Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Online Writing For Novice Writers

I have a secret to tell you.
Come closer.
You don’t have to be a talented writer to make money writing online.

I began writing online in 2007. My initial intentions were to affirm certain things for myself, to track my schedules, to realize the worthiness of things, to reflect more, to share, to help myself remember past events and feelings and to relieve myself from anxiety attacks. None of the mentioned was to make money. Writing took my mind off stress. Later I thought I can make a little money throughout my casual writing journey.

I joined Triond and also wrote for other printed magazine, at the start. I also started to build my personal image and (hopefully inventive) writing style in my other site, DiceInTheBoard. I don't have a degree in journalism or whatever liberal arts course. I graduated with a degree in information and communications management, a highly technical/business course. But because I love to write, I became an active contributor of our university paper in my college years. And now, all the more I can practice this passion with blogs and online sites.

So if you have a journalism/literature degree and/or experience, don't fret. You have more chances in succeeding in most online writing sites and your own hosted website. However, if you are a beginner, you will have to choose the sites where you can tone your writing while writing. For instance, you can begin with Triond just like I did. This is what I call real on-the-job-training.

Don’t get discouraged if you don’t get a ton of hits you dream of when you write. I've learned it is important to try to write articles that have the possibility of getting hits every day. Write in categories you have some knowledge, with relevant and fun titles you can come up with (see: trending hot topics).

Don't worry if at first you just get 20 hits or less than 100. Your older articles will eventually outhit your newer articles; therefore, write for longevity.

You may not receive awards from writing online, but you will make money in the long run. You should make goals--this is important. You need to improve your writing skills and learn everything you can from some of the more experienced online writers or friends. If you follow these, you can and will make money writing online.

The most important things you need are the ability to learn, the desire to succeed and guts not to give up. Happy writing!