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It definitely didn't happen over-night.
It took countless, frustrating days and nights to wrap my head around how everything worked.
Even after three years of writing online, some aspects of earning a living online still elude me.
But I've found a good balance of where and what I write about that works for me, and maybe it can work for you as well.
Knowing that I could keep an income indefinitely from my laptop has granted me much freedom in my personal life. I have to confess, I don't think I could ever go back to the 9-5 grind, I just couldn't do it.
When I first started, I was lucky, there were many helpful people online that guided me slowly and steadily towards a path of success.
The first and most important piece of advice I have when writing online for a living is don't ever give up. The first 8 months I was totally lost and fell into every internet pitfall there was.. but I refused to give up.
What motivated me was looking at my student loans on paper, and how I was barely covering the minimum every month and how it was sucking up so much of my paycheck.
Every time I was at the point of giving up, the hatred of that student loan pushed me to keep going. It felt like a chain around my neck I had to lug around, and to me, being in that kind of debt was a form of bondage, or even slavery one might say.
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Two years from when I started, I had enough to make more sizable payments and effectively paid off my student loans and my credit cards within the following six months.
The weight lifted off my shoulders is a feeling I can't fully explain, the feeling of not be chained to a debt is an amazing feeling I hope everyone reading will enjoy soon in their lives.
However, one must keep in mind that this is not a "get-rich-quick- scheme, it takes work and commitment and most importantly, a relentless perseverance. Here are a few misconceptions and fallacies that surrounds writing online:
You Need Experience In Writing
Nothing could be further from the truth, as you can tell, I'm not exactly the best writer, but I make up for it with a passion for subjects I write about.
This is generally the deciding factor in a successful writer and one that isn't, it's passion.
If you have no passion for what you're attempting to write on, I doubt any real success can come from your efforts. Write about topics you personally are familiar with, something important to you.
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That it's Effortless Money
Even now, as I still earn from articles that I've written years ago, there's always maintenance work to be done. A good online writer knows that you have to continuously update your content and add more relevant content to remain high in quality content and in search engines.
I personally take a few hours a day just to make sure everything is running as it should.
You Need Technical Computer Skills
We're living in a unprecedented age of technology, and there are writing platform websites today that do all the technical aspects while you can concentrate purely on writing quality content.
The one writing platform that works best for me, Hubpages.
Recently(August-2014) Hubpages has acquired Squidoo, this further reflects their overwhelmingly successful writing platform and business model.
Hubpages makes up about 60% of my total income online, so it's not hard to believe it's one of my favorite writing platforms.
It's totally free to join. Anyone at this moment can sign up, start writing their very first article on virtually anything they want to write about.
You'll need an account with Google 'AdSense' and you'll also become an Amazon associate through Hubpages and earn Amazon commissions right on your articles.
Start your online writing career today. I wish you the best, and to reiterate, it takes writing original, quality content and a willingness to continue learning and not giving up to be successful.