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Writing Tips

A lot of people are making some serious money writing on-line

Obviously you are here because you can already write but may need a few extra tips to improve on your writing skills. Here are a few writing tips that I hope will help you with your next writing task. I have also included here a couple of recommended links that could also help you make some additional money using your writing skills on-line.

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Many people are living the laptop lifestyle, even at high school students are writing on-line, in university people are proof-reading, editing other students work as well. Writing Online is an excellent way to be paid, you can choose how many jobs you accept and when you want to do it. There are lots of other Legit Writing Jobs. These are two that I can recommend to get you started earning money writing on-line.

Now lets get started with getting a few thoughts together to better help you get the job done and write. Not just anything but lets get your head around a few basic things that may help you write better for your target audience.

Structure

So you want to write a blog or create some website content but can’t think what to write or how to write? OK it looks like we need to get our feet wet and go fishing

Understand your audience - Use attractive bait
Understand your audience – Use attractive bait

– I hear a lot of people feeling hog tied or struggling with writers block or simply claim they can’t write because they are horrible writers. I have put together a few of my thoughts here are a few tips and tricks I have learned. Please LIKE and COMMENT below if something here helps you write your next post. How can you expect to catch fish if you are using the wrong carrot?

Understand your target audience – use attractive bait

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Don’t be afraid to just WRITE

I use to be a shocking writer –  I’m not kidding – the worlds worst procrastinator and yes this is me off for another walk – I would waffle, yes run way off task and feel like giving up – until I figured out it’s just like going fishing. It helps to know your target audience – offer the bait to get their attention – reel them in  the objective is to land them!

Most importantly, don’t be afraid to simply write!

I discovered one day that it is actually OK to waffle or ramble on – then cut when you edit – or if you write really too brief –  do not fret, you may need to pad your work out when you edit. My point here is to get your feet in the water and just write!

Personally I don’t worry about paper except for bullet or subject points – the mission (if you choose to accept it) is to get to the end – then edit! 

Editing

So what do I mean by editing? –  it is as simple as 1 – 2 – 3 images (2) images (3)

  1. Firstly, appearance It helps to make the writing look pretty a lot of readers are lazy so chunks of words are easier on the eye.
  2. Secondly, make each point flow to the other then your work makes sense.
  3. Finally, the purpose, reason and call to action, so you wind things up at the end with a tidy conclusion. From this conclusion you will create the summary telling people what they can expect and what to do and rework this into the first paragraph again so that it makes sense. In doing so you grab the readers attention and a reason to pay attention. This is the ‘bait’ that generally ‘hooks’ the reader into read more.

Remember – just like going fishing you need;

  1. hook (the summary first paragraph – slide in a clever call to action – see above)
  2. line (the reasoning) and (tell the reader what to expect, what will come next)
  3. sinker (the call to action – buy now –  land your fish – write your next post)
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Content

I will try to be brief – constructively – concise…
Use your skills you know what they are and how to use them… (Avoid over thinking it – you may miss the obvious). Are you more skilled in say maths, instructing others, working with young people or with people who think and / or behave ‘differently’. Skills in these areas are Logic, motivation & ability to engage others…

My first observation with writing flaws is not knowing what I am about to read – I need to be told what to expect, what will come next…  understand the point you are trying to make and say it… I like many readers have poor attention span, basically lazy…

…If I don’t get it – I move on! images (7)

If it is a review – please tell me. If it is a story – your personal experience – tell me. My point here is that readers are inherently lazy they may not read to the end. So it helps to keep in mind the target audience. Your objective is the call to action so if you want to land that fish you may need to also slide a call to action within the body of your content. When you re-read and consider the reader – excite them and you will be back on track. Take up your next challenge and write your next Post – practice my friend makes perfect​.

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