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Write Articles For Money - How to Write Articles For Profit

Aug 30, 2008
Want a fun creative money making idea? Learn to make money writing articles like this one. In fact there are many folk who make whole lifestyles from writing articles and I'm not talking about professional writers in the author mould, I'm talking about normal everyday folk just writing articles and making money from home. Let you creative streak out, it's really quite easy.

Writing articles for money has become a popular way to make a home business whether its just a bit of extra cash or for that whole lifestyle. It is sometimes called 'bum marketing' although I believe there are some distinctions to be drawn on that point. Bum marketing is really a subset of the wider article writing sphere, targeted to specific niches. This strategy is often used by affiliates of various marketing programs. It involves targeting a particular product and a specific keyword or phrase that the affiliate sees some opportunity in for search engine listings. We'll come back to that in a moment.

Article writing in its wider sense can be thought of as the activity of writing articles for blogs and websites, or articles to be compiled into topical reports and ebooks to be sold on the net, and of course article writing can also for a website owner who wants a writer to create content for cash. Take a look at eLance.com to see the variety of demand for article writers.

If you intend making your living by it then get some practice first! While there is lots of opportunity and your articles don't have to be creative masterpieces, they do need to be informative and structured so as to lead readers to where you want them to go. You will need a little practice to get into a rhythm of producing good articles.

One rewarding way to practice is to go to Paydotcom.com or Clickbank.com and look through the various products there. Sign up for an affiliate account and then pick a product to write about. Pick something you already know is in demand and that maybe you have some basic knowledge on, though you can also pick something and research it a little. Find out what keywords folk re likely to be using when they are searching for such a product. Pick a phrase they use and write an article based around that phrase.

When your article is ready, post it on article directories or at Squidoo.com, Hubpages.com or other free websites like say Blogger.com. Try to make variations of it and post it to several of those sites. Include a link or two to your chosen affiliate product using the affiliate code you got when you signed up at Clickbank or wherever. Interlink some of the articles and pages so the search engines can find your articles and you'll get some readers.

When you have had a few sales this way you'll know you are starting to get things right! You'll soon find yourself picking all sorts of niche areas to write about and profit from! Even niches you never thought about before will start to look attractive enough to make you do a little research and article writing. Warning - earning commissions like that is highly addictive!

What is stopping you? Think you can't write well enough to make a shopping list? So did I once but this little article here took me about 20 minutes just now and articles I have just like it are making a little money every month. Check out the links below if you would like to know more.
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