As an internet marketer, writing an internet marketing article can be a great source of free traffic to your website. But there are certain steps you should follow to write an effective article that will attract not only traffic to your site but provide great value to your readers and make them want to come back for more.
I have prepared this Internet Marketing Article Report to help you become an effective article writer through my step by step Article Writing Tutorial.
Step One – Determine Your Audience
Decide who your audience is going to be. If you are a collector and you are trying to sell pieces of your collection, then perhaps a review of that piece would be a good idea. But if you are an internet marketer, and you do a review of a 19th century coin or a Barbie Doll, do you think you are going to attract the kind of person that is going to be interested in your network marketing internet business? No. So, you want to figure out who you are writing for and write an article based on the kind of person you want to attract.
Step Two – Provide Value
Once you have decided who your target audience is make sure you provide good value to them in the meat of your article. Write an article that will be helpful to them. You can do research on your chosen topic by Googling (or Yahooing, Binging, whatever your search engine of choice is) the topic to see what others have said about it. This will help you brainstorm ideas for what to write about in your article.
Step Three – Pick Your Key Words and Phrases
When writing an effective article, be sure to research and include key words and phrases in your article to help your article’s rankings in search engines. Your key words and phrases should be relevant to your topic and your article context. However, you want to keep your article readable and enjoyable, so you don’t want to overdo the mention of keywords and phrases.
Step Four – Give Your Article a Catchy Title
The Title is what is going to draw prospective readers in. You could have the greatest content in your article, but if you don’t present it, via the Title, in the right way, you are going to lose potential readers. So, think of something catchy and magnetic to draw your audience in. Put some pizzazz on it. Don’t be dry and blah, but be on topic, you don’t want to mislead your audience – you will lose respect and trust that way. You also want to include your key words and phrases into the title if possible.
Step Five – KISS: Keep It Simple Stupid
When writing your article, unless you are writing for a technical audience, keep it simple. It has been suggested that you write only in an 8th to 9th grade level. If you keep it simple, the bulk of your audience will have no problems understanding it. Also, readers with limited English will be able to understand more of your article if you keep it simple. A good length for an article is around 500 to 700 words that are broken up into paragraphs of about three to five sentences each. Most readers have short attention spans, so you want to keep it short and to the point yet still provide a great value.
I hope this Article Writing Tutorial has helped you become a better, more effective article marketer.