Jill has twenty-five years of experience in the business world as a general manager. Now with retirement just ten to fifteen years off, she is beginning to think about using her business experience as a consultant. Her challenge is that she isn’t recognized as an authority, like a book author or a writer with a byline in a newspaper.
Initially she put off applying for her own byline with Examiner.com because $.001 per page view just doesn’t seem like it’s worth the effort. The eye opener came about when she asked herself why she really wanted to write in the first place. Was it strictly for the money? Or did she want to start earning money online from home while she builds her voice as an authority?
As Jill’s focus was really on establishing herself as an authority, earning money online from home was a side benefit. If your goal too is to earn money online as you develop recognition as an authority, then look at these examples of getting paid to write online.
While there are many sites willing to let you develop your writing voice, most do not pay you. Many people write articles and submit them to EzineArticles.com so that blog writers can use their content free in exchange for spreading the word about them in their Resource Box.
In contrast, on Examiner.com, you have a byline profile instead of a resource box at the end of your article. And you actually get to earn money from your online articles while you establish your reputation. Best of all, you have direct control over your income because you can influence how many people will look at your articles.
Here are scenarios on how your payment on page views can grow your income as you increase your readers on Examiner.com.
Examples of Income from Page Views
Keywords that get an average of 500 visitors per month from generic search – two posts per week = 8 posts per month- average of two additional articles read from your recommended list of your articles
Keywords that get an average of 1,000 visitors per month from generic search – four posts per week = 16 posts per month – average of three additional articles read from your recommended list of your articles
Now figure that you have 5,000 Facebook friends, 40,000 Twitter followers and 5,000 people in your Google+ circles.
Additionally, you have an email list of 50,000 people. Assume that you get an exceptionally high open rate of 50% because you have a very loyal community. That means you can add:
Things You Can Change to Increase How Much You Get Paid to Write Online
As you can see, you can increase your income by growing your readership, i.e. page views. The following are some of the variables that affect your earnings:
Are Large Numbers of Twitter Followers Realistic?
Some people may think that these numbers are unattainable. Like Jill, I did too until I started looking at numbers from people Twitter recommended I follow. If you actively start adding to your Twitter followers, you will quickly find people with numbers greater than what I used in the above examples.
Note: On Tuesday, May 21, 2013 none of these people were movie stars or politicians.
Getting started in your niche, it is essential that you develop your reputation as an authority. While your own blog should be part of your marketing, you can also apply for your own Examiner.com byline. In this way you are earning money online from home as you use your writing to become recognized as an authority. Furthermore, you leverage their vastly superior traffic, page rank, and Alexa ranking to help you build your credibility.
Building your profits through strong relationships,
John R. Aberle, Aberle Enterprises
I have a strong love for small businesses, especially brick and mortar companies. After an 18-year career in sales and marketing, I started my own service company, which I grew in both sales and profits for the first five years. In my sixth year, the bottom dropped out of the printer market such that it made more sense to sell my assets and return to Southern California. There I went to work for an international small business consulting company. I spent over three years on the road with them helping small businesses to become more profitable and better managed. I then started my own company specializing in sales and marketing consulting, coaching and training. My emphasis is on heart-centered, relationship selling that empowers prospects to make their own choices.
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