8 TIPS FOR EZINE WRITERS
you ever wondered why Ezine Articles have become one of the most effective
marketing techniques on the Web?
The reason is quite simple.
People very rarely go online looking for something to buy. They go online
looking for information - free information. They want to be educated,
entertained and informed. And the best way to do that is to write free
Articles for Newsletters.
At the bottom of your Article is your 4- or 5-line
Resource Box. That's what turns your Article into one
of the most powerful marketing techniques on the Web.
Here are eight tips to help you write your Articles and get them published.
(1) Never allow yourself to think that you've run out of ideas. Instead,
have the opposite thought: that there are more ideas than you could possibly
write about. I heard someone saying recently (with regard to Ezine Articles)
that everything that could possibly be written about has already been
written about. Nonsense! The Internet is evolving so fast that even if
you wrote a new Article every day, you still couldn't keep up.
(2) The Golden Rule of Five. Keep your Article titles
short - no more than five words. Ezine Editors love
short titles (they fit into the subject field of an
(3) Keep your paragraphs short - no more than 3
sentences. It's much harder to read a computer screen
than a printed page - so make it easy for your
(4) Make sure your Article flows properly. The easiest
way to do this is to write down the opening and
closing sentences of each of your paragraphs, then
read what you have. If it makes sense and moves along
nicely, you have an Article that is well organized and
(5) Include a word count at the top of your Article.
This makes it easy for an Ezine Editor to make a quick
decision on whether to use your Article. It also shows
you've been thorough in preparing your Article for
(6) Check all the links in your Article before
submitting it. Then include a note that says: 'All the
links in this Article were checked and verified on
(date)'. Again, this saves time for the Ezine Editor
and demonstrates that you've been thorough.
(7) Offer a Free Report in your Resource Box. When
someone reads your Article in an Ezine, they probably
won't be connected to the Internet. So the challenge
is this: to offer something so interesting and
exciting that they'll fire up their modem and visit
your website. The best way to do that is to offer a
(8) Put all your Articles on autoresponders and then
create another autoresponder that lists all your
Articles, with an autoresponder address for each
Article (e.g.: email@example.com). When you
submit your Article to a List or to an Article
Archive, always include a note that says: "For a
complete list of Articles by this author please send a
blank email to: firstname.lastname@example.org" Remember - Ezine Articles
are probably the fastest way
there is of building your presence on the Web and
getting your message in front of a targeted audience.
© 2001 by Michael Southon
Michael Southon shows webmasters how to Tap
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Michael Southon, Editor
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