If you want to make a living in the world of Internet marketing then you need to understand that writing is the key to your success. It doesn’t matter whether you are writing posts for your blog, a sales page or articles to promote your website; great content will drive traffic and increase sales. Of course if you don’t consider yourself to be a writer then this can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are three things you can do today to prove to yourself that you are a writer.
1. Make a list
One of the easiest ways to write an article is to make a list. Take out a pen and paper and thinking of the problem that you want to address with your article jot down as many things as you can to tell the reader why they should do something or how to do something. For example you might make a list of reasons why people should create their own organic vegetable garden or ways to stop their cats scratching the furniture.
Now all you need to do is write a paragraph or two for each item on the list to explain them to your reader. Start with an introduction which sets out the problem you are going to show them how to solve and finish up by summarising the solution.
And that’s all there is to it!
You’ll only need five to seven in order to generate a 300-450 word article so if you have more items in your list you have scope for more than one article.
2. Record yourself
If you prefer to talk than write then grab yourself a microphone and start recording. Just pretend that you are telling a friend about how to solve a problem than they have. Just keep talking until you can’t think of anything else to say on the subject.
You now have a couple of options. You could listen to the recording and transcribe what you said yourself, or you could pay someone to do it for you.
If this method works for you consider investing in a speech to text software package like Dragon Naturally Speaking which will allow you to dictate your articles to your computer and the software will transcribe it as you go.
3. Interview someone
Interviews make great articles, especially if you can find an expert in your niche willing to be interviewed. The easiest way to interview someone is just to email them a list of questions.
All you need to do to convert the questions into an article is write an opening paragraph telling your readers about the person that you interviewed and add a conclusion to summarise the interview or highlight a particular point that the expert made.
Whatever method you choose to write your article don’t forget to include a resource box at the end telling the reader what else you can do for them and inviting them to visit your website. You can now submit the article to a directory and use it to drive traffic to your website.