To make the most of your business blog, company newsletter, and online article directories, you need to be able to write quality articles on a regular basis.
If you haven’t been writing articles to build your business, you may think it will simply take too much time to do this week after week. But you’re wrong! It isn’t difficult to do this once you get the hang of it.
Here’s how to write an article in no time flat!
Step 1. Start with keywords.
It only takes a few minutes to use an online keyword research tool to identify the exact keywords people are using to find articles about the very topic you wish to write about. Once you’ve identified these exact keywords, use them to create a catchy title for your article. You’ll want to incorporate additional keywords into the article itself. But don’t overdo it on the keywords. Your main goal is to write something helpful for readers, not just attract them to your article through keywords.
Step 2. Determine the best structure for your article.
If you’ll be giving tips or steps in your article, then it’s easy to create the structure for your entire article. Simply start with an introductory paragraph, then list your tips or steps in bulleted or numbered form, then end your article with a concluding paragraph that ties everything together. Incorporate your keywords into the text as you go.
If it isn’t quickly apparent how you should structure your article, then use an article template. You’ll find many free templates available online. Simply Google “free online article templates” and see what comes up. Article templates give you an easy-to-follow structure so all you have to do is fill in each section of the template with the appropriate content.
Step 3. Include a call-to-action for your readers.
To make the most of each and every article you write, you want your readers to do something as a result of reading your article. Maybe you want them to sign up for your mailing list, subscribe to a free e-course you’re offering, or leave a comment. The thing is, you have to tell your readers what you want them to do. Just one sentence at the end of your article, like – Sign up here for my newsletter by putting your name and email address in the boxes at right – will do. Just remember to include some call to action with every article.
Follow these 3 steps to easily and quickly create quality content for your blog, newsletter, and article directories each and every week!