Writing Articles for Publication - You Have What It Takes
Writing and publishing articles is the hottest method employed today to get targeted traffic to your website. This marketing method takes little more than a computer, a passion, basic grammar skills, and some of your time, yet it has the potential to bring hundreds or thousands of new people to your site every day.
When you log onto your computer, what are you looking for? Email from family and friends, maybe the latest seasonal item from your favorite catalog, and information, lots and lots of information.
You see, the internet thrives on information, especially new information. Who is able to plan their life around the 6:00 news or take time to read the newspaper when the kids have soccer practice, mom has a business meeting, and dad is cooking dinner?
Fortunately, you can get the latest news and tips delivered to your door with the click of a button - the switch to your computer.
With your computer, your passion, basic grammar skills, and your time, you too can add new and exciting news and tips to the internet by writing and publishing articles.
1) A computer
If you are reading this, you have access to a computer. Any computer will do. One that has Notepad or some other text editor program will work.
Note: You may use programs such as Microsoft Word, but be aware that some characters, double quotation marks and dashes, for example, will not appear properly on some websites. If you choose to use Word, be sure to check that characters are displayed properly when published.
2) A passion
What are you passionate about that others are interested in knowing? If you have a website, you are obviously passionate about that and have done the research to know that you have a niche market that others are passionate about as well. Write about what you are doing in your business, how you got where you are, and what you have learned along the way. Help others learn from what you have already done.
3) Basic grammar skills
No matter how passionate you are about a topic, no one wants to read copy that is littered with typographical errors and mistakes in grammar. If you have lost some of the grammar skills you learned in school, go to the library or book store or search online to find books or articles that can help you get your skills back on track. Until you are confident in your own skills, find a friend or family member who has these skills and ask them to help you. Chances are good that someone you know will be glad to help.
4) Your time
Article writing and submission takes time. It takes time to come up with ideas that you want to write about, and it takes more time to actually write the article. However, if you are writing about something you enjoy, something you are passionate about, you will find out that the time you spend writing articles is time well spent.
Article submission can also take time if you choose to submit articles manually. If this turns out to take too much of your time, there are plenty of services and software available to help automate this task.
If your time is very limited, you may want to consider cutting something else out a few hours a week to give you time to write. The time you spend writing and submitting articles can result in hundreds of new visitors to your website and turn your time into money.
Remember, writing articles and getting them published in online article directories is one of the most profitable methods used today to market your internet business. With a computer, a passion, basic grammar skills, and some of your time, you can join the ranks of millions of others who are contributing to the latest news and tips available worldwide on the internet.
About the Author: Claudia Pate is a home business entrepreneur and is the owner of The Anniversary Shop (http://www.theanniversaryshop.com). Write your own internet marketing success story with Plug-in Profits, a multiple-streams-of-income plan with a complete 30 Day Guide to Success. Learn more at CommonSenseEbiz.com (http://www.CommonSenseEbiz.com), a guide to internet and home-based business.