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Article Writing Tips for Internet Article Marketers

Aug 18, 2007
When learning how to write good articles for marketing, there is no single, all-encompassing formula. Although it may prove difficult at first, the most important thing to remember is that you are an expert in your field, so nobody is better resource for high-quality content than you. If you can remember this -- even if you're not a natural writer -- then the rest of the process will seem a whole lot easier. Beyond that, I can offer a few tips.

First, as I say, you don't need to be an academically trained writer in order to create high-quality content in your area of expertise. Actually, the opposite is true. You don't want your potential customers to be deflected by writing that is abstract or above their heads. You want your writing to be down-to-earth, even folksy.

In fact, in the ideal scenario, you want your readers to forget that they are reading an article at all. Instead, you want them to feel as if they are your long-time, valued customers, and that you are speaking to them candidly. Imagine your favorite, most loyal customer walking through your door with a question to ask. Write your article exactly as you would answer them. Remember, the most important thing is to earn the trust and respect of potential customers -- but beyond that, you want them to like you! That's why your writing voice is so important.

In other words, you don't have to be phony or pretentious. Just be yourself, and try to give customers a legitimate sense of what it's like to work with you. If working with you is a good experience -- as I'm sure it is -- you want them to know this from your article.

Second, with all of these tips and advice for marketing with articles, it can be easy to forget that you are trying to generate solid content. With practice, writing articles for marketing can become quite easy, but to start out, some careful planning and consideration is required.

Obviously, you don't want your article to sound like a jumble of random thoughts that you spat out in a single sitting. When starting out, it's a good idea to use an outline to organize the structure of your article.

After you come up with an idea for what to write about, make a list of all of the key points you want to touch upon. Then, organize the key points in a way that will best express what you want to say. Specifically, when your reader gets to the end of your article, you want her to feel that she has been on a journey, that you have guided her to a different place from where she started out. Essentially, if your content is solid, and if you are telling your customers something they need to know, then you fill find that this is easier than it sounds.

Also, structurally speaking, it is important for your articles to have a clear beginning, middle, and end. The first paragraph or so sets up what you are going to talk about. The middle portion is filled with substantial content. Then, the final paragraph summarizes the journey that you have taken the reader on. Many writers underestimate the importance of introductions and conclusions, but these elements are essential in making your readers feel that your content is truly substantial.

Of course, for some the most challenging thing about the whole process is the simple act of writing. But once you get started, you'll find that it gets easier and easier with every article you write. Plus, your articles don't have to be novels; in fact, a relatively brief 600-700 word length is ideal for web content.

And if you have any difficulty, Internet article marketing services are available to give you tips and to help you revise and polish your content. Also, if you're looking for help distributing your articles throughout the Internet, these services are your best option. If you've worked at it, and your content is high-quality, article marketing services can do wonders in helping you market your small business.
About the Author
Tiva Kelly is an expert at article marketing and offers support to authors at Article Marketer, a highly popular article distribution service. Learn how to market your small business when you submit articles through Article Marketer.
http://www.articlemarketer.com
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