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Profitable Article and Blog Writing
Making money online has a million sub-centers from which to choose, but my favorite is making money writing an article or blog for profit. Profitable article and blog writing is not as difficult as one might think, unless you struggle to fill out a paragraph or two on your favorite topic.
Writing articles and blogs for profits is referred to as content marketing, and if you haven’t heard, Content is King. Some say Content is well beyond King, and that it is now God, although I find that term reprehensible and blasphemous. Content is King works well, so let’s leave it at that.
If no one has said this to you yet, welcome to the age of content. Since its humble beginnings (can you say the Bible?) as story telling, content is all about getting the word out about your product or service in such a way that is anti-selling, and pro-relationship building.
Today’s business environment is drastically different than it was just a few short years ago. Traditional forms of marketing were controlled by the message makers pushing their information, persuasion and sell-speak at the consumer. If the consumer encountered enough messages, they sought out the retailer or business offering the goods or services and the transaction occurred. Now the consumer is in charge of the transaction. Sure, traditional forms of marketing and advertising still exist, but the resources companies devote to traditional sales methodologies is forever shrinking, as the consumer is not researching products and services online rather than be bombarded by traditional means. Serius Radio, Tivo, the DVR, Netflix and digital news outlets have minimized the number of touches traditional marketing messages consumers now experience. Therefore, they search out those companies that they feel good about. Content is the way to attract the eyes of today’s consumer.
By writing for profit, that is, producing content as an article freelancer, blog post writer or some other form of copy writing in exchange for a wage is quickly becoming an extremely profitable way to make a living.
Organizations spend a great deal of money on content creation, and will go to great lengths to locate and hire competent content individuals or teams. Even the novice writer can find a niche worth exploiting through specialty sites such as elance.com, and odesk.com, where writing jobs can be found in large variety. With a bit of training and a little experience under your belt, you can become a freelancer.
The first thing a budding writer must identify is with which niche he or she has some competency, and hone their practice. There are some great sources online that offer FREE trials of their online courses.
Content marketers are quickly becoming the “go-to” asset for companies large and small. Great content comes from those with passion, and the markets are wide open for niches as small as “duct tape art” to “basket weaving underwater.” One only look to their personal passions and begin to write compelling, engaging content for themselves or someone willing to pay by the word, article or eBook.
David J Dunworth, often referred to as The 1 Smart Marketer, is a published author of books, eBooks, hundreds of articles and ghost written material for dozens of clients internationally. Additionally he owns multiple sites offering FREE eCources for topics such as Writing for Profit, Men’s Fitness, How To Online topics and much, much more.