I got into this industry 5 or so years ago and I was encouraged to write articles for marketing purposes. At first I was pumped, I had opened a few article submission accounts from sites like ezinearticles.com and goarticles.com and I was off and running!
Here was my problem…
My writing skills were awful! My wife told me so! 🙂
I didn’t believe her though. So I purchased some copy-writing courses and spent a bunch of time studying and writing bad articles. Eventually I started producing some decent content but the learning curve was rough! My wife was right, my writing style needed a lot of help.
It took a ton of time. I had to not only learn how to write but I had to learn what to write as well. I didn’t know a whole lot about the internet marketing industry to begin with and article marketing requires a working knowledge of your subject material! I was double screwed….
Fortunately I discovered some tricks to help me along the way. My skills grew and my knowledge exploded but I had a lot of time on my hands.
A fellow marketer once told me that I should expect to write at least 100 articles to start seeing some regular results. I’ve since deleted some of my earlier material and had some deleted for me 🙂 but there’s a few that I’ve left out there to remind myself where I’ve come from. It’s a brutal road my friends.
A few things stood out to me in my marketing trials…
- There are folks who are putting out a crap-ton of content
- It’s always good quality
- They do it on a consistent basis
What were they doing that I wasn’t? How was I supposed to compete? What was I missing?
Well here’s a big-time short-cut to exploding your article producing arsenal…
Follow that link and enjoy!