7 Tips For Writing Quality Articles

7 tips for writing articlesA lot of people already know this about me, but I love writing articles for my blogs and for promotional and marketing purposes. Article marketing remains my all time favorite methods to attract targeted visitors as well as generating quality back-links to my sites for ranking purposes. It’s just one of those things that I am fairly good at and it seems to come pretty easy to me.

I realize that many of you don’t feel comfortable writing and feel like you might not be that good at it, so I decided to write this little article with 7 tips or guidelines that may help you out.

I also know there are a lot of you out there that are wondering how in the hell I come up with the topics that I come up with and how I write about them. For the most part I don’t have to sit there and make up a outline or anything like that…reminds me too much of school and I’m not into that!

I’m going to set out a few guidelines here that may help you with writing articles and blog posts for your own programs and on your own blog. These are just some simple things that I have learned over the years and I hope this can help a lot of you that struggle with writing.

1. Research

OK, this is sort of a given, but you’d be surprised by the number of people that do not take this step. When I am talking research here I’m not necessarily referring to keyword or key phrase research, I’m actually talking about researching your topic. Read some other articles out there, get some ideas. Make a list of items that you would like to see in your article, issues that you may want to address and then leave it next to you as you write.

2. Write in a “comfortable” style

There is no need to sound like a text book, who wants to read that crap anyway? We read text books because we have to, not because we want to. Imagine that you are in a room with someone else and you are speaking to them. If you can do this then you can also write down what you are saying. Imagine a question being thrown your way and it’s your job to answer it. If you can write the same way you talk you shouldn’t have any problem “sounding” right in your article.

3. Tell stories

If you have a story that can relate to your topic throw it out there. People love to hear stories and we also enjoy reading them and just so you know, we think in pictures and stories are far more effective in providing images that a bunch “informative” paragraphs can. Think of the stories that your grandfather or grandmother told, stories around the fireplace at the end of a long day. Did you conjure up a warm and cozy scene?

4. Be Relevant

Make sure that you articles are relevant and on point. There is nothing worse that starting out on a topic and then slowly drifting away from the main topic of your article. The point is to write an article about a specific subject. You want to impart some type of knowledge, some kind of information that your readers need. Over time and after many articles you are going to be seen as the expert.

5. Are you smarter than a 5th grader?

Who cares. You need to write at a 4th or 5th grade reading level. Newspapers for years have been written at the elementary level and you want to do the same. Most folks don’t want a university dissertation, they want a simple, smooth flowing article that they don’t need a dictionary to read. You want to give people information not have them deciphering code.

6. Keep it Simple and Short

Write short sentences and compose short paragraphs. For what ever reason it is, people don’t read articles if they are composed with long paragraphs and lengthy sentences.

7. NEVER COPY AN ARTICLE

OK music and movie industries, I get it! I finally found an article that I wrote a few months ago posted on a forum that someone claimed was their own. I didn’t really think that something of that nature would bother me so much, but it did. I wanted to have this thief thrown in the county lock up and I wanted all of the traffic that was diverted to their program back to mine!

Do not ever copy an article from another author. This does not make you look smart, in the end it will just make you look like a thief and will take away a ton of credibility, not to mention that there are copyright laws out there that can be enforced. It’s just not worth it. Use an article to get you going, but do not plagiarize.

Use these tips to keep your articles fresh, original and interesting. Write articles often, the more you write the better you will become and if you are writing a blog you need to do this anyway. Remember to always have fun when you are writing articles too…this isn’t suppose to be a job after all!

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Really How To Make Money On Blogs

So you want to know how to make money online blogs like all of these “other guys,” right? We’ve all heard the story, how a guy starts a blog on some obscure topic that has to do with American muscle cars and there you have it, a new Internet millionaire!

How To Make Money On Blogs: Reality Not. Fantasy

The truth is a little bit different. The most successful bloggers will admit many times that they didn’t start off learning how to make money on blogs, rather they just had something that they wanted to talk about and created a blog and started to let their passion run wild (in a literary sense). In niches where a lot of information was gobbled up by those that are interested in the same topic the bloggers would create a huge influx of traffic – targeted traffic – to their site. When I say a lot of targeted traffic I’m talking about thousands of folks a week.

Doesn’t Every Blogger Have AdSense?

It sounds a bit cliche, but it is still true that with thousands of people coming to a website makes figuring out how to make money on blogs a little bit easier. This is one area where you could actually install an AdSense plugin on your WordPress or even Blogger site and make some cash just from the huge amount of traffic that is generated.

For the average blogger though, after you have figured out your niche and learned how to drive some traffic to your site, putting AdSense on your blog, while still somewhat effective, is not going to generate enough income to let you quit your horrible job. If you go out there and create several blogs with specific “high-ticket” AdSense ads you actually can make quite a bunch of money! With that said, what other ways can we use to make money on our blogs?

How to Make Money On Blogs: Affiliate Marketing

There are a lot of different programs and systems out there for monetizing your blog. You can sign up with affiliate programs like clickbank and plimus. Connection Junction is another place to sign up and get an affiliate account going.

Now if you don’t know what an affiliate program is, it is simply a way for you to sell other people’s products, programs or services. If someone clicks on an affiliate link or advertising banner that you have a linked to an affiliate product then you shall receive a percentage of the sale! This is great because you don’t have to develop your own product, most programs out there pay pretty well and most reputable companies try to really take care of their affiliate marketers.

How To Make Money On Blogs: Referring Simple Programs

The newest marketing activity that I’ve jumped into, especially with this blog, has been referral marketing. This is pretty much the same as affiliate marketing except these types of programs aren’t necessarily with a traditional affiliate program. This is a system where you refer people to the program and receive a referral fee for doing so. The ZNZ One and ZNZ Big Cash programs are the best example of this type of program. I market both of these systems, focusing on ZNZ One, because they work. While I don’t want to get into the specifics of these systems know that I don’t promote anything that I don’t use or am a member of.

Marketing simple systems, like the 5 Dollar Money Bomb, is another good way to earn some income from a blog and allows you, as always, to make money online anywhere, which is a must for this site! The secret is to find some programs that you are comfortable marketing and that will allow you to generate at least a couple of hundred dollars a month and then promoting the ones that fit the best.

The Secret? Action!

The key to learning how to make money on blogs is activity! Get out there are start blogging, don’t try and find the “perfect” program or develop the “perfect” marketing plan. Most of this is about posting and promoting on a consistent basis. The best thing about find out how to make money on blogs is that with a little time and effort anyone can do this, anywhere.

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Why Making Money With A Blog May Be The Gig For You

making money with a blogIf you haven’t noticed, I am trying to change the face of Make Money Online Anywhere by writing on topics such as making money with a blog. Over the last month or so I have had many setbacks with this particular blog starting with deleting all of my files on accident (I don’t recommend that at all). I never said you had to have a large IQ to blog and after I deleted the account I certainly felt like a loser!

Making Money With a Blog

So, making money with a blog huh? What is the appeal of blogging? For some people there is no appeal at all, but for those of us that enjoy writing – and I assure you that you need to enjoy writing – making money with a blog seems like a more than reasonable idea and even seems to be type of “gig” that many of us have dreamed of.

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