Saturday, October 24, 2009

Getting Started with Freelance Writing for FREE

So, you want to be a writer. I believe that writing from home is one of the best ways to increase income from home. The Internet has made this an easy way to make some extra money.

But, where should you start? How can you make money from home without paying any money at all? While starting a website with articles about carefully selected keywords that draw visitors from search engines is one ideal way to make money as a writer, there are other options for people who want to start without paying money for website hosting.

Here is a Step-by-Step Guide to Making Money Online without Paying Anything:

Step 1: Sign up for a free Google Adsense account. Simply go to and sign up for Google Adsense.

Step 2: Start with HubPages. Go to Hubpages and sign up to be a new hubber. During the sign up process, you can add your Google Adsense code. This way, ads on your articles on HubPages will display ads with your Google Adsense code. Therefore, when people click on ads on your articles, part of the advertising proceeds will be added to your Google Adsense account.

Step 3: Write articles for HubPages about your interests. During HubPages sign up, you may be directed to select areas of interest. You are not restricted on writing articles only in these categories. HubPages has numerous categories and writers can add articles to any of them.

Step 4: Practice doing keyword research and writing articles about a keyword. Use the information on this blog about WordTracker or click to add on the blog to be taken to WordTracker. There, you can do free research on keywords. Select several keywords related to topics that you would like to write about. Then, write articles for HubPages on these keywords.

Step 5: Spread the word! Let people know about your HubPages articles as you submit them. After publishing an article on HubPages, there is a function that makes it easy to share your articles on Twitter, Facebook, and other social networking websites. Feel free to post a comment here to let me know of your articles on HubPages and I will be happy to check them out! I also encourage anyone who finds this blog helpful to offer mutual support and encouragement by checking out each other's articles and offering feedback through HubPages voting feature or with an encouraging or helpful comment. Let's help each other!

In addition to letting people know about your HubPages articles here and on social networking websites, you may email your friends and family the links to your articles. Google will eventually index your HubPages articles, but if you want to help that process along, you can submit your article link to for free. This may speed up the addition of your article to several search engines.

A word about the quality of articles:
Don't be intimidated by making your article perfect. A heartfelt, informative article can draw readers in. However, I would suggest writing the article in MS Word first so that spelling and grammar errors can be caughts before publishing the article to HubPages.

If you would like to add a photo to your article, which can make the article more attractive to readers, there are websites that have free public domain photos. Two such websites that I use are:

Imagebase Free Photos
Photos8 Public Domain Photos

When you write 2 HubPages articles on similar or related topics, you can link them together. For example, if I wrote an article on Lupus, then wrote another article on the treatments for Lupus, I may put a link on the end of on my first article that looks something like this:
For information on Lupus treatments, look at my article on Treatments for Lupus.

After typing that, select the words "Treatments for Lupus" and click the world with a chain (hyperlink) icon. It will allow you to select one of your other HubPage articles to link to. It's very easy, and you will see what I mean when you are doing it.

If you have any questions about HubPages or anything in this blog entry, feel free to ask a question by posting a comment. If some things about HubPages are unclear, you can read their guide after joining HubPages. They have a lot of information that walks you through the process of writing and posting articles.

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