Online readers love receiving useful information! The good news is more than likely you have the useful information people are searching for. Sometimes, its information they already know they just want it an easy concise manner to follow step by step. This is where your how-tos, problem/solution articles enter.
Focus on solving one problem or explaining on one how-to in each article. Implement the following tips and you will be admitted to the winner’s circle of frequently published article writers:
1. Drive your title with Rolls Royce benefits.
Solve your audience’s problem, answer their question and put it in your title. Let the passion for your topic show the way. To title well, title passionately.
2. Create an introduction with M.I.S.S. (Make It Short & Simple) principles.
Include a solution to your audience’s problem. How will your article improve their business, their life or help them make more money?
3. Know your audience’s purpose and focus your article’s purpose just for them.
Author’s Tip: To make your copy even more attractive, personable and compelling. Choose a friend or family member to write instructions or how to just for them. Have this person in mind as you write.
4. Write a thesis and outline with 5-6 major points you want to illustrate before you write.
Compose your thesis before you write using 1-2 sentences. Then write with it nearby so that your article will always stay on track to answer the problem presented in your article.
5. Compose each paragraph of about 4 standard sentences (15-17 words.)
To power punch your copy, write 1-2 short sentences. One paragraph contains approximately 100 words.
6. Create 4-6 paragraphs from your outline.
Write compelling paragraphs that support your thesis, explain and give examples. Use action words and colorful nouns. Cut the passive voice. Your result will be copy that is easy to read because its focus is tight and active.
7. Review and self-edit your article.
To tighten and shorten your copy, shorten examples. Cut redundant sentences. Use bullets to clarify. Cut superfluous adjectives, adverbs, and words like “that”. Use active 1-2 syllable words for readable compelling copy.
Finally, include a short summary. Don’t leave your readers hanging. Write only a sentence or two to sum things up. Point out the benefits of your information. Use the Speedway Formula to article writing and publish faster so your prospects and clients will read them and buy from you.