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How to Publish Poetry and Make Money

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If you love doing it then it is worth the efforts.

It is hard to write poetry and to write it well. Unfortunately, it is even harder to get paid for doing so. There is a limit to legimate online sites that will purchase your work.

When looking at online sites there are several things to keep in mind. When it comes to payment you need to know not only when they pay and how much but if they pay. Unfortunately, there are some sites that promise a lot and then fail to deliver. Before you begin to write for any website online check for references. Ask your friends if they know anything about the company. Look the company up on a search engine and read the articles. This will give you a good idea of the reputation of the potential company.

One way to get your writing noticed is to publicize it on your own blog. There are many good blogging sites to use. The best part is that these sites are free. Two good companies are Blogger and Word Press. Both of these offer ready to use templates. It will take you about five minutes to get your blog up and running. The only cost that you will incur is if you choose to purchase a domain name. 

When your blog is secured it is time to post your poetry. Poetry is often used for weddings, bat or bar mitvahs, showers or other special events. Be sure to include your contact information on your blog. This will help if someone decides to contact you for a custom order. Post on your blog that you offer this service.

Post your poetry to your blog on a regular basis. This will help to build up a following. It takes time to get the word out about your poetry site. Do not expect to be an overnight sensation. Be wary of any company that guarantees you overnight succcess. The internet is like anything else, if something sounds too good to be true it is.

Another thing that you want to do with your poetry blog is put advertisements on it. Google Adsense is probably the most popular. There are other companies out there. You will want to do your research with them to find any others that are suitable.

An online company that buys poetry work is Associated Content. You can find them by visiting www.associatedcontent.com. The problem here is that you will only receive income for the page views that your work earns. The bottom tier for earning on Associated Content is $1.50 for every 1,000 page views. As you get more page views your income will increase slightly.

The upside is that Associated Content does pay monthly. They also have an upfront payment system where articles published can earn a few dollars each. However, they do not pay in advance for poetry.

It is hard to find a site to publish poetry. However, for those who love to write finding a poetry site or building your blog may well be worth the effort.

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