How to Make a Living Writing Articles

A lot of the job opportunities of the past have given way to automation, but there are some things in life that computers just cannot do better than humans. Writing content is one of these things, and that’s why article writing has a huge potential for making a living. Article writing does however require sufficient knowledge in order to be able to pull it off correctly. Learn more about it below.

As an article writer, you always need to remember the audience and create content that relates to them. Entice readers to the site by providing relevant and current information. Try to understand what types of readers visit the websites and give them the information that is important to them.

Design inviting content that is tailored to individual readers. If the content peaks their interests, then they are more likely to continue exploring the site. You then have the opportunity to turn the visitors into buyers and that will ultimately lead to more revenue.

Be bold and powerful with your words. Readers want to know that the writer is really speaking their mind. To influence them even more, use strong wording to prove your point. Use a bold font to highlight your most powerful words, and use bullet points to draw their eyes to the places you want them to focus most.

Not everyone is talented when it comes to writing. It is very possible that you write skillfully and have great punctuation and grammar skills. In fact, you may even recognize literary techniques, such as alliteration. Writing requires you to be good with words. It’s more than just book intelligence, but actually deemed to be an art.

Get auto responders set up for all of your articles. Setting up a master auto responder lets you get out the word of what you do, without taking up your precious time. An auto responder is critical in the article marketing field. For maximum effect, make sure that you have all of your articles set up on one. Automation gives you the ability to activate a series of articles on various platforms, resulting in more readers to be converted to customers and thus enhancing your revenue streams.

When writing articles as part of an article marketing strategy, make sure they are informative. While it can seem like article marketing has more to do with placement and linking than with getting potential customers to read the articles, you must treat every article like a sales pitch or a one-time opportunity to gain a customer’s trust.

Make sure each article you write has unique and original content. A reader should not be able to search for a similar topic and come up with a word for word copy of your supposedly original article. Provide your own insights and personal ideas and clearly express them throughout your writing.

Adding images and a picture in your article makes it more personable and unique, and viewers like both of those features. Just remember that you need to either take the pictures yourself, or legally attain the rights to use that from someone else.

As you begin to learn more about article marketing, you will inevitably see that you can carve out a path to financial success by applying solid and working tips one at a time. As one method begins to work, it then opens the door to another variety of tactics in order for you to make a living through writing articles.

Ways To Repurpose Your Articles And Get More Traffic

Are you using these methods to repurpose and promote your articles?

The savviest marketers know how to re-use content they’ve already produced…

If you aren’t using these techniques, you are missing out on two simple ways to leverage the work you’ve already done and increase your traffic in the process.

1. Repurpose Articles Into A Free eBook

A fantastic (and incredibly easy) way to get more traffic and interest in your content is by taking your articles and compiling them into a free eBook. Even better is to take only your best articles and apply them within this scenario. This provides your readers with your very best content from the beginning, which increases trust and rapport (a critical piece of any business).

Keep in mind that you shouldn’t solely add articles to your eBook body and then call it a day. Add a few elements (or even remove a few unnecessary pieces) so the eBook flows a bit better and is more like a fresh piece of content. Every eBook or product you make should be slightly different from the last (at the very, very least). You should never only be repackaging things; this is a waste of your time and certainly that of your subscribers.

As with any free content of massive value, you should ask your viewers for their email address before you provide the gift. This is a win-win; readers are getting high quality content for free, and you’re getting an email address through which to keep in touch.

Make a simple squeeze page with only one option once viewers arrive: subscribe or close the window. If you leave more options than this, people are far less likely to subscribe at all.

2. Repurpose Articles Into A Free eCourse Or Autoresponder Series

The second best way to repurpose your articles is to turn them into a free eCourse or autoresponder series.

When people sign up for your email list, they’re expecting whatever you outlined in the email subscription form. What’s even better is going above and beyond and surprising them with free content they had no idea was coming. Creating and sustaining trust early on in your business is vital, because potential customers want to know you care about them, not just getting their money.

Building a real relationship with subscribers is often about providing more than they’ve asked for (or given) in terms of money. When value exceeds cost is when you’re on the right path.

To be professional and safe, remember to include an unsubscribe link at the bottom of all your emails. This keeps you free of the hassle of spam complaints.

How To Capture Your Readers Attention

Lazy Minds Miss The Mark

Is it that our minds have gotten lazy or do we really have different learning styles as research has suggested? Are we more inclined to read a post or article when a video or picture is attached? As Writers, often times we lose our captive audiences due to lack of creativity.

BUT here is the probing question: who needs the healing and help? Is it the Writer who is sharing the message or is it the reader who is missing out on important information that can change his or her life?

Let’s Get To The Point

This is why we get straight to the point when transferring written information to our audiences. One rule of thumb is to immediately present what we want to address. This is called THE TITLE or HEADING and it helps the reader determine whether this article is something they want to read.

Depending on the length of your post, you might need to have sub titles in each set of paragraphs. An example of this can be found in this posting. The next script should capture within the first line of the insert, what the passage is about. The rest of the body should further explain your message that you want to convey to your readers.

Your article or post must NOT be written in uppercase as it connotes shouting. Imagine someone shouting at you. Would you stop to listen to them? FULL CAPS is only relevant and acceptable when writing a title to a post or briefly highlighting a word of short phrase for emphasis.

Salutations or Closing Is Important

Finally, your closing should be as important as your opening as it emphasizes your script and brings closure to the post or article without any ambiguity or misunderstanding to the reader.

As I have indicated in the previous paragraph, breaking your article or post into 3 four line paragraphs segments, could make your work appear less clustered and more legible to your readers.

When you have completed your work, use a spell checker or get someone to edit the content before publishing your work.

Now that I have shared these tips on how to capture your readers’ attention, did I also get your attention? Was it effective throughout this post? I did not attach a picture to this posting because I want to see how many persons actually learn from this short exercise.

The key to capturing your readers’ attention is to create rich content that evoke reactions. The more responsive your views are, the greater the possibilities for desired successes. All of us have different views on topics and subjects but when we can connect to everyone in all genres through writing, that says a lot about your creative writing style.

Your Articles Must Convince Your Audience You Are An Expert

I remember receiving the advise that to be an expert, all you have to do is claim that you are an expert. That’s OK if you have a big ego, and believe that nonsense statement.

Another problem is to be found at the opposite end of the spectrum. People who are truly knowledgeable, do not like to display their knowledge for one of two reasons:

a. they do not want to appear boastful, or

b. they are afraid that others may steal their best “secrets.”

I personally feel that you should do your best to offer as much helpful content as you can, because most of your audience are going to be beginners who will welcome any information which addresses their specific questions. They need answers to move forward.

When you offer content that’s really good, and you are giving it away for free, you will establish such a strong feeling of appreciation on the part of your beginner readers, that when you offer your quality product for sale, they will practically feel obligated to buy it. Plus, they will know your product for sale is worth every penny you’re asking for it.

You should not hesitate to offer free value because it will come back to you 10 fold from those struggling beginners who will become loyal followers, and loyal customers.

So, don’t be greedy, and provide shallow articles, while you hold back all your best content. The fact is that no matter how much free top quality content you give away, beginners will still be in pressing need of additional help.

There’s too much to learn when you are starting out online for a beginner to get beyond your expert level just by reading a few emails, plus an eBook or two.

It’s in the execution that problems and roadblocks crop up, and your beginner followers will be anxiously seeking your help.

Offline you have to offer a product that’s exceptionally good to overcome your competition. Online it’s no different. People will only follow someone who is knowledgeable and shares expert knowledge.

And if you don’t have expert knowledge, you best educate yourself so you possess bona fide expert knowledge.

When you write from your own knowledge, the writing is easy, smooth and fast. It’s enjoyable for you to write and enjoyable for your audience to read.

Also, you do not have to spend hours in research because you carry all this knowledge and experience in your head. Your articles will just flow naturally, and much faster.

If you wonder how some people can write an article in 15 minutes, this is how it happens. They are pouring out the knowledge in their heads.

If you manage to write 4 to 6 article per day, and you get even just 25 readers per article, and you do this for a whole month, or for a full year, you will have an avalanche of targeted traffic to your blog or website.