Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Writing your own check...literally

Many of us secretly wish we could write a novel or book and become rich and famous like authors Stephen King, Danielle Steel, Clive Barker, Anne Rice you name them. There are thousands upon thousands of writers etching out a living from putting words to paper. The problem is, most of us have no idea where to start.

What do I do? I can't think of a thing to write about my mind is blank, are these your feelings as well? In the old days, you grabbed a type writer and away you went building one idea upon another chapter after chapter. Then you hoped that after the several months or even years to write this novel or book that someone, anyone, will buy it.

That's almost the same odds as winning a lottery as to whether you'll be published or not. Well there is hope on the Internet in the form of articles. No, not books, magazines or novel articles, just simple articles on day to day topics, like mowing the lawn, baking a cake, or how to snag that 17 lb large mouth bass out of the river. General how-to articles also do really well and one site we'll talk about today actually pays you for your articles. I'm not saying you'll retire from it but its a start in getting published.

The site I'm talking about is called eHow and they are at http://www.ehow.com/ once your there it's a fairly simple process. Sign up for your free account, Set up your free PayPal account at https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_home-general&nav=0 and then sit down at the PC and start writing.

The topics range from how-to tie your shoes to how-to build your own space shuttle, he he not really but just about anything. Its not difficult to write articles on eHow because almost any task you do in your life from the time you wake up in the morning to the time you hit the pillow again can be written as a how-to.

Some people write how-to's on subjects they are experts in for example their jobs or careers, or the area of the world they live in, even politics. Yuck. But, regardless the topic it can generate you money.

The idea on eHow is to have other people come read your articles, rate them from 1 to 5 stars and click on a few of the AdSense links on your web page. You find these people from a number of sources such as eHow's own add-a-friend list. This involves making friends on eHow then reading their articles and rating them and they do the same for you. Pretty easy huh? On top of that there exists the World Wide Web, you can utilize search engines, directories and blogs etc to advertise your articles all this adds up to even more people rating your articles even if they aren't eHow writers themselves.

Anyway, check out the web site http://www.ehow.com/ and join up for no cost, and see if you can't start writing those articles. Who knows it may lead to inspiration and that multimillion dollar novel.

2 comments:

Zinger said...

Your info on how to earn $$$ on EHow is spot on. This is one dedicated company and they have best program for earning money residually. I have brought in $$$ through them that my blog didn't even grab after 6 months! Awesome vehicle.

Ange said...

Thank you, I also recommend anyone breaking into writing to not dismiss blogs entirely. There's alot of promotion that does need to be done definately in preparation to make earnings from a blog but visiting google and Feedburner and getting your blogs burned as feeds will help increase traffic as well.

Thanx again for the comment.