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Article Marketing in Short Time

Mar 24, 2008
Article marketing is used by so many Internet companies and home based business owners that it is essential to know the basics. Many individuals will hire a ghostwriter to do the article writing for them. Sometimes, it's necessary do outsource this when you simply do not have the time to create articles yourself.

Too many people simply do not even try to write articles because they do not believe they can do this very well or it will take them too long to write one.

Well, there is a learning curve with everything. But you do not have to be a naturally gifted writer in order to create good articles for marketing purposes.

Article writing is about information, unique content and being conversational in the process of stringing everything together. The flow will come when you pretend you are talking to a friend and providing this pal with information that is in the article.

A Word About SEO

Before doing anything, first you must take some time to learn how to optimize the articles for the search engines. This is not as difficult as it may sound. This is so the search engines can find you and index your articles so the rest of the Internet can find you, too!

There are many informative articles about how to use good SEO practices online. Simply type "SEO" into any search engine or article directory search. This will give you thousands of returns to choose from.

Practice Makes Perfect

Practice does make perfect and perfection is in the eye of the beholder. With practice, you will develop speed and proficiency with article writing. Before you know it, you will be that article writing fool!

The fastest way to get started writing an article is to just start doing it. Choose a topic you will write about. Create a paragraph or two for your introduction to the topic, then begin writing about whatever is popping into your head about the subject. Remember, this is an exercise to begin developing a quick way to knock out articles.

Try and keep your articles to around 500-700 words per. After you think you are finished with the article, edit it. All that free flow typing you just finished now needs to be looked over. All an article really is, is linked information.

Begin linking all the raw information you just typed into an informative article. Yes, this took some time to do all of this. It is an exercise you just completed. After editing, you have your first article.
About the Author
Shawn Montgomery is article marketing expert who writes for an excellent informational website on article marketing at http://www.articlemarketingreview.wordpress.com
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