Article writing critque needed. Does this look like an "Article"?

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Dear Warriors,

After reading so many posts that Article writing is the quickest way to start making money, and having lost my business in the last year due to economic downturns, and a recent struggle with an "offline cash cow" start up..., I am thinking of also getting into freelance article writing to both generate some extra cash, and also for the purpose of showing my teenage daughter how she can make money as well.

So...

In an effort to "just take action" I wrote the sample article earlier today, in about an hour. Please offer your critiques of said article, and tell me is this what they mean?

Are these the types of articles people pay for?

This one (first attempt) is based on the following keywords

1: Career in online article writing
2: Online article writing
3: Article writing.

Here is My first article:


“Pursuing a career in Online Article Writing”

Thousands of people all over the planet, young and old are seeing new hope by turning to a career in online article writing.

With the Internet booming, and with so much room for growth, online article writing can be a very lucrative career choice.

If you have been to Elance lately, or any of the freelance job sites on the Internet, you can hardly avoid noticing that there is a huge, and growing demand for good article writers.

Why?

There are literally millions of web sites out there being promoted that can only stay competitive by constantly adding new content.

Adding new articles to a website regularly is important because search engines determine a website’s value largely by the amount of relevant content on their site.

In short, this means that “There are literally thousands of website owners out there paying out cold hard cash every day to have ordinary people like you and I write hundreds of 3-500 word articles for their sites! There is a huge demand!

Another Benefit of choosing article writing as a career is this:

It doesn’t take a ton of experience, in fact; the writer of this very article you are reading didn’t graduate from high school. It’s true.

Here’s another interesting fact:

Probably 50% of the article writing community, your competitors… don’t even speak fluent English, and are from countries abroad, even though the demand is primarily for “English written” articles.

Even if you are not the best, or do not yet have a wide reputation… , you can start a career in online article writing, as long as you can write relevant content that’s fairly interesting, and that an English reader can understand.

It’s amazing to think that some people actually make $100. per day regularly whose articles , in many cases (not all), don’t even contain correct grammar.

The reason these people are able to make a living is simply because the demand for articles is so huge that there simply aren’t enough writers to fill the gap.

Chances are that you can place an ad for your writing services on the internet, and land a professional article writing assignment more quickly, and easily than you can land a regular brick and mortar job in the newspaper. Many people start out to do this, and then find that they never have to report to a regular day job ever again.

If you want to try your hand at online article marketing, all you have to do is START NOW.

All it requires to succeed is a willingness to work hard, and a commitment to strive for constant improvement.

There are many places to start learning about a career in online article writing, such as the warrior forum, where you can learn and read about the success of others like yourself who started from right where you are right now, and have done so with great success.

So what are you waiting for? Why not get started today?

It only takes a moment to decide to start right now and you could be well on your way to a lucrative career in online article writing industry!

Good Luck Everyone!
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  • Profile picture of the author Troy_Phillips
    Actually a pretty good article .

    Too bad you mentioned Elance or I would have read further . As of now I am at Elance trying to get a career jump started .
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  • Profile picture of the author Barry Patterson
    You obviously have a talent that is worth your time. From what is here it appears you have researched the internet and "almost" copied quite a bit of the content. Be careful of making sure that the statements are quite a bit different to the originals. Also, place your key word phrases in the usual beginning, a couple in the center and at the final last words. Keep up your inspiration as you are correct in your assumption that this service is needed. Research is very important for each article. The better the research the higher the price for your work.
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    • Profile picture of the author John Durham
      Thanks Guys. I sooo appreciate the encouragement. The article is 100% original off the top of my head... didnt base it off any others content or anything.

      I thought I placed the keywords in the right places, but will look again.

      So I guess this is an acceptable article format then?
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      • Profile picture of the author Tina Golden
        The article flows well and reads well. You need a bit of proofing, mainly with your punctuation, but that's all that I can see.

        I don't see why you wouldn't be able to get in that range for your prices.

        Good luck,
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  • Profile picture of the author ZILLIONAIRE
    Good article, I didn’t find anything wrong with it. You have mentioned a few websites in your article that's ok as a long as you don’t want to direct your readers to a certain website that you are promoting. However, if you want to direct your readers to a certain website, then only mention the website you're promoting, you don’t want to distract your readers.
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    • Profile picture of the author John Durham
      Originally Posted by ZILLIONAIRE View Post

      Good article, I didn't find anything wrong with it. You have mentioned a few websites in your article that's ok as a long as you don't want to direct your readers to a certain website that you are promoting. However, if you want to direct your readers to a certain website, then only mention the website you're promoting, you don't want to distract your readers.
      Indeed. Good thought. If this were for a client I would be sure to focus all attention toward their link. Important distinction.
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  • Profile picture of the author mlord10
    The only thing that I would change is the end of the article. If you plan on submitting this article the article directories such as ezinearticles.com, goarticles.com, articlesbase.com, etc. then you need to end your article by leading the reader to click on your resource box.

    I often end the article with a question. For instance, it seems that your article is telling people how they can make a career out of writing articles online. In my opinion, the last sentence should go something like this.

    "However, knowing where to start can be difficult, and that is why many people give up before they ever really get started. Would you like to see how I do it?"

    More than likely they will want to know how you do it, which is why they will then click on the link within your resource box. Trust me, one little change like this can triple your CTR (click-thru rate).

    I think you are definitely on the right track, I would just make this small change.

    (Note: this is not based on theory, I have approx. 800 articles published at ezinearticles.com and I have tested resource boxes pretty extensively to see what converts).


    This may not be right for everyone, but I wanted to share what has worked for me.
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    • Profile picture of the author John Durham
      Originally Posted by mlord10 View Post

      The only thing that I would change is the end of the article. If you plan on submitting this article the article directories such as ezinearticles.com, goarticles.com, articlesbase.com, etc. then you need to end your article by leading the reader to click on your resource box.

      I often end the article with a question. For instance, it seems that your article is telling people how they can make a career out of writing articles online. In my opinion, the last sentence should go something like this.

      "However, knowing where to start can be difficult, and that is why many people give up before they ever really get started. Would you like to see how I do it?"

      More than likely they will want to know how you do it, which is why they will then click on the link within your resource box. Trust me, one little change like this can triple your CTR (click-thru rate).

      I think you are definitely on the right track, I would just make this small change.

      (Note: this is not based on theory, I have approx. 800 articles published at ezinearticles.com and I have tested resource boxes pretty extensively to see what converts).


      This may not be right for everyone, but I wanted to share what has worked for me.
      Cool Thanks... I dont have anything real to link this article to at the moment though.

      So then I could either sell this article or use it to promote a product. Thanks for the confirmation.
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  • Profile picture of the author ASCW
    That definitely seems good enough to be able to compete.
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  • Profile picture of the author Trent Brownrigg
    I'd say it's a great article. Especially for the first attempt off the top of your head.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mac Wheeler
    Originally Posted by kadensnga View Post

    Dear Warriors,

    After reading so many posts that Article writing is the quickest way to start making money, and having lost my business in the last year due to economic downturns, and a recent struggle at trying an "offline cash cow" start up..., I am thinking of getting into freelance article writing to both get through some lean times, and also for the purpose of showing my teenage daughter how she can make money as well.
    Read the PM I sent you, I have a job for you if you are interested.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Durham
    Thanks Mac . Got it but having trouble sending pm for some reason. Will respond asap.
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  • Profile picture of the author pcpupil
    Im going to send youa PM as well.
    Is your pm box full by chance?
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    • Profile picture of the author John Durham
      Originally Posted by pcpupil View Post

      Im going to send youa PM as well.
      Is your pm box full by chance?
      Got it. Responded. Thanks Matt.
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  • Profile picture of the author InternetM39482
    Pretty good article John. Like Trent said, great for your first attempt!
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    • Profile picture of the author JD_Sanders
      Hey, you sold me! I may just make a career out of article writing myself after reading your very good one. Much better than many I've seen in the directories. Go for it!!

      JD
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      • Profile picture of the author renoriz
        Pretty good mate.

        I just published it got a few hundred hits made some Adsense Bucks!!!

        NAH just kiddin LOL :p

        You will find the more articles you put out the faster you get at it and the better the quality. Its like anything else, practice makes perfect.

        Ever thought of writing for the news?
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        • Profile picture of the author John Durham
          Originally Posted by renoriz View Post

          Pretty good mate.

          I just published it got a few hundred hits made some Adsense Bucks!!!

          NAH just kiddin LOL :p

          You will find the more articles you put out the faster you get at it and the better the quality. Its like anything else, practice makes perfect.

          Ever thought of writing for the news?
          ROTFLMAO! Seriously!
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  • Profile picture of the author uzomaeze
    you did a great job, with this one, most def. you have my jobs for grabs, but will advice you strongly when writing articles have a time frame for each article, make sure you don't put pressure on yourself and try as much as possible to be original and follow a particular niche online.

    That way you are sure of getting to the top without distractions .. just my 10 cents advice
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  • Profile picture of the author tyroneshum
    I would agree the article reads and flows well and it's highly informative plus it sounds natural when you read it so it doesn't make the reader feel sleepy or something even when skimming through. Good job on your first run! Nothing more to say.
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