Written by Craig Lock

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11. Userepparttar OCCASIONAL exclamation mark (!) to get your readers attention. Forgetrepparttar 129683 ALL CAPITAL LETTERS and exclamation points!!!

12. Be credible (big word, eh?) at all times. I try to write my articles in a "conversational style with dashes of my funny humour".

13. Use HUMOUR. People like to have a bit of fun withrepparttar 129684 occasional laugh, whilst being informed on a serious subject. At least I believe so!

14. Write from "your heart", so that you come across as a REAL person. Just write what comes naturally with INTEGRITY... and BE YOURSELF.

15. Be totally honest in your writing and don't "borrow" too much from others content. It's so easy to "steal" onrepparttar 129685 www - so do your own work and if you "borrow ideas or material, ACKNOWLEDGE. "Incidentally, in addition to my own material based on my experiences of internet marketing overrepparttar 129686 past four years, in this article I have "borrowed" numerous ideas from some fine writers and well-known internet marketers - thanks a lot for, sharing your info, David, Michael, John, Meredith, oe and Edward).

16. Be humble…and don't talk down to your readers. (Who wrote that song, "It's so hard to be humble?"):

17. Use bullets in your articles - its makes repparttar 129687 points easy to follow... but beware of security inrepparttar 129688 form of metal detectors!

18. Don't forget your byline, your "business card". Make sure that you resource box atrepparttar 129689 end ofrepparttar 129690 article provides enough information to identify yourself and provide contact information. It's FREE advertising at it's best.

19. Offer a free report with your article - this is an easy way to collect a list of adresses for marketing your product(s). An instant target market.

20. Check allrepparttar 129691 links in your article before submitting it.

21. Offer your articles by autoresponder

22. Conclude with a strong message. Your final point (and paragraph) should be a message that summarises your article or gets your reader to take further action, like "GET STARTED" (as I've done in this article).

23. Finally, make sure your layout is good (not one of my strong points!), as this greatly enhances your prospects of getting published. Use a spell-check. Go over your article carefully and be an editor yourself.

24. Make sure your article flows properly.

25. Re-read and re-read, until you get it "just right." then see what happens to your site traffic.

"Aim for perfection, but settle for excellence" in your article writing..

Craig Lock is an author of numerous books and the creator of the ORIGINAL online creative writing course.

Ways To Promote Your Business When Your Passion is Writing

Written by Maria Marsala

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Promote your article throughrepparttar signature line of your email.

Make it easy for people to request your article by placing it in an auto-responder. Some auto-responders sites are:,,,

Send articles to your local newspaper (make sure you include your own copyright information and bio*

Mail, throughrepparttar 129681 Post Office, new articles to your former clients, current clients and potential clients. Include a hand written note and your business card.

Pass your new articles out at networking meetings. People seem to take this type of newsletter more quickly than a brochure (just my personal observation).

Subscribe to some elists that are set up for authors to publicize their work. Make sure that you change your subscription to digest mode! I subscribe to a few on and Conduct a search usingrepparttar 129682 words promote articles, advertise articles, or submit articles. There are new lists popping up allrepparttar 129683 time.

Maria Marsala is an internationally known Business & Life Coach-Consultant. She has blended her career as a Wall Street trader and manager, community activist, and experience as a consultant with training from Coach U to create Maria's Place for Holistic Evolution. Subscribe to "Helping You and Your Business Grow", a free weekly ezine at

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