Article writing tips, techniques, strategies

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Get the Article Announcer

Yesterday June 28, 2005 was the official launch of Jason Potash's Article Announcer.

Jason is the creator of the Ezine Announcer program and if you are familiar with it then I can already feel your excitement at the release of his new project.

The Article Announcer includes software, audio CDs, training workbooks, video tutorials, scripts and juicy bonuses ...

For the scoop visit Jason's brand new site to get more info.

The Article Announcer: http://wetrack.it/eza/af.cgi?aid=4154&ent=26

Article Announer Audio Interview

It's Nicholas Dixon.

I'll keep this real short.

If you are like 99% of other online marketers today, you want one thing...

More traffic -- LOADS of traffic.

And if you can get this traffic without paying for it,even better. I just listened to a short audio interview that really opened my eyes to something that was sitting here the whole time.

I'll give you the audio link in just a second...

During this interview, I heard from an "average guy" who released an ebook, gave up "optimizing" his website...stopped paying for pay-per-click advertising a few weeks later... and as a result, his sales conversion shot up to a healthy 3.5%, and he is making MORE moolah than ever before!

....within 0-60 days, he is spending ZERO on advertising, doing no SEO stuff, yet making enough each month to easily cover his car payment plus a couple of nice dinners out with his wife....

How did he do it?

Here's the link to the interview. Just look under the"June 20th" post and you can listen to the MP3 audio interview. It will only take a few minutes.

Go check it out now:http://wetrack.it/eza/af.cgi?aid=4154&ent=28

Best Regards,
Nicholas Dixon

Saturday, June 18, 2005

Writing Well for the Web

Here are a few tips for avoiding the most common pitfalls and grammatical mistakes:

Check Your Pages After Uploading. Look at your pages using as many browsers (and
platforms) as you can get your hands on.

Spellcheck Your Work.

Get an HTML authoring tool with a built-in spellchecker. Use it.

Go Beyond the Spellchecker. Yes, it's true, spellcheckers won't catch grammatical errors. You'll have to train yourself to catch these. They're organized into three categories: editorial style, grammar, and punctuation.

Rest of list here: http://www.webreference.com/content/writing/overcome.html

10 Tips for Good Web Writing

(1) Write relevant contentIt may be tempting to write about your brother's dog, but if it doesn't relate to your site or page topic, leave it out. Web readers want information, and unless the page is information about said dog, they really won't care, even if it is a good metaphor for what you're trying to say.

(2) Put conclusions at the beginningThink of an inverted pyramid when you write. Get to the point in the first paragraph, then expand upon it.

(3) Write only one idea per paragraphWeb pages need to be concise and to-the-point. People don't read Web pages, they scan them, so having short, meaty paragraphs is better than long rambling ones.

Continue reading here: http://webdesign.about.com/od/writing/a/aa031405.htm

Friday, June 10, 2005

Making Money From A Content Site

Here is an article that I found about how to generate revenue from a content based website. Hope you enjoy the wealth of information presented.

Link to article: http://www.sitepoint.com/article/making-money-content-site

Writers Wanted: Politics, Economics, World Affairs

Global Politician ( http://www.globalpolitician.com ) is an independent journal of politics, economics and world affairs.

Global Politician publishes analytical, insightful and critical articles. Expressing one's own ideas is encouraged.

The material has to be well-written and provide actual knowledge, rather than propaganda or advertizement. Having said that, criticizm or praise of governments, politicians, policies and actions is allowed.

To become a writer, you must:

- Be a published author or journalist; or

- Have an advanced degree (Master's, Ph.D. or J.D.) in a related field.

- Be a recognized expert who has been interviewed in the media or otherwise recognized for his expertise. If you have any further questions or would like to submit an article, please contact them.

Buy and sell articles

This website that allows you to buy and sell your non-fiction articles. No-nonsense style, straight to the point. Post your article's summary and get discovered! Magazines, small town newspapers, you name it - they need 'em articles and pronto to meet that deadline! If someone likes it they pay up front, and they get emailed your article.

Link: http://www.articlewriter.net/

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Online Tools Improve Writing Skills

Traditionally, every serious writer has kept several books on writing as well as at least one excellent dictionary close at hand.

As our world changes and the Internet and email become part of more people's lives, good writing skills rate extremely important for effective communication.
Thanks to the 'Net you don't have to worry about maintaining a personal resource library any more.

Now you can find some of the best writers' resources available free right online.

Words and phrases

http://www.rhymer.com - A rhyming dictionary for poetry or songwriting (enter a word, click a button to receive words that rhyme). This resource rates very simple to use and comes in handy when you need it most.

http://www.ucc.ie/info/net/acronyms/ - A database of thousands of acronyms and abbreviations. Also search by keywords to find the perfect or correct abbreviation for a word or phrase.

http://www.acronymfinder.com - Search through over 60,000 acronyms, their abbreviations and meanings. Did you know there are 11 meanings for "PDQ" and over 20 for "ASAP"?

http://www.westegg.com/cliche/ - Choose from over 3,300 clichés to illustrate points and paint vivid images in your readers' minds. This site will keep you "busier than a one eyed cat watching two mouse holes!"

Great Quotes
http://www.bartleby.com/100/ - Nothing sets the tone for any written work quite like a stirring quote from a famous person. Finding such quotations often took hours of searching - until now!

Now you can quickly search the database of Bartlett's Familiar Quotations to find that perfect quote virtually in minutes. You can also find more quotes athttp://www.quotationspage.com.

Dictionaries and Thesauri

http://m-w.com/netdict.htm - Webster's hypertext dictionary.

http://www.thesaurus.com - Roget's Online Thesaurus along with a number of other useful reference tools.

http://www.voycabulary.com - Interesting tool that transforms any web page into easy convenient links to definition and word lookups in dictionaries or thesauruses. Terrific time saver if you see a web page with lots of words you don't understand.

Why are some people getting rich selling their ebooks?Jim Edwards and Joe Vitale have created the *ultimate* guide - "How to Write and Publish your own Outrageously Profitable eBook... in as little as 7 Days!" FREE Details: ==> http://ebizwhiz-publishing.com/7dayebook.htm

Submit Your Article- Where, Whom and What

Here are a few places where you can submit your articles for maximum exposure.

1) Article Banks

2) Article Directories

3) Forums

4) Search Engines

5) Announcement Lists

6) Blog Owners

7) Newsletter Publishers

8) Webmasters

9) MSN Spaces

10) Your Blog

11) MSN Groups

12) Yahoo Groups

13) Google Groups

14) EBay About Me Page

15) Adlandpro

You can use these professional services to submit your articles:

1) http://WWW.Isnare.com

2) http://WWW.Thephantomwriters.com

3) http://WWW.Reprintarticles.com

4) http://WWW.Opportunityupdate.com

5) http://WWW.Submityourarticle.com

6) http://WWW.Ezinetrendz.com

Here are two software that you can use to automate your submissions

:1) The Ezine Announcer available at http://WWW.Ezineannouncer.com

2) Newsletterpromote.com available at http://WWW.Newsletterpromote.com

With such a list to choose from there should be no complaining about where to publish your articles. And don’t forget to optimize your title, headings, sub-headings, body text and links to add that extra punch.


Nicholas
Oceanroc.blogspot.com

Setting Up Yourself for Success

Since starting the quest to build my own business I realized that there is no universal meaning for success.My personal definition of success is accomplishing a task that one has set out to do. And it should also engender some emotional feeling when achieved. It should make you feel like shouting it out to the world or something similar.Everyone has a different view of success. What may seem as a major accomplishment to you may look like just another mundane achievement to someone else. Your views of success should be relative to your world and not someone else.This is important in gauging your progress because there is no need to make comparisons with others that are in their own world. Their success is theirs and your success is yours.Success is achievable by everyone. All you need to do is have a strong believe in what you are doing, be persistent and work smartly. Success is like a cake, only the right ingredients and conditions will make it produce the desired results.

Nicholas
http://WWW.Oceanroc.com

Setting Up Yourself for Success

Since starting the quest to build my own business I realized that there is no universal meaning for success.My personal definition of success is accomplishing a task that one has set out to do. And it should also engender some emotional feeling when achieved. It should make you feel like shouting it out to the world or something similar.Everyone has a different view of success. What may seem as a major accomplishment to you may look like just another mundane achievement to someone else. Your views of success should be relative to your world and not someone else.This is important in gauging your progress because there is no need to make comparisons with others that are in their own world. Their success is theirs and your success is yours.Success is achievable by everyone. All you need to do is have a strong believe in what you are doing, be persistent and work smartly. Success is like a cake, only the right ingredients and conditions will make it produce the desired results.

Nicholas
http://WWW.Oceanroc.com

Using articles to create revenue


So you have just completed your website chock full on content including some of your own in addition to the abundance of reprint articles you find online. So how do you benefit from all your hard work. After all we are in business to make money. Here is how you can use other people's articles to make money.

Read more about this topic:http://ezinearticles.com/?Content-and-Articles-to-Improve-Revenue&id=33981#&opt=print

Are your articles getting read?

Are your articles getting the readership that you think they deserve? How about your reprint rates, are you getting regular requests by publishers and webmasters to feature your creation?If you answer no to most of these questions, then your articles needs a boost. Read my friend Jinger Jarrett’s article about increasing your readership

Read it here: http://ezinearticles.com/?Writing-Articles-that-Get-Read&id=36859