|Article Writing Information|
How To Start Writing Articles Successfully
You have probably heard that writing articles is one of the best methods that you can use to promote your online business. You might resist the idea of writing your own articles, because you don't think you are any good at it, or perhaps you might think that it is too hard to find a topic to write about.
Well, in this article, I hope to share with you some tips on how to become a successful online writer --- even if you don't believe that writing is a task that you are prepared to tackle.
Now, let me share some information about me that few people realize...
I do not consider myself to be an expert on the subject of writing. And honestly, my English is not very good at all. It is really hard to tell, isn't it? Keep reading.
You see, I am from Norway. And as you might imagine, I speak Norwegian fluently. For me, English is my Second language --- not my first.
Despite my limited English skills, my articles consistently get reprinted on lots of websites and in lots of newsletters. I have even been published in ezines that have hundreds of thousands of subscribers! And, my latest article has only been in circulation for one week, and it already shows 220 results in Google.
I cannot think of another way of getting that many one-way links to my site so quickly and so easily.
How to Find Topics for Your Articles -
The first thing that you will want to do is to look at your website and ask yourself some very important questions.
What is the theme of your website?
What product or service do you sell?
Do you have a forum on your site? If you are stressing for an idea about what you can write, then use one of your forum postings. (I do this all the time. Sometimes, I can take my response directly from my forum, and I send my answer out as a stand-alone article to the various article directories.)
Do you find yourself answering the same questions over and again for people who are interested in your products or services? If so, sit down and construct your answer in such a way that it can be used additionally as an article to promote your website. Send your answer to the person who asked the question, and then release your answer as an article. I have spoken to many writers who have told me that this is how they got their own start writing articles.
These are only a few ways to develop the topic of an article you might write. You should always try to write about a topic that interests you, and that you think can benefit others to read. Don't hold yourself back with the excuse that you are not an expert in the field that you are writing about.
Everyone on the planet has something to contribute to others. There are things that I might know that you don't know, and I can share that information with you. And, believe it or not, there are things that you will know that thousands of other people including myself have no knowledge about. There will always be something that you can teach to me and others.
Finding the Time to Write -
You may think it takes a lot of time to write, and that you're not able to add this task to your already tight schedule. But, if you would only set aside half an hour every day to write, you'll soon have a couple of articles finished every week.
The Tools I Use When Writing -
Most text editors will have the features you need to write your articles. Writers use a wide range of software applications to help them with their writing tasks. Some of the applications that people use include:
* NotePad - Preloaded as a part of Microsoft Windows
* UltraEdit32 - http://www.ultraedit.com/
* Sun Office - http://www.sun.com/software/star/staroffice/
* Microsoft Word/Office - http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/
Personally, I use Notetab Light which is a free text and HTML editor. You can download this editor at: http://www.notetab.com/
Beyond your basic text editor, it is nice to have some kind of spelling tool to double-check your work. I strongly recommend that you do not rely too much on the software spelling tools alone. While good, these spelling tools seldom do a good job fixing even basic grammar problems. These spelling tools also miss words that are spelled right, but used incorrectly in the context of the sentence. Examples include: their and there, and week and weak.
When you consider the damage that a poorly written article can do to your reputation and your ability to sell goods and services from your website, it begins to make a lot of economic sense to have someone proofread your article before you release it to the public. The fees that you will be asked to pay for proofreading services will more than pay for themselves by presenting a stronger, more professional image for your website and business.
One place you can go to get good quality, proofreading services is: http://www.ideamarketers.com/services/proof.cfm
Or, if you plan to have your article distributed, and you would like to get it proofread at the same time, you can visit: http://thephantomwriters.com/x.pl/tpw/index.html
Places To Submit Your Article -
I will only list 5 websites here, where you can submit your articles:
If you would like to find a longer list of websites, where you can submit your articles, you can visit my forum at: http://everypleasures.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=17
It is my hope that having finished reading my article, you will decide for yourself to write at least one article for the purpose of promoting your own website. I hope I have given you the confidence to try this promotional method for yourself.
I honestly believe, if you would use this method just once, you will see positive results. If you use this method twice, you will see more good results. And if you are like me, and you write five or six articles to promote your online business, you will be sold on the value of using articles as a promotional tool.
ebooks with reprint rights and review of business ebooks. He is also the webmaster of: http://onlinestocktrading-blog.blogspot.com/
How To Write Best Articles
I've been able to distinguish 3 main categories that people fall into, regarding the subject on writing articles. Allow me to share them with you.
Do I Really Need To Write Articles For E-zines?
When I was first advised to start writing articles, this was the first question I asked. As I was totally freaked out at the thought of me writing for others to read.
Where to Get Great Ideas For Your Next Article
There are times when I want to write an article to send out to promote my web site (or for my newsletter) and an article idea pops right into my head and then it's easy. Other times I'm stuck for anything to write about at all! Here are a few ideas to help get those article ideas flowing again and to get you "unstuck"!
Keyword Article Writing: the Key to Your Success!
Ready to jump on the keyword article bandwagon? Billions of companies are using keyword articles to gain free exposure on the internet. Whether you're a netpreneur marketing a product or a writer seeking freelance work, odds are you can benefit tremendously from keyword articles.
The Secret To Promoting Sites With Articles
Publishing articles on the Internet is a tremendous way to increase the number of inbound links to your site. As articles are assimilated into search engine indexes, they also begin to act as landing pages generating traffic for your site. Whenever possible, you should publish articles to promote your site.
5 Great Benefits To Writing Articles On The Internet!
Marketing on the internet can be a costly procedure, especially if you are trying to reach a very targeted audience. A great way to drive targeted traffic to your website is by writing articles. Writing articles does not cost anything; only effort.
A Writers Glossary (Part One)
Find definitions from A to G!
How Webmasters Can Become Experts and Write Expert Articles!
Write articles, be recognized as an expert, drive a surge of traffic to your website, increase your link popularity, create awareness - yes that is what all Internet Marketers are talking about.
SureFire Ways To Get Free Publicity Using Articles
Free publicity can help to spread the word about your name and business. There are many ways in which you can publicize your web site at no cost. One proven strategy for getting free publicity and to attract visitors is through the simple art of article writing.
Everything I Needed to Know About Article Writing I Learned from My English Teacher
By now you probably understand how important writing for trade publications is to establishing credibility in the home business world.
4 Ways to Outsource Your Article Writing Needs
Not every web designer has the time ? or skills ? to be able to write effective web content. Thus, it is imperative of you to find someone capable of writing articles that are interesting, informative, engaging, as well as persuasive. How do you find the right person for the job? I am glad you asked! Here are four ways to outsource your article writing needs:
Mining Your Experiences for that Article or Book
Chances are good that the next article or book you read is based on the author's experience. In each publication, the author doesn't just relate his or her experience, but explains the benefits that he or she derived from it, such as lessons, suggestions and concepts.
Use Your Expertise to Write That Article!
Have you ever seen articles that are not only related to your expertise, but ones that made you think, "I could have written that!" And of course you can! You are an expert at something, such as education or science or marketing or whatever. What's more, you have an in-depth knowledge of your field.
Article Marketing Keyword Parrots and Linking Fanatics in Web Content
It's stunning sometimes how far article marketing has come over the last few years as an effective means of promoting business through educational articles. But precisely because it is so useful to online business, it is getting perverted by overzealous marketers. Some are using software that "Blasts your Article to 10,000 ezine publishers!" and others are simply SEO copywriters who write horrible so-called articles disguised as keyword lists parroting repetitive keyword phrases 15 to 20 times in a 700 word article. Some submit their article perversions for their clients or even to benefit their own Adsense filled sites.
How to Write Money-Making How-To Reports
This is the "real" Money Maker in the Mail Order business the basic "How To" Report. It's something anyone can produce, and with all the proper ingredients at the right time, you can become independently wealthy! The hard part, of course, is getting all the proper ingredients at the right time.
Promote Your Home Business with Keyword Rich Articles
Do you wonder what easy, cheap, and fast way you can attract your targeted audience to your Web site? You probably have heard about Web optimization with pay-per-click key words. But, there's a much better, more natural, much cheaper, more lasting kind of Web optimization for search engines--Writing and submitting key word rich articles to the opt-in ezines or the top 20 or so Web sites.
Article Marketing: Capture the Other Half of Your Target Market
Heard about article marketing but not sure why you'd need it for your business? Posting Articles on the net is a great way to capture the "stubborn" half of your audience who resists a direct sales pitch.
Niche Marketing: The Power Of Articles
If you haven't considered the power of articles as part of your niche marketing strategy, then you should.
Smart Writing and Layout Styles for the Web
If you write web content, it may be a mystery to you as to what "works" and what doesn't work. You want people to read what you write, but are they understanding your content or clicking away soon after stopping on your page? If the latter, you stand to lose visitors and, ultimately, sales. Let's take a look at how you can rework your site to one that attracts and keeps visitors.
What to Write About
This is a perennial question among writers and wannabe's. Many of us dream of writing a book. Why not. What greater story can one write about than one's own. Each day brings a new beginning, a new page in the book of life.
|home | site map|