How To Start Writing Articles Successfully

You have probably heard that writing articles is one of the best methods that you can use to promote your online business. You might resist the idea of writing your own articles, because you don't think you are any good at it, or perhaps you might think that it is too hard to find a topic to write about.

Well, in this article, I hope to share with you some tips on how to become a successful online writer --- even if you don't believe that writing is a task that you are prepared to tackle.

Now, let me share some information about me that few people realize...

I do not consider myself to be an expert on the subject of writing. And honestly, my English is not very good at all. It is really hard to tell, isn't it? Keep reading.

You see, I am from Norway. And as you might imagine, I speak Norwegian fluently. For me, English is my Second language --- not my first.

Despite my limited English skills, my articles consistently get reprinted on lots of websites and in lots of newsletters. I have even been published in ezines that have hundreds of thousands of subscribers! And, my latest article has only been in circulation for one week, and it already shows 220 results in Google.

I cannot think of another way of getting that many one-way links to my site so quickly and so easily.

How to Find Topics for Your Articles -

The first thing that you will want to do is to look at your website and ask yourself some very important questions.

What is the theme of your website?

What product or service do you sell?

Do you have a forum on your site? If you are stressing for an idea about what you can write, then use one of your forum postings. (I do this all the time. Sometimes, I can take my response directly from my forum, and I send my answer out as a stand-alone article to the various article directories.)

Do you find yourself answering the same questions over and again for people who are interested in your products or services? If so, sit down and construct your answer in such a way that it can be used additionally as an article to promote your website. Send your answer to the person who asked the question, and then release your answer as an article. I have spoken to many writers who have told me that this is how they got their own start writing articles.

These are only a few ways to develop the topic of an article you might write. You should always try to write about a topic that interests you, and that you think can benefit others to read. Don't hold yourself back with the excuse that you are not an expert in the field that you are writing about.

Everyone on the planet has something to contribute to others. There are things that I might know that you don't know, and I can share that information with you. And, believe it or not, there are things that you will know that thousands of other people including myself have no knowledge about. There will always be something that you can teach to me and others.

Finding the Time to Write -

You may think it takes a lot of time to write, and that you're not able to add this task to your already tight schedule. But, if you would only set aside half an hour every day to write, you'll soon have a couple of articles finished every week.

The Tools I Use When Writing -

Most text editors will have the features you need to write your articles. Writers use a wide range of software applications to help them with their writing tasks. Some of the applications that people use include:

* NotePad - Preloaded as a part of Microsoft Windows

* UltraEdit32 - http://www.ultraedit.com/

* Sun Office - http://www.sun.com/software/star/staroffice/

* Microsoft Word/Office - http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/

Personally, I use Notetab Light which is a free text and HTML editor. You can download this editor at: http://www.notetab.com/

Beyond your basic text editor, it is nice to have some kind of spelling tool to double-check your work. I strongly recommend that you do not rely too much on the software spelling tools alone. While good, these spelling tools seldom do a good job fixing even basic grammar problems. These spelling tools also miss words that are spelled right, but used incorrectly in the context of the sentence. Examples include: their and there, and week and weak.

When you consider the damage that a poorly written article can do to your reputation and your ability to sell goods and services from your website, it begins to make a lot of economic sense to have someone proofread your article before you release it to the public. The fees that you will be asked to pay for proofreading services will more than pay for themselves by presenting a stronger, more professional image for your website and business.

One place you can go to get good quality, proofreading services is: http://www.ideamarketers.com/services/proof.cfm

Or, if you plan to have your article distributed, and you would like to get it proofread at the same time, you can visit: http://thephantomwriters.com/x.pl/tpw/index.html

Places To Submit Your Article -

I will only list 5 websites here, where you can submit your articles:

- http://EzineArticles.com/

- http://ideamarketers.com/

- http://goarticles.com/

- http://contentdesk.com/

- http://submityourarticle.com/

If you would like to find a longer list of websites, where you can submit your articles, you can visit my forum at: http://everypleasures.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=17

It is my hope that having finished reading my article, you will decide for yourself to write at least one article for the purpose of promoting your own website. I hope I have given you the confidence to try this promotional method for yourself.

I honestly believe, if you would use this method just once, you will see positive results. If you use this method twice, you will see more good results. And if you are like me, and you write five or six articles to promote your online business, you will be sold on the value of using articles as a promotional tool.

Torgeir Sunnarvik is the owner and webmaster of http://www.everypleasures.com/ His site offer free ebooks,

ebooks with reprint rights and review of business ebooks. He is also the webmaster of: http://onlinestocktrading-blog.blogspot.com/

In The News:

This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news

MyStatesman.com

Writer, activist and San Marcos icon Bill Cunningham dies at 69
MyStatesman.com
He was managing editor for the school's paper, the University Star, and lost his job for writing articles supporting student anti-war protesters. While still in school, Cunningham was elected to the San Marcos City Council, the first student to serve ...


Wall Street Journal

When the Twitter Mob Came for Me
Wall Street Journal
The purported reason for our “parting ways,” as Mr. Goldberg put it in his announcement, had nothing to do with what I'd written in my inaugural piece. The problem was a six-word, four-year-old tweet on abortion and capital punishment and a discussion ...

and more »

Daily Beast

Before Peddling Resistance, Seth Abramson Played the Academy
Daily Beast
Abramson's academic CV is a full 33 pages—and exhaustively documents whenever a single tweet was included in someone's article, along with statistics on how many Facebook “likes” and “shares” each of the articles he wrote for various publications had ...

and more »

Massive

Massive Science Consortium members on why they dig our community
Massive
I've recently decided that after finishing my PhD I'd like to pursue a career in writing and editing rather than academics, and the great experience I've had with Massive has definitely given me encouragement to pursue that. — Jerald Pinson ...


SELF

39 Morning People Share the Extremely Productive Things They Do While You're Still Sleeping
SELF
Waking up early has never come naturally to me. One summer in high school, I managed to sleep until 7 P.M., a feat my dad found both absurd and hilarious. Let me tell you, few things are more disturbing than exiting a lengthy slumber, prepared to start ...


Mother Nature Network

9 things you don't know about John Muir
Mother Nature Network
It wasn't enough for Muir to experience the beauty of nature; he wanted to share his appreciation for such natural wonders with the world. He began writing articles and articles for publications like the New York Tribune, Scribner's and Harper's ...

and more »

PR Daily

10 tips for writing and polishing a speech
PR Daily
Writing a speech and producing an essay have much in common, however. One is basically a spoken form of the other, but keep in mind the unique features that distinguish a presentation delivered with your voice and one that others read. 1. Plan your ...

and more »

Huron Daily Tribune

Lounsbury: A man of many passions
Huron Daily Tribune
“An elderly woman read my article and she got done with it and told me I needed to send it to someone,” Lounsbury said. On her suggestion, he reached out to Michigan Out-of-Doors Magazine and it got published. With the confidence that he could share ...


Forbes

Our new Publishing Platform will Make You a Better Writer
Forbes
Human and machine writing together. At Forbes, we believe that there is great potential in humans and machines working together. We think that machines ought to enhance human abilities and make human work better. However, we are also well aware that ...


Investopedia (blog)

Introduction To Money Market Mutual Funds
Investopedia (blog)
Investors interested in the money market can access it most easily through money market mutual funds, but these vehicles do not let smaller investors off the hook when it comes to having a rudimentary understanding of the Treasury bills, commercial ...

Google News

4 Effective Content Writing Tips

Writing for websites -- content, as it is called --... Read More

Writers Block Begone

Back when I was in college, I belonged to one... Read More

13 Techniques That Boosts The Power Of Your Resource Box!

***What is the Resource box?'Resource box' is an information box... Read More

Write Articles Geared to Your Local Market to Bolster Your Local Search Visibility

The Shortest Distance to Your Home Town Enterprise is Over... Read More

Bugaboos of Article Marketing in Web Content Management Systems (CMS)

One of the most common blunders by those using article... Read More

How To Start Writing Articles Successfully

You have probably heard that writing articles is one of... Read More

Article Math: A Multiplying Effect!

Writing for the internet requires that you create a large... Read More

Ten Top Tips for Writing Articles on the Internet

Online readers love information, but be sure your information is... Read More

How to Effectively Hire a Ghost Writer

In today's busy world, whether your business is large or... Read More

Whats YOUR Angle?

So how can you make your article worth reading?It's all... Read More

Website Promotion ? Writing Articles May Be Better Than Hiring SEO Firms

It is a well-known fact that a key to obtaining... Read More

Crafting Your Optimized Author Bio

Your author bio is a vital part of your article... Read More

Using Anchor Text Optimization In Your Article Viral Marketing Campaign

What is Anchor Text Optimization?Anchor text optimization consists of the... Read More

What Posting Articles Online Did For My Google Page Rank In 90 Days

Article Marketing Builds Momentum and TrafficWhen I started submitting articles... Read More

Five Tips to Write Winning Web Articles

Looking for another no cost promotional tool? Your fee will... Read More

Sticky Leads

The first twenty-five words of your article are the most... Read More

Why Writing Articles Is Much Better Than Search Engine Optimization

This article is dedicated to those who are afraid to... Read More

How To Write A Profit Pulling Article

Having an article published is one of the fastest and... Read More

Writing For Dollars -- A Freelancers Guide

If you have writing skills and want to use your... Read More

Lots of Extra Money Waiting to be Made from Writing $5 Articles

There is probably no easier way of earning extra money... Read More

How to Cash in on the Huge Online Demand for Writers

Currently many online writers and would-be online writers, feel very... Read More

How to Create High-Quality Backlinks the Search Engines Will Love

One great benefit of article marketing is the generation of... Read More

7 Invaluable Tips: Getting Your Articles Published Online

When you have to share what you've created, where do... Read More

Article Marketing: What Is It and How Can I Use it to Grow My Business?

Ever read one of those web articles written by an... Read More

50,000 Articles Indeed

How is it possible to turn an idea into the... Read More