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Information on writing for starters

By Edited May 27, 2015 5 15

You have the desire to write, earn, and make a name for yourself on the internet. You start writing and not much is happening; then you might ask yourself how to get it going.

Things You Will Need

Information on how to market yourself

Knowledge on sites you can write for

Ability to write well in English - most site request you writing in English

Information on how to collect payment, how you can get paid.

Organizations skills to help you archive your articles elsewhere then on the site you write for.

Step 1

Set up an online account to collect payments
Know the requirements on how a network will pay you for your on line work.
Let's start with the beginning; make sure you have a way of collecting money for your work. There is the most common Paypal.com a good trusted site; make sure you read all the small prints. Once you open an account with them you don't need to make it any complicated , just sign for the account - it's not necessary to get a credit card with them or any other additional services. Then there are other "sisters" site for that, however, it's best to go with one that most people use and trust.

Step 2

Set an email account for your writings

Create some email accounts where you want the communications going; use those easy to access - it is suggested Google, Yahoo or your personal business email eventually; designate one of your e-mails you want to keep all the info about your on line writing business and create some files where you also save your article you write. Your file can be on the e-mail system or other documents like OpenOffice or Microsoft.

Step 3

create a publisher account
Learn how to monetize, get advertisers to have their adds on your page and pay you when a
reader click on their adds. In order to do that, you want to open and create a publisher account
that you can use wherever the network create that option for you. It's going to be a small amount, but be patient. Example to use is: AdSense with Google, Kontera, Amazon, Ebay and more.

Step 4

Join some networks
Make connections online on your networks you joined; social media like Facebook, Myspace, Digg, Yahoobuz, Stumbleupon, Delicious, Flickr, Plaxo is one of my favorites . Once you have your profile listed and made a few friends, you can share your work with those networks. Write on a few site, like this you give yourself exposure to more then one audience kind and catch the attention of a different crowd. Start with Infobarrel, Triond, eHow, it's always more to be found out there.
In closing, once all this is done you feel like you have a plan!

You know you like to write, you got the idea how networks will pay you; stay organized with your
emails and files.

You know you have a crowd there waiting to read your work and rate it accordingly.

Tips & Warnings

Make the title of your article sound interesting;

Write from the heart, express your passion on the subject.

If you have some info on one subject, do a little more research and expand your vision and
write a little more detailed article.

Don't give up if you don't hit the jack pot soon enough; it's persistence that will take you to the top.

Read others' article and make some friends on each site you write, comment and recommend other people's work; they will return the favor!

Happy writing!



Dec 13, 2009 11:24pm
Hi, you have written a very good article. And covered the important things to do before you start writing. Good luck and hope you continue to write with us here
Dec 13, 2009 11:34pm
Thank you Eileen for your warm welcome and for reading my article. I stick around to write more!
Dec 14, 2009 8:16am
Well done! TX for sharing this great info.
Dec 14, 2009 8:45am
Yeah "goodselfme" you are well into it, it might be more helpful to some beginners. Thank you for stopping by!
Dec 20, 2009 11:18am
These are all great tips for anyone starting to write online! Thanks for stopping by my article, too. Have a great time writing here!
Dec 20, 2009 1:59pm
Thank you ljbinkop, I will be posting more, I need to learn a little bit more about the advertisers on this page and how to monetize.(I still have to learn stuff)
Dec 26, 2009 3:45am
This brings back memories! Triond, HubPages, Infobarrel... Who knows what's next.....
p.s. These tips will help any beginner to successfuly join the "club."
Dec 26, 2009 11:46pm
Thank you infodog for stopping by! I like to read more of your articles as I will find time. Happy new year!
Feb 22, 2010 6:58am
You call the article 'writing for starters' - Well, I find it also as a a valuable reminder for the more experienced. Thanks!
Feb 22, 2010 9:51am
Thank you for stopping by - you have great articles!
Apr 28, 2010 9:18am
Hi Eileen! Thanks for some good info.
Apr 28, 2010 9:23am
@eddiem - the author of this article is ccdursina not Eileen! :(
May 3, 2010 5:22pm
Great article. Great tips for beginners as well as ones with many years of experience.
Jul 18, 2010 2:26pm
very good tips for beginner writers online, great synopsis, inclusive beginning for anyone, good work
Feb 8, 2012 4:45am
@ccdursina, apart from Infobarrel, which other article sites can you recommend to a writer that has a fair profit sharing agreement? Thanks
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