As marketers, we are told that we should be article marketing. It is how you make money as an affiliate, it is how you promote your websites and it is how you add content to your virtual real estate empire.
Many people find article writing difficult to do because they are not used to writing. If you have the money, it can be outsourced. However, for many people starting out online, money is tight and so they can’t afford an outsourcer.
You can get articles written for a couple of dollars, but they are likely to be very poor quality. For a decent 400 to 500 word article you are looking to pay around ten dollars, possibly more depending on the niche and the author.
You can write the articles yourself, and it’s not that difficult to do if you follow a system. Many people suffer from writer’s block or are just not used to writing an article. It can be very daunting to sit down and write if it is something you are not used to.
Below is a system that works very well, it is one I use myself and you can be writing high quality articles surprisingly quickly with this technique. It really isn’t that hard and it enables even the most novice of writers to create decent articles rapidly.
Step 1: Decide upon the niche you are writing in.
Step 2: Determine which keyword(s) you are targeting in your article.
Step 3: Determine the subject your article will be about.
Step 4: Type into Google some of your keywords and see what problems and issues people are facing in that niche. What do they want to know? What is their pain? What solutions are they looking for?
Step 5: Write a powerful, interest building title with your keyword at the start, if possible.
Step 6: Write out four or five short sentences about the problem (don’t give away too much… you want your reader to buy).
Step 7: Turn each sentence into more descriptive paragraphs, remembering not to give away too much information.
Step 8: Write a paragraph introducing the article at the top.
Step 9: Write a paragraph summarizing what was in the article at the bottom.
And there you have a good quality, unique article that you could spin or just submit to an article directory or use on your website. Content is king on the Internet, and unique content provides you with an edge over the competition.
This method will help you to quickly write articles, and it won’t be long before you can write a high quality article in under ten minutes. With practice, you will be able to do them in five to seven minutes easily!
And remember, the more articles you have out there, the more you can potentially earn!
Photo by Costa Rica’s Call Center