Lots of people ask me to addd cartoons when I’m writing articles for their websites, blogs, etc..
Cartoons are a universal way of communicating as they’re so easy to understand when done right. There was a time in the world when newspapers couldn’t do without cartoons. People would rush to the newsstands to get their favorite magazine or newspaper just to catch up on their favorite cartoon characters such as Popeye, Peanuts, Dondi, Terry and the Pirates, Dick Tracy, Blondie, and hundreds of others.
In addition were the editorial cartoons the most powerful cartoon format there is. Entire countries could be done in with a series of editorial cartoons alone. It’s how the United States came to power as several of the Founding Fathers were cartoonists and took a swipe at then King George. Those cartoons rallied the colonies and the United States of America was born.
Cartoons and copywriting on the internet are following the same patter. Thanks to social networking sites like Facebook, Reddit, YouTube, Twitter, and others, we cartoonist/writers can hit twice with a well written article backed up by a great cartoon. These cartoons and articles get shared like crazy on the social networking sites and it’s not uncommon to find one’s work being shared all over the planet in a matter of hours. Even older works that suddenly get discovered can reach new heights much to the pleasure of my editors and publishers.
My editors and publishers are people I’ve known for years and some just met. We know the ins and outs of search engine optimization aka SEO and that cartoons going along with copy well tagged means higher rankings in the search engines like Google. People looking for a cartoon about some topic or other or an article can easily find it with the right query string.
It’s lots of fun illustrating stories I’ve written and getting the fan mail is an uplifting experience.
So if you’re wondering how to make money writing on the internet, consider using cartoons along with your copywriting.
This post was written by Greg Boone on September 1, 2014