How to Start Article Template

“[The] beginning is the most important part of any work….” — Plato, The Republic

Getting started is the hardest part. Perhaps it’s because of a lack of resources, not knowing where to begin, or even a fear of failure.

That’s where you can alleviate and reassure your readers: Hindsight is 20/20.

Have you ever heard someone say, “If I could start over again, then I’d …”? Whether it’s the result of failure or innovation, successful individuals re-tune and improve their processes to increase speed, skill sets, and even to derive pleasure. One might even say that success is born from the constant reinvention of process – a cyclic beginning.

Use the example of your beginning to help shape and influence the positive start of others. For your next article, use the How to Start Article Template to show your readers the steps for their next beginning.

How to Start Article Template

  • Establish Your Topic: Pick a “beginning” or “starting out” topic that’s relevant to readers in your niche. Starting out can be as basic as ensuring you have particular tools before you begin a task. It can also include advanced topics, like performing particular actions in a chronological sequence.
  • Introduction: In 1-2 sentences, describe what starting out felt like – did you feel confident, scared, or even excited about your prospects? Use this emotion as a compelling, relevant hook for your readers. Next, did your plan work or did you discover any invaluable lessons the hard way? Tie this into how and why your step-by-step recommendations will benefit the reader.
  • Chronological List: Write step-by-step instructions in sequential order to help your readers start off on the right foot. Keep each step succinct while painting a clear image of the step or process.
  • Tip: Whether it’s a caution or a last piece of advice, tie it all together with one last cohesive tip. Perhaps it’s reiterating the importance of a step or tool. It could even be motivational, like staying determined, patient, or maintaining quality.
  • Conclusion: End on a positive note that will inspire your readers to spring into action now that they have a great step-by-step process to begin their journey.

Ease the process of starting out for your readers by using this article template. In doing so, you’ll be able to create an article that benefits your readers as well as builds exposure, credibility, and traffic for yourself.

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When the starting is well ending is definitely well. Thanks!! Great Article.

Comment provided March 27, 2013 at 9:35 AM



Getting started has to be one of the hardest things to do and why a lot of people get writers block, once you can get that intro paragraph written the rest usually falls into place quite easily, thanks for the helpful tips!

Comment provided March 27, 2013 at 10:42 AM


Emily S. Rosen writes:

What goes in the resource box?

Comment provided March 27, 2013 at 11:58 AM


Hi Emily,

Your Resource Box is the appropriate place to include information about yourself and/or your business. You may include up to 2 self-serving links to your personal and/or business sites in your Resource Box, if you wish.

For more information on how to use your Resource Box effectively, I recommend this article:



Emily Rosen writes:

thanks, Vanessa!


atiqur rahman writes:

thanks for this help full article.


Randall Magwood writes:

This is something that plagues alot of beginners who want to try something new. But you can easily relieve this for your prospects by offering a step-by-step blueprint or “fast action” plan that will get them going. Getting going is the hardest part.

Comment provided March 27, 2013 at 2:29 PM


King of Traffic writes:

Great Article and so true. The beginning is the start of any great journey. It is love at first sight. It is the dawn, the first light of the day. It is the first thing everyone will see on your ads and articles, make it shine.

Comment provided March 27, 2013 at 9:13 PM


Gracious Store writes:

Well said, the beginning of every thing including writing an article is the most difficult, but once that is taken care of every other thing will be aligned.

Comment provided March 27, 2013 at 11:37 PM


Md Sarwar writes:

thanks for the helpful tips for Start Article Template

Comment provided March 28, 2013 at 3:48 AM


Mike Flower writes:

Thanks for sharing about article template………

Comment provided March 28, 2013 at 5:55 AM


Nile Lars writes:

Flow of article is really matters. I also love to read article which have good flow. I have also came across that some of article which doesn’t have good flow. It is just like classified. As a user I love to read article which have informative content.

Comment provided March 28, 2013 at 8:56 AM


Trish Rubin writes:

Great article. It offers support for my clients who want to write, but they always have WRITERS BLOCK!

Comment provided March 28, 2013 at 5:56 PM


Ahmed Abdisalam writes:

I had hardly understood Resource box

Comment provided March 28, 2013 at 6:28 PM


Amy writes:

Sometimes it’s not easy to start an article. What I usually do is just start writing a paragraph and just review and adjust.

Comment provided April 1, 2013 at 9:34 AM


Rai writes:

Template is my day to day guide to start writing fresh and new content on my page.

Comment provided April 1, 2013 at 7:29 PM


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