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Does anyone really make decent money writing articles, ie one a day or more? Is there a scale on how many to submit for a return? Need your opinion. Thank you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shane N
    I make great money writing articles and promoting my own products as well as CPA offers and products that I promote as an affiliate. One a day or more would be a fantastic place to start.

    It's not about how many you write, it's about the quality of the articles themselves and how well they convert into "clicks" on your link...

    Also, if you can get them ranking on the search engines, you can make tons of sales from just one article. Keyword optimize them using a 1 - 1.5% keyword density and make sure to put the keyword phrase you're targeting in the title.

    Best,
    Shane
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  • Profile picture of the author adamv
    There are a lot of people in this forum that make great money writing articles. Weather it's writing content for others, submitting to article directories, writing content for their own sites, etc.

    There are far too many variables though to say "if you write X number of articles per day you will make X amount of money."
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  • Profile picture of the author Nickolie0990
    Yes, writing articles is one of my biggest money making methods. I don't know about the how many to write per day, I think that depends on the niche, competition, etc.. However, I do know that making money online isn't like a job, there isn't any "If do this, then I get this". It's more like, If I do this, then I have a chance at that.
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    • Profile picture of the author dubhdara
      How does one compete with those writers living in places where the cost of living is so small compared to the US, UK etc...? Some people charge a rate that is impossible to compete with...(I am speaking of purely writing articles for others here, rather than benefitting from them yourself on your own blog etc.).
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  • Profile picture of the author traces2757
    I write articles for others, and make good money doing so.
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    • Profile picture of the author dubhdara
      What are your rates like? I did it for a while early last year. My rates, converted to dollars, were:

      basic typo check etc: 48 cents per 100 words
      above plus basic rewording: $1.12 per 100 words
      good rewrite: $3.60 per 100 words
      research + write from scratch: $12.78 per 100 words

      Do you think I was charging too little or too much?
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  • It is not easy money. However, to highlight that it is not writing but copywriting...spinning text, emphasize keyword, etc. Complete different ball game as comparing with the simple form of writing. There are software to help do the "writing". Probably copy others first and then "make it look different", so that machine and human when making the evaluation cannot find any copying. Some people can write hundred and thousand versions and all about the same thing. Amazed.

    Writing....hard money. Copywriting with good skill and knowledge...easy money.
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  • Profile picture of the author bannor32
    If you write the articles for yourself, rather than selling them off for 1-2 cents a word then you can absolutely make great money writing articles. A well-researched, well-written article can continue to bring you passive income for years.
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  • Profile picture of the author mlord10
    The real question is not how many articles you need to write to make a good living, but the quality of articles and promotional methods. If you are going to blast 20 articles a day in a crowded niche and expect to make a killing, then think again. While I have made decent money using this method, it is not a long term business plan.

    On the other hand, if you focus on writing 2-3 quality articles a day of around 500 words, and then backlink the articles you can achieve high Google rankings. The key to successful article marketing is passive traffic, which is what I link to teach my clients.

    Article marketing is a huge part of my business model, but it also comes down to how you monetize the traffic you receive from your article marketing efforts. Always leverage your traffic for a maximum return on investment.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nicola Lane
    Threads asking how to do Article Marketing come up quite often here - so I have a standard reply - I hope this helps:

    Two brilliant threads to read about article marketing are these:

    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...marketing.html

    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...eza-first.html

    Read them both - all the way through - and take notes.

    For further information I recommend the following directory - It is education in article marketing - a guide book and monthly newsletters - with a directory thrown in!

    Article Directory - Article Marketing Community

    I can also recommend the WSO's from this guy:

    View Profile: Zeus66

    This guy also has some good stuff - some article marketing some on other things

    View Profile: Steven Wagenheim

    Hope this helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author rajput441
    A lot of people make a good living from writing articles. In fact, I am one of them myself, I write to promote my stuff as well as others. So my advice to you go for it and good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author E-supreme
    Originally Posted by peruvian View Post

    Does anyone really make decent money writing articles, ie one a day or more? Is there a scale on how many to submit for a return? Need your opinion. Thank you.

    Yes definitely, I make sales daily from articles. However, you need to go into the right niches where people are in the buying zone. Quality and consistency are paramount.

    Just pick good keywords, a profitable niche, use a landing page that converts or collect customers emails.

    Be smart about it! In my opinion its not how many you do its how you go about doing it...right from the niche you choose.
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  • Profile picture of the author Obelisk
    Originally Posted by peruvian View Post

    Does anyone really make decent money writing articles, ie one a day or more? Is there a scale on how many to submit for a return? Need your opinion. Thank you.
    Does anyone really make decent money writing articles

    Short Answer 1: Yes!


    Now onto the tough question..

    How many to submit for a return...?

    Long Winded Answer 2: There is no concrete answer to this one, and if someone tells you there is then slap it in reverse and get the hell out of dodge!

    I have articles that make thousands yearly yet I have many that haven't made squat...as in zip, nada, zilch-a-reeno! The key is getting the mix right...

    For instance, you can have a masterfully crafted article about how to make and apply elbow patches, but at the end of the day is there a huge market for elbow patche creations and application?

    Then there's the old 3 bears analogy...have you matched your work to the market properly?

    For Instance (Again)...Is your headline too bold, not bold enough, or just right?

    For Instance (Yet Again)...Is your market into bulleted, quick-n-dirty info delivery yet your writing long winded 500+ word articles that are the written equivalent of spoken monotone? (or Vice-versa).

    There's a short ramble for you...Just a few thoughts to hopefully stir yer brain a bit and see this question really has no definitive answers...

    Good Luck,

    Chris
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