Writing articles is by far one of most effective ways of promoting your business or website. Ezine publishers are always looking for good content for their ezines. You, as a writer provide that content and at same time you build a reputation as an expert in your field. You also gain credibility for your business.
The first article is indeed hardest. Once you get started they will come much easier. The first thing you want to do is get ideas for your article. If you have a marketing business, you might want to write about getting customers or effective marketing tactics. Once you start thinking you will get many ideas.
As each idea comes to you, write it down in your article notebook or put it on a floppy. After you have several ideas written down, decide which one you wantto write about first. When you have made your choice, write a title down that captures that idea. Example: If you are writing about gardening, your title could be "Growing Plants, Not WEEDS!"
Once you get your title down, there are a couple of different ways to form your article.
1. Outline Method- In this method, you can write down all main points you want to include in your article. Then all you have to do is elaborate on each point with some good information. If applicable, include some useful links to provide more resources.
2. Lecture Method-This is method which works best for me. In this method, I just think about title for a couple of minutes, and what information I want to include. I then just start talking as if I was telling somebody all about subject. I just type out as I am talking and in a few minutes an article is born!!