Today, our topic is “How to Write a Great Article for the Internet.”
Article writing is one of the best ways to get your knowledge out and provide
you with great free exposure for your business or your website.
Here are seven simple tips and some examples that will teach you how to write
a great article for the Internet:
1) Create a catchy title
Your article’s title can be a make or break for readers. A short,
attention-grabbing title will pique reader interest and draw them in. Be sure
that your title remains relevant to the topic you are writing about.
2) Keep it short
People are reading your article because they want information on the topic at
hand. Get right into the meat of the article after a brief introduction.
Effective Internet articles tend to be relatively short as people are turned
off by seeing too many words on their screens. An ideal article for
SelfGrowth.com contains approximately 500-1200 words.
3) Keep it simple and straightforward
Keep in mind your main purpose for writing the article to express your points
as clearly as possible. Use language that is easy to understand and
conversational in tone. Maintain a clear and organized structure throughout
the article, and ALWAYS proofread and edit your article before submitting it.
4) Include a beginning, middle, and end
Every good article has a clear beginning, middle, and end. The beginning
should be a short introduction about main focus of your article. The middle,
or body, should contain the meat of the article: all of the important facts,
ideas, instructions, etc. And an article should always end with a conclusion
that wraps up or briefly restates your main points.
5) Write what you know
Be sure to pick a topic that you are knowledgeable about. It is much easier
to write about something you are familiar and comfortable with, and your
expertise will shine through in your writing. Plus, you will enjoy the
6) Teach something new or at least teach it in a new way
What point is there in sharing information that has already been brought to
the table countless times? Teach your readers something new. Your knowledge
is unique: Let your readers see this. If it’s a popular topic, try to put a
fresh spin on it or explore an area of your topic that is not commonly
7) Include a short bio
Give yourself credit for your work by writing a brief bio. State who you are
and what makes you an expert on your topic. You can also use this section to
include links back to your website or contact information.