Focused Content Still "King" Online

Written by Jim Edwards

Ever notice how some websites grab your attention and hold if for hours, even torepparttar point where you must consciously drag yourself away fromrepparttar 138795 monitor?

In an age when websites truly rate a "dime a dozen," discovering a really great website feels more like finding a $10 bill onrepparttar 138796 sidewalk than merely surfingrepparttar 138797 Internet.

Whether their creators did it on purpose or not, virtually all successful websites sharerepparttar 138798 following characteristics:

First, every good website focuses on a specific, narrow, "niche" audience.

Imaginerepparttar 138799 difference between a light bulb and a laser beam.

Both provide light, butrepparttar 138800 laser focuses its light with pinpoint precision, whilerepparttar 138801 light bulb diffuses its light in every direction.

In other words, successful websites don't try to sell cooking supplies to people interested inrepparttar 138802 latest fishing or hunting equipment.

They specifically provide content on exact topics of interest to their target audience, instead of trying to offer all things to all people.

Second, withrepparttar 138803 exception of personal, family, or hobby websites, every website operates withrepparttar 138804 ultimate purpose of turning a profit.

Unfortunately many websites make this their only purpose and, thus, fail miserably in their attempts to succeed online.

We saw how blatantly greedy, self-centered websites failed inrepparttar 138805 "dot-bomb" era... and it got ugly.

Onrepparttar 138806 other hand, successful websites make money as a result of providing products, services, and information of obvious value for their targeted visitors.

They win by puttingrepparttar 138807 needs and desires ofrepparttar 138808 visitors first and get rewarded inrepparttar 138809 process.

Next, virtually every good website shares something in common with successful newspapers and magazines: great headlines!

10 Newsletter Ideas to Write Articles for Your Newsletter

Written by Ladan Lashkari

Since you publish your newsletter on a regular basis, sometimes it's difficult to find newsletter ideas for your next issue's content. You sit in front of your monitor and stare atrepparttar white screen whererepparttar 138774 typing cursor is blinking... but your mind doesn't seem to come up with any ideas.

Here are 10 tips to help you find good article ideas...

#1. Make an Ideas List

If you've been writing articles for a while, you know your brightest ideas don't usually come to your mind when you need them. Actually, you usually getrepparttar 138775 best ideas when you're doing something else and thinking about another thing.

But everything changes when you decide to sit and write an article... you getrepparttar 138776 writer's block. You really need a good idea for your next issue... but your mind doesn't help a bit.

The solution is creating an idea list. Whenever you get a bright idea, just add it to your list. After a short time, you'll have a list full of creative ideas for your next 20 issues at least. So whenever you want to write an article, you simply take a look at your list and choose an idea you feel like writing about.

I've been using this technique for almost a year and it has really helped me write better articles faster and easier!

#2. Do a Little Keyword Research

Find out which keywords your target market are searching in search engines. Then write an article about it. So not only you will provide your subscribers withrepparttar 138777 exact information they're looking for, but you may also get a top ranking for that article in search engines - which will bring you lots of targeted traffic for free.

Wordtracker is an essential keyword research tool that I always use to get many keyword ideas and find out how many times people have searched for them. You can use it at:

You can also use Overture free keyword suggestion tool at:

#3. Ask Your Readers

To turn your subscribers into loyal readers and win their trust, you should provide them withrepparttar 138778 exact information they're looking for.

The easiest way to find out "what" exactly they want to know is simply adding a "Askrepparttar 138779 Editor" section to your newsletter. Soon you will receive lot of emails from your readers asking you for advice about various topics.

You can chooserepparttar 138780 most common questions and problems and write an article about it. So you'll get lots of great article ideas for your future issues. What's more, your readers will love your newsletter for providing them withrepparttar 138781 exact information they need!

#4. Study Forums where Your Target Market Hangs out

More and more people participate in forums these days. One ofrepparttar 138782 reasons is because you can get professional advice for free. And this is exactly what makes forums a great place for you to get bright ideas for your newsletter content.

You simply need to go torepparttar 138783 forums where your target market hangs out. There you will discover many ofrepparttar 138784 most common questions and problems your target market has. So you can write helpful articles about them.

#5. Browse Article Directories

There are many article directories available online. You just need to browse related categories to your newsletter topic and take a look at article titles. They will inspire you and give you awesome content ideas for your newsletter.

Here are some ofrepparttar 138785 largest article directories...

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#6. Review Other People's Products

You might know many great books, software programs, and services that will benefit your newsletter readers. So why not write an honest review about one of them to help your subscribers makerepparttar 138786 right decision?

What's more, you can join their affiliate program and earn a commission from every sale you make via your affiliate link. This can make you a lot of money because if you provide your readers with a honest review about a useful product, many of them will buyrepparttar 138787 product and you'll get a commission.

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