|Writing is one of the easiest ways to make money online; with the massive growth of the internet there’s never been more demand on the internet for writers. Websites are always in need of new content and they’re happy to pay for it. The best way to find at-home writing work is to become a member at some of the many freelance websites and forums specializing in this type of work ▼|
Not only can you find short term work, but if you do well and impress your employer a small gig can often turn into long term or even permanent employment.
Another option is to submit your content to websites that offer revenue-sharing opportunities. They will provide you with the platform to host your writing on, and in return for your work, they’ll split any ad revenue
that your articles generate ▼
Here are a few tips to compile valuable writing in website marketing :
1. Marketers often think in terms of how to draw people in. On the web, the primary concern is not to drive people away.
2. You have 10 seconds to convince visitors that your site deserves a closer look. A recent study from Microsoft Research found that first 10 seconds of a webpage visit are crucial to the user's decision to stay.
3. Reading is the primary action people perform on websites, but many people strive to read as little as possible on most websites they hit.
4. Visitors come to a website to satisfy goals, to perform tasks, to get answers to questions. Think about your own online reading habits. Most often you are looking for something specific.
5. Take the lead from content marketing and give users factual information as quickly and easily as possible. Because web visitors are so goal oriented, they do not want to be distracted by irrelevant information.
6. Good web writing is like a conversation. Think of the questions your readers will ask, and answer those in your copy. Use short sentences, and keep it conversational. Show that you are a person and your organization includes people.
7. On the web, you can be informal and professional at the same time. Writing informally is not dumbing down; it is writing so busy people can understand your content.
8. When writing web content, use simple words, active verbs, and meaningful modifiers.
9. When you write using simple terms, your site accommodates busy people, impatient people, the aging population, people who read English as a second language, and people who have poor literacy skills. (Have you ever heard anyone complain that a website's writing style is too simplistic?)
10. If users cannot find what they are looking for on your website, they will go elsewhere.