|Written by Paul McLalin|
Intro: Learn how to earn more money with your how-to articles! You will be throwing money away if you do not follow these tips and suggestions.
Step 1: Write as many articles as you can! You may run out of ideas but it never hurts to learn something new and they write about your own experience learning such a task. The more articles you publish, the more money you will earn.
Step 2: Other than writing a lot of articles, the biggest way to drive targeted traffic to your articles and make more money is to sign up and submit your articles to social bookmarking sites. There are many social bookmarking sites which are very popular. These sites rank really well in search engines and can help your articles gain some ground.
The most popular sites are folkd.com, reddit.com, delicious.com, jumptags, and furl.net. Simply visit those websites, sign up, and post a link to your article. You may have to enter a short description and add some keywords but it is well worth your time. Not submitting your articles to these sites is basically like throwing money away. You will almost always notice a difference in views within 24-48 hours.
To go even further you can submit your articles to even more social bookmarking sites, such as, propeller.com, socialogs.com, indianpad.com, google.com/bookmarks, technorati.com, blinklist.com, diigo.com, and wirefan.com. Now donâ€™t stress yourself out trying to post every article to every single website out there but at least give it a try with some of the major bookmarking sites.
Step 3: Another good way to get your articles out there is to link to them from a social networking site or your blog. If you are a member of MySpace, Facebook, or Twitter, you should post links to your articles on your profile pages. This is a good way to get your friends and family interested in the articles you are writing. If you have a blog or know someone who does, try to get links to your articles on there. This will also help friends, family members, and readers of your blog find more of your material and in return earn you more money.
Step 4: Add pictures; articles with pictures are statistically proven to earn more money and get more views than articles without pictures.
Step 5: Write great articles. Articles should usually be between 400 and 600 words. Articles with more or less than that donâ€™t receive as much attention. Grammar is also important. You will lose credibility with every grammatical error. If you write about a topic with mass appeal, your article will usually receive more views. Alternatively, if you write about a unique topic that hasnâ€™t been written about very much, you may receive a bigger portion of that particular audience.
Step 6: Use keywords. Using the right keywords can help your articles rank better in search engines. If your article is about dieting or weight loss, then you should have the words diet or weight loss in your title, introduction, body, and tips and suggestions.
Step 7: Network on FireHow. Meet friends, leave comments, and rate there articles. They may, in return, leave comments and rate your articles. The more comments and ratings, the more popular your articles will be and the more money you will make.
Step 8: Become an expert in a particular section. For example, if you write a ton of quality articles in weight loss and a user has a weight loss question they may just start referring directly to your articles.
Tips: Donâ€™t get discouraged. The more quality articles you write, the more money you will earn. Also, tt takes time for your articles to work their way up the rankings of search engines.
Warnings: Donâ€™t stuff your article with too many keywords. This could actually have a negative effect on your articles.