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Understanding What’s Popular to Make Money Online

Making money online, despite what many say, is never a walk in the park. It takes a long time of dedication and effort in order to even begin making a secondary income. At the same time, however, there is tons of information about there that can help you to avoid mistakes and begin earning a decent living simply by blogging or writing articles, and much of that useful information is found on websites like these.make_money_online

Still, if you want to make it big on the Internet, it pays to understand what it is that people go on the Internet to look for. Of course, you may be thinking, people go on the Internet to look for EVERYTHING. But you’d be surprised how the most popular search items fall into very predictable categories. For example, take a look at this article that listed the top most viewed Wikipedia entries.

These entries suggest that people look for what is current. Whether it is learning the latest celebrity gossip, finding out more about a current congressional or presidential candidate, or learning about the newest technology, Internet readers want what is hot. As such, if you want to attract more readers to your blogs and articles, you must ensure that your subject matter, even if it’s something rather generic like parenting, is very up-to-date.

In other words, you’ll want to incorporate something that has frequently appeared on popular social networking sites and news sites into what you usually write in order to give it that “viral” possibility. For example, if you are writing a parenting blog, a potential blog post would be to review the now-infamous Tiger Mom book, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, which garnered enormous critical attention after an excerpt of the book was published in the Wall Street Journal.

Of course, writing online is also writing about what you love, what interests you. At the same time, it is important to keep in mind that the Internet, especially if you hope to accrue monetary benefit, is all a popularity contest. If you can find a way to mesh what it is that interests you with what it is that a mass of people are looking for, then you’ll find that anything you put out on the Internet will experience higher traffic.

Since what are popular changes very frequently, it is important to turn to several venues to be updated consistently. Check out popular general interest blogs, news sites, Google Trends, which displays the most popular search queries over a specific time frame. Another good source is to ask kids or young adults, since they are better at staying on top of trends than adults are. In the final analysis, if you are open to writing about new things consistently, then you’ll find that gaining popularity (and hopefully money) on the Internet is easier than you thought it was.

Guest post by Mariana Ashley. She is a freelance writer who particularly enjoys writing about online colleges. She loves receiving reader feedback, which can be directed to mariana.ashley031@gmail.com.

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