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Just One Tip for Online Writers

 
JoHarrington
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on 04/23/2013

In my usual state of low level panic at The State of my Finances, I've been reading reams of articles about what to do or not do, as an online writer.  Half of them contradicted the others.  Or even themselves. Many went on for years, with great walls of text, saying nothing much.  It got me thinking. 

Wouldn't it be great if we could all contribute just one tip?   Not go on and on and on.  Just something simple.  The most important facet of your work.  Your touchstone.  The one thing that you could tell your fellow writers.  So what will it be?

 

Mine is:   write often, write well.


HollieT
Posts: 379
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on 04/23/2013

Don't give up, it takes time, lots of learning and patience.

Paul
Posts: 256
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on 04/23/2013

Constant content is key. (Though I don't exercise this with articles, but with videos!)

AbbyFitz
Posts: 374
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on 04/23/2013

Write what you feel inside you, not what you think others' preferences would be


humagaia
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on 04/23/2013

If you really want to make money, forget about your own content, find something produced by someone else that is selling, with a reasonable ROI, and PAY for traffic.


BrendaReeves
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on 04/23/2013

 

humagaia: 04/23/2013 - 04:45 PM

If you really want to make money, forget about your own content, find something produced by someone else that is selling, with a reasonable ROI, and PAY for traffic.

Please explain.


Brenda Reeves
BrendaReeves
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on 04/23/2013

I agree with Abby.

My tip: Stay off of Spider Solitaire and you'll get more done.


Brenda Reeves
humagaia
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on 04/24/2013

 

BrendaReeves: 04/23/2013 - 09:17 PM

 

humagaia: 04/23/2013 - 04:45 PM

 

Please explain.

Brenda, this thread was for tips, not full explanations. 

If anybody requires a full explanation, please DM me. I shall endeavor to answer.

Brief explanation: 

writing and monetizing your own content takes a long time and much effort (but may be the only way to earn if you have very limited cash resources, and lots of time on your hands). To cut out much of that time and effort you can find stuff written by others on such sites as clickbank, which shares (usually 75% - worth having!) revenue with affiliate sellers. You can drive traffic to the offer(s) you select using bought traffic (don't consider Adsense - too expensive). This traffic can be bought for a cent (or less) per click-through from sites such as you can find by undertaking a Google search such as 'paid traffic sources' or the like. Then a method must be implemented to select the right offer and push the traffic to that offer, and monitoring results. If the selections prove to be profitable, throw extra resources at it to increase your ROI / income. Rinse and repeat.

One way to generate traffic, at no cost (that is limited in its effectiveness) is to push an RSS feed, that you create, made up of (Clickbank) offers, through Twitterfeed to your Twitter accounts (don't push the same feed to several of your accounts). You may not see much monetary return this way, but it does give you some indication as to whether a particular affiliate offer is of interest to the public.

Hope this helps


Kangaroo_Jase
Posts: 205
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on 04/24/2013

Make sure you have a great accountant.

AbbyFitz
Posts: 374
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on 04/24/2013

you got to make enough before you get one of those lol


chefkeem
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on 04/24/2013

Chaz - I think your "tip" is not relevant for this thread, and it confuses the hell out of our members.

Here, we talk about tips for online authors who want to produce unique and useful content, and earn some income from it. It's a legitimate business model that works for a lot of our writers.

Your advice belongs in a thread about affiliate marketing tips.

 


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
WordChazer
Posts: 412
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on 04/24/2013

I'll go with the one that says write about what you know.


Described by one of my clients as 'a literary grammarian', writing, researching and reading are requirements for sanity, at least this side of the keyboard.
LizM
Posts: 66
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on 04/24/2013

Get off yer rump and make YouTube videos if you are writing about a subject that lends itself to it.  Then you can link to your own monetized video in articles/how-to bits.  Yes, I need to take my own advice.

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