Sunday, January 25, 2009

Do You know Any Great How-To's? Why Not Share It & Profit From It.

If you have Internet, cooking, cleaning, household maintenance, or any other How-To's, you can share them on a site called Ehow. You don't have to be a journalist or novelist to write a how-to for others to learn from. Ehow gets a lot of traffic everyday, in fact, I find myself going there daily for different how-to reasons. It is free to join and very easy to publish an article on. Just to show you how easy it is to publish an article I decided to break down the steps to entering a how-to, so here you go:

1. Join Ehow Here. Make sure you sign up for the Writer's Compensation Program so that you are eligible for making a profit on your articles. You will need a PayPal account in order to receive payment.

2. Once you have joined log in. Take this time to choose an avatar and update your profile.

3. Decide on a subject that you want to give a how-to on.

4. Do a search in the search bar for your topic and check out some of the how-to's that are already there so that you can refine your how-to.

5. Once you know exactly what you are going to talk about in your how-to, click write in the above tabs.

6. Now you will see the "Getting Started" screen. This is where you will give your how-to a title. When doing so, make sure it has keywords in it that will attract viewers.

7. On the "Getting Started" screen you will also have the opportunity to have an image that will represent your topic. If you don't have an image already, go to google and type "Free Royalty Free Image" and you should see a few sites listed in search. You can look for them for an image that targets your topic and save it to your computer. Then you will need to hit the browse button on the "Getting Started" page and click on the image. Next, don't forget to give credit for the image.

8. Next on the "Getting Started" screen is where you will rate the difficulty of your how-to. Rate it honestly.

9.Now write a brief description of what your how-to is. This description is what is seen at the top of your article. Make sure you explain the purpose for using the how-to, what the end result will be. Remember that it is the first impression that you are giving your readers.

10. Next write what they will need to complete the how-to.

11. Use the spell checker by clicking "Spell Check" under the brief description.

12. Click "Save & and Continue".

13.You will then be sent to the "Add Article Steps" page. This is where you will want to give a break down of how to complete the how-to. If you need to add or insert a step as you go there is a button that is visible that you can click to do so. When writing the steps, be careful to be clear and read each step over as you finish to check for any possible confusion.

14. You will then want to add any tips that you may have for your readers.

15. If you have any warnings for your readers, list them in the box at the bottom of the screen.

16. Use the Spell Check that is at the bottom of the screen.

17. Click "Save and Continue".

18. Now it will bring you to the page "Categorize It". Choose your categories wisely so that when searched for it can be easily found by readers. Think of these categories as keywords.

19. Add additional keywords by entering them under the category list.

20.You will then see an option to search for related articles, do this, it can help build traffic to your article.

21. Add additional resources where your readers can go to for more info on the subject.

22. Click "Save and Continue".

23. The next screen you will see is the "Publish It" screen. Click "Publish It".

Now that you have an article published, let's talk about earnings. According to Ehow, earnings can be determined by a number of things, such as, views and category. To ensure that you get the most out of every article, be very descriptive and write about a topic that is of interest of others. You can also see what articles readers are requesting the most.

I hope this article will help you start your Ehow How-To's and help you start to make some extra cash as you do it.

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