The best tool you have when writing online to make money is your writing skills.
Specifically, copywriting is important if you want to earn income.
Copywriting is written material that is printed through print materials or online with the purpose of convincing people to take a certain action. Usually, the action is to buy something.
How Do You Improve Your Copywriting?
I am just learning copywriting, myself.
One way to learn copywriting is to read books and websites that’ll teach you about the subject.
Triggers by Joseph Sugarman is an excellent book. It’s not about copywriting per se, but it does teach you about the psychological triggers that influence people to take action. You can incorporate his techniques into your writing and use these to convince people of the benefits of the products you’re recommending.
Another great book is Web Copy That Sells by Maria Veloso. I’m not finished reading it yet but what I’ve read so far has helped me to design templates for future sales letters that I write.
Websites can also be a good resource to help you improve your copywriting. Especially if those sites are owned by people who actually have successfully used copywriting to influence people or to make sales.
30 Days To X is one of the handful of websites I read regularly. Robert Koch, the owner, has written some extremely helpful articles that should help you with your copywriting if you apply what he teaches. In particular, check out this article about how to write a sales letter for your blog.
Jamie McSloy is another writer who you should add to your list of blogs to follow. He writes for a living and freely shares his experiences and what he’s learned about copywriting on his blog.
Niche Site Challenge
In particular, Jamie has written an article which has inspired me to take action to improve my copywriting.
He was motivated by a tweet from Robert to start a niche site challenge. You can read his article about it here.
Basically, the idea is to create twenty-eight niches sites in one year. That sounds like a lot, but it’s broken down into working for one to two hours per day on a handful of sites per week.
After three months you start another series of sites and focus on those for the next three months. You repeat this every three months.
Seven sites per week every three months will yield twenty-eight sites by the end of the year.
Practice Is Really The Only Way
Everybody knows that the only way to improve at anything is to practice it.
I won’t spend time trying to convince you of this fact. You either know this by now or you’re not ready to be serious about building websites and earning income online.
The best way to improve your writing skills is to write every single day.
This is why I’m participating in the niche site challenge. I encourage you to do the same. We’ll improve our copywriting skills as we go.
Writing for one to two hours every day will give you a minimum of almost four hundred hours of practice at the end of a year. That’s equivalent to ten working weeks, which is much longer than the training period for most full-time jobs.
In other words, you’ll have a solid education in copywriting by the time you’re done.
This was a short article, just to let people know about the niche site challenge.
This website is new so I know I don’t have a lot of visitors yet. But if you stumble across this and you’re interested in earning money online, I encourage you to join us in the niche site challenge.
You never know which of the sites you create will begin to generate a decent income for you.
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