How much an article writer can earn....!!!?

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Hello Warriors...
I am an article writer.... what i want to ask is the topic of this thread.... ok, what are the oppurtunities for an article writer to earn money online???
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  • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
    Originally Posted by the6thplayer View Post

    Hello Warriors...
    I am an article writer.... what i want to ask is the topic of this thread.... ok, what are the oppurtunities for an article writer to earn money online???
    There are huge opportunities but there are also as many factors determining your success.

    It's a very broad question but here's one answer for you and this is fact. I know an article writer here, who does it all wrong and earns nothing. I also know an article writer here, who does it all right and earns over $10,000 a month.

    I also know a lot of people in between.

    The opportunities are great, you just need to do it right.
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    • Profile picture of the author donhx
      Originally Posted by Richard Van View Post

      There are huge opportunities but there are also as many factors determining your success.

      It's a very broad question but here's one answer for you and this is fact. I know an article writer here, who does it all wrong and earns nothing. I also know an article writer here, who does it all right and earns over $10,000 a month.

      I also know a lot of people in between.

      The opportunities are great, you just need to do it right.

      If there are any article writers (not copywriters) making $10,000 month, please PM me. That means you are likely writing 60,000-100,000 words per month and I'd be interested in knowing how long that takes you to do.

      Also, what kind of customer list do you have to sustain 200-300 articles per month on a steady basis? How difficult is it to manage that many projects per month? I am sincerely interested in the logistics of that kind of workload.
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      • Profile picture of the author Thomas Michal
        Originally Posted by donhx View Post

        If there are any article writers (not copywriters) making $10,000 month, please PM me. That means you are likely writing 60,000-100,000 words per month and I'd be interested in knowing how long that takes you to do.

        Also, what kind of customer list do you have to sustain 200-300 articles per month on a steady basis? How difficult is it to manage that many projects per month? I am sincerely interested in the logistics of that kind of workload.
        The people who are doing this probably get sales resulting from the articles.
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      • Profile picture of the author Dmaind
        Originally Posted by donhx View Post

        If there are any article writers (not copywriters) making $10,000 month, please PM me. That means you are likely writing 60,000-100,000 words per month and I'd be interested in knowing how long that takes you to do.

        Also, what kind of customer list do you have to sustain 200-300 articles per month on a steady basis? How difficult is it to manage that many projects per month? I am sincerely interested in the logistics of that kind of workload.
        There are some warriors like Brain Kumar and Tiffany Dow earns closer or more than 10k monthly.

        It is not about crunching 200 to 300 articles per month. Its about selling same articles over and over again.

        "PLR" is a secret word here.

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      • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
        Originally Posted by donhx View Post

        If there are any article writers (not copywriters) making $10,000 month, please PM me. That means you are likely writing 60,000-100,000 words per month and I'd be interested in knowing how long that takes you to do.

        Also, what kind of customer list do you have to sustain 200-300 articles per month on a steady basis? How difficult is it to manage that many projects per month? I am sincerely interested in the logistics of that kind of workload.
        Hello,

        The person I'm talking about is very well known here. The person has over 1000 articles spread around that have been syndicated many times. As far as I'm aware the person doesn't actually write that much now as the articles continue to be syndicated and the income increases.

        It's also got to do with directing the people from the articles to well converting and tested squeeze pages and building a list to market to. So strictly speaking it's not just article marketing but the traffic has come from such.

        So you see the logistics of the workload are not as they seem. The articles are simply the means to an end. They drive the traffic to affective pre sell list building pages before being diverted to affiliate offers.

        I believe the 1000 articles were done over around a four year period. So assuming they are 1000 word articles (this person has always written longer articles than most as they have performed better) at 250 per year. Thats 250,000 words, divided by 365 = 684.9 words a day. Nearer to 20,000 words per month.
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          Article writing has always paid and will continue to pay
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      • Profile picture of the author jhmattern
        Wow, there are some serious misconceptions about professional writing rates here. Yes, you can earn well if you use your writing to sell products. But that's also for people wanting to earn money as marketers, not those wanting to earn their living as freelance writers (unless they're copywriters doing it for someone else).

        $25 per article is not standard. It's not even close to being a "good" rate for any writer worth his or her salt. I know that's sometimes considered high in the Internet marketing community, but what people often forget is that type of market is one very small segment of the actual freelance writing world.

        So far the most sense here has come from Alexa who pointed out that it's all in the market you choose to compete in as a writer. Most of my colleagues charge at least $100 per article (talking blog posts and basic Web content of no more than 500 words per piece -- much more for research-intensive features). I charge significantly more than that for most projects. And I'm still far from the highest paid "article writer" I know. I'm also not talking about magazine features here -- solely writing for the Web, and writers who very rarely hurt for work.

        If you go into this field looking at advertised gigs you set yourself up to compete in a low paying market. If you charge low prices because so-and-so in such-and-such a country will work for peanuts in a different market, you set yourself up for failure.

        The best gigs are very rarely advertised. If you want to earn a significant income you'll learn to work smarter, not harder. That means you don't use bidding marketplaces. You don't troll job boards. And you look beyond the basic Internet marketing crowd in forums (although the occasional serious client can be found there). You find a specialty, build a platform, and build a network. Then the great gigs come to you and not the other way around.

        So no, you don't have to write 60k words to earn $10k per month. And you don't have to become a copywriter to earn a great living as a freelance writer. You just have to go in with your eyes open rather than following all of the so-so advice you find on forums and even the majority of blogs. Some of the sites Alexa mentioned are spot on. I'd add Peter Bowerman's The Well-Fed Writer: Lucrative Commercial Freelance Writing - Land Lucrative Freelance Writing Jobs to the list as well (both his book and his blog). Lori Widmer is another one giving solid advice at Words on the Page. And for a perpetual reality check you should subscribe to Kathy Kehrli's Screw You blog at Screw You!.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dmaind
    It all depends on how you position yourself in the industry and how you promote your self. Moderate successful article writers easily earn 2k to 4k a month.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sweetcheeks12354
    My only point is if you believe your writing is worth something (it can sell product, it's fun to read etc...) charge the right price. Just because 20 other people will offer dirt cheap prices doesn't mean you should.

    Everyone always hires the dirt cheap writer the first time, it's very rare they do it again.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kierkegaard
    If you mean writing articles for other people (rather than writing articles for your own sites) then you will probably have to start off quite cheap just to get yourself known. Say $5 an article.

    What you want are enough people buying a sample of your work, about 5 articles will do it, so that a few see your value and then hire you on a regular basis.

    For example: You get 10 people (advertising in the Warrior's for Hire forum will do it) buying 5 articles off you for $25. Allow yourself 5 articles a day because you will get some requests for subjects you probably have never heard about and will need to do some research.

    So, you have 10 people, 5 articles each, and 10 days to deliver. And $250 in your Paypal account.

    If your writing is good enough, these people will see it and want to buy more. You then negotiate a price based on what you're worth.

    You should easily be able to get $1000 to $2000 a month writing part-time.

    Why bother when you could write articles for yourself?

    There are many benefits writing for others.

    • It's the easiest way to make fast money. People new to IM spend months earning nothing when they start out and then rejoice in earning $4 from Amazon. Of course, it'll be a couple months more before they get to spend any of their earnings due to the minimum you need to earn before getting a payout. I'm not knocking these little success stories - once you break your duck and make some money you can just keep on going up and up.
    • You get experts requesting articles. When they do, they tell you the niches they are targeting and the keywords they are using. If you write an article they don't think will work, they'll tell you to change it. What better way to learn about IM than have a expert pay you to learn about what niches and keywords are hot and what articles are not.
    • Writing for others not only gives you money up front but it motivates you to work. Having given people your word and taken their money you have to deliver. That means getting off the forum, compelling as it is and tempting as it is to read yet another autoblogging thread - and actually do some work. Not only do you build up your writing stamina you learn how to quickly research your niches.
    • There is a false dichotomy that you have to either write for others or write for yourself. You can do both. Motivation is key when you first start IM. You can easily make $150-$200 a week writing a few articles. I can write two sitting in Starbucks enjoying a coffee and two more later on before dinner in the evening. Let's say you only charge $6.50 an article and you write 4 a day, 6 days a week. That's $26.00 a day, $156.00 a week - for what? I for one would rather sit in Starbucks drinking a coffee and writing an article or two than sit there doing a Sodoku! This leaves plenty of time to build up your own IM empire if you so wish. It's a lot easier starting out knowing you're already making some money. And when you know the kind of niches, affiliates, and keywords the experts are using.
    • It's also quite fun to do. You get all sorts of topics to write about and if you're the sort of person who likes learning about new things then you'll probably enjoy it.
    I hope that gives you some idea of how much you can earn. Speaking from experience, I'd say that article writing is great for people with writing skills who are new to IM. It's also great for people wanting to earn money on the side - A PhD student friend of mine is doing it to help earn money while studying.

    However, if you are looking to make big money online, then you're better off in the long run writing articles for yourself. If you're doing both you will find you're earning more money with your own sites and will naturally want to spend less time writing for others.
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    • Profile picture of the author corsleymaxwell
      It depends on the quality of the article.

      If your article is good you may earn 5 to 10k a month.
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    • Profile picture of the author M Thompson
      Originally Posted by Kierkegaard View Post

      If you mean writing articles for other people (rather than writing articles for your own sites) then you will probably have to start off quite cheap just to get yourself known. Say $5 an article.

      What you want are enough people buying a sample of your work, about 5 articles will do it, so that a few see your value and then hire you on a regular basis.

      For example: You get 10 people (advertising in the Warrior's for Hire forum will do it) buying 5 articles off you for $25. Allow yourself 5 articles a day because you will get some requests for subjects you probably have never heard about and will need to do some research.

      So, you have 10 people, 5 articles each, and 10 days to deliver. And $250 in your Paypal account.

      If your writing is good enough, these people will see it and want to buy more. You then negotiate a price based on what you're worth.

      You should easily be able to get $1000 to $2000 a month writing part-time.

      Why bother when you could write articles for yourself?

      There are many benefits writing for others.

      • It's the easiest way to make fast money. People new to IM spend months earning nothing when they start out and then rejoice in earning $4 from Amazon. Of course, it'll be a couple months more before they get to spend any of their earnings due to the minimum you need to earn before getting a payout. I'm not knocking these little success stories - once you break your duck and make some money you can just keep on going up and up.
      • You get experts requesting articles. When they do, they tell you the niches they are targeting and the keywords they are using. If you write an article they don't think will work, they'll tell you to change it. What better way to learn about IM than have a expert pay you to learn about what niches and keywords are hot and what articles are not.
      • Writing for others not only gives you money up front but it motivates you to work. Having given people your word and taken their money you have to deliver. That means getting off the forum, compelling as it is and tempting as it is to read yet another autoblogging thread - and actually do some work. Not only do you build up your writing stamina you learn how to quickly research your niches.
      • There is a false dichotomy that you have to either write for others or write for yourself. You can do both. Motivation is key when you first start IM. You can easily make $150-$200 a week writing a few articles. I can write two sitting in Starbucks enjoying a coffee and two more later on before dinner in the evening. Let's say you only charge $6.50 an article and you write 4 a day, 6 days a week. That's $26.00 a day, $156.00 a week - for what? I for one would rather sit in Starbucks drinking a coffee and writing an article or two than sit there doing a Sodoku! This leaves plenty of time to build up your own IM empire if you so wish. It's a lot easier starting out knowing you're already making some money. And when you know the kind of niches, affiliates, and keywords the experts are using.
      • It's also quite fun to do. You get all sorts of topics to write about and if you're the sort of person who likes learning about new things then you'll probably enjoy it.
      I hope that gives you some idea of how much you can earn. Speaking from experience, I'd say that article writing is great for people with writing skills who are new to IM. It's also great for people wanting to earn money on the side - A PhD student friend of mine is doing it to help earn money while studying.

      However, if you are looking to make big money online, then you're better off in the long run writing articles for yourself. If you're doing both you will find you're earning more money with your own sites and will naturally want to spend less time writing for others.

      Very well said,

      Providing services is the best way to get started online, if you can write you can make yourself a nice income that will maintain you while building up your business.

      My wife started out writing for me, then a few other people, it was only intended to be for a few months... 5 years later it's her full time business,
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by the6thplayer View Post

    what are the oppurtunities for an article writer to earn money online???
    A great resource (possibly the best) is to use your own articles to develop your own article marketing business, i.e. to become your own client. If your articles can provide real value for your clients' businesses, then they can do the same for yours - and perhaps even more so?

    Apart from this, it's about "the markets in which you choose to compete", in my opinion. Writers' incomes are not determined solely by their writing skills, but in great part by their marketing skills, too.

    Many people with genuinely valuable writing skills start off with very low-paid projects, thinking that this will help them to move on to higher-paid projects. It usually doesn't, at all. It's really important, I think, to avoid at the outset the mistake of imagining that it's sensible to "start off by writing for low prices" with a view to raising your prices after clients have seen what you can produce. When writing for online markets, it simply doesn't work that way: when you write for low prices you attract clients whose primary motivation is to pay low prices, and you lose almost all of them when you increase prices later.

    You may well find some/all of these resources helpful:-

    Jennifer Mattern's blog

    Carol Tice's blog

    Freelance writing jobs (minmum payment requirement of $50 per article to be listed there)

    Free report on how to attract new freelance writing clients during a recession

    The Renegade Writer Blog

    The "Irreverent Freelancer" blog
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    • Profile picture of the author AnniePot
      Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post


      Many people with genuinely valuable writing skills start off with very low-paid projects, thinking that this will help them to move on to higher-paid projects. It usually doesn't, at all. It's really important, I think, to avoid at the outset the mistake of imagining that it's sensible to "start off by writing for low prices" with a view to raising your prices after clients have seen what you can produce. When writing for online markets, it simply doesn't work that way: when you write for low prices you attract clients whose primary motivation is to pay low prices, and you lose almost all of them when you increase prices later.
      I agree with you 100% Alexa. I abandoned trying to market my article writing service in the Warrior Forum a long time ago. The $2-3/per article brigade has made it impossible for anyone expecting to make a reasonable living writing good quality articles to get a foot in the door.

      Just as you pointed out, starting off writing for a low price is foolish because once a buyer pays $2, if you later quote anything higher he simply moves on to another $2 writer, and there are plenty of them.

      Last Friday I wrote 3 articles for one of my clients and made $210 and he was happy to pay me.
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  • Profile picture of the author LetsGoViral
    Originally Posted by the6thplayer View Post

    Hello Warriors...
    I am an article writer.... what i want to ask is the topic of this thread.... ok, what are the oppurtunities for an article writer to earn money online???
    Depending on your skill and client count you can earn from a few bucks a month to 5 figures.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alfred Shelver
    Richard, I think you are talking about article marketers who write for themselves. The OP is referring to people who offer Article writing services I presume.

    Realistically starting out you can look at $1000 - $2000 a month writing 10 articles a day.


    My guess is that some can do about $6000 -$8000 dollars a month on just writing articles. BUT these are your $25+/500 word article writers. They are very good and they are quick, writing comes naturally to them.

    You can spot many of them on this forum they will reply to posts with long amazingly written replies.

    The thing about article writers who command $25 +/500 word article Is they do not stay writers for others for very long. Why should they? the reason people pay so much is they have a return on investment, so the writer soon realizes they make more money continuously on there own articles.

    Article writing though is just a fantastic way to get started in this business. It gives you an inside look into the minds of other marketers.

    As someone form a non English speaking country you will have to work harder to gain a reputation, but this is well worth it if you do it correctly.

    Good luck
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    • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
      I think you're quite right Cathy.

      I was just trying to point out as you and others have, that if you get to the point you're making your own clients a significant income, you will quite possibly earn a great deal more writing for yourself.

      To me this is still article marketing.

      Apologies. I think I took a slighter broader view of the OP's question.
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    • Profile picture of the author donhx
      Originally Posted by Cathy Shelver View Post

      Richard, I think you are talking about article marketers who write for themselves. The OP is referring to people who offer Article writing services I presume.

      Realistically starting out you can look at $1000 - $2000 a month writing 10 articles a day.


      My guess is that some can do about $6000 -$8000 dollars a month on just writing articles. BUT these are your $25+/500 word article writers. They are very good and they are quick, writing comes naturally to them.

      You can spot many of them on this forum they will reply to posts with long amazingly written replies.

      The thing about article writers who command $25 +/500 word article Is they do not stay writers for others for very long. Why should they? the reason people pay so much is they have a return on investment, so the writer soon realizes they make more money continuously on there own articles.

      Article writing though is just a fantastic way to get started in this business. It gives you an inside look into the minds of other marketers.

      As someone form a non English speaking country you will have to work harder to gain a reputation, but this is well worth it if you do it correctly.

      Good luck

      Yes, that's what I presumed too--that the OP was interested in earning a living as an article writer for others. It looks like others veered off into the kind of profit you can get from a product or service that you write for yourself. The $10,000/mo comes from sales of the product or service, not from writing articles for others.

      Even the $8,000/mo scenario you mention for actual article writing seems like a tough grind. At $25 each, that still 320 articles per month -- 160,000 words per month -- which is like writing 2.6 average 60,000 word novels every month.

      I suppose it's do-able... that's ten 500 word articles every day of the month, every month of the year. But is it sustainable? Not only is there the writing itself, but the article research, and the marketing and administration required to keep up the pace.
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      • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
        Originally Posted by donhx View Post

        Yes, that's what I presumed too--that the OP was interested in earning a living as an article writer for others. It looks like others veered off into the kind of profit you can get from a product or service that you write for yourself. The $10,000/mo comes from sales of the product or service, not from writing articles for others.

        Even the $8,000/mo scenario you mention for actual article writing seems like a tough grind. At $25 each, that still 320 articles per month -- 160,000 words per month -- which is like writing 2.6 average 60,000 word novels every month.

        I suppose it's do-able... that's ten 500 word articles every day of the month, every month of the year. But is it sustainable? Not only is there the writing itself, but the article research, and the marketing and administration required to keep up the pace.
        I don't want to start an arguement but this is exactly what the OP said..

        I am an article writer.... what i want to ask is the topic of this thread.... ok, what are the oppurtunities for an article writer to earn money online???
        The title to the thread is...How much an article writer can earn....!!!?

        Some people thought he mean't writing for others, some like me took it a bit broader, having said that, the entire opening post was a bit broad.

        No one veered off anywhere, we, or I, just read the OP for all the info it provided. Perhaps the OP should have phrased it a touch different.
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        • Profile picture of the author paulie888
          Originally Posted by Richard Van View Post

          I don't want to start an arguement but this is exactly what the OP said..



          The title to the thread is...How much an article writer can earn....!!!?

          Some people thought he mean't writing for others, some like me took it a bit broader, having said that, the entire opening post was a bit broad.

          No one veered off anywhere, we, or I, just read the OP for all the info it provided. Perhaps the OP should have phrased it a touch different.
          Richard, I concur with your assumption that "article writing" can and should be broadened to include article marketing, as you're ultimately getting paid in both instances for your article writing ability, albeit in different ways.

          There's another business model which is is similar in that you do not only get paid upfront once for your article writing, and that is by selling PLR article packs that you write. If the right evergreen topics are selected, those articles could be resold again and again for a long time to come.

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          • Profile picture of the author Najmi
            Well,it depends on how much articles are you willing to write per month
            Some people charge for the whole article,some charge for hours they spend on the job and some charge for word count (eg : $4.50/300 word)
            But being an article writer really requires some time on your hand,you'll be spending allot of time on the PC doing research and writing all the content
            But it pays off
            An average article writer earns around $500 -$6000
            If you are going to become one,good luck!(and maybe I'll hire you if I need anything :p)

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            • Profile picture of the author the6thplayer
              Originally Posted by Najmi View Post

              Well,it depends on how much articles are you willing to write per month
              Some people charge for the whole article,some charge for hours they spend on the job and some charge for word count (eg : $4.50/300 word)
              But being an article writer really requires some time on your hand,you'll be spending allot of time on the PC doing research and writing all the content
              But it pays off
              An average article writer earns around $500 -$6000
              Being a student of software engineering, I have to maintain a balance between the studies and writing articles. Therefore, i think i would rather be more comfortable in writing 4 well-researched articles a day.

              If you are going to become one,good luck!(and maybe I'll hire you if I need anything )
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  • Profile picture of the author Nicola Lane
    It depends!
    • How good are you?
    • How fast can you write?
    • Whom are you marketing your services to?

    If you grammar and spelling is good (as defined by automated systems) but you write crap, or bad English - then $1 per 300-500 word article.

    If you actually write decent English, but don't really provide any value (rehashed articles that you can find anywhere) - then $1 per 100 words.

    If you can write decent English and provide some value (articles that people actually read all the way through) - then up to $3 per 100 words.

    Then you can start moving into more professional areas:

    PLR (crappy stuff sells - just not very much - decent stuff will build a reputation - like Tiffany Dow - and will eventually sell really well)

    Professional websites that need articles for visitors rather than search engines

    Print magazines - that may also have web portals

    Technical writing - including stuff that needs good research, or an area like health where it is a must to get it right.

    These areas all command prices that people who write & use back link fodder will find incredible.

    You can also use your writing yourself.

    Master authority articles and preselling and make a fortune as an affiliate.

    Write useful information and/or instructions for people that need it and create an ebook empire.

    Learn copywriting and your earnings can shoot into overdrive

    If you can write well then the web is your oyster! It is driven by writing! (Good audios and videos will need a script!), even the best graphics still need equally brilliant content.

    In short - how much you can earn depends on you - what is the value of your writing and how good are you are marketing it to the right people?

    Hope that helps
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  • Profile picture of the author ankitsharma
    Initially you might have to struggle a bit but as grow in industry you will surely earn high.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by Oh.humes View Post

      I am an article writer.... what i want to ask is the topic of this thread...
      I wouldn't bother, if I were you: you're no more plausible under this name than you were yesterday under the name "Thomes.Miler", spamming exactly the same three signature-file links. And I doubt if today's membership, posts or links will last you any longer than yesterday's did.
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      • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
        Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

        I wouldn't bother, if I were you: you're no more plausible under this name than you were yesterday under the name "Thomes.Miler", spamming exactly the same three signature-file links. And I doubt if today's membership, posts or links will last you any longer than yesterday's did.
        Well spotted Alexa,

        Another one bites the dust!

        He/she would disguise themselves better without the trademark (.) in between the first and last name!
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        Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

        I wouldn't bother, if I were you: you're no more plausible under this name than you were yesterday under the name "Thomes.Miler", spamming exactly the same three signature-file links. And I doubt if today's membership, posts or links will last you any longer than yesterday's did.
        I reported "Thomes.Miler" twice yesterday as a spammer. Whoever he/she is will never learn.

        I pity those whose IP matches his/hers.
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    Originally Posted by the6thplayer View Post

    Hello Warriors...
    I am an article writer.... what i want to ask is the topic of this thread.... ok, what are the oppurtunities for an article writer to earn money online???
    I can tell that English is not your first language. While there are some people who are willing to spend money on imperfect English, there are a lot that won't. So I'm just advising you to brush up on your English skills to get more jobs.
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  • Profile picture of the author tamalanwar
    Hi article writing is the major part when it comes to internet marketing, because content builds page and website. But when it comes to hiring writers, people want to pay less and less for this.

    If you are a good writer, write for your self like start a blog and add content. Your blog will earn you money.

    And then there are copy-writers who write ad copies and article writer who do the bulk writing.

    So if you want to work as a freelancer and want to write for others, first you make your self an expert in the field. For this build a website/blog and create a community. Then you can charge a good amount from the people who are willing to hire you.
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    • Profile picture of the author Shirlyn
      A good Article writer can earn alot if he writes fresh and unique content related to a niche and can contact businesses regarding that to make a good money out of its writing.
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  • Profile picture of the author JBroyer44
    This is a great thread as I have been researching article marketing the last few days. I have just started working for another warrior here on the forums and have supplied him with 5 articles so far, it isn't a ton of money but it is a start.

    I feel as I learn IM article writing will give me insight into how to do it right, and also some extra cash coming in as I build up my own business doesn't hurt.

    From the research I have done it seems in order to make good money in the article writing business plr packs are the way to go.

    My brother and I who are building an IM business together are currently looking at this business model as a way to really dive into internet marketing. It works out that he is an English major with technical writing experience and has also been a salespro for the last 15 years.

    Again like others have said article writing will come down to your abilities as a writer and your ability to scale your efforts to achieve the best ROI. I don't think writing $5 article for others is a long term money making strategy but it is definitely the best first step in starting your business.
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  • Profile picture of the author Audrey Harvey
    It's a competitive world for online article writers. There are a lot of good writers out there, so you need to really find your unique selling position. What makes you a better choice for a client than any of the others? It all comes down to marketing yourself. Then you can charge more for your writing, and your hourly rate will go up.

    Really good writers should consider looking beyond the internet marketing arena for work, it can be a lot more profitable.
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  • Profile picture of the author shuvo
    It depends on how much quality articles you can write.I have seen many people are making thousands of dollar per month by writing articles.Its the most widest way to make money in the web.
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  • Profile picture of the author the6thplayer
    I can see that this thread is on fire. Thanks to all warriors who shared their views.
    Some of the posts really helped me get a clue of what exactly should a fresh article writer do!
    To those who think i am a spammer, i won't even bother explaining things to you (mocking smile)

    All in all, i really got some good projects to fill in my pocket for an extra cup of coffee with my girlfriend

    I am looking forward to your expert opinions to make this thread fruitful for all the article writers especially the new ones.......
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    • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
      Originally Posted by the6thplayer View Post

      I can see that this thread is on fire. Thanks to all warriors who shared their views.
      Some of the posts really helped me get a clue of what exactly should a fresh article writer do!
      To those who think i am a spammer, i won't even bother explaining things to you (mocking smile)

      All in all, i really got some good projects to fill in my pocket for an extra cup of coffee with my girlfriend

      I am looking forward to your expert opinions to make this thread fruitful for all the article writers especially the new ones.......
      Hey I don't think anyone thinks you're a spammer. There was someone here called Oh.humes, or something, who was link spamming and he was doing the same the day before under the name thomas.miler

      I think you misread what Alexa was saying. She was just being sharp and spotted him (or her). His posts been removed, that's why you may have thought she was talking about you.
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      • Profile picture of the author the6thplayer
        Originally Posted by Richard Van View Post

        Hey I don't think anyone thinks you're a spammer. There was someone here called Oh.humes, or something, who was link spamming and he was doing the same the day before under the name thomas.miler

        I think you misread what Alexa was saying. She was just being sharp and spotted him (or her). His posts been removed, that's why you may have thought she was talking about you.
        Probably yes, thanks for correcting me richard. Much appreciated move bro.
        I just wanted to ensure that my name does not fall under the category of "spammers" ...
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  • Profile picture of the author Hexor
    I think you can ear 100-250$ a day. It depends upon your quality and it depends upon how much is your hourly rate or per page rate. Article writer is such a big knowledge and i know that if you continue it. You will be rich by just staying at home and the job is looking for you. have a great day. godbless
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  • Profile picture of the author JustinDupre
    I know some people who make over $1,000 a week.. but these guys been in the business for a while.. I think in the beginning depend on how good you are you might be able to pull 200 - 300 easy
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  • Profile picture of the author bilzz
    Yes ofcourse its depends on your quality articles ..and which topic you can write better !
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  • Profile picture of the author infomum
    Thanks to all who contributed to this thread, it has given me much food for thought.

    I have been wasting my time struggling to understand coding and website design so I could earn from my writing. I even have 2 x 3 tier websites crammed full of content (20+ pages each) gathering dust on my hard drive because my web design skills suck.

    Mind you the topic area of my first one wasn't very exciting (death and dying), but I did learn a lot about content writing from it so it wasn't really wasted time.

    Then I moved to the fiction arena, and actually earned money from my work ( I won a couple of competitions).

    Now it seems I might be able to earn by writing for others. Heaven has truly arrived on my doorstep.

    So once again thank you for your contributions and all the links which I have faithfully visited and bookmarked.
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  • Profile picture of the author homeworkin
    Do not let your web design skills stop you from marketing. Wordpress is a God-send for the technically challenged like myself. Why sweat building out an HTML site if you can in less than an hour (minutes if you are experienced at it) create an SEO friendly, attractive-looking site with nearly any functionality you can imagine?

    I've been working online since the mid-90's. Last year I tossed out several hundred dollars worth of HTML books I bought over the years. I never really learned HTML, I don't need it.

    There are some basic things you need to know - how to create a link, embed an image, bold text, etc. The rest can be done at the touch of a button and free you up for writing and marketing - where the money is.

    If you enjoy designing sites, more power to you. People who can do that are able to do great things with it - but if it isn't yoru strongest skill - move on.

    You can make great sites with HTML. But if you are waiting for your HTML skills to catch up before you start marketing, you are wasting valuable opportunities. I have hundreds of sites - have built at least 100 this year. Not one site I built this year was built with an HTML template. I use Wordpress for almost everything and a few other content management systems for the rest. I am not a programmer, I am a marketer.

    Beating my head on the keyboard to get a few sites up was a total waste of my time. I can get a site up in about 5 minutes now, make it all fancy in under an hour - then populate it with great content in just a few hours - even for bigger sites. I make a lot more money this way than by fighting with code.
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  • Profile picture of the author homeworkin
    Do not let your web design skills stop you from marketing. Wordpress is a God-send for the technically challenged like myself. Why sweat building out an HTML site if you can in less than an hour (minutes if you are experienced at it) create an SEO friendly, attractive-looking site with nearly any functionality you can imagine?

    I've been working online since the mid-90's. Last year I tossed out several hundred dollars worth of HTML books I bought over the years. I never really learned HTML, I don't need it.

    There are some basic things you need to know - how to create a link, embed an image, bold text, etc. The rest can be done at the touch of a button and free you up for writing and marketing - where the money is.

    If you enjoy designing sites, more power to you. People who can do that are able to do great things with it - but if it isn't yoru strongest skill - move on.

    You can make great sites with HTML. But if you are waiting for your HTML skills to catch up before you start marketing, you are wasting valuable opportunities. I have hundreds of sites - have built at least 100 this year. Not one site I built this year was built with an HTML template. I use Wordpress for almost everything and a few other content management systems for the rest. I am not a programmer, I am a marketer.

    Beating my head on the keyboard to get a few sites up was a total waste of my time. I can get a site up in about 5 minutes now, make it all fancy in under an hour - then populate it with great content in just a few hours - even for bigger sites. I make a lot more money this way than by fighting with code.
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    • Profile picture of the author infomum
      Originally Posted by homeworkin View Post

      Do not let your web design skills stop you from marketing. Wordpress is a God-send for the technically challenged like myself. Why sweat building out an HTML site if you can in less than an hour (minutes if you are experienced at it) create an SEO friendly, attractive-looking site with nearly any functionality you can imagine?
      I have been using wordpress with the Thesis theme for the last year, but I still find that wrangling with plug-ins and trying to make the site look okay is a time wasting challenge, just not as bad as HTML.

      I think the biggest problem is as soon as I see the word "script" my eyes boggle and my brain shuts down.

      At the moment I am struggling with where/how to put an adsense box on my blog, and it is taking away time from actually writing content. Of course it could be a touch of procrastinitis too since I am also wasting time on this forum.
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  • Profile picture of the author imservices01
    US based article writers charge $15 plus per article..while article writers in asia charge less.
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  • Profile picture of the author the6thplayer
    alright alright....
    I have noticed something really weird about article writing so i thought of sharing it with you guys and want your opinions about it.

    Many professionals who hire the services of an article writer does not make a payment upfront (which may be a small percentage of the total amount) and this places the article writer right in a position where he/she is not sure if the payment will ever be made for the acquired services!!!

    Is there a way to avoid getting exploited by the professional "thieves" ????
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    • Profile picture of the author jhmattern
      Originally Posted by the6thplayer View Post

      alright alright....
      I have noticed something really weird about article writing so i thought of sharing it with you guys and want your opinions about it.

      Many professionals who hire the services of an article writer does not make a payment upfront (which may be a small percentage of the total amount) and this places the article writer right in a position where he/she is not sure if the payment will ever be made for the acquired services!!!

      Is there a way to avoid getting exploited by the professional "thieves" ????
      That's easy. You remember that you're the business owner offering the service. You set your rates. You set your payment policies. Clients can choose to accept them or they can choose to find someone who better fits their needs. There's nothing wrong with negotiation once in a while, but the risk should never be all yours to take. I've required full up front payments from new clients for years now (and not talking about $5-10 per article kinds of rates either) and I've never been hurting for work. When you act like a professional and you create a demand in the right market, you don't have to worry about those kinds of issues.

      And really, if you want to make money writing articles for others (freelance writing), this forum is the last kind of place you should look for advice. You need to talk to professionals earning real money and not what you see advertised on online business and Internet marketing forums or freelance bidding sites. If you're content on the extremely low end of the spectrum ($20 per article or less), then you're fine here. The same is true if you want to earn from your articles by getting into Internet marketing yourself. Otherwise, you're looking in the wrong place.
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      • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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        Hi Jennifer! Very good to see you drawn into such conversations - thank you also for the additional links above: I'll save them up for future replies on this subject.
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        • Profile picture of the author Martin Luxton
          Jennifer and Alexa,

          A coincidence that the resources you recommend are women?

          (men aren't realistic enough about juggling the realities of freelancing with family/housework? )


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          • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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            Originally Posted by Martin Luxton View Post

            men aren't realistic enough about juggling the realities of freelancing with family/housework?
            "You might think that, but I couldn't possibly comment ..."
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            • Profile picture of the author Martin Luxton
              Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

              "You might think that, but I couldn't possibly comment ..."
              "No comment" from Alexa? Wow, that's a first!


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  • Profile picture of the author stanislavlem
    Yea, the opprotunities are huge.

    But it takes practise and creativity to write these articles...
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  • Profile picture of the author Lemy Yusento
    Yes,

    I agree with Richard.

    My friend also earns approx. $10,000 monthly in his "article writing" services.
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    • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
      Originally Posted by Lemy Yusento View Post

      Yes,

      I agree with Richard.

      My friend also earns approx. $10,000 monthly in his "article writing" services.
      Hi Lemy,

      My friend doesn't actually sell any services. This person has a very sound and tested business model that works extremely well but it is still completely, article marketing.

      That's not to say I don't think you can earn that much selling one's article writing services. Indeed AnniePot wrote 3 articles for $210, that's $70 an article. Write 5 a day and that's over 10k a month.
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