of any comments the  editor may make about your work. Read and re-write your work until it is right.  Don't give up the day job until you, regelarly, have more money each month from writing in your bin.

  7. LoriSoard profile image74
    LoriSoardposted 6 years ago

    I freelance full-time. Writing makes up about 60% of my income. I also promote businesses, design websites and do editing work. I have a couple of other gigs on the side where I'm building residual income, such as this, but these are more hobbies for me than my job, because they don't yet bring in noticeable profit. Same thing with my books. I don't make a ton - maybe a couple thousand a book, but that is starting to slowly change as I sell foreign rights and make more and more royalties over the years. That too is a residual form of income, which is my ultimate goal.

    1. Ruby H Rose profile image73
      Ruby H Roseposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      good to know, a nice workable plan.

  8. Beata Stasak profile image82
    Beata Stasakposted 6 years ago

    I have used to publish some of my poems, travelling articles and reflections in magazines in three languages in three countries. I have also won few literacy competitions, but writing started to be an unpleasant chore for me, because I was pushed to compromise my suit the particular audience, to suit the demands of magazines etc...I haved decided to stop writing at all.

    Later on I have discovered the online writing sites and decided to start again, but just as a hobby and I rediscovered the love for writing again...Now I have three different sites in three different languages and a big pool of followers in each...

    It is everyone's choice, but for me there is only one way now: work in my profession and continue with writing in my past time...if I am good enough then maybe once someone will offer me some deal...if not I will continue what I am doing...


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