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Have you ever thought about getting paid to write articles, blogs and other content online? If you are an Internet Marketer, I’m sure the thought has crossed your mind at some point. This post will give you a few tips to help you land real writing jobs online.

I’m not talking about standard information-based marketing where you post promotional pieces on your own blog, or you submit free keyword articles to directories simply to promote your website or to get backlinks. I’m talking about writing informative articles and blog posts that you actually get paid for.

If you are an experienced writer, you probably know that there are unlimited sources online where you can find real writing jobs; publications, publishers and sites that pay you for well-written material that will appeal to their audiences. The trick to landing these paid writing assignments is to produce unique articles and content that has obvious value to both the publisher and the readers.

Making the transition from promotional marketer to paid writer is not that difficult, but it does require you to be aware of a few differences and it may require you to alter your thinking and your focus to some degree. …

1. Purpose of an Article

When writing to promote your Internet home business or your products, services or your website in general, your primary focus is on branding and lead generation.

On the other hand, when writing to get paid, the last thing you want to do is sound promotional or present a sales message – unless you have been hired to write sales copy. In that case, the person or company who hired you will give you the necessary guidelines.

But if you are writing a non-promotional article, the purpose of the article is to inform, educate or entertain the reader.

In order to do this you must either receive clear guidelines from the publisher or you must research the publication or the website well enough to completely understand who the targeted reader is. If you don’t understand the reader, your article is not going to be accepted by the publisher and you will not land the paid writing job.

2. Article Content

Real Writing JobsMost sources willing to pay you for articles and content will give you clear guidelines. Follow the guidelines exactly, especially if you are a new writer to that publication or site.

The article content must be relevant to the publication and particularly relevant to the targeted reader. Unless the guidelines allow it, your article should be informative and factual, as opposed to being of personal opinion or editorial in style.

Readers should be able to check any facts or details included in your article elsewhere. Note the sources of references that you use and give credit where it is due. Never use material from another source without permission, or if permission has been implied, be sure to give proper credit in your article.

Again, research your subject and your targeted reader so you will be certain to inform, educate or entertain as dictated.

3. Article Format

If you want to land real writing jobs online, you will have to pay attention to accuracy. Writing styles may vary, but spelling, grammar and sentence structure must all be held to a high standard or your article will not be accepted for pay. Spell checks are imperative, and you can check out the publication you will be writing for so you can pattern your paragraph structure in a similar way.

As far as content structure goes, I always recommend opening an article with a brief paragraph or two telling the reader what the article will be about, followed by several paragraphs with the promised content, and a short wrap-up with a brief summary of what was just covered. The summary can include a highlight of the key message in the article or, depending on the audience, a call to action in some form.

Many home-based Internet Marketers dream of finding ways to get paid to write online. If you know where to look, or if you are willing to do some research, you will be able to find many such sources.

Once you seriously begin to look for online writing markets, then it will be time to brush up on some of the things you will have to do to enhance your success. Don’t forget to come back here for a review of these tips to help you land real writing jobs online!

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