With the rise of the Internet it seems like everyone you meet is a writer or blogger. No longer do you need a published book to verify that you indeed write for a living. But there is a vast difference between someone writing for passion and for profession. So how can you turn your passion into an income maker?
1. Become an authority on your subjectKnowledge is power and the more you know about what you're writing, the more it shows in your content. If you can provide the answers and knowledge on a topic, people will continue to come back to you blog, as you are answering their questions. As you become an authority in your industry people will start following your blogs to keep up to date with industry news. Thus, giving you more bargaining power when negotiating payment for sponsored work.
2. Target an audience through keyword searchKnow your market. An audience is already available for you if you're willing to do some keyword research. Answer the questions asked on search engines and you will easily find a captivated audience. This means all search engines including Youtube, Instagram and Twitter. They are all large search engines and by finding out what people are looking for you can supply to a demand rather then creating one yourself.
3. Make it interestingThere is a lot of competition out there especially online. To stand out from the crowd, try something different. Videos or info graphics is a great way to capture people's attention and get them reading the entire article. Videos and graphics are also more commonly shared then just plain text.
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