At the end of every year, all the radio stations do their top 100 countdowns. Don’t you just love them? Well, in this article, I’m going to do my top 10 countdown of the 10 most important things when it comes to writing an article. We’re going to start with number 10 and work our way up to number 1.
At number 10 is flow. You want your article to have a steady flow from start to finish. For example, in this article, we’ve introduced the fact that we’re going to do a top 10 countdown and then we went and actually counted down from 10 to 1. Everything flowed naturally as it should.
Number 9 in our countdown is research. Now, in the case of this article, the actual research was from my own experience from writing articles. But what if you’re not too sure about a subject? Well, in that case, you want to make sure you research it completely so you don’t end up sounding like an idiot.
Moving on to number 8, we have variety. You don’t want your paragraphs to all start with the same word. That gets monotonous after a while. Notice how, for the first three things in this countdown, I found a different way to start each paragraph. This is very important to keep from boring your readers.
Lucky number 7 is grammar and spelling. I don’t believe I even have to mention this, but you’d be surprised how many people don’t check their grammar and spelling when they write an article. This gives the impression that you’re unprofessional.
Our sixth most important thing, when writing an article, is credibility. I don’t care what it is that you’re writing about. You MUST have some credibility. Mine? I’ve written thousands of articles and have made a good amount of money from doing so. Therefore, I must have some idea of what I’m talking about.
We’re halfway through our countdown at number 5…resource box. If you’re going to write articles for the purpose of making money, you want a solid resource box at the end of it in order to get people to go to your site. If the resource box is weak, all the writing in the world, no matter how good it is, is wasted.
Taking the number 4 position is syndication. Look, I don’t care how good your article is. If nobody sees it, it doesn’t do anybody any good. So you MUST concentrate on syndication…getting your article circulated around the Internet. Submitting to article directories is a great way to do this.
Just two notches from the top spot, at number three, is the summary. People have short memories. So at the very end of the article, you want to summarize the main points so that they don’t forget what they are.
It was a real hard decision, but coming in at number 2 is the title. I was going to make this number 1 for a long time but have decided against it for a very good reason. When you see number one, you’ll understand. Your title has GOT to be captivating or people are not going to want to read the article…no matter HOW good it is.
Finally, we have number 1…subject matter. Folks, this is the ball game. I don’t care how good the article is or how good you think your title is. If you’re writing about something that few people care about (such as underwater pole vaulting) you are NOT going to get readers…period.
There you have it folks…the top 10 things you MUST know about how to write an article that people will read, enjoy and respond to. Hopefully, this article fit the bill nicely.
If you Â have an extra tip I’d love to hear about it.
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I thought it was about time to create a post about a topic that I find really interesting and that’s reverse engineering sites on flippa that are for sale.
I regularly spend at least once a week on Flippa simply to look at sites that are making money.
That’s because you can find so much information about a site that you can add to your watch list to refer back to in the future when you want to create your own new site on a buyer site.
Here is a list of actions that you can take when you start out reverse engineering flippa.
Firstly go to Flippa and look at a variety of searches:
Sites that are making money
Sites that are getting traffic
Searching for particular keywords such as:
When you then see relevant searches come up you can then delve even further into it according to:
What you can then find is quite simply amazing.
You can find sites that are already making money.
Quite often the seller will indicate how they are making money ie:
Spending time looking at these ads can be very profitable to you
When you find a niche that interests you you can then expand on it yourself:
Think of creating a facebook page or web 2.0 property that then links to another web 2.0 property where you do your preselling.
You don’t even need to have your own domain for it yet, just wait for it to be profitable and then expand.
Consider direct linking from video promotions.
Consider press releases.
It’s actually very exciting because all the marketing hard yards have already been done by someone else so you can then review what they’ve done and duplicate it with your own special marketing methods.
Hope these simple flippa marketing tips help and inspire you.
Let me know your thoughts below.
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Needless to say the past couple of days i’ve not been productive at all and a blubbering mess.
I thought I would write an Ode to my beautiful baby cockatiel named Trixie.
Having lost both my parents six months apart when I was 24, the hardest thing about losing someone because they have passed or just leave is when you don’t get to say goodbye.
You sit there and think if I’d have known I would have done this or said this…..
I wasn’t home on Monday when she flew away. She was hanging out with my husband and totally unlike her she flew out the small space to do so at the backdoor.
Unfortunately she didn’t fly to any nearby trees so that we could get her, she just flew as far as my husband could see.
No-one had ever seen me cry like that at home before. I just sat on our back balcony in the pitch black and just sobbed.
My little daughter came out yelling “trixie, mummy’s home, you can come home now” god bless her.
Sometimes you dont really appreciate how much something means to you until they’re gone.
My husband got her for me as a christmas present, i grew up with birds, budgies, as I lived in a unit as a child.
I didn’t get to say goodbye Trixie so I’m going to write a message here with tears streaming down my face hoping that somehow you feel it — though it’s winter here now and chances are she won’t make it on her own in the wild (after reading extensively on the internet).
To my beautiful bird Trixie.
In the last few months since you came to our home you have made me so happy and actually made me feel really loved.
I loved the way when i had a cup of tea on my desk you would sit there and eat the tea bag.
I loved the way how when I was using the mouse you would bend over so that your head could touch my fingers and have a cuddle.
I loved the way how you used to sit on my shoulder and then nuzzle up to my cheek and have a cuddle.
I loved the way when I’d walk in the door you’d hear my voice and just come fly on top of my head.
I loved the way you used to love eating popcorn with me watching tv.
My office isn’t the same without you. Theres a big space where your cage used to be, which is now out the back just in case you should find your way home.
I admire your adventurous spirit and I really really love you and I just hope that you’re okay.
Please know how much I love you and how happy you made me my feathered friend and I won’t ever forget you…….
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I’m not going to sit here and guess about what you need help with or guidance with. Rather, I’d love it for you to tell me. I have a number of products all set to come out in the near future but I would LOVE to hear from you what you would like me to create to help you…..anything at all, whether it’s a service, it’s a product, it’s a video series, you name it…..
I am here to help you, educate you, build your confidence, and help you have the lifestyle you so dearly want.
So PLEASE just leave your comments below. I can’t wait to read it.
Lots of love as always
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Hey there everyone,
I’m Colleen Slater and it’s taken me long enough but here is my blog — ColleenSlater.com
This is the place where I’ll be posting a lot of great information on a regular basis, sharing with you products I like or use personally, and what’s working for me this week.
Come back often because you’re going to love it.
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