You have heard about how much traffic, prospects, publicity and profits article writing can produce. At the same time, the thought of writing an article leaves you frozen.
Here are 7 simple tips to get you started on your very first article.
Tip 1 - Identify a specific niche within your area of expertise.
With whom do you work? Who is your ideal client? This is an important step because if you are not clear on who is in your niche, you can't be clear on to whom you are writing and marketing.
Tip 2 - Identify a specific pain or problem your niche experiences.
What keeps people in your niche up at night? What do they worry about? What problem would they most like solved?
Tip 3 - Make a list of 7 tips you could offer your ideal client to help them with their problem.
Simply write down 7 suggestions, tips, tools, or solutions that speak to the specific pain.
Tip 4 - Pick one of these tips and add a few more lines of information.
Explain your tip, give an example, tell a story. Think of it as adding some meat to the bone of your tip.
Tip 5 - Do this same thing for each of your six other tips.
Just go down your list of tips and add some more information for each of your tips.
Tip 6 - Write an introduction to your 7 tips.
You want to write your introduction in a way that demonstrates to the reader that you get it about their pain and problem.
Tip 7 - Write a conclusion to your 7 tips.
Wrap it up. Make a clear statement about the benefits of using your 7 tips.
There you have it - your first article.
Bonus tip - You can do this over and over again for more prospects, publicity and profits.
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