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Write Your Way to Free Traffic
Written by: Dan Grossman, WebSiteGoodies.com
Writing articles is a great way to bring free traffic to
your website or new subscribers to your newsletter with
only a little work each month. Spending the time to sit
down and write useful content can be hard work but it
should pay off in the free promotion you get as a result.
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Website and newsletter publishers are in constant need of
fresh, new content, and you can be the one to provide it!
It is surprising how few authors there really are out
there considering most people know enough to write articles
on subjects they know. It just requires a little planning
Each article you write that gets published is like a
huge advertisement for both yourself and your website
or newsletter. Each one you create includes a few lines
at the end called your bylines or an "about the author"
section which both advertise you and anything else you
want to mention. This builds free traffic for your website
and builds your credibility! If people see your name a
few times, or if you write an especially good article,
you can become an expert overnight! At least, in their
So how do you go about writing articles for websites
PLAN YOUR ARTICLE
Start by deciding what it is you're going to write about.
Choose a topic you know enough about to write about,
there's a demand for content in almost any imaginable
subject. How-to articles or articles which teach people
how to do something that will help them in some way work great.
Plan what you're going to write. Once you've chosen a
topic for your article, think of a title. Make it catchy,
like a headline, but refrain from making it sound like an
ad. Then, make a list or an outline of some sort. Not only
will it help you to divide your article into logical
sections, but your readers will appreciate being able to
take in your information one chunk at a time.
List key points you want to cover in each section of your
article. This should help you get thinking about what
exactly you're going to write and get those "creative juices"
going. It'll also let you know what you need to go research,
if there's something you should cover but don't know quite
WRITE YOUR ARTICLE
Sit down and start writing, one section at a time. You should
probably not have more than 4 or 5 sections to your article
(like the "Write Your Article" section you're reading). Once
you've finished writing one, move on to the next. This way
you can take breaks between sections without losing track of
where you were writing, and your article will stay neatly
Once you've finished, set your content aside for a few hours.
Return to it later, or even the next day, and read what you've
written. Expand, change your wording until it sounds its best,
and eliminate run-on sentences and other grammar problems.
Once you're finished and you feel your writing is at its best
, run it through a spellchecker just to be sure.
Now that you're completely finished, be sure to write your
3-5 line "About the Author" section to tack on to the end
of your article. This is the reward for all the hard work!
Mention anything you want about yourself, but it's good to
at least include your email address and website URL.
Now it's time to start sending your article to those
publishers who are dying for your fresh, new content!
So how do you find them, and get your article to them?
There are several ways.
First, publish your work to free content mailing
lists where publishers subscribe for the sole reason
of receiving content.
There are many other free content lists and websites
out there. Search around and you should find more to
post your articles too, including ones dedicated to
specific topics which may be more relevant for your article.
Once you've posted your article to the free content mailing
lists, you need to start contacting individual publishers.
Start making a list of newsletters and other publications
which will accept your articles by contacting each one.
It will require a little work, but many even provide an
address for article submissions. Ask each if they will
accept article submissions from you, what address to
send them to, and be sure to allow them to remove themselves
from your list if they ever want to. Build up a list
of publishers over time and send your articles to them
each time you write a new one.
Write articles on a consistent basis (monthly works best
for most people), keep the quality of your writing up,
and you should have no problem obtaining substantial free
traffic from your work. Good luck!
About the author:
Dan Grossman runs
http://www.websitegoodies.com where you
can find over 250 hand-picked resources, articles,
and tools! Dan also publishes the free weekly "WebDevPortal"
newsletter for website owners!