The Fastest And Easiest Way To Write Great Articles
Now, with as many tip websites as there are and as many online forums, there’s no need to come up with all the content off the top of your head.
Now here’s something vitally important – you must never take another person’s words for your article. Not one sentence. Not one phrase. It’s illegal and can get you jailed.
But you can certainly learn from their content and write your own article. Find three or four articles on your topic, read them carefully, and write your own article in your own words based on what you’ve just learned.
Where To Find Good Info
If I wanted to write an article on “unschooling”, I’d search Google for “unschooling forums” or “unschooling discussion boards”.
All I then do is look for what folks are talking about, read their responses and use them to help write my own article.
If you find a great info-product on Clickbank for gardeners, do a search for garden forums. See what kinds of questions folks are asking and write an article to answer.
You can also find Frequently Asked Questions at FAQ.org and Groups.google.com.
Remember, you’re keeping your article short and to the point. Use helpful tips throughout.
I remember one article I read about searching for a fitness club. One of the tips went like this. “In order to find the best fitness club for you, you must go out and look for one.”
Well, duh! For crying out loud, that’s idiotic. Of course you have to look for one. That’s a piece of totally useless information.
Steer clear of stating the very obvious. Give unique, helpful suggestions. That’s what your readers want.
Writing Your Article Title
Like a headline, this is what gets folks to decide to read your article or pass it by.
People want articles with helpful tips they can use immediately. Your title must convey what you’re offering in your article.
“Reaching Your Goal” – kind of boring “Making It” – too abstract, this could be a title for baking cakes or any number of things
““7 Proven Steps to Reaching Any Goal That You Can Implement Right Now!”” – much better
You can use personal anecdotes in your article. These add flavor and help hold your reader’s interest. People love a story!
Editing Your Article
Any professional writer will tell you how difficult it is to proof your own work. Because you know in your head exactly what the page is supposed to say, it’s easy for your brain to skip over little errors.
You can read your article aloud to help check for flow. But also have another pair of eyes look over your work and see if the article makes complete sense.
Don’t forget to check for spelling errors. Too many of these and your article will likely not be accepted/published.