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How to write for Plantpedia

by Matteo Lor
Writing for Plantpedia can be a lot of fun, and earn writers some handy money.

How to best write for Plantpedia?

Writers need to ensure that they submit their articles or questions with all requirements fulfilled. That means, that all images must be original, not published elsewhere and taken by the author. It also means that the article must be accurate, and provides sufficient information on the plant.

Updated FAQs for writers can be found here.

Image

Images are probably the most important part of any article submitted to Plantpedia. If a writer submits high quality images of a plant, they will find that the article performs much better over time. Lots of people like to search for images, and having a great picture connected with your article will bring more readers to it (therefore earning the writer more income).

If multiple images are being taken, writers need to ensure that multiple views of the plant have been covered. This could include an image from above, the side and perhaps close-up shots of leaves, flowers or anything else particular with that plant.

Images that aren't sharp and in focus will not perform as well over time. The viewer needs to be able to distinguish the type of plant from the photo.

Research

Writers should do their research, looking for different sources of information and collate them to include in their article. Articles must be written in the author's own words - plagiarism will not be tolerated.

Place greater emphasis on facts obtained from reputable sources, and writers should try and make the article easy to read.

More readers

Getting more readers to your articles can take some time. Build up a few articles on Plantpedia and readers who like one article will tend to read another one.

Over time, a writer's quality articles (good images, clear information) will do much better than poor articles.

Plantpedia encourages writers to share their articles over social media. This can be particularly important in plant or garden focused groups on sites such as Facebook. Doing this gives the writer more exposure and more traffic to their articles.

Directly linking from other websites to Plantpedia is another option and will mean that readers of the other website can click directly to the writer's article at Plantpedia.

Hubgarden will also pay writers for external links directing to Plantpedia - with up to $50 available per link.
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