Writing for Associated Content is a fun, informative, and helpful way to make some extra money. However, sometimes it is hard to get motivated enough to actually sit down and write an article. I’ve prepared a short list of some hint and tips to help you with writing for Associated Content.
It’s actually fun to write about topics that you know about, and are interested in. Sometimes, you’ll have to be careful about tackling topics that you are too into, as it is very tempting to write too much. Be concise! Also, you’ll learn a lot by writing. Doing a little extra research for an article, even on a subject you love, will teach you a lot more. I’m speaking from experience-sometimes you’ll find that you don’t know as much about a subject as you would like to think
Remember, you are also being very helpful with these articles; in fact, you are helping inform others learn more Keep that in mind as you write, and strive to do your best. After all, you are doing others a service
Ok, ok, enough with the writing praise. Let’s take a look at some hints and tips for writing for the big AC.
First off, if you are just starting out, pick a topic that you are familiar with or interested. That will make writing a lot easier. Keep in mind how long you want the article to be, and how much time to spend on it. Realize that your first few articles and papers will take a little more time to write. However, as you get more comfortable writing on a variety of subjects, you’ll be able to write better, and with less effort than before.
Secondly, if you want to write often keep a realistic goal in mind. Don’t try to write ten articles a day right off of the bat, instead, start with two to four a day, and take breaks. Trying to force yourself to write too many articles per day is a great way to quickly burn out not only your poor fingers but also your inner writer. Realize that just sometimes you won’t be able to write and that you have to be reasonable sometimes.
However, while trying to avoid burnout and writer’s block, also strive to finish the goal that you’ve set. Be persistent, be determined, you CAN and WILL finish if you work to get it done. Don’t worry about not coming up with ideas for writing on, there is a myriad of wonderful topics to write on. Keep a small notebook handy, or even just some scrap paper, and write down your ideas when you have them.
Lastly, remember that it’s supposed to be fun. You are helping others, helping yourself, and earning a little extra money on the side. Read articles that others have written and learn from them as well. Associated Content is a wonderful website, and certainly not one to be taken for granted. Enjoy it!