Making money on-line writing poetry is difficult, but it is very much an achievable Game Plan. Like any money making system on the Internet, it takes dedication and hard work and lots of time. If anyone tells you any different and/or offers you a get rich quick scheme, that involves profits for / from your poetry. They are boarder line nuts or insane. They are lost in the world of fantasy.
The World Wide Web is a global inter-net and so the chances of people reading your poetry is in fact higher; than if you published them in a karzy poetry contest, magazine, or a local newspaper. After all, our goal as poets, should be; above anything else: to have our poems read. By as many people as possible!
With this in mind, I will describe the way I show off my poetry to a wide audience whilst at the same time enjoying a stream of residual income that grows as I go and allows you to earn as you learn and hone your craft as a writer/poet.
I want to clearly say to you now, that this is purely a way to make a little extra money which will build up over the weeks, months, and years to come. And as you continue to produce your body of works. In turn this will eventually make a nice contribution to your overall earnings.
Collect some of the poems you’ve written over the years and sort them into subject categories. For example, you might have a dozen poems about your dog or cats, or maybe some old love poems you wrote when you were in High School or College. Take your time and weed out the good poems from the not so good and place them accordingly at different sites.
Now you can form them into a PDF document which can later be made into an E-book. Decide on a title and write an introduction relating to the poems. Finalise the basic structure, contents page and order in which the poems appeared on the Inter-net. Place in some clipart or full page black and whites or full color photos.
Before you do anything else with them, set them up in either a small website or Blog. Come up with a suitable website address and title which is keyword rich in relation to poetry and other interests. It is vital that you have the keywords right and somewhere in the web address itself. This will help people find your page or site. More so than it would if you had something like Myhomepage.com
Put a few partial poems on this website or Blog so visitors can see what your poetry style is like and whether they want to read more. I call them Teasers on my website and Blog. place the full poem with the many Pay Per Click Publishers out there Like Hubpages.com, Triond.com or wikinut.com etc. etc.
Create your first e-book from these that you have then place at these PPC Publisher site on your Website and Blogs. Set a price for your E-book of these writes; which is on the low side. You can always raise the price when visitor numbers increase. There are many sources of free E-Book makers as well as software and shareware tools. That you can use to make an E-Book.
Join some affiliate programs, Amazon, Adsense by Google, and Clickbank place their ads and links around on your websites pages and on your Blogs sidebars. This will add a further long term stream of passive and residual income earnings. Don’t go overboard with this or people will be turned off and see your website and Blog posts as adverts only, with some poems stuck in between.
When you get a few web-pages and a month or two of Blog posts, you are ready to promote it to the world. Show them your poems and poetry E-books. Join forums, and Social Networking sites and tell as many people as you possibly can. Study some SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) techniques which will help you get picked up by the major search engines. Learn Your Keywords and learn them well.
As time goes by and It must in order for you to grow. The number of people signing up to your E-mail list should begin to increase. Now you can create further categories for your website by using your poems and writes. When you find new E-books, Products, or Services. You can then try to promote them at your websites and Blogs. You can then notify your mailing list. If they trust, know, and like you and your opinions enough they are more than likely to buy from you and your sites rather than another persons website. Plus they will tell their friends about you and your sites.
Again, the more people you can get to join your list, the more people will buy your future recommendations on Products, E-books, and Services. This is a long term strategy and one that will not make you rich overnight. However, if you love writing poetry and get excited by the prospect of a great many people reading your work. And also want some extra money from your poems, this is a perfect marriage of the two.
If you do it right and persevere, your earnings will increase steadily month after month, year after year. You will Earn as you Learn and Grow as you Go! If you keep on learning and growing. You will really have nothing to loose but some spare Time. Check out my Website: Poetry Writes & Other Stuff from Sinbad the Sailor Man. Learn by observing, learn by doing! Seek and you shall find. Happy Hunting pay attention to the little things x marks the spot. http://www.sinbadthesailorman.com