Written by Craig Lock


Writing articles can provide you with enormous amount of exposure onrepparttar Web. You are branding yourself "on a shoestring budget,repparttar 129683 smell of an oily rag"... and best of all, it hasn't cost you a cent, but a little time and effort.

Writing a free content article is simple and follows a similar professional approach as an article for a standard, paying market.

People want quality content : for their ezines and their web sites ; however, as you no doubt realise by now,repparttar 129684 competition for content is fierce. Every Web site owner wants content (informative and helpful) and hundreds of writers want their content visible onrepparttar 129685 Web. It's FREE promotion through your signature file atrepparttar 129686 end of your article. Articles that provide good and accurate information, or ones that explain how to accomplish something are usually best, and will be read most often.

So start by pointing out a problem your reader has. Ask yourself this vitally important question: How will your article help people in solving their problem? In this article I attempt to provide a solution, ie. how to promote your online business "onrepparttar 129687 smell of an oily rag"!

Here are some pointers in writing articles forrepparttar 129688 www and getting them published by article announcement lists or ezines (electronic newsletters):


1. Accept that writing forrepparttar 129689 web is different to writing forrepparttar 129690 off-line world. People tend to skim and scan (note alliteration) when reading online. They read quickly scrolling downrepparttar 129691 page.

2. Identify your target audience. 3. Give your article a catchy title that will grab people's attention and make them want to read it.

4. Keep your title reasonably short. Put some thought and effort into your heading - again to get your reader's immediate attention.

5. Be professional and take your article writing seriously. Write about something you know professionally. Don't be overly casual in your writing (ie. don't write exactly as you speak)

6. Keep your paragraphs short.

7. Get torepparttar 129692 point quickly (enough waffle with maple syrup, Craig!).

8. Target your article to your audience with "focussed information".

9. Be brief, if you are a "waffler", like this writer. People want immediate information online and have limited time usually - it'srepparttar 129693 "instant coffee, sorry generation.

10. Write briefly and concisely (redundant words, meaning repparttar 129694 same thing, Craig!) Try to keep your article under 1000 words. (People get bored quickly reading online). Most paying markets usually only accept between 500 and 1500 words...and with a bit of luck they may even"pick up" your great article. Try to be concise in your wording. Brevity isrepparttar 129695 hall-mark of good writing...or so say many ofrepparttar 129696 teachers of writing!

Ways To Promote Your Business When Your Passion is Writing

Written by Maria Marsala

There are at least a "zillion" ways you can market yourself and your business. Marketing intelligently means finding what you're passionate about and then using your passion to market. If you are passionate about writing, below are some ways to promote your business.

Publish an ezine using your original content. You have 7 choices on how do develop your newsletter.

Each quarter, takerepparttar best of your articles and place them in your in-print newsletter to use as part of your marketing materials. Send a copy to your friends, colleagues, family and potential clients.

Place articles on your website. Include a line on each page that allows your article to be used by others, with permission. Then include a link to your email address.

Submit articles to Article Banks onrepparttar 129681 Web. Find links to article banks at This way your articles haverepparttar 129682 chance of getting picked up by other ezines, helping you to reach a broader audience.

Create an elist especially for other ezine authors who look for original articles by other writers.

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