Using Templates to Quickly Generate Articles

Certain article styles just seem to work better than others.

Consider the “How-To” formatting style, for example, which lays out the instructions of a step-by-step process. The “How-To” format works time and time again because there are countless processes that require step-by-step instructions and it can be applied to just about every niche.

Over time, we started collecting the article styles (like the “How-To” format) we found to be the most powerful. Because these styles translate so well into the framework of an article, we used the styles to create guiding article templates for you.

In this video, I’m going to cover how you can start using our article templates to aid your article writing and marketing efforts today.

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Here’s a Short Recap of the Video

To access our collection of templates:

  1. Go to any page of our Blog.
  2. Scroll down the page until you see the Categories section on the right sidebar.
  3. Click on the link for Article Templates.

… or you can visit this URL:

How you decide to use these templates is your choice. Browsing through them may spark article inspiration, or you can choose to embrace the templates and follow them closely to create articles that are attractive, easy-to-read and flow well.

Rather than spending time creating the proper structure for your articles, the templates give you the opportunity to invest that time into writing more new articles instead.

To fully embrace the templates, pick one out and read through the brief description we provide. Then, use the step-by-step instructions to write the article. Once you begin to use them, you’ll also be able to tweak them to meet your needs for other marketing materials.

Now go ahead and start using these templates today to build on your article writing and marketing plan. Whatever way you choose to use the templates, they can be great resources to help you get into a regular writing schedule.

Oh, one last thing, remember to bookmark this page so you can easily access the templates through your browser when you need them:


Earnie writes:

How can we download the templates? I didn’t see a download link…

Comment provided January 28, 2011 at 4:25 PM


Ernie, there is nothing to download. Think of these more as “recipes” then traditional templates. The recipe is right in the content of this Blog post.


mcm writes:

This was extremely helpful. I am going to go to the templates right now.

Comment provided January 28, 2011 at 4:43 PM


Karen writes:

Reminds me of school when the teacher tried to teach the class how to write good quality compositions and essays. Very useful and interesting. Thanks.

Comment provided January 28, 2011 at 8:45 PM



Excellent article and recommendations. Definitely appreciate the “refresher” and “reminder” about great tips for article writing.
Thank you for sharing your insights, very helpful.

Comment provided January 28, 2011 at 8:51 PM


Alexis writes:

Thanks. That’s very good guidelines to write good articles fast.

Comment provided January 29, 2011 at 3:25 AM


Richard Duke writes:

@Ernie, This is the typical way to use a title for your article. It is called bait and switch. Use a popular title, such as template, then when you have your audiences attention you switch and say it really isn’t a template it is a recipe or guideline. Most people wouldn’t even open your article if the title was a guide line or recipe, but when you get their attention with the keyword of
“template” then you switch them and talk about your guideline or recipe.

Comment provided January 29, 2011 at 9:02 AM


@Richard, Actually, that’s not true. The term “template” was applied to these many years ago and we continue to use the terminology despite the fact that it is slightly inaccurate. Ironically, we do so in order to maintain consistency and reduce confusion. Bait and switch titling is an unethical practice that we would neither practice or condone.


Kevin R. Aubrey writes:

Thanks for sharing these templates. These simple tools are powerful “recipes” for success.

Comment provided January 29, 2011 at 9:57 AM


Cheryl Pickett writes:

Templates are definitely a useful tool. What some people may not realize though is that they are even more effective when paired with strong writing skills specific to content creation (writing articles, blog posts etc.).

For example, it’s an art to fill in the text around the template outline so that the reader both has their needs met, and is enticed to want more from the writer.

I advise people to strive to get better at both creating and using outlines, and also their detail writing skills too.

Comment provided January 29, 2011 at 1:11 PM


Pete Rumball writes:

The Templates are great, one other thing about them is that they keep your thoughts on the straight and narrow.

Comment provided January 29, 2011 at 3:00 PM


John Finnigan writes:


Log into the Members interface on the main page
Click on the “Author Resources” drop-down menu
Select either “EzineArticles Training” which is a 14 page pdf. You can also take a look at the “90 Second Audio Training”

Comment provided January 30, 2011 at 6:21 AM


Emmanuel Nwaeke writes:

Every mail I receive from moves me one step further to submit my article. This template is the ultimate.

Comment provided January 30, 2011 at 11:39 AM



My first preference always is EzineArticles whcih provides all resources needed

Comment provided January 31, 2011 at 6:45 PM


Don Bengert writes:

Very useful info…This will make it easier for certain topics. Thanx

Comment provided February 1, 2011 at 9:54 AM


Rob writes:

Thanks. This is what the ‘writing doctor’ ordered. Thanks also to Cheryl Pickett and all others leaving helpful info in their comments. It does help!

Comment provided February 1, 2011 at 1:25 PM


Lisa Mason writes:

LOVE templates! Love yours and I have my own as well. Created a free ebook of my templates and then I was thrilled to get your zip drive with templates. Now to write more and more articles. Thanks!

Comment provided February 2, 2011 at 2:08 AM


Lance Mack writes:

I have used “how to” templates in the past and they work amazingly. I will continue to use them after reading this

Comment provided July 2, 2012 at 10:46 PM


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