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SEO Copywriting and Article Writing Part 2

The most important thing you can do, is to get started. Writing does not have to always be hard work and meeting unrealistic deadlines. If you find yourself hesitating to get started, or continually making an excuse why you can't start, remember to start by letting other writers know that you are interested in writing. Talk to them about how they felt when they first started. Okay so on with 5 more tips to show you why articles can be your gateway to higher traffic and many new readers

1. Always take time to become familiar with writers guidelines.

When you submit to specific publication, most of them have publishers guidelines that you should become aware of and be sure to follow. Guidelines can often vary, so it is well worth it to be sure you follow guidelines which will expedite acceptance of your submissions and ensure the chances they are approved the first time they are reviewed. For articles, most Editors like articles to be approximately 800 to 1200 words. 65 Characters per line including spaces. Guideline will vary, so check them out.

2. Begin to build an Article Distribution Network

There are many publishers and resources that are constantly looking for people to write high quality content. These range from article directories such as

the one here at EvanCarmichael

Plus these:

ezinearticles

goarticles

hubpages

squidoo

technorati

Regardless of whether you write for your own Web site or write for others, good writing is always in demand and provides you with opportunities that were completely unheard of just a few years ago.

3. Build good writing relationships with your editors and publishers.

Have you ever considered the impact of getting your work published with a major publication in either print or online or both. It can have a profound traffic effect for example, if your publisher includes you article in an out going mailing to their

list of readers.

4. Patience is a Virtue that carries a lot of weight (or sometimes wait)

But when you first start working with some editors, it may feel like "patience is a virtue that carries a lot of "waiting." A few things to keep in mind.

Your patience can be helped by realizing that most likely for larger publications, that the editor is going to want to work "with you" to fine tune the way your article reads. This is normal but often for the new writer, the process will take some patience. In some cases, you may end up working with a first and then a senior editor.

If you are not prepared for it, there are times it can take you by surprise. But the thing to realize in these cases, when an editor offers you their suggestions and/or requests for portions of your article perhaps to be re-worked, usually they really do have the advantage of knowing first hand, what their readers like to read.

It takes a little patience, but is well worth the effort to work with the editor because once it finally is published, you'll be glad you took the time to collaborate. Just don't get frustrated if the first project feels like it's taking to long.

5. Learn to take on editors assignments - but also sometimes offer suggestions.

Once you have had a few articles successfully published then you will be on the road to actually having a business relationship with the publisher or editor. If they ask for your help on a specific assignment, it is usually because they are aware of your ability and are comfortable working with you. Accept assignments if you are comfortable with them, but also remember that if you come up with a story or new idea that you would like to get published, usually there is a good chance that the editor may like to hear your idea. It all comes down to learning how to work with editors suggestions and making the article as good as it can be for the receiving audience.

In Summary:

The most important thing you can do, is to get started. Writing does not have to always be hard work and meeting unrealistic deadlines. If you find yourself hesitating to get started, or continually making an excuse why you can't start, remember to start by letting other writers know that you are interested in writing. Talk to them about how they felt when they first started.

It is interesting that in all the years that we have been teaching our Workshop students about the different writing styles and how to get started, there is always at least one in the group that feels they just can't write.

And yet in any of the exercises where a student has let us read their work and mentor them in their work, I don't think we've ever come across one instance where something that a student had submitted to us, did not at least merit at some good possibilities. For most people, it just comes down to focusing on their interests and getting started.

Again, like anything else in life, the more you practice, the better you get at creating great article content. Also, if you become involved in a Blogger group or a writers workshop where everyone can work and grow and support one another, it only stimulates even faster growth. Learn to listen to the right voices and advice along the way. Ideally learn from those who have a success ratio with their work and ultimately, you will learn to be your own judge of what ingredients make something you've created work well with the audience.

Author:.

John has taught keyword research and SEO skills to small groups of business owners and Webmasters from over 80 different countries world wide since 2002. John is also the Director of Search Engine Academy Http://www.SearchEngineAcademy.com offering live, SEO Workshops with his network of global community based associate SEO trainers located across North Ameri...
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