Writing articles for residual income doesn’t have to be time consuming or difficult. With a little organization and some forethought, you can publish over 1000 articles a year on residual income sites like Triond. I’ll tell you how in eight easy steps.
How to Easily Write 1000 Articles in a Year For Residual Income
Did you know that you can easily write 1000 articles in a year for residual income?
I know what you’re thinking. This girl is obviously crazy. That’s what I thought when I read this article by Triond writer sweetokole.
A thousand articles in a year seemed a bit ridiculous for residual income sites. Making a living as a writer is difficult enough without spending countless hours on articles that might earn you a dollar for every thousand views. Of course, that was only my initial reaction. After a little thought, I realized that it was wrong.
Not only was I overestimating how long these articles would need to be, I was overestimating how long it would take to write them. So I made a list of things I might be able to do to reach that goal and I found out that it was surprisingly realistic. I could write 1000 articles in a year and I could do it easily. So I decided to write this article to share what I’ve learned.
How To Easily Write 1000 Articles In a Year For Residual Income
Step 1: Re-define Article
When most people think of articles, their initial reaction is to think of magazine articles. You know, the ones that run three pages of print. But those are only one type of article and they are actually more of an exception than a rule. On iWriter, the shortest articles are only 150 words. That’s about two short paragraphs. For many people, 150 words is enough to get the point across without spending too much time on something.
Personally, I think 300 words is a good length for a short article. It is long enough to get the point across, share a little information, and even give an example or two. Of course I also write articles that are two or three thousand words, but again, those are the exception.
From what I’ve seen of the sites that Triond posts articles to, shorter is actually better. Anything more than 500 words is going to be stretched out over multiple pages, which decreases the chance of it being read in its entirety. Also, the Triond pages are a little ad heavy. I’m not saying that’s a bad thing. Ads are the bread and butter of residual article writing. But if you want readers to keep coming back to your articles, you need to make the information easy to find and read. Shorter articles are best for this.
So, step one for writing 1000 articles in a year is to redefine article. Don’t expect to write 1000 award winning pieces of literate gold. Just plan to write 1000 short articles that are helpful, informative, and maybe even entertaining.
Step 2: Use What You Have
Writers are constantly writing, whether they’re getting paid for it or not. If you’ve been writing freelance articles for any length of time, you probably have a few unused articles lying around in folders on your computer. These can be posted to residual income sites like Triond with little extra work.
Go through your articles and make sure they are unused. Select the ones that offer informational or entertainment value and can be used anywhere. Then go over them for edits. Once you’re sure your articles are complete and ready for publication, submit them to your residual income site.
Step 3: Take a Look at Your Scraps Folder
Next, take a look at your scraps folder. This is the place you put bits of writing that turned into something other than what you were working on, didn’t actually fit the project you wrote them for, or weren’t really a part of anything. See how many of these ‘scraps’ you can quickly turn into short, informative articles. Most likely, you will be surprised at what you find.
If you don’t have a scraps folder, now is the time to start one. Some people keep an actual folder on their desktop. Others use a single document that they dump loose paragraphs into. Anytime you find yourself carried away on a project and writing something you don’t need, put it there. You may find that it can be turned into an article of its own with very little effort.
Step 4: Write What You Know
When residual article writing is a secondary stream of income, you shouldn’t expect to put any real research into the articles you write. This doesn’t mean that you should turn out a thousand pieces of fluff. I would never suggest that. It’s the fastest way to lose any credibility you might have as a writer. What I am suggesting is to write about the things you already know about. Write about your hobbies, your projects, your favorite bands, foods, and books. Think of the things that you like to talk about because you are well informed on them.
Everyone has useful tips, tricks, techniques, and trivia stored away in their minds. These bits of information make great short articles. Look at what you are good at and tell others how to be good at it too. Not only is this easy, it’s also fun. You get to be the expert on something. You may find yourself writing three or four articles at a time without ever feeling like you’re working.
Step 5: Save your ideas
Keep a notebook in your pocket, purse, car, or briefcase. Any time you think of something that would make a good short article, make a note of it. Then, when you sit down to write, you’ll already have a stack of ideas. You may even find yourself writing entire articles in your notebook. That’s okay too. Just don’t forget to type them up when you get home.
Step 6: Spend Ten Minutes Writing Articles Every Night
What is ten minutes? It’s nothing. It’s the spare change of your day. Instead of tossing that change aside, put it somewhere useful. Spend ten minutes every night or morning writing articles and you’ll be surprised at how much you accomplish. Of course there will be times when you end up writing for much longer than ten minutes, but if you commit to ten, you’ll always be making progress, especially if you already have plenty of notes and ideas.
Step 7: Organize Your Posted Articles
After you submit your articles to the residual income site of your choice, make sure you keep up with what you’ve posted. Keep a single document list of links on your desktop. Arrange the links by category or name; it’s up to you. Just make sure you can find them if and when the subject you wrote about comes up.
8 Plug Your Articles When The Opportunity Arises
While your articles can make a little money without much help, it is a good idea to help them along whenever possible. For instance, if you wrote an article about the Chinese Zodiac and relationships like I did, don’t hesitate to include it when posting on astrology or relationship forums. The same goes for blogs, especially your own. When blogging about a topic you’ve written on, link to your articles. Your readers will appreciate the extra information and your residual income will grow.
So there you have it; 8 steps to easily writing 1000 articles in a year. If you remember to do these things, you will find that the articles come quickly and easily and your residual income continues to grow. It may never surpass your regular job, but it’s good to have a little extra money, especially when it doesn’t take a lot of work to do so.
This article is 1,285 words and it took me about about an hour to write. If I were writing a three or five hundred word article, it would have taken much less time.