How To Write An Article
Writing and publishing articles on just about any subject imaginable has become popular and widespread since the advent of the World Wide Web.
It is a no-cost and highly effective way for you to establish your credibility as an expert in your particular niche and to publicize your products and services. It is also an excellent way to get free highly targeted traffic to come to your website.
Since I have been online I have written and published dozens of short articles related to my writing help niche.
There really is nothing difficult about it. All you have to do is imagine yourself talking to a friend or family member about the subject at hand, and then write down what you say. Really!
Here are a few tips to get you started writing your own articles for online consumption.
7 Tips For Writing Articles
Stick to your niche.
Stay focused on your own niche or area of expertise. Don't try to be an expert in everything. The most important thing is for you to establish credibility in your own field and become widely recognized as an expert.
Keep it short and to the point.
Aim to keep your articles between 500 and 750 words. That is the ideal length for webmasters and bloggers who will pick up your article for posting on their websites or blogs. Also, with the amount of information overload online these days you want your article to be easily scannable by Web surfers.
Use a keyword rich headline.
Make sure that your article's main title is loaded with the primary keywords that accurately summarize the content. This will ensure that major search engines such as google.com and yahoo.com, as well as article directories, will classify your article for proper listing in search results. For example, if you are writing an article about "furniture making with wood", title the article "How To Make Wood Furniture" and not such vague titles as "Making Furniture" or "Furniture Construction".
Break it into pieces.
For easier readability, break your article up with logical sub-headings and or into bulleted and numbered paragraphs. You can also use bolding, quotes and CAPS to highlight important points; but do this sparingly.
Use simple language.
Keep your language simple and as non-technical as possible. Use a friendly conversational style as if you are speaking directly to someone you know.
Check it carefully.
Make sure you check the spelling and grammar as well as the facts in your article. Since you are using the article to establish your credibility as a professional and expert in your field, you don't want to ruin that with factual errors, poor grammar, or sloppy spelling.
Include a resource box.
At the bottom of your article be sure to provide a short write up about you and/or your business with a hyperlink back to whichever page you would like readers to click through to. (max. 50 to 60 words).
The following link will take you to a page containing links to more than three dozen articles that I have written for my particular "writing help" niche. I suggest you check out a few of these for ideas on how to write articles for your own niche.
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