Anyone who wants to make money online with their own website should learn how to write articles because “content is king”. If you want your website to appear in top positions in the organic search engine results, you will need to make sure it contains plenty of pages of unique, valuable content.
If you are not accustomed to writing, you probably think you would not be able to write worthwhile articles for publication. If you are really unable to write your own articles, you could employ a ghost writer to write articles to order or you could invest in PLR (Private Label Rights) articles. Having articles ghost-written to your order is the better solution but can be expensive.
If your budget won’t stretch to hiring a ghost-writer, buying good PLR articles would be your only real option. There are two points to note here:
- They must be good PLR articles, the more expensive kind which are sold on a limited edition basis. Don’t waste your money on cheap PLR articles that are offered for sale to thousands of people and which read as if they had been written by a drunken foreigner.
- PLR articles should not be used just as they come, they should be re-written to at least some extent (25% change to the content at the minimum, although more is better) but, of course, if you don’t want to do any writing at all, this is not really going to be the answer for you.
It is far better to learn how to write articles, and I believe almost anyone with normal literacy skills should be capable of producing good articles with a little effort and some practice.
Why do people assume they can’t write articles? The main reason is that writing articles is an alien activity for most people once they have left school or university. Most of us never have to write anything longer than a text message or a greeting in a birthday card, and writing articles is a skill we have to learn from scratch. This is where younger people (particularly if they are still students) have the advantage: they are quite used to essay writing for school or college, so they can easily adapt to writing articles.
If you are up for the challenge of learning how to write articles, there is no shortage of resources to help you: just doing a simple search online will locate numerous articles on the subject of writing in general and writing ezine articles in particular. You can also download (free of charge) my book, Ezine Article Writing – 10 Steps To Success, from my website. You can work through all 10 steps at your own speed but, first of all, I would recommend studying the chapter about how to structure an ezine article. Once you understand how to structure an article, and have completed your first article, becoming proficient at article writing is just a matter of practicing.
The hardest article you will ever have to write is article number one.