How Do You Write An Article?

By: Homer Farey

You want to increase the traffic coming to your website? Write an article. Write a dozen articles. It’s not as difficult as it may seem. We all know that writing articles is one of the best ways to get traffic to our site, (And it does not cost a penny.)

That is all well and good but if you have never written an article before, how do you go about it? What do you write about? Where do you get the inspiration?

It would be easy to say 'Forget it.' and do something else. If you do, you will be passing up on one of the best ways of advertising your website for free.

Don't let these supposed problems put you off. There is an easy way to get started. Decide what you would like to write about. Next. Go to Google search and type in the word 'Articles'. You will be given a list of sites that hold thousands of articles for use by webmasters who need content for their ezines and web-pages. They are always looking for more. They can never get enough.

The articles will be listed by type. ie. Business, Commerce, Internet. etc. Pick a list that appeals to you and look at the headlines. Read as many of the articles that you have time for. This will not only be an education in its own right, it will also give you an insight as to the way the articles are written. You may make notes of things that interest you but on no account must you copy any of the text. The writer of the article has the copyright of every part of the article including the headline.

You would not be happy if someone blatantly stole parts of your articles. Be careful not to inadvertently steal theirs.

By the time you have read and studied a dozen or so articles you should have a good idea how to write one for yourself. Now is the time to relax, forget all about it. Don't even think about it until tomorrow. That's right, sleep on it. Your sub-conscious will be working hard to put everything into context.

The following day. Go to a different articles website. One who's articles you have not read, and start reading the article headlines. When you come across a headline that strikes a chord, Write it down and start writing a brand new article of your own. Don't worry. The words and phrases will come to you, they are all stored in your sub-conscious mind. The sub-conscious never forgets anything.

When you have finished writing. go back and make a substantial change to the headline . It is not yours. You only borrowed it. (It is someone else's copyright).

Now is the time to read the original article that gave you the inspiration. You will find that it is nothing like your effort. Yours may even be better. (It happens.) and you own the copyright.

You now have your very first article, ready for publication. Or have you? Nobody gets it absolutely right the first time. Why do you think newspapers have editors? Don't start making changes now. Wait a couple of days and read it again. If changes need to be made to clarify some point, or one or two typos need correcting, now is the time to do it. Even the best spell checker can get it wrong sometimes.

Doing it this way you will soon have a dozen or two articles with your 'Author's Profile' at the bottom, complete with hyperlinks to your website. Soon you will have no problem writing a new article every week.

Don't think about it. Do it. You can do anything if you just go about it the right way.

People who say ‘Can’t’ really mean they don’t know how. Be careful, Writing articles can become addictive.

Copyright 2006 Homer Farey

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