If you pay attention to only one traffic generating idea, this is it!
Articles are by far my number one traffic generator for my sites at this point. I still work other methods, obviously, but writing articles is what I concentrate on.
Because they work so well, but so many are afraid of them.
That's right, afraid. Afraid to write an article because they don't feel they know enough on their chosen topics, or that their grammar won't be perfect, or that their English teacher will pick apart their spelling.
If you feel you don't know enough about a topic you have most powerful research tool at your disposal...the Internet!
Spend time searching Net and finding information to put into your article. You're not looking to plagiarize anyone's work but rather to learn more about subject.
This research can reward you in many ways:
The knowledge you gain will enable you to write your article, or several articles.
The more you learn about your topic more you become a trusted resource to your visitors and subscribers.
Keep a file with links that you visit and find valuable and you can write another article with just links to great places to visit related to that topic. You can also use these to create a links page on your site.
If you are worried about grammar and spelling just paste your article into Microsoft Word and use suggestions that it provides. Better yet, have someone you know read through it for you and make corrections.
Take your time with your article. There is no deadline for getting your article ready so don't feel pressured. Work on it a little bit at a time. The more effort you put into it more reward you will get from it.