Need Help On Writing

India
November 27, 2009 12:03pm CST
Hi guys i am planning to join some freelance sites & paid to write site. i believe these guys pay better, but the prob is i am not good at writing. so can someone suggest me how to improve my writing skills. Ready to work hard for that just waiting for help thanks happy mylotting
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@zed_k4 (17619)
• Singapore
28 Nov 09
I'm earning from page views on Associated Content, so if you have joined already, then that's cool. Just keep on writing and promoting your articles so that others can view, and if you are from US, you can earn upfront payments. For me, I can't because I'm not located in US, so I'm earning from page views currently. You can write lots of different topics on the site, and add other friends to your favorite list so that you could also bookmark their writings when they update.
• United States
16 Dec 09
How do you get upfront payments? and how much do you get paid for writing at associated content?
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@zed_k4 (17619)
• Singapore
17 Dec 09
I'm not eligible for the upfront payment, since I'm not from US. The page views earnings are progressively slow, but it's real steady. With a library of articles that are added on; with time, you can reach $30-$40 without adding on articles. But you need a lot of articles to do that. A lot of people whom love writing would try this method out. Hope this helps.
@Torrs13 (217)
• United States
27 Nov 09
A great first step is to read up on AP style. This is the format that journalists and professional writers follow when they write articles, so it is very valuable information. You can do some research online to find tips, or you can get the AP Style Guide at a bookstore. You may also want to join a site, such as Helium, and read the information in the writing forums. Places like these offer specific guidelines for you and tips to improve your skills. Remember,you don't want to add unnecessary words. Before you start writing your articles, research the topics and find your sources of information. Always read over your work when your done and cut out the unnecessary stuff. Your writing should be informative and needs to stick to the topic. Best of luck to you and don't ever get discouraged!
• India
27 Nov 09
thanks for the information
• Canada
28 Nov 09
Thanks for your tips. I have been thinking about doing this myself.
@jazzsue58 (2668)
28 Nov 09
I know it sounds corny but ... you could start right here! Do the writing tasks - Sharon Bucks returns ANYTHING that's not up to scratch but it's a good way to learn what the minimum industry standards are. I don't know if this post was written to the same level as your expected copy output (i.e. paid writing submissions) but it should have been. Use your posts here to practice. no "i" for "I" or "dont" for "don't". Punctuation is as critical as spelling and sentence construction. Type your posts in Word first, with the spellchecker on - that will underline or correct mistakes, so you can see where you've gone wrong. It's not infallible, but it does help. Though you'll have to do a few more posts yet before you're allowed that liberty ... Anyhow - keep practicing. I can't spell or even speak a word of your language (or any others, coming to that - maybe a word or two of French and German ) so I reckon you've done brilliantly getting this far. It's not right that US/UK English has taken over the world, or that some people who have English as their first language can't spell or write in it.
@bbxe99 (207)
• India
27 Nov 09
there is a very easy way you can do that. If you are using Windows XP then just turn-on your voice recognizing software and teach it. Then go to articles site and search for articles on which you want to write. Read the topics you liked -- it will be recorded. Then just rearrange those --- article completed. All the best
• India
27 Nov 09
I guess...its a trial and error method...start writing articles for websites like bukisa.com and helium.You will know how to rate your article from the number of viewers who view it...When you start writing an article...just write whatever you want to...then read it and replace some words with good vocabulary..do a spell check.Publish your article and tell your friends or anyone to rate it...
• United Arab Emirates
27 Nov 09
There is this great site that I have been checking out. You will learn the proper way of speaking and writing. They have very rich materials including video samples. It only requires you to read, read, and read. The name of the site is bbclearningenglish.com. Good luck! (I forgot to tell you, of course, this is BBC and they teach British English).