So you sit at your keyboard every day and type away, writing articles you hope will bring you lots of viewers and some money on content publishing sites such as Triond. Yet the views never seem to be enough, nor does the money.
You've heard stories about people who make hundreds if not thousands of dollars a month through the content mills, so you know it can be done. Right?
Well, maybe, maybe not. Hard work can help, but luck also plays a role, as does learning to work within Triond and other content publishing sites.
Reading the many articles about how to make such sites a success can give you some ideas, but most such articles are short on information, often leaving out key facts or sometimes even distorting the truth. Sure, utilizing community linking sites such as StumbleUpon and Digg can help bring viewers, but unless you spend tons of time at such sites building a community of "friends" then those sites are not likely to draw large numbers for you. Social sites like Facebook and Twitter can help, too, but often enough you'll find your "friends" on those sites get turned off if you start bombarding them with your articles or with pleas to read your articles.
So, what to do?
One, keep writing. Two, keep studying how content publishing sites work.
But more importantly, keep in mind that an article might not bring a large viewership through Triond or other similar sites, but that doesn't mean there's not an audience out there somewhere for the article. You just have to find that audience.
The problem with some writers on sites like Triond is they expect the audience to come to them. It doesn't work that way, or often enough it doesn't work that way.
You have to be willing to go out and find your own audience. Sometimes that does include using linking sites like Reddit, but I'm not advocating that here because such tactics usually bring in a limited viewership. In other words, unless you are a regular user of such sites, one who vocally is a part of the community of such sites, you're not going to get many views. Simply plopping up a link every day isn't going to bring your many readers, and it might get you banned from such sites.
What I mean by finding your own audience is that you have to be flexible with the use of your online articles.
For one thing, make sure you use more than one content publishing site. If you like Triond, give Bukisa a try as well. Or maybe jump over to Redgage and see what's happening there. A ton of such sites are out there, so study them to see which ones you feel will work best for you. Remember to follow the rules on each of those sites so you won't get banned.
Also, consider creating a blog. Or three. Or ten. Whatever you've got the time to do. Articles that often enough sink on Triond can sometimes still find an audience through a blog.
Also remember not to overwork yourself. You only have so many hours in the day and your endurance does know limitations. As a general rule, I suggest using no more than three of the content publishing sites at any time, and having no more than three blogs at any time. At least not until you feel you can handle more.
Always remember, not all articles you write for Triond will bring a big audience, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't go ahead and place the article on the Triond site. A little readership is better than none, and could potentially take readers to your blogs or other articles.
Most importantly, remember that you have to find your audience, to build your audience. It won't just come to you.
And spamming is not an option. It doesn't work, believe me. The more you spam, the more you drive potential readers away from your articles. Oh, spamming might work a little for one or two articles, but soon enough viewers will realize they're being attacked with cheap advertisements for things they don't necessarily need or want. Gimmicks will not work in the long haul.
Just so you know a little of what I'm talking about, I thought I'd give a prime example.
I write a fair number of retro video game articles that I publish at Triond. Most of them do not bring me many views on Triond. That being said, I do have a retro gaming blog, and I regularly do much better there in terms of numbers of viewers than I do on Triond with my gaming articles.
I publish my gaming articles on Triond first because those are Triond's rules, but recycling articles is a great way to find your viewership.