Introduction:If only writing was half the work a freelance writer must do to be a successful online writer! Writing isn't even close to half the work. Online writers must work even harder at promoting their work in order to scratch out a living. Promoting is a lot of work and it is not for the faint of heart.
Online writers must produce quality work. Their online articles must be free from errors, current yet something that will be relevant many years in the future and work that people will be interested in reading. Promoting "bad stuff" is a waste of time and effort.
Online writers must create a fan base, a group of readers that are interested in their work. They must be aware of the needs of their readers and meet those needs. Online writers must where there readers are looking for online material and promote their work in those places.
Online writers must network with other writers. They share what information and ideas they have with other writers about promoting their work. Competition is great, except when it gets in the way of making money. Writers know things. They each will have their own "secrets" to promoting their work. Pick the brains of other writers and let them pick yours when it come to promotion.
Online writers must take advantage of the many different social sites available. This should be done to increase their fan base as well as to meet other writers. They should careful promote their work, making sure their readers don't feel as if they are being "sold a bill of goods." Readers want to read, but they don't want feel as if they are being forced to do it.
Online writers must use backlinks to promote their work. This is especially true of niche online writers. These backlinks need to be relevant to what it is being linked to as well as informative and entertaining. When backlinking to the work of others, make sure the writing is up to the standards of your readers as well as your personal standards as a writer.
There is an art to promoting your online writing. It is a delicate matter that should be carefully considered. Online writers should form a plan of action when it comes to promoting their work and follow through. Remember - if you don't blow your own horn, no one else will!
Great list about writing online!
This is a good list of tips for promoting your online writing. I am always looking for ways to improve. Thanks for sharing.
Good tips, this is the hardest part for me.
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