Quick Case Study: Pawel Kalkus

author image for Pawel KalkusThe eleventh edition in a series of posts that highlight one Expert Author who has achieved success by doing just one thing exceptionally well.

When Pawel Kalkus isn’t studying for his university degree, he finds time to share his wealth of knowledge by writing articles for EzineArticles. In early 2009, he started writing articles to share professional dog training advice he’d learned over the years. As an Expert Author, his current goal is to summarize all of the most useful bits of knowledge he has gained through trial and error.

During his most recent article writing and marketing campaign, he wrote and submitted over 100 articles in just 1 month’s time!

Secret to Success

According to Pawel, the secret to his success as an EzineArticles Expert Author is his ability to establish and follow through on a writing plan. He says, “I make my own 30-day calendar every month and write down how many articles I can manage to do each day.” Then, at the end of each day, he goes back to his calendar and checks on his progress. What sets him apart from other authors is that he implements his plan patiently. Early on he discovered that sometimes things get in the way of the plan. Sometimes an article idea doesn’t pan out the way he intended or external circumstances get in the way of him sticking to his plan. By aiming high at first and staying flexible, he doesn’t get discouraged if a writing session turns out differently than he expected.

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Expert Author Case Study: Gloria Hamilten

Today’s Expert Author Case Study introduces us to Expert Author Gloria Hamilten, co-founder of Life Mapping Mastery and professional life coach.

Through her work as co-founder of Life Mapping Mastery, Gloria helps clients design their own Lifemap Blueprint. The business provides a service for personal and professional education using seminars, one-on-one coaching, group coaching, manuals, workbooks, CDs, DVDs, etc. Her programs are unique in that she helps people reach their potential, guiding them from start to finish with ongoing amendments to their Blueprint.

Although her business focuses on life guidance, Gloria has expertise and a passion for a variety of other topics. She uses this passion to spark inspiration in her article writing. As part of our ongoing Expert Author Case Study project, we asked Gloria to share her thoughts on article writing and marketing.

  1. What sets you apart from other Expert Authors?

    Because I am passionate about many areas, I write about a diversity of unrelated topics. This range includes professional development used in the corporate world such as “How to be a Successful and Empathetic Negotiator” and “Writing Business Reports that Everyone Will Want to Read.” I also write for the personal development market on skills to live an empowered, happy and fulfilling life. Another area I am passionate about is supplying parents with drug-free alternatives for raising a happy, well-adjusted child who has either ADHD symptoms or has been diagnosed with ADHD. Equally, I’m fascinated by how the brain functions and how we can look after it to serve us optimally into our centenary years. In addition, I integrate several modalities such as self-hypnosis, NLP [Neuro-Linguistic Programming], TFT [Thought Field Therapy] and hand reading in my arsenal to help people get over challenges in life.

  2. What’s your secret to article writing and marketing success?

    Have your reader in mind when you write an article. Ask yourself, “How will she or he benefit from what I have written? Will the article make a lasting impression?” That is the only way it can really be effective. Write from the heart. Write as though the person was sitting in front of you and you are having a conversation with each other. Just write what you are really passionate about and what can make a difference.

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Quick Case Study: Marcia Yudkin

The 10th edition in a series of posts that highlight one Expert Author who has achieved success by doing just one thing exceptionally well.

Marcia Yudkin is the author of 11 books, including 6 Steps to Free Publicity, and hundreds of magazine articles. She’s currently a marketing consultant for businesses around the world and helps judge the “Inc. Magazine Small Business Web Awards.”

Marcia has also taken on the role of Expert Author on EzineArticles. With years of writing experience behind her, Marcia uses each of her published articles as a roadmap for her next ezine writing and marketing opportunity. Expanding on content in previous articles is a way to write material that contains plenty of new information and builds on the ideas of previous submissions. For example, she says, “Where you’ve collected many do’s and don’ts in one article, break them out in more depth. Each point getting its own article-length treatment.” This type of strategy helps Marcia write more about each topic she covers and stay detail-oriented.

She also re-purposes content across different platforms to build her online presence. “I like to participate in online forums and lead teleseminars. My explanations in those venues often get reworked into EzineArticles pieces.” She continues, “Tips that I have written up as articles then reappear in books, and vice versa.” This is one way to build your reputation as an expert across a variety of platforms to reach new audiences.

Re-Purposed Vs. Rewritten Content

Re-purposing content is a great strategy if you are using different platforms in your article writing and marketing campaign, but Marcia reminds us that there’s a distinct difference between re-purposing content across different platforms and rewriting it. Rewritten content provides no new information. She says, “Article spinning is a technology-assisted way of creating multiple articles with different wording. The articles say exactly the same thing, but cannot be easily flagged as duplicates.” She adds, “To me, article spinning is a trick created to game the system and does not benefit the public.”

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Expert Author Case Study: Paul Vann

Today’s Expert Author Case Study introduces us to Expert Author Paul Vann, a professional speaker and author of the book, Living on Higher Ground, who uses his public speaking experiences as a way to generate new article ideas.

Paul, a leadership strategist who helps organizations find their competitive advantage, writes articles for EzineArticles to share his expertise and passion for leadership. He also writes because article writing and marketing boosts his website traffic. To maximize the visibility of each article, he first uses EzineArticles as the primary mode of publishing and then distributes it through social networking sites and other channels.

As host of The Wealthy Speaker Talk Radio Show, Paul interviews entrepreneurs, business experts and celebrities about the concept of empowerment. He uses experiences from his public speaking appearances and on-air interviews to generate content for articles. As part of our ongoing Expert Author Case Study project, we asked Paul to share his thoughts on article writing and marketing.

  1. What sets you apart from other Expert Authors?

    My passion for writing sets me apart from other Expert Authors. I know my readership gains content-rich and value-added benefits from reading each article I write on EzineArticles, it’s truly a win-win for all involved.

  2. What’s your secret to article writing and marketing success?

    My secret to article writing and marketing success is EzineArticles because I write articles that make a difference in the lives of readers, then I disseminate my articles via social networking sites, my ezine and joint venture partners to gain maximum visibility. Another secret is to write during the early morning when ideas are fresh.

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Quick Case Study: Shirley Bass

The ninth edition in a series of posts that highlight one Expert Author who has achieved success by doing just one thing exceptionally well.

Shirley Bass always has her mind on finding her next article idea. Shirley, the owner of GiftBasketJewels.com, looks for inspiration when she is going through any shopping experience. She uses her experiences to inspire article ideas for her next writing session. Using this process, article ideas are never scarce and she doesn’t have to force herself through brainstorming sessions. She says, “One never knows where inspiration will come from unless they are tuned in to what’s going on around them.”

Often Shirley finds herself faced with a problem and wants to help others who face similar circumstances, so she writes an article on the topic. She says, “I thoroughly enjoy helping others get what they want. It’s exciting to me that we have the opportunity to write and have those words found by readers who want what we have to offer.” By feeding off of the needs of others for article concepts, she stays ahead of the game with new ideas.

Designing a Consistent Writing Formula

Shirley credits her success with finding a consistent writing formula which took her some time to discover. “Never allow what you think of your writing skills to influence your confidence. Play with it, have fun and keep working on it, because it will work itself out,” she says. Over time, she has come to the realization that readers crave details. Now, she uses real world examples to fuel future article ideas and then injects her own personal experiences to provide the extra details.

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Expert Author Case Study: Owen Jones

Today’s Expert Author Case Study introduces us to Expert Author Owen Jones, the manager of a variety of websites, who has developed a distinct strategy for promoting them.


Owen Jones

Status: Platinum
Member Since: Jan 21, 2005
Location: Thailand
Active Articles: 530
Article Views: 40,525

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Owen sees article marketing as the ideal form of promotion. His strategy includes:

  1. Searching for a topic that is close to his personal interests or currently popular
  2. Designing a website with content focused on the topic
  3. Writing and submitting a set of articles to EzineArticles
  4. Analyzing the articles for the ones with the highest amounts of positive feedback
  5. Building on the strategies that work

The strategy works because Owen overdelivers on fresh content and article length during the launch and promotion of each website. He writes articles that enrich each niche.

As part of our ongoing Expert Author Case Study project, we asked Owen to share his thoughts on his strategy and any advice he could share.

  • Owen, what sets you apart from other Expert Authors?

I do not feel different from other Expert Authors, but I do think that when you see something working, you have to stick with it. Many “ways of making money online” simply do not work, so if you find something that starts to [work], keep building on that. I find that it helps to plot every month’s earnings on a simple graph.

  • What’s your secret to article writing and marketing success?

My secret to being able to write a good article is to find a good topic. I choose my topics in relation to the website I am promoting. So, first comes the website that I have created on an issue or subject that interests me. I always know something about the subject, but sometimes not much. Out of pure interest, I will research that website’s topic and ideas come automatically. Success is relative, mostly relative to hard work.

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Quick Case Study: Matt Gallo

The eighth edition in a series of posts that highlight one Expert Author who has achieved success by doing just one thing exceptionally well.

 

Matt Gallo

Status: Platinum
Member Since: Nov 4, 2008
Location: New York
Active Articles: 194
Article Views: 50,615

 

Matt Gallo has built up his reputation as an EzineArticles Expert Author by writing on a wide variety of topics. A majority of his articles are focused on home improvement tips. And he says, “With all of the new tools and technology available today there’s a humongous range of home improvement subjects that need to be covered.”

He has also found success in writing on other topics of interest to him. “Unlike authors that only focus on one area of expertise, I try to write articles on a broad range of subjects,” he says. By focusing on the topics he is interested in, he has expanded his writing efforts to all corners of the home improvement category and beyond.

Commitment to Quality

Matt’s secret to success is writing quality articles that are informative, concise and clearly written. The first step in this process is to get the facts straight through research. According to Matt, “Readers are going to be turned off by unreadable, inaccurate articles. The only buzz that kind of article creates is negative.” Although he admits it takes him a little longer to do research and editing, the end product is worth it to him and his readers.

Staying Motivated

By making article writing an integral part of his marketing plan, he doesn’t struggle to stay motivated to write. “I write articles because it makes a big difference in the buzz about my sites,” he says. “It’s an integral part. I rely on it to create buzz and drive traffic from sources other than just the search engines.”

He finds inspiration by answering the questions of real clients and learning about other topics that interest him. His writing is then sought out by others with the same interests, whether that be home improvement lessons, energy-efficient products or corporate bankruptcy regulations.

The one piece of advice that Matt follows in every article is that a little bit of research can do a lot to maintain credibility. But he warns: “Even if you think you know the subject inside and out, it never hurts to check your information.”

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Expert Author Case Study: Annie Kaszina

Today’s Expert Author Case Study introduces us to British Expert Author Annie Kaszina, an emotional abuse recovery expert and author of the ebook “The Woman You Want To Be.”


Annie Kaszina

Status: Platinum
Member Since: Dec 9, 2004
Location: United Kingdom
Active Articles: 101
Article Views: 366,787

As an EzineArticles Expert Author, Annie’s strategy is aimed at making connections with her readers. By making real connections, she has an increased ability to spot the questions that remain unanswered in her niche. In addition, she can be confident that she is helping real people with real problems.

As part of our ongoing Expert Author Case Study project, we asked Annie to share her thoughts on article writing and marketing. Annie submits articles regularly and has developed her knowledge into an ebook titled “The Woman You Want To Be.” The main goal of her work is to help women through toxic relationships by getting them to think about their relationships in new ways.

  • Annie, what sets you apart from other Expert Authors?

I’m not sure I’m the person best placed to say. All I can say is that I am passionate about providing my market with the best information, in the most easily accessible format that I possibly can. To that end, what I write is extremely open and honest. I’m also very persistent. When I had, 5, 10, 20, even 30 articles published, I just kept on writing and publishing them.

  • What’s your secret to article writing and marketing success?

Listening to my niche; what they say, what their problems are, and then offering them a constant supply of information, and a new perspective. A lot of my work is with people who are stuck in bad relationships and have low self-esteem. Now these people are bright, able people who are held in high regard by everyone except a critical partner … and themselves, of course. I see it as my role, in everything I write, to get them to ask themselves: “Is what I believe really true? How do I know that it’s true?” Once they start to ask better questions, they are well on their way to shaking themselves out of their trance of negativity. If they need help in doing so, then I am very happy to provide them with further help through 1-2-1 and group work.

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Quick Case Study: Julie-Ann Amos

The seventh edition in a series of posts that highlight one Expert Author who has achieved success by doing just one thing exceptionally well.

 

Julie-Ann Amos

Status: Platinum
Member Since: Aug 15, 2006
Location: United Kingdom
Active Articles: 317
Article Views: 99,760

 

Julie-Ann Amos is a UK-based HR and management consultant. She has more than 12 books in print in over 20 countries on business, management and personal development subjects. She has written for magazines, newspapers, websites and for a variety of clients. In addition, she’s the author of the UK’s Institute of Management standard text and runs Exquisite Writing.

Yet, Julie-Ann isn’t your ordinary Expert Author. As a matter of fact, by her own admission, her articles can occasionally be downright wacky. “We’re all individuals and take varied approaches to article marketing,” she says. “I like to write about a wide variety of topics, from the wacky (pubic hair styling or sex in space) to the conventional (investment advice and management topics). You’ll find quite an array of different topics in my EzineArticles feed!”

One glance at her article titles will give you an idea of her offbeat choice in topics. “I try to think about what people would find interesting,” she says. “If no one wants to read the articles, they’re not going to do much for me or the readers. I do a bit of keyword research (to help people find the articles), topic research, and then try to help people understand something new or solve a problem. I also write about what takes my fancy at a given time – e.g. sex in space or space tourism. Let’s just say I have an eclectic train of thought.”

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Expert Author Case Study: Steve Shaw

Today’s Expert Author Case Study introduces us to British Expert Author Steve Shaw, a self-proclaimed article marketing expert and founder of the popular article distribution service SubmitYourArticle.com.

 

Steve Shaw

Status: Platinum
Member Since: Mar 3, 2005
Location: United Kingdom
Active Articles: 148
Article Views: 12,468

 

Reading Steve’s advice on article writing and marketing is like reading something written by EzineArticles. Much of what he believes and promotes is identical to what we do here. The big difference, however, lies in the fact that Steve isn’t just an Expert Author. He’s also a self-appointed agent for EzineArticles and a host of other article marketing sites and publishing venues.

Steve’s site, SubmitYourArticle.com, serves as a liaison for author’s looking for additional assistance in their article writing and marketing efforts. This role gives him a unique, yet oddly familiar, perspective on what it takes to be a successful Expert Author.

As part of our ongoing Expert Author Case Study project, we asked Steve to share his thoughts on article writing and marketing. His responses may sound like much of what you’ve read here before, but they’re true value lies in their repetition and validation of tried and true methods of achieving success.

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