Did you know that writing articles is a great way to get your name and your website link on the internet? Did you know that it is also a wonderful way to get links back to your website? Are you wondering why that is important?
Any links that refer back to your website will help to improve your search engine rank. It also helps people and prospective customers see you as an expert. This helps build credibility, which is invaluable to any business and especially an online business.
You can write articles even if you aren’t a professional writer, but a few things to do or consider –
1 – Carefully research the subject and be sure you know what you are talking about. It is very possible to write articles about a subject that is foreign to you. That is where research is so important.
2 – Read your work and cut the content if necessary. This is hard for professional writers too, but you have to edit and edit and edit again. It really helps to put it down for a couple of hours or a couple of days and then go back and read it.
3 – Once you think the article is perfect, read it out loud and make note of everything that sounds wrong. Most everyone finds things that are wrong.
4 – Now that you are sure its perfect, have someone read it for you and get their input. You don’t want someone who will say “It’s wonderful” if it truly needs work. Find someone who will give you an honest appraisal and be willing to listen. This is another thing that is hard for writers, but it’s the only way to improve.
5 – Are you asking why all these edits? This is because the article will represent your business and you to everyone who reads it. Will they see you as a professional?? That’s why you want to polish the article until it shines.
6 – A last thought, if you are writing the article in English and that isn’t your first language, ask someone to proofread it for you. Make sure this person is qualified to give you input of the content, spelling, grammar and so on.
Articles aren’t difficult to write and we all have something to say. Polishing and editing your story is the thing that will set you apart from many other people who write articles.
S & C Consulting