Writing articles for marketing your website is really a difficult undertaking to most marketers. Article writing requires you to have the writing skill and to consistently write articles with good information for your audience. It’s probably one of the reasons why most marketers prefer sourcing article writing services. But if you have a limited budget to buy the articles, the only alternative is to acquire slowly the skill of writing your own articles.
That said, article writing is a skill you can acquire even if you have never written any article before, provided you know very well the language in which you intend to write your articles. Secondly, you need to develop the passion for writing articles. In this article, I would like to share with you 10 tips of how to improve your article writing skill.
1. Did you know that writing articles is easy if you know what to write about? How much do you know about the subject you intend to write about? Can you present yourself as an expert on that subject? Are you conversant with the subject matter and with your niche? If you don’t have much information about your niche, then you need to become more knowledgeable in your field of specialization. Remember that driving traffic to your website necessitates presenting yourself as an expert, which depends largely on the content you provide to your readers and how good you are at writing your articles.
2. Thinking about various ways of presenting your subject matter is a key element of article writing. When you come up with a single idea, you should reflect yourself on the different ways of presenting the same topical idea in one to three or four interrelated patterns. It helps you to come up with several articles on the same subject. For instance, if your main idea is about auto responders, you can widely expand your thinking by looking at the idea from different angles as follows:
How to use auto responders
Benefits of using auto responders in email marketing
How to select the best auto responder service provider
What to avoid when using auto responders
3. One of the article writing techniques I always use is to write my articles in stages. You do not have to write your article at a time. Vary your writing sessions on each article you produce. Make it a process whereby in your first writing, you are just putting the ideas down on paper off your head as they come and as they flow. The second time, you review what you wrote, paying attention to things like optimization of keywords, grammatical corrections, spelling errors, coordination of ideas, logical flow of ideas and the style among others. Another time, you polish it up before you finally publish it. This article writing technique can believably enable you to produce good articles.
4. Another technique of writing articles continuously is by programming yourself. Plan to routinely produce articles and stick to your plan irrespective of any other eventualities. Style your mind in a way that you have to regularly focus your mind on writing as many articles as you can on a regular basis.
5. When writing your articles, it’s advisable to hold your writing sessions when you are in a good mood, a lively mood that allows you to think faster. It’s beneficial to write when you feel passionate and enthusiastic about what you are doing. This can help you to produce good articles. Remember that your writing mood is always reflected in your article and it is a deciding factor about the success of your articles. Using this technique, I have written several articles, which make me feel like they were not written by me. You too can improve the quality of your writing skill by writing articles only when you are in a good writing mood.
6. Reading aloud is another way of improving your article writing skill. After drafting your article, you can read loudly to yourself several times. You can also read loudly in the presence of others with an intention of making corrections and perceiving the impact your articles can have on your readers. This technique has for sure helped me to improve my article writing proficiency.
7. Writing your articles with humor attracts people to always read your articles. This does not have to be done at the expense of the quality of your articles in terms of content. Remember that writing humorous articles will play a big role in attracting your audience.
8. Persistence contributes substantially to success in any business undertaking. Persistently write your articles to have greater impact on your marketing campaigns. Writing a few articles and you stop will not help you to grow your business. Quality and quantity matters if you are to benefit from article writing.
9. Have your own style of writing. This is one of the reasons why I prefer writing my own articles. While it’s convenient and time saving to source your articles from outside, it’s also a disadvantage in that you do not own the style in which they are written. Other people will also get articles from the same source. Although the content will be different, the writing style is likely to remain the same. Remember that your followers and potential readers may be attracted to reading your articles because of your article writing style.
10. Use simple and understandable English. Avoid using jargons and hard terms. Where you are compelled to use difficult terms, endeavor to make them understandable. Use relatively short sentences to avoid ambiguity. Vary the size of your paragraphs. Long paragraphs tend to scare away your potential readers. It’s advisable to limit your paragraphs to not more than six sentences where possible.
Finally, I would like to remind you that improving your article writing skill is a process. Through applying a few techniques like the ones I have mentioned above, you can become an expert article writer. Learn to write your own articles to market your websites and your products as well.