Posts Tagged ‘getting paid to write articles’

How to Start Affiliate Marketing: Cutting Through the Clutter

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Everyone thinks making money online is easy – after all, the news is full of stories of mommies who blog for millions while raising six children, and 12-year-old whiz kids who somehow manage to create a game more viral than anything Nintendo could come up with, right?  Well, if you’ve ever tried it you know how hard it really is!  Courses that purport to be aimed at newbies often contain so much information that you’d need to hire a team of experts just to interpret each step.

So if you’ve taken the first step and figured out that there are companies like Amazon, for example, that offer you a commission every time a sale is made from your website, you are probably wondering how to start affiliate marketing.

In the simplest of terms, start by taking a manageable bite of the apple!  You didn’t learn how to spell the first time you saw the alphabet – why would affiliate marketing be any different?

Pick one product and one strategy to promote it, and then stick with that technique until you’re successful.  And hint: successful means that you practiced it and practiced it until you got it right, not that you tried it once.  Be so tough on yourself as to set a sale as the measure of success.

Too often would-be affiliate marketers get caught up in the clutter of online money-making techniques, jumping from one strategy to another, reading everything they can, and then suffering from ‘analysis paralysis’.  In trying to do everything, they end up doing nothing at all.

The only sure-fire way to success isn’t to keep searching for the right guru, the right set of tools, or the right on-sale-for-just-3-hours-longer offer: it’s to execute on one strategy.

At, we have one strategy that we teach you: writing high-quality content.  When founder Dan Ho was left at home with twin babies and desperately wondering how to start affiliate marketing, he took a product he was passionate about and he started to research, and to write.  He tried lots of styles, lots of sites to publish on, lots of keywords, and he eventually developed  a world-class system that he eventually started to teach other new marketers so that they too would know how to start affiliate marketing – how to start it, how to refine it, and how to sustain it.

Everyone has something they like to do – some people like to design sites, some people like to measure and test search engine ads.  But those who like to write, who are genuinely curious, and who are willing to put time and effort into researching their topic, becoming an expert, and sharing their knowledge, are sure to find success at  If that describes you, join now!

The Remarkable Difference Between Building Equity Vs Getting Paid To Write Articles

Monday, July 12th, 2010

A lot of people are looking to get paid to write articles. Freelance writing and ghostwriting are hot topics online as many people all over the world are looking to make a useful side income in these turbulent times.

And getting paid to write articles is a viable way to earn some extra cash, whether you’re blogging or ghostwriting for publishers.

However, there are a couple of issues you should seriously consider before heading down this path, to determine if it’s the right one for you as opposed to building true equity with your article writing skills.

First, freelance writing and ghostwriting tend to be low paid careers because the supply of writers is so high. This tends to drive the price publishers are willing to pay for any article down.

Moreover, you will only get paid to the extent that you write. If you get sick or stop writing, well, you stop getting paid. Another issue is finding publishers who will accept your writing (they may want to see samples of previously published work first) and I’ve known many article writers who have put in a lot of hard work writing articles and then getting stiffed — that is, not paid! And collecting money owed to you as a writer is virtually impossible on the Internet.

What’s interesting is if you just take the same writing skills you have and use them in a different fashion, you can create a lot more income for yourself over time and build true equity with your writing — meaning, you can even generate income after you stop writing.

No, I’m not talking about something far-fetched like becoming a rare NY times best selling author and making royalties on your works. That’s great stuff, but it’s a pipe dream for most of us.

But what is within our grasp is using our writing skills to get paid on lifetime income affiliate programs. There is no trust issue of whether you’ll get paid because the software automatically does the tracking. You don’t have to worry about if the publisher will like your work because you are not asking their permission. You are writing for yourself and your own benefit.

And best of all, when sales start to happen, which they will soon enough if you stick to it, you can get paid over and over again on the same customers your original articles generated.

None of this is a pipe dream; it’s something I’ve personally been doing for almost a decade and have been teaching for the past three years to hundreds of writers around the world.

A system where you gain leverage from your writing skills can truly be the difference between getting paid to write articles for a pittance or building a significant, passive income that will continue to flow in regardless if you decide to write on any given day.

The net result is nothing short of a massive difference in the lifestyle of those who exchange their writing time for dollars and those who work smarter by building equity with their writing efforts.