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" The EASY Anyone-Can-Do-It Way To Write Free Reprint Articles "

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The EASY Anyone-Can-Do-It Way To Write Free Reprint Articles
Copyright 2006 Steve Shaw

As you may already know, writing free reprint articles and then distributing them to publishers and web sites is one of the best ways to promote your web site - a single article can result in hundreds of new links to your web site and a rapid increase in traffic levels. But there's nothing worse than staring at a blank screen, and wondering how you're going to fill it with hundreds of words. That's why I'm going to give you an easy way that anyone can use to write an article - even if it's your very first one!

1. Get a main idea, or focus for your article.

This is what your whole article is going to be about.

The main idea for your article needs to have some relevance to the
web site that you link to in the resource box, because this is how
you are going to get the benefit when your article is published.

This is why articles are so effective at directing targeted traffic
to your site - the reader will be searching for information on a
topic, find your helpful and informative article, and follow the link
to your site for even more relevant information. Writing free reprint
articles fits right into how Internet users surf the web, and benefits
you with targeted traffic.

2. Jot down five or more key points that provide information
    on your article topic.

For example, if your article's a how-to type of article, you can have
say five steps towards accomplishing a specific goal. If your article
explains different ways to do something, think of five or more
different ways. Each of these points will form a paragraph in your
article. Often as you write your article proper, you will find that you
can expand each point into two or three paragraphs, which will
give you an ideal length for your article.

3. Write an introduction.

Just introduce your topic. Give a little bit of background to the
article's topic, and then summarize what you will cover in your article.

Again, you want to keep the reader interested, keep them reading,
and push them along to the link in your resource box that you want
them to click. So try to spike their curiosity a little, and they won't
be able to help but read on to find out more.

4. Write a conclusion.

Your conclusion really just quickly summarizes the main points in
your article, similar to how your introduction works, except now you
are drawing your article to a natural close.

It's good practice to take a look at some articles in an article
directory, and see how authors have concluded their article. Don't
copy word for word, but you can base the format of your own
conclusion on one that you like the look of.

5. Add a tantalizing title.

You may want to write this at the very beginning, but it's often
helpful to write at the end once you are really clear what your
article is about.

Your title is also one of the most important elements. It has to draw
the reader in, encourage him to read further, make your article stand
out from the crowd, and if at all possible contain an element that
plays to the reader's curiosity (i.e. literally force them to read just
to satisfy their curiosity).

6. Check the length

The ideal article length is 600-800 words, this is what most
publishers are looking for, and will ensure that your article gets
published in the maximum number of places. If you're short, see if
you can expand on certain points, or add a couple of new points in.

7. Write your resource box

The last and arguably most important bit is to write your resource
box. Again, it's a good idea to have a look around some article
directories and note how other authors have structured theirs.

In my experience, the most effective way to structure a resource
box is to first write a sentence about yourself that also gives you
some authority on your topic. Then write a sentence about your web
site, with a link to it. And that's all it needs. Keep it simple, keep
clear of promotional language, and just include a single link.


Once you've practiced these techniques a couple of times, you'll
find it as easy as pie and will be churning out quality articles in half
the time. There are a few common mistakes that you will also need
to avoid, but this is covered in a previous article I wrote at
There isn't room to go over them again here.

All you need to do now is get your article out there and published
as widely as possible.

About the Author:
Steve Shaw provides systems and software for effective e-marketing.
Find out more about how to publish articles for profit online with
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