I’ve been writing for pay-per-article sites, such as Textbroker, and pay-per-click websites, such as Triond, for years. Both categories of writing can provide a good supplemental income.
I enjoy the freedom in style, content, and creativity that PPC provides, and Triond is a wonderful community of editors and writers. With Triond, I can take my time and really write about the things that matter to me. The downside is that the income is slow, sporadic, and takes a lot of legwork around social media sites.
PPA sites like Textbroker require a writer to be able to interpret client instructions and write an order to the clients liking and satisfaction. While you have the ability to choose what you want to write from a pool of orders, you won’t always find something you like to write about or that leaves room for your personal style and creativity. This is one of the main reasons that a lot of novice, and even some professional writers, have trouble working with a PPA site.
I see countless writers on the forums talking about how they can’t make money at this or that pay-per-article site, how clients are difficult to work for, and how they can’t ultimately understand why they aren’t being successful. Here are some tips that any writer can use to increase their success with pay-per-click writing websites:
Proof To Write Only Once
It can be tempting to try and churn out as much as you can in the amount of time you have to devote to pay-per-click writing websites. While we will get to the importance of time management in a moment, I can’t stress the importance of ensuring the work you submit to a client is free of errors. It may take some time to proofread, make changes, and then read it all again, but it will be worth it in the end. There are difficult clients that will send orders back for revision because they, themselves, didn’t give you clear instructions about what they wanted; there isn’t much you can do about that, but the chance of getting a revision request increases substantially when you don’t proof your work for grammatical and spelling errors.
Manage Your Time Wisely
Don’t take an order if you have a million things going on around you. You’ll find it difficult to concentrate, which will increase the amount of time you spend on an order and the probability for errors. Forget about whether an order’s subject is interesting to you or not. Forget about whether or not it’s about a product or service you’d actually use or not. Forget about everything, but your specific knowledge of the subject. In other words, ask yourself whether or not you can write the article with either the info the client provides or with just a minimal amount of research.
At less than a penny per word, it simply won’t be financially prudent for you to take orders that require more than 30 minutes of research unless the article is for a high word count. Set a timer to see how long it takes you to fill each order. This will give you an idea if you’re spending more time on articles than they’re worth to you. If your turnout problem is with your typing or internet skills, then you might consider contacting your local school district to see if they have any free computer classes you can take to increase your WPM typing skills and internet browsing knowledge.
Most clients have a niche when it comes to the subject, style, and flow of their articles. Send a thank you message to clients once you’ve completed an order. This will help you gain direct order clients that will send you work that you already know you’re knowledgeable in completing. When the order pool is completely void of orders that you have the knowledge to write, these direct order clients can provide work that you know you won’t have to spend hours to research and write.
As you improve your writing skills, pick the right orders, and retain the right clients, you’ll see your success at pay-per-article writing increase.