How to Write Articles that Are Specifically Gared Towards List Building
I think that this is one of the most misunderstood areas of article marketing for list building. You see, I think that so many people simply write articles about something they want to write about, and write them the way they want to, without any regard for what the visitor, the reader, needs.
You can not just write anything, trash, whatever you want to call it, submit it to an article directory, and sit back and expect the traffic to come in.
You have to write in such a way that you are meeting the readers' needs.
Have you ever read an article that did not teach you anything? What did you do? If you are like me, you hit the 'back' button on your computer screen and you found another article to read.
If you write articles that do not meet people's needs, or that are uninteresting, you can be sure that people are not going to click through to your web site. And of course clicking through to your web site is the point of your article writing.
So you must identify what your target markets' needs are and then meet them.
Brainstorm what types of questions do your target buyers have.
For example, if your niche is automatic alternators, here is a list of potential questions someone might have if they are interested in automatic alternators:
1) How do I know if my alternator is bad?
2) How can I test my alternator?
3) How do I figure out which alternator to buy?
4) Are some brands of alternators better than others?
Here is another example, in the weight loss niche:
1) How much weight should I lose?
2) How fast can I lose that much weight?
3) How do I lose weight?
4) What happens if I get hungry on my diet?
These are all questions someone online may looking for the answer to. If you do a good job of answering the question in your article, there is a good chance your prospect, the person reading your article, will want to learn more from you. And of course clicking through to your web site is the way to do that. But they will only click through to your web site if you have shown them that you know what you are talking about, that you can solve their problems.
If, on the other hand, you do solve their problems, then they will not only click through to your web site, but they will want to come to you in the future when they have additional problems that need to be resolved.