Article Writing: Improve Your Skill & Make Money Writing Online Articles

Article writing is easy once you get the hang of it and have a few published pieces under your belt. After some practice, you should be able to churn out articles without all the brow-beating drama that is common to would-be authors. While these people sigh dramatically and whine that writing is like squeezing blood from their foreheads, your fingers will be flying across the keyboard.

Of course these people are right which is why I wrote this article for my readers, so I could share the tips that work for me. You see, I make my living as an author. My income comes from multiple sources: from writing articles that I post on my own sites (like this one), from articles that I publish to other sites (you can read more about this in the last two paragraphs of this article) and from standalone books and ebooks that I have created. I sell my books and ebooks on my sites and also on other sites such as Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Whether your intent is to write articles to attract thousands of people to your web site, write a feature that will be published by a magazine or make money by writing online articles from home in your pajamas, the tips below will work for you.

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Three Top Article Writing Tips for Increasing Your Skill as a Writer:

  • Get out of your own way. Most people can't write because they try to edit as they write. This will get you nowhere. Many new writers correct themselves because of the Big Red Mark. What is that? It's that big red "X" that your teacher used to mark your paper with when you made an error. All those X's were intended to teach you to correct yourself and—guess what—they worked. In fact, they are so effective, they have paralyzed you into inaction. Correcting yourself while typing hinders the writing process. Remember, there is a difference between being in the flow and correcting yourself as you go. Write first, then go back and edit. I can't emphasize this enough.
  • Productive article writing is done fast. Once you learn how to let yourself "get in the zone," the words will come so quickly, they will be slowed only by your typing speed. This is why some article writers use voice transcription software, so the computer will turn what they say into text. Regardless of how you get the words down on the page, practice trusting what comes to you and writing fast, even if you're just recording the day's events or random thoughts and observations. By doing this, you are training your body to receive your thoughts, as though you were a radio antenna.
  • Want to know how to write an article that will get published? Solve a problem or provide information that people are searching for. People spend their precious time reading articles because they believe it will provide a solution to a problem or give them important information. Make a promise early in the article, then deliver it.

These important tips will help you improve your skills no matter what you write.

In order to make money writing online articles, one smart method is to partner with Amazon. This means using Amazon's status as the biggest online retailer to sell your work. The way to do this is to write long articles (10-30 page)s and publish them as an ebooklets on Amazon. If this sounds intriguing to you, the first thing to do is sign up for an account with CreateSpace publishing.

Another good way is to learn a repeatable system which teaches you how to earn a living writing online articles full time. To find out more, read the thirty minute article writing system. Follow the step-by-step instructions and you'll be well on your way to writing feature articles or earning money on the internet by writing content that interests you. If you have a web site, you can also earn an income by creating content for your site.

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