You Asked and We Have Answers!
Two weeks ago we asked for your questions regarding the article writing process, content marketing, grammar, or anything else on your mind.
… Because we believe it’s important to keep an open line of communication. We want to ensure you have the BEST user experience and make the MOST of your article writing efforts.
In addition, your questions give us ideas for future blog posts. After all, we want to write about topics our readers will find helpful and informative!
With that said, here are the questions asked by you and the answers from the EzineArticles staff.
I Just Want to Be Noticed! Is it Really That Difficult?
Does it seem like the pool of aggressive, talented authors increases by the day, and the need for quality content has never been greater?
Today, the most successful authors go to extraordinary lengths to gain more readers and outlast the competition. Endless new marketing tactics and strategies are being attempted at a steady pace, with authors hoping something will stick with audiences.
If there are so many ways to get noticed in your niche, is it really that hard to be unique?
Take a moment to read our top 10 ways you can stand out as an Expert Author.
1. Build Your Story: When your readers wonder who you are, it should be easy to find. Improve your credibility right away by ensuring you’re not a “mystery person” writing articles. Your profile, author photo, areas of expertise, goals and past achievements should be clear for everyone to see. It is also important to have an active presence on relevant social media and include an ‘About’ section on your website.
Send Us a Question and We’ll Blog About It!
Many of the EzineArticles blog post ideas are generated by our Editorial and Member Support Teams based on areas we see authors could use additional assistance or extra motivation.
While we believe the EzineArticles Blog has become a treasure trove of valuable information for article writers and content marketers alike, we’re wondering what topics deserve more attention.
For that reason, we would like to give YOU the opportunity to ask questions for us to answer in an upcoming blog!
Take a moment and think:
… Are you feeling stuck in your writing?
… Is there something you just don’t understand?
… What is it that you want more information about?
According to an African Proverb: “The one who asks questions doesn’t lose his way.”
We completely agree! Asking questions is a crucial step in the learning and growing process, which is why we welcome all of you to come forward with your questions.
Expert Authors Always Double Check Their Work!
We’ve all had moments when we were confident in our work, but then felt embarrassed due to an honest mistake. Let’s face it, nobody is perfect! … But, as an Expert Author, you won’t be able to earn the title of “Expert” if you’re continually making careless, head-scratching mistakes in the article submission process. Forgetting to double check your work is a bad habit and will only result in, say it with me…
Article Submission Blunders!
These mistakes add more time to the submission process; and nobody enjoys reading an email with bad news about their recent article submission. Don’t be that author who submits articles that appear sloppy or thrown together at the last minute. When you’ve completed your article, you should feel confident about the end result and that your readers will be pleased with your effort.
Read more for 7 common areas that are often overlooked in the article submission process. These reminders will save you time so you can worry about other things, like your next article!
Can I Relax Now? I Have the Entire Year to Start Writing, Right?
Don’t get stuck in the mindset that it’s a new year and there’s plenty of time to get started. If you do, you’ll fall behind other top authors in your niche. Other top authors have likely been planning and outlining their content for weeks, even months, to start strong in the new year.
If you haven’t prepared your content for 2015, put your worries aside. … It’s not too late and we’re here to help!
First, when developing your content, it’s beneficial to think about engaging your audience at an opportune time, a time when readers are looking for change. When you find the time is right, entertain them with tips and advice that leave a powerful impression and encourage them to take action.
Regardless of your niche, there’s no better time to begin with fresh, new content than in a brand new year!
Use this blog to find inspiration to begin the year with your best content. These tips may be your solution to develop a new set of articles and to steer your audience in the right direction throughout 2015. Get started today!
It’s Cyber Tuesday Special Time With a New BONUS Being Released Today!
After our new EzineArticles 260 Ultimate Article Template Package was released, (our largest collection of the very best templates to write 5 unique and creative articles per week for every week in the year), our customers told us that a 260+ PDF was just *too much* to digest quickly.
In an effort to make it more manageable, to save you time, and so you don’t overlook any great templates, we’ve created something called the Productivity Checklist & Cheat Sheet.
This 4-page PDF document will give you instant access to the essence of each of our 260 article templates. Use it to become inspired about which angle or creative idea you can apply to write your next set of articles. When you find one you like, scroll to the full article template and begin writing! You can even check off each completed template idea with this handy, interactive PDF and save it to know where you last left off.
It’s a $30 value but it’s yours free with purchase of our new 260 Ultimate Article Template Package.
Frankly, I think this new 4-page article-writing productivity checklist is worth the entire price of the $97 product because I rarely read entire books or other lengthy material myself. I prefer to skim the summaries to get the essence of the ideas quickly. That is exactly what this 4-page “cheat sheet” guide provides.
Note: All current owners of the product were just emailed their free Productivity Checklist.
Essentially, our goal is to help inspire you to come up with new ideas to create fresh, new articles that you can use to help build your brand, your website traffic, your sales and your business!
260 Article-Inspiring Templates Designed to Make Your Writing Faster and Easier!
In celebration of Cyber Tuesday (it’s like Cyber-Monday, but the next excellent day! ;-), we’re introducing a brand new product that contains virtually every article template we’ve ever released plus quite a few NEW article templates that haven’t been released until now. We call it the EzineArticles 260 Ultimate Article Template Package and it’s designed to get your creative juices flowing 5 days a week for an entire year!
Why Use Article Templates?
When you write articles you invest two things: time and effort. Article templates make it faster and easier to write high-quality original articles that will build on your brand, increase your exposure, and add credibility to yourself, your business, and website. Ultimately, this will help you increase traffic and sales!
With templates you not only get fresh ideas for unique and informative articles, you also get the recommended structure for each article. This alone will save you countless hours of brainstorming, planning, and plain old hard work. Those hours can be used to write more articles and increase the size of your article portfolio … or, better yet, they can allow you to take that much-needed break!
Have You Thanked Your Readers Lately?
With the holiday season in full swing, it’s important to reconnect with family members, enjoy good food, and most importantly, give thanks.
On the business end, it’s essential to reflect on ways to thank your readers, customers, and niche followers. Giving thanks is a win-win for you and your audience because both sides feel the positive energy through the message.
If you’re looking for ideas to accomplish this, we have a few to consider. It’s the perfect time to show others how much they mean to you. Seize the opportunity!
1. Send a Thank You Email: This is perhaps the most common form of thanks to reach a wide audience. Send a thank you email to those who recently purchased a product, commented on an article, or interacted with your business in a positive way. Write a personalized message for your most active or engaged customers. It may seem old-fashioned, but it’s still an effective, genuine method of expressing your gratitude. You may be surprised on the feedback you receive from something as simple as this.
Social Media Opens Doors – Don’t Let Them Slam in Your Face!
When it comes to business, social networks are an amazing communication tool. They connect new relationships and re-kindle the old. They facilitate conversation, help organize events, and spread information. They can even be a great place to promote your business… when you do it correctly!
If you’re active on a social network, such as Facebook, you may know a person who uses it to SPAM their business promotions. They push their products, invite you to countless events, pretend to be genuine, and simply plug your feed with endless promotional JUNK until you’re compelled to unfollow or defriend them.
Because some of our article writers are involved with affiliate or network marketing, we want to share some insight on the best practices.
So, how do you know when your social network promotion is pushing the limit? Easy.
Here are 3 people you DON’T want to become.
Out of Ideas? Start Reading!
Every day we are constantly reading. We read emails, text messages, news articles, street signs, product packages … the list is endless! In all of the reading we do, we can use it to our benefit to see things from a new angle and write about what we read.
Recently we published a blog post titled, ‘5 Ways Reading Can Encourage Better Writing Techniques.’ The blog post discussed the value of reading in order to improve your techniques as a writer. In this post, we are going to cover ways that reading can help you generate ideas for your article writing.
Use the strategies below to help you develop new and interesting content for your readers.
Reading for Ideas
- Play the Opposite Game: While reading material in your everyday routine, make a conscious effort to take note of the message or point in what you read. (Continue Reading…)
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