As an online marketing strategist who specializes in the highly competitive niche of foreclosures and short sales, Expert Author Simon Volkov’s success arises from his commitment to consistently provide informative content and his ability to plan strategically.
Inspired by advice-seekers, current trends in real estate, article directories, and other social media outlets, Simon is motivated to help people find solutions. “In my profession, I work with people who are facing life-changing problems…” he commented. “When I sit down to write an article, I ask myself what I would want to know if I were in their shoes. Then, I do my best to provide the information in a succinct manner that leads readers to the resources they need to overcome their life challenges.”
Article Writing Challenges & Simon’s Strategic Solutions
Challenge: Managing a website and blog, as well as writing articles, creating online videos and podcasts, and engaging in social media marketing can be overwhelming.
Solution: “I hire freelancers to help with several marketing tasks to free-up my time so I can focus on writing.”
Challenge: How to maximize the value of article write while staying abreast to all the changes made to Search Engine algorithms, as well as updates to article directories’ terms of service.
Solution: “The best advice I can offer newbies is to publish to article directories, like EzineArticles.com, that have a good reputation… Additionally, I feel it’s better to write one exceptional article than to publish dozens of poorly written articles.”
Challenge: Writer’s block.
Solution: “I have two favorite cures for writer’s block. The first is to take a walk and clear my head… For me, there’s nothing better than fresh air and a brisk walk to break through writer’s block.
“My second favorite cure is to brainstorm with colleagues. I’m very fortunate to have several friends who are writers. We’ve all experienced the dreaded writer’s block and have formed a group where we can call upon one another when we can’t find the right words or ideas to get started with or complete an article.”
Simon’s Favorite EzineArticles.com Tools
Achieving success requires utilizing as many tools as possible. Simon’s favorite EzineArticles.com tools include:
- Article Writing & Insights Blog: “I have been able to tighten up my articles from the tips shared at the Blog, as well as meet other authors and learn about new tools provided by EzineArticles.”
- Training Resources: “The quick-read Training PDF documents and :90 Second Audio Training cover every topic any writer needs to write compelling articles.”
- Author (Category) Rankings Tool: “It helps me see where I need to improve my writing skills and which categories I excel in so I can focus more time on that genre.”
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Want more exposure, enhanced credibility, and increased traffic to your blog or website? Take Simon’s advice in your next set of articles by writing exceptional articles that offer solutions for your readers.
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