Continued from page 1
Key #4: Create Several Sub-Headings
To better organize your thoughts, divide your article into sub-headings. At times, writing a 500-700 word article can seem insurmountable. Sub-headings make things easier. Instead of tackling entire article at once, try writing one paragraph at a time.
Key #5: "Close The Sale" With A Resource Box
One of worst things you can do is to leave your reader hanging. They've just read your great article, now what? A resource box appears at very end of your article. It's last line that your reader sees. It's your chance to set next step.
Make sure that your resource box is compelling. Make reader jump over to your website, sign up for your ezine, download your latest ebook, claim their free gift -- get creative!
Key #6: Poofread Your Work
Did you catch that? It should've read, "Proofread". Nothing hollers out amateur, newbie, or just plain unprofessional than an article filled with typos and bad grammar. If you don't have an English major in family, hire a proofreader. Their rates are reasonable and they can save you from damaging your reputation online.
Key #7 - Promote, promote, promote
Let's make one thing clear. Without key #7, keys 1-6 are a waste of time. Bottom line, no one will read your article if you keep it stored on a floppy disk in your desk.
You've got to promote it!
How can you promote your article? There are well over a hundred article directories, article banks, free content sites, article announcement lists, and article syndication services out there. And best part is ... 95% of them are FREE!
Plus, there are thousands of ezines that are looking for article submissions. Develop a list of ezines in your target market. Next, e-mail each ezine publisher a copy of your latest article. There are countless stories of individuals who have succeeded using this exact same approach.
Wouldn't you like to get your next article picked up by an ezine with 32,000 subscribers?
Now go on, and get writing!
Jason Potash, the creator of EzineAnnouncer software, makes it easy to put your ezine and article promotion on auto-pilot. Learn the 7 essential keys to ezine success. Click below for your free 4-part mini-course: http://www.ezineannouncer.com