Are you feeling as if you are working hard to produce good, solid content for the Web but not being adequately compensated? Do you seem to rack up more articles than dollars at the end of the month? Maybe you need to work smarter instead of harder? Read these easy tips and start earning more money now.
Generally with online content publishing with services such as Triond and Associated Content, the writers serve as their own editor and publicist. Yet every writer knows that being one’s own editor is a tough task. Writing your articles in a program such as Microsoft Word, however, can make the job easier because the program underlines suspected misspellings in red and questionable grammar in green. Use your right mouse button to click on the suspected words or phrases and look at the program’s suggestions. The program is not always correct, but you should at least check each one out.
Also be aware that spell check will not catch words that you’ve spelled correctly but have inserted the wrong word in place of the intended word. Popular examples are: form and from, write and white, dear and deer, casual and causal, and so on. There are also several words that are easy to mix up, such as: to, too, and two; there and they’re; our and hour; and others. If you cannot recognize these yourself, consider having a family member or friend proofread your material prior to publication. Having an article riddled with common errors lowers your credibility and many readers will avoid reading future articles by you. Don’t hamper your success by making simple errors.
Triond makes this almost painless by providing the quick tools on the content page. Sign up with several of the bookmarking sites and every time you publish an article, make sure to take 15 minutes to link it and get the word out that your material is available.
Another way to promote your work is to embed links within your article that will be helpful to your readers. Don’t merely link to just any article, but by making sure that you are considering your readers and offering them additional value, you will be earning their time and respect. The Triond online submission system has very easy tools to add links to your article.
Finally, add some additional article links that relate to the topic at the bottom of your article. At least three and up to five is sufficient. Again, make sure that the article topics relate to the current article so that your readers will find them of interest.
This is good publishing Karma to support other writers. There is no limit to any one person’s success here. By reading each other’s articles, commenting and linking to them, you are not limiting your own success. There is more than enough readers and pennies to go around. In fact, the more we support each other, the better off everyone will be.
Practice being gracious and grateful, be professional and supportive, and all of that will come back to you.
One thing that is truly annoying and unprofessional is those who send messages to other writers with the sole purpose of getting them to click on their articles or join another site using their referral ID. Don’t be one of these people. The “real” writers on Triond will block you, they will not read your articles and you’ll lose a lot of money by alienating the core.
Being a Triond writer or working for another online content site is a great way to begin publishing your work, establishing a core readership and create a following of those readers who want to continue reading your articles. By presenting your work professionally and presenting yourself on the Web site in a professional and respectful manner, you will begin to see the increase in your views and earnings.
Anne Mathews is pursuing a graduate degree full-time and teaches part-time at a major U.S. university. If you are interested in writing professionally for this site and others, Ms. Mathews would appreciate the referral bonus: http://www.triond.com/rw/39827.