There are thousands of articles written every day, and they are written by people just like you. The truth is you do not have to be an extraordinary writer to sell your articles and get writing assignments. What you will need is good spelling abilities (or at least know how to use a dictionary or spell check), and have a good foundation of sentence structure and grammar. Beyond that, all you really need to know is how to write a three or five paragraph essay to be on your way to writing online for money.
Assuming that you have solid spelling abilities and a basic working knowledge of how to write a sentence, you are ready to write your first article for submission. One of the simplest ways to write an article is to use an essay style formula. Whether you choose to write three simple paragraphs or elaborate to five or more depends on your publisher’s needs.
The length of an article written for online submission can vary greatly, but most articles range between 300 and 1200 words. The experts tell us for the best search engine optimization your articles should be no less than 500 words in length. It is also widely suggested that the articles which will gain the most attention from search engines are those that exceed 1000 relevant words.
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When writing an article using the three paragraph structure you will begin by using your first paragraph to make a statement or suggest a truth (your thesis). Your second paragraph will give supporting data or testify to the truth of the thesis. While the third and final paragraph simply offers a conclusion to your thesis statement, which was offered within the first paragraph.
Writing an article is really that simple. You should find that with practice and the use of a structured thesis formula that your articles will be easy to read and well received. You don’t need to be a literary genius to make money writing articles, but you do need to be able to convey a thought with reasonable ease.
There are many online authors making a living or supplementing their incomes, by selling articles to, or contracting to write through sites such as odesk, constant-content, digital journal and elance to name a few. If you can learn to write content efficiently and develop sources interested in purchasing your material, you should be able to make at least modest living as an article writer.
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