What’s it like to write for a content generation site? Or, as some people call it, a content mill? It reminds me a little of my past newspaper reporting. I get a topic I might know little about, I research it, and then I write up an article. Sometimes I have to get images to go along with it.
I choose the topics to write about at Catalogs.com (internal link), although sometimes the choice is meager. Three or four links in every article are provided to participating merchants. Keywords for search engine optimization (SEO) are added. It’s interesting work.
Compared to the hours the articles take, there isn’t much money involved but I get a byline, a bio, and I get to keep writing. It’s resume and skill building and just one part of my overall income stream.
Here are topics I’ve written on so far. Each is 600 to 700 words. I’ve added some links to Catalogs.com so you can see what an article is like.
Top ten creative ways to use landscaping stones.
Top ten creative places to hang artwork.
How to decorate with a triptych painting.
Where to learn the history of country music. (external link)
Electronics for international travel. (external link)
The top ten accessories for outdoor adventuring.
Why do British movies look different. (external link)
What music genre is the most popular.
Which accessories to buy for your vinyl collection.