Writers are always looking for ways to earn money from their writing and this story of a determined non-writer to earn money online, inspired me to share his story of his ideas to earn $50 a day, online.
I found out about this persons online adventure after I came across his post on a forum.
He had set up a website several months ago and had uploaded quite a few articles to it. But because he wasn't a writer, he had to use other people's articles from article directories.
The forum thread was full of people complaining that they weren't making enough money online. There was a lot of whining and moaning about how hard it was to make any sort of decent income online.
But one poster had taken a different view and he didn't see a small online income as a barrier to making more money.
He said that his website where he was uploading the articles, only made money from Pay Per Click Advertisements that he'd placed on the site. He said that because he couldn't write, he didn't have another way to monetize his website.
And he was only averaging $1 a day in online income.
But rather than being down about it, he was being a "the glass is half full" optimist. He'd figured out that, if he had one website that was earning $1 a day, then if he had 50 websites, he could earn $50 a day.
He was pumped full of enthusiasm about his new quest and said he couldn't wait to get started. And looking at it from his point of view; if he could earn $50 a day by uploading other people's articles to his website, and it only took him a matter of a minute to upload each one, then he would be working less than an hour a day uploading articles, plus the time spent finding them or sifting through those he'd had emailed to him.
So with 50 websites, at his current rate of income per site, he would be earning over $18,000 a year. And that's not too shabby for a man who can't write and has to make do with articles from article directories. But his content is duplicate content and so wouldn't be as effective as it would be if he could write his own unique articles.
But if you are a writer, and you can write all your own unique content, you could earn more than $50 a day from your websites. And even if you only start with one site; if you write and upload 1 article a day, in a years time you'll have a 365-page website.
And if you have 5 PPC ad units on each page (which is the maximum Google AdSense) allows, and each unit contains several individual ads, you would have a website filled with over five and a half thousand money-making advertisements.
And that's on just one website.
As a writer, you'll also be familiar with writing SEO articles to further optimize your website. If you're not familiar with using SEO, a simple explanation is choosing a keyword and/or key phrase for each article (you can find these by using the free Google Keyword Tool), writing your article around your chosen keyword or key phrase, and using in your article heading and the body too.
Not only that, but you can also monetize your website by collating some of your articles and publishing them as an ebook that you sell from your website. Or use your writing skills to write marketing articles to help sell other peoples' products for a commission.
You see, if you can write, you're miles ahead of would-be entrepreneurs who cannot.
You can write all your own content, write and publish ebooks, work as an affiliate marketer and you can have as many websites as you want.
And with such a unique and enviable advantage for making money online, why wouldn't you want to do it?
All you have to do is write one article a day, and you can have your own online business.
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