Another Perspective: Writing on Publish0X

By TabbyTabby | The Lonely Places | 24 Oct 2021

It seems that many people are trying to figure out how to make the best of writing opportunities on PublishOx. Here's what works for me: 1-2 articles a week that hit six characteristics. I don't make oodles of dosh on them, but I've been satisfied with their popularity and the return I receive. Thank you to everyone who has ever liked, tipped, or shared my articles! Here are the six characteristics. 

First, focused. There are tons of articles out there analyzing Bitcoin prices. Don't write another article on that topic (please). Find a niche and exploit it. If you've read my stuff, you know that I do one of three things -- humor, reviews, or deep analysis (sometimes rant-flavored). Not many people are in those spaces. That means my articles stick out and what sticks out gets attention.

Second, visually appealing. On my most successful articles, I've either drawn the art myself, or I've created a unique image by adding text or by combining other images. On my least successful articles I've used stock images, no modifications.

Third, meaty. Meaty articles are at least a page long. This gives the audience something to chew on and enjoy -- a mouthful at least. They also either feature supporting art (original preferably) or links to back up what you say. I don't bother publishing an article unless I have enough to say, so this is easier for me than it might be for others.

Fourth, vibrant. Have something to say. Anyone can write evenhanded codswallop. Don't write just another article people flick through on their way to work. Write something that makes people feel and/or think. For me, this is pretty easy because I can't muster the effort to write something that bores me.

Fifth, well-written. Whatever you're doing, do it well. If English is not your first language, don't sweat it -- I'm not talking to you. I'm talking to people who don't bother to proofread their stuff, who leave off periods, and sometimes don't even finish the article before they publish it (!). I always edit my articles a few times to make them something I'm proud of showing to the world. This is another thing that's pretty easy for me because I enjoy writing and I've been doing it since I was seven or so.

Sixth, respectful of the reader's time. I don't include any links to my other sites or ask for tips or have a page (!) of affiliate links. When you get to the end of the article, there's not a ton of cruft to annoy you -- just the Publish0x like/tip banner. People don't like to be punished for reading. I know I don't, so I don't do that to them.

With all that said, this is just my own personal experience, not a blueprint.

Lastly, I think we have to admit that some topics are just more popular than others, and that should be part of your analysis if your goal is financial reward. Here's what I've learned on that. My most successful articles have covered crypto, law, government, freedom, or some combination of these.

Hope this helps people trying to find a place or their voice on Publish0x. Happy writing!

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