(rewrite from 2011 article)
One way to grow in your writing career is to write articles. I started with posting free articles with ezine articles.
Why write articles? When I first wrote them, it was to promote my life coaching business. Eventually, I heard myself say I wanted to be a web content writer. With some online searching a little more than ten years ago I found Constant-Content.com. They give a new writer three chances to write successful articles before being allowed to sell with them.
It's important to note why there is such a service. It's because there is a market for articles today like never before. Website owners need articles and blog posts to keep readers coming back and to keep their sites optimized.
People are Readers
People read articles online daily. Articles are usually informational or inspirational. They often set out to give the reader a new perspective or updated information.
Simply reading an article can enlighten a person. It can change their focus and their mood. Articles can be powerful tools to lift others up.
What to Do
Do you want to be an article writer?
On one of the websites I sell articles with is Constant-Content.com. One of the rules they have is when submitting, the writer must allow at least a third of her article to be shown to potential buyers prior to purchase. Some writers have gone further showing the full article to potential buyers.
A hesitant writer I know asked if I was not afraid of article theft. By putting it available for sight, it could be snatched. Of course, that chance is always there. And, yes, I have had articles stolen, unfortunately.
My answer to her, however, was that I have so many new articles in me and ways to re-write an existing article that I don't fear. I take the chance. I regret the times I invest time in writing and don't see a sale or have it stolen, but it is a risk I'm willing to take.
Re-Writing for Multiple Sales
Once you're an up-to-speed writer you too will see how easy it is to re-write the same article and potentially sell the topic more than once. Now, I'm not talking about doing cheap article spinning where you flip things around for the sake of flipping them around, sometimes with a spinning program. What I mean is, re-writing your article from a different angle.
Here is are examples:
Sample article on writing fiction:
Want to write a novel? Need new ideas? Put yourself in the story. Picture where you'd like to go, what you'd like to see. How might you see things differently than another person?
Same article re-written:
Are you in the midst of writing a novel and find yourself stuck? Why not use this trick. Dress yourself in the era of your novel and walk its streets or corridors. That's right, put yourself right in there. Smell, hear, taste, and see the environment. Write about your experience.
Same article re-written:
Fiction writers have various ways of developing their work. Many writers like to put themselves right into the story. Once they've gotten an idea of the era and surroundings, they find it helpful to think about what they might see, where they'd want to go, what they'd like to do.
How's that for switching things up and making your writing go further?
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