Earn Money as a Web Writer

Natalia Jones By Natalia Jones, 28th Sep 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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If you are interested in becoming a web writer, you are definitely not alone. Many people are searching for ways of supplementing their full time income with online writing, while others are serious about taking the plunge and exploring the world of freelancing as a great full-time opportunity.

Web Writing... Is It For You?

Whatever your situation, you should understand that web writing is not for everyone. It is attractive because it gives tremendous flexibility but this also means it requires great discipline to become successful.

It also has the potential to earn a decent income, but those who make the most money understand the intricacies of writing for the internet and work hard to exploit their knowledge.

The following are a few pearls of wisdom for those who are desperately seeking to break into the web writing industry.

Diversify your Writing and Conquer

While in the brick and mortar world it is the norm to find one employer and settle down to work for them alone, the internet operates in a different manner. It is probably not the best idea to depend completely on one site for your income. This is because a site can change its policies and may adversely affect your take home pay. It is advisable to explore several different writing sites and dedicate your efforts to each according to the current reward system, but you should be willing and able to adapt if it becomes necessary.

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Use Links to your Best Advantage

The internet offers writers the unique ability to cross sell their articles. Whenever something is connected you should embed a link into the body of your work so that it is easy for readers to jump from one article to the next. This way you can use one article to drive traffic to another related one and boost your income potential.

Write Evergreen Articles

Internet searchers are constantly craving fresh content. Readers will quickly navigate away from any text that appears to be outdated so it is important for writers to become skilled at masking when an article was written. If the article is based on a subject that can be referenced for several years to come, you should make the most out of your writing effort by using language and examples that are more generic so that it cannot be tied to a specific era.

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Use Keywords to Maximize Earning Potential

Keywords are the bread and butter of internet writing. Without them readers would be unable to source web content because this is what search engines use to help users find the right information. The right keywords should be sprinkled throughout the body of the article and of course be represented in the title.

So Do You Think You Can Make it as a Web Writer?

To earn money as a web writer it is important to hone the skills specific to the craft but it is also necessary to work hard and work consistently. Many writers start off full of drive and then slowly fizzle out because the effort to reward ratio is heavily tipped in the early stages, but if you quit before you have the chance to witness the scale move in the opposite direction you would be doing yourself a grave injustice. Stick with it and you will see the fruits of your labour and happily join the ranks of those freelancers you now daydream about.

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author avatar Natalia Jones
Natalia Jones is a full time freelance writer and blogger. She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management (ACCA). She writes on personal finance, business and much more.

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author avatar kant123
29th Sep 2014 (#)

Natalia Jones, Very good tips for web writers. Thanks

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author avatar Natalia Jones
29th Sep 2014 (#)

thanks kant123

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author avatar YourFriend
29th Sep 2014 (#)

Writing Online is not for everyone, you are right. Because online writing is far different than writing novels and books.

It is very important to keep online reader interested in your content. Because online readers always have an option to go somewhere else. They may go to facebook, youtube or check their emails if your content is not compelling enough to keep them on the page.

Thanks for sharing this useful information :)

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author avatar Phyl Campbell
30th Sep 2014 (#)

Excellent tips -- very true for Wikinut and I'm sure for other sites. Thanks for the follow.

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author avatar micheal
4th Oct 2014 (#)

nice article with some good tips, thanks for the read

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