So You Want To Be A Web Guru?


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So You Want To Be A Web Guru?

  1. 1. So You Want To Be A Web Guru?
  2. 2. Guess what my fast-start recommendation is? You got it -
  3. 3. write articles for other publishers. Why is this such
  4. 4. a common suggestion? Could it be because - it works?
  5. 5. This is the fastest and easiest way by far to get
  6. 6. a following of people who recognize your name and listen
  7. 7. to what you recommend.
  8. 8. When I was newly online and learning about online business,
  9. 9. clicking on the links in articles, forums, and discussion
  10. 10. groups signatures was my primary method of finding good
  11. 11. information.
  12. 12. I reasoned that if the person was published, odds were that
  13. 13. they were somewhat of an expert on that subject. And, if they
  14. 14. were experts, the products and services they sold or
  15. 15. recommended were likely to be good. Those were the people
  16. 16. whose products I bought and whose lists I joined.
  17. 17. If you include a signature with each article, including
  18. 18. a line or two about your business and your website URL
  19. 19. and/or email address, you may be very amazed at the traffic
  20. 20. it will generate for you - the best kind of targeted traffic,
  21. 21. too!
  22. 22. Are you having trouble just getting started? I understand.
  23. 23. And I cant tell you that writing isnt hard work.
  24. 24. It certainly is for me. But once you write the first article
  25. 25. it gets much easier. In fact, you may discover, as I did,
  26. 26. that you have a hard time stopping!
  27. 27. Heres a "jump-start plan" to get you going:
  28. 28. 1. Get a notebook and pen, or if you are a "cut and paste"
  29. 29. writer like me - a word processor or computer, and just
  30. 30. brainstorm ideas for articles. If you are at a total loss,
  31. 31. go and read some articles in others e-zines or websites.
  32. 32. That may spark an idea for a different approach to the same
  33. 33. subject or remind you of your own experiences in that area.
  34. 34. Think about what You need or want to know. What have you learned
  35. 35. from experience that might help others? Once you get started you
  36. 36. will come up with many ideas. Write each one down. If you think of
  37. 37. a good title for that article, write that down too. Make it "catchy."
  38. 38. 2. What you should do next depends on you. There are several ways
  39. 39. writers work, depending on their personalities. You may like to order
  40. 40. and organize your points first by making an outline of the information
  41. 41. you plan to include or the points you intend to make. Then all you have
  42. 42. to do is go back and "flesh out" the points, adding useful facts or links
  43. 43. to more information.
  44. 44. Or, you may be a natural teacher, and write just as though you are
  45. 45. explaining the subject to the reader in person. Either method is fine,
  46. 46. just do what is comfortable for you. One method may work best for one
  47. 47. kind of article and the other for another kind.
  48. 48. 3. In either case, dont forget to add "personality" to your writing. Share
  49. 49. some of yourself with your readers, make your writing uniquely your
  50. 50. own. Its fine to read e-zines and others articles to see what
  51. 51. people may be interested in and spark your own ideas, butdont pattern yourself after someone else. People want to feel that they know You -
  52. 52. Your knowledge and personality. This is what builds loyalty.
  53. 53. If it fits with your subject, dont be afraid to mention your product or
  54. 54. service and give the URL or email address, but DONT write a
  55. 55. "glorified ad" and call it an article! That can offend a publisher so that
  56. 56. they wont even consider articles from you in the future.
  57. 57. 4. After youve finished writing your article, read it through aloud,
  58. 58. preferably to someone else who will ask questions if they dont
  59. 59. understand some point.
  60. 60. 5. Run a spell checker! If you own Microsoft Word or something similar,
  61. 61. run the grammar checker also. Have someone else proofread it for you.
  62. 62. Even professional proofreaders will tell you that they try to have
  63. 63. someone else proofread their own writing, because it is next to
  64. 64. impossible to catch your own mistakes.
  65. 65. 6. Once you finish your article and make any necessary changes,
  66. 66. you will need to submit it to as many websites and e-zines as you can.
  67. 67. Search the web for "article directory" and you will find many places to
  68. 68. submit your article for free. There are also, of course, paidservices and software that will do the submissions for you, but you may want to wait
  69. 69. until you have successfully written a few articles before you choose to pay.
  70. 70. As I said earlier, writing is hard work for me, and I reworked my first
  71. 71. article many times before I was satisfied. But if youpersevere you may discover that it can be loads of fun as well as a great promotion method
  72. 72. and a quick path to "web-guru-ness."
  73. 73. Please visit: for more info