When you don't know what to do with your time writing here on Infobarrel, here is what I recommend: I recommend you always go back to the basics which is to write a new article! That's how I got the idea for this article. I was stuck and didn't know what to do. Keyword research was tough for me today as I couldn't find any profitable keywords using my approach but I still wanted to do something anything really to make progress here on Infobarrel. So the only logical conclusion I came to was that what I should do if keyword research wasn't working today was just simply write my heart out.
At the end of the day, that's what Infobarrel is all about, it's about writing! It's a place where you're meant to share your writing with the world. It's a platform you can use to write about anything in the world that you want. You could write about your job, or your hobbies, or your interests, or your passions, whatever gets you going really.
Also, I think it's far more important to write than it is to try to figure out you're next step here on Infobarrel. One of the biggest benefits of just writing out a new article is that you increase your chances of winning the monthly contest here on Infobarrel.
Now, I talked to one of the top earners here on Infobarrel and he recommends that writers on here pay a lot of attention to keyword research. In a forum thread, he said that he believes that's the number 1 way to find out if an article will earn any money whatsoever. I completely agree with him but what do you do when you're struggling with your keyword research? Write! Just write... that's all you have to do really.
Take a break from the keyword research if you're blocked and write an article about whatever you want to write about. Let the words flow freely and just write your heart out. Share what's on your mind. Share your opinions. Share your stories. Whatever really. The most important thing is that you just write! This reminds me of something Ernie said. Ernie is another top earner here on Infobarrel and his strategy works too. He sees it this way: the more articles you write, the more eyeballs you get onto your little adsense, chitika, and amazon ads and the more chances you have to earn money on here. You need to add as many articles as you possibly can on Infobarrel to improve your chances of earning.
I'm more of a combination of both Ernie and jcmayer777 who are polar opposites when it comes to their strategy of writing here on infobarrel. I do a little keyword research and SEO and I do a little free writing about whatever pleases me. I think that's the best way to go because I actually do enjoy writing articles when it's about a topic that interests me. I also do enjoy doing keyword research and SEO. My biggest obstacle is writing an article on a topic that doesn't really interest me. I get stuck. For example, I had found this keyword: "wedding reception centerpiece ideas" and it seemed really promising to me. However, sadly, the topic does not interest me whatsoever! So, I could never get around to writing an article about that topic. What I ended up doing is requesting a free review article from one of the article writing services. In a couple of days, I should receive that free article and I could post it here on Infobarrel if it's well written.
I think it's a great idea to get other people to do your writing for you when it comes to keywords that do not interest you at all. Why not, right? The only problem is that this approach costs money but it may be well worth it depending on the writer you find. At the end of the day, it's all about ROI(return on investment). If you invest 5-10$ for an article, you have to keep tabs on how much of a return you are getting for that investment. If the article doesn't make a single penny, you just wasted money that could have been used for something more profitable. If on the other hand, your little investment turned into a steady stream of passive income here on Infobarrel then maybe it's worth ordering more articles from the same writer.
What I'd recommend is this: many article writers offer a free "test" article for you to test their service. I highly recommend you find as many of these free offers as you possibly can either on forums or using google search or whatever you can really. Try them all. Request a free article from as many sources as you possibly can. This benefits you in two ways. First of all, you'll get to test drive many different writers who have many different styles. Secondly, and more importantly, you get to see which writer's articles actually earn you money.
What I recommend you do next is narrow down your list of potential writers to the one whose articles were profitable for you. Now, order an article from each of them as long as their prices are reasonable. See which writers can do it again. Who can write you a second article that will generate you money? The goal here is to find the best article writer you can and then build a long-term relationship with him or her.
You'll have a bunch of free articles and you'll also find a priceless writer who can help you make a whole lot of money. Once you find the right writer, don't be afraid to delegate tons of writing to him/her. Remember, you should always keep your eye on ROI(return on investment). It's only worth your while if your money is earning more of a return than it could earn you elsewhere. After all, what's the point of paying a writer to build your article portfolio when you could earn double the return in another non-article related investment like a well diversified mutual fund for example.
As always, comments are welcomed and encouraged. Cheers!