June 18, 2010
Coming up with a steady stream of article ideas on your topic is always a challenge. It doesn’t matter if you’re an article marketing newbie or a veteran with hundreds of articles under your belt–sooner or later you will think:
“I’ve written about everything I can possibly write about on my topic. What now?”
If you’re wondering how to submit articles when you think you’ve said it all, I’ve got 7 helpful tips for you.
1 – Use an automatic article submission service so that you can accomplish your article marketing goals while submitting fewer articles.
Everyone has creative dry spells now and then, but if you are submitting manually and are trying to write an article a day or more, you will run into that obstacle sooner than you have to.
There is no need to write dozens of articles a month. When you use an automatic article distribution service to have your article sent out to tons of publishers with the click of a button, each article works harder for you. Each article is republished on many sites instead of just a few, which means that you can see the results you’re looking for while submitting fewer articles.
This is the easy way to do article marketing–I’ve been submitting my articles automatically for several years now, and I find this method infinitely more effective and doable than submitting articles manually. I usually submit 8 articles a month. It’s much easier to come up with 8 article ideas than 30 plus!
Article marketing is a long term marketing tool which you will ideally use for the lifetime of your website. By submitting fewer articles, you stand a much better chance of being able to market your site with articles over the long term.
2 – Use a free article writing template. I have created several of these that I use on a regular basis. When I say “template”, I mean a step-by-step method for coming up with a unique quality article.
Here’s one of my favorites:
- The Beginner’s Guide Article Template
- Write an article for a person who is absolutely new to your niche. Avoid niche specific words that might be confusing to a newcomer. Go with the assumption that your reader has no knowledge about any part of your niche (other than to have a budding curiosity about it).
- The Beginner’s Guide to [your subject]
- [Your subject] 101
- Intro to [Your subject]
- Cover these points:
- What are the advantages of your niche?
- Why are people usually interested in it?
- What are the challenges?
- Are there any action steps that a newbie could take to get started?
3 – Do you get any frequently asked questions from your customers?
If a question is being asked more than once, it is likely that many people are wondering the same questions. You can address common questions in your articles. Writing one article per question should give you enough ammunition to generate several articles.
4 – Do keyword research to see what types of topics your target readers are typing into Google. Write articles that answer/address those searches.
5 – Get ideas from your own blog or other blogs in your niche. Look at the comments that people leave for common questions and challenges that you can address your articles.
6 – Write a “How To” article that teaches your reader how to do something specific related to your niche.
7 – Solicit questions from your customers, your list subscribers, and your blog readers.
These are just a few ideas to help jump start your creativity and get the quantity of your article submissions down to a manageable level. We all experience periods when our minds draw a blank when we sit down to write. You have not run out of article ideas though!
Use these tips I’ve provided here and above all stick with your article marketing campaign.
For more info on how you can use article marketing to reach thousands of potential prospects for your website, go now to http://www.submityourarticle.com/report . Steve Shaw is an article marketing expert and founder of the popular article distribution service http://www.submityourarticle.com used by thousands of business owners.