Excellent Article Writing Tips For Achieving Online Success in Internet Marketing
Do you have a problem with writing articles for submission to the online article directories? Do you find it difficult to come up with good content for your articles?
Article Marketing is an excellent means to build your personal/site’s reputation online. It is also one of the best methods for generating qualified leads to your website. A keyword rich article with informative content will also get you good search engine rankings for the relevant keywords over time, as article directories tend to be well regarded by the search engines, and thus such backlinks to your site are very useful. Remember however to make sure that you create proper backlinks which encompass the keywords you wish to optimize for within the html links code back to your site. For example, if you are trying to raise your search engine rankings for the term “Internet Marketing School”, make sure that the keyword text within the backlinks comprises this keyword term.
Many new Internet Marketers tend to be fearful of taking up their pens (or in our case, using their computers) to start writing quality articles as it has been a long time since leaving school or university, and the inertia or writer’s block tends to create a reluctance for them to start writing again.
The process of writing articles is actually not as difficult as it may seem, if one adheres to the following article writing tips, which can also help you develop your writing skills for the long term:-
When writing an article, you should find as much relevant information on your subject niche as you can. You can use the search engines (eg. Google, Yahoo, MSN) to search for your subject to find relevant information and ideas. The top ten to twenty search results of a keyword search (eg. dog training) found from your search engine listings will typically provide you with an excellent wealth of information and good base to start planning for your article. Even if you are writing on a more niche topic, (eg. toilet training tips for German shepherds), you can still type the entire longtail search phrase into the search engines directly. You should try popular websites like Answers.com, About.com and Wikipedia.org to research and read more about your topic. In addition to online sources, try offline sources such as your local library, magazines, newspapers, etc.
2. Creativity and Planning
Far too many article writers lift off almost completely and represent the same information that has already been presented. This does not add much value to your article, and does not attract a reader’s good reviews. Rather, consolidate your research and ideas, and think about how you can present the information in an interesting and informative manner. It is important that you create a personality, or a “sense of you” in your articles, to make your article stand out from the many many other similar writeups that exist. Always ensure that the information in your article is genuine, reliable and logical – badly written articles will mar your personal reputation as a credible author, or even the credibility of your site.
3. Persistence and Passion
Writing good articles is not that difficult, but it is also not as easy as twitching a finger. Being passionate about the subject niche you write about is very crucial, as the lack of interest or enthusiasm in a topic will reveal itself instantly upon a casual first read. Thereafter, persistence in writing on a regular basis, is the key to success to producing quantity and quality articles. It is recommended that you try to write between one to three articles a day, but for most new online marketers, even writing one article per week can be a problem. If that is the case, focus on the goals you hope to achieve (eg. building a part-time residual income online, building a reputation online in your selected market niche), and with the end in mind, work towards your goal. Remember that Rome was not built overnight, so the more you persevere and push yourself in the correct direction, the more you are likely to succeed to establish yourself as an authority in the respective topic or market niche. Like exercise, increase the intensity and number of articles you write gradually. If you find that producing an article per day is a problem, start with one in three days. Once you have overcome this challenge, try to write one article in two days, and thereafter one article per day.
In time to come, using the above methodology, you will find that you have overcome your inertia, and that you are enroute to success to building your targeted traffic and personal/website’s reputation in your chosen subject niche.