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Photo: Pixabay It is estimated that there are 1.18 billion websites online right now. 152 million of those sites are blogs and over four million posts are written each day for them. The problem is, there are¬†only so many internet users (it is thought that as of 2015, there were 3.2 billion people using the internet). Getting your site noticed when it is literally one in a billion is quite difficult. Making money from your site is even tougher. One of the important things if you want a successful, profitable site is to take advantage of online marketing. Things like […]

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I make around $100 to $200 per hour. I work at home and I make my own hours. Not bad, eh? A lot of freelance writers I know don’t think this is possible. They grab $3 articles from auction sites like oDesk and Upwork, then work their fingers to the bone to bang out enough of these little stinkers to keep their power on. Now, I admit, I’m lazy. Belting out article after article, eight hours per day, seven days a week just seems like too much work. I like to work smarter, not harder, so I end up writing […]

How to Make $100 to $200, Be Lazy and Never Leave Home

I was alerted to ContentCurrent by a fellow writer in a Facebook group I’m a member of, so I checked it out. According to their site, “As a Content Current writer you will be able to pick the writing tasks that you like and submit them through our easy-to-use interface. There are thousands of writing tasks waiting to be completed on ContentCurrent right now.” Before you can write those articles, though, you must write a 500 word “test article.” My test article is about “Hartford Technical College.” I’m not sure if I’ll write it. The test article is graded by editors […]

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When you write a good article you need expert opinions and data to back up your topic. Where do you find all of these knowledgeable people? Good question! Here is a quick list of places I go when I need information for my articles: Profnet- I use this site the most. You type up a note about what type of person you need and Profnet sends it out to people that may be interested.  ExpertClick- You can find press releases, experts and news stories at this site. TravMedia- Do you write travel pieces? Then this is the site you need to join. NewsWise– […]

Where to Find Expert Quotes and Facts for Your Articles

Here is a roundup of places that pay you to write articles, tweets or blogs. Be sure to check this blog for reviews of these sites. Auction Bytes Blogsvertise BlogBurner Bloggerwave Blogitive B5media Blog To Profit BOTW Media Break Studios Bright Hub Creative Weblogging Constant-Content Consumer Search Content Mantra Daily Article Demand Studios DayTipper Experts 123 Essay Writers Internet Brands In Blog Ads Link Post Love to Know LoudLaunch PayPerPost Right Copy Writer Review Me Sponsored Tweets Sponsored Reviews Seed Star Reviews Strategy Page Smorty Shvoong Tech Media Network The Content Authority Words of Worth Weblogs Inc […]

Freelance Writing, Paid Tweeting and Blogging Sites

Well, the event people have been predicting has finally happened. Demand Media Studios has all but halted the production of eHow articles. In an announcement made last week, DMS said that it will limit the amount of titles produced for the site for the foreseeable future. Titles are restricted to subjects that hasn’t already been covered by eHow. Hmmm, titles that hasn’t already been covered by eHow… Articles on lengthy, in-depth processes that are worth a lot more than $15-$25 a pop. I don’t see many writers spending their time writing for DMS any more. The lure of the fast buck is […]

DMS Slowing Down eHow Production

I know a lot of freelance writers are looking for gigs that are like Demand Media, but have a better editorial department and nicer reputation, while still paying upfront for articles. Remilon is a website that pays upfront for articles and has a great reputation. Here are a few facts about the company: Writers are paid by-the-hour  They specialize in education articles Currently, they have over 200 writers Remilon pays twice a month through PayPal They produce around 2,000 articles per month Pay is $8 per hour and up Freelance writers must do 15 hours of work per week A test […]

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You’ve probably heard the old SEO tip that you should add photos to your articles because it will give the article more Google juice. The file name of the photo gives you an extra place to put a keyword and sometimes people search for images with certain names. I decided to check on the last part of that tip. How many people actually come to your site through an image search? According to my stats, out of 1,000 page views, only three of them came by image search. This information came to me via my art blog that almost only […]

How Important Are Photos to Search Results?

Though I don’t promote using Demand Media Studios (also known as Demand Studios and DS) as a full-time gig, it is great for when your freelance assignments are at a trickle. That’s what I’ve been using it for over the past few years. The trick to making decent DS income is to find titles quickly and write them quickly. Here are some of my tips: Make use of the “Save Searches” function. Choose what format you like and the rate, then use a certain keyword to find titles and save it. You can save up to 20 searches. This saves time because […]

Tricks for Making More Money With Demand Studios

Let’s say you have several clients. That means you have several projects that need to be done at a certain time. So, when do you do what? I have a method I like for sorting out my writing schedule.  Do I need money right away? If so, I choose to power through assignments that pay me sooner. The ones that pay me on publication or next month are put on the back burner. If fast cash isn’t an issue, I go by my pay-per-day guideline. Each month I decide how much money I need to make, then I divide that number by […]

When to Do Freelance Assignments

Back in my post a few days ago, I talked about tracking how readers get to your articles and blog posts. Well, in my search for the truth I found something amazing. On one of my most visited articles only 25 people found it using Google Search in an entire month. How did the other 8,000 people find my article? StumbleUpon and Facebook. In fact, my article had been stumbled around 400 times. Others are reporting similar trends. What does this mean to me? To you? It means social media is the new search engine. We need to stop fretting about SEO […]

Why Social Media is More Important Than Google Search

SEO residual income writing gives writers the chance to write about whatever they want and make money. In post-Panda times, many writers are wondering how to still earn with their articles and gain Google’s love. Well, I’ve trolled forums, listened to other writers and read news articles to come up with the key to what Google is looking for in articles. Here’s a process I’ve come up with to meet new Google guidelines. The crossed out lines are what people used to tell you to do to get Google points that aren’t true anymore. Come up with a list of topics you […]

SEO Residual Income Writing Post-Panda Tips

Trade Magazines for Soldiers I was over at my favorite writer’s forum, Absolute Write, and came across a writer that needed advice on getting into trade publication writing. Since I often write for various trade magazines I decided to give him some advice… and then I decided to post my advice for my readers, here, too. First, what is a trade magazine? It’s a publication that is specifically written and distributed to a certain profession. For example, soldiers in the National Guard read Foundations, which is a magazine that has articles that are written just for soldiers and their families. […]

How to Write for Trade Magazines

I recently got an urgent sounding email from a writer named Steven. He read my post about How to Make Google AdWords Work for Your Writing Niche and said he was confused about my advice to put a SEO keyword six times in a 400-500 word article. Well, I figured other people may be confused, too, so here is a simple method for adding keywords without spammy side affects. Use your SEO keyword in the title  Add it to the first line of your article Work it into two of your sub headings Always use your keyword once in your […]

How to Add Keywords to Articles without Looking Spammy