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SEO – A Great New Career

I was speaking to a friend of mine last week, he’d had some bad luck and was looking for work.   He was interested in the fact that I always seemed to have plenty of money and what was I doing – then I dropped the phrase of SEO in the conversation.  To those of us who make our living online it’s a very obvious phrase, Search Engine Optimisation is a skill that lies at the heart of almost all internet marketers success. The simple reason is that it offers the chance to bring specific visitors, seeking specific information to our websites.  SEO is at the core of bringing me customers  to my websites which ultimately earn me money.

But it got me thinking, SEO isn’t difficult – as you can see by the many Internet marketers making thousands online – you don’t really need to be that clever to get behind what works and what doesn’t.  In fact I often suspect you can be too clever in SEO,  by over analysing and not concentrating on the basics.  I don’t think I can think of another skill that you can sit down and learn in a few weeks that can potentially become anything from a few extra bucks in your purse or wallet to a multi million pound business  very quickly.

But honestly SEO does have that potential, certainly few reach the million pound level ( I haven’t yet) and indeed many give up, but millions make their living online now.   When you consider the investment in time compared to getting a college degree, then the rewards are quite impressive.  So if you land up on this page, if your fed up with  your job or worse have just lost it – then start studying SEO it could be the best move you ever make.   Don’t buy products, course  or software at the beginning though – just use a search engine and read – everything you need is already online – if you learn the concepts properly you’ll think of ways to implement them yourself.

SEO could be the key to a great new life, career or perhaps just a hobby – I can guarantee it has the potential to be life changing though, because it has changed mine.

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Some More Information on Article Writing

Why do you think so many people have a tough time with article writing? Maybe some do not have good English. For some, if they really don’t have much confidence in their writing, then it will cause them to produce lower quality writing. None of that – the only reason new writers find it difficult to create articles for the web is because they are not sure how the online audience would perceive their content. Since they are not used to online content, then all they really know is what they did back when they were in school. There are so many excellent writers, but they have not learned the fundamentals of writing for the online environment. In that spirit, we want to show you some cool article writing tips that you can start using right away.

You want to do two things with your articles: inform and offer sincere help, and figure out a way to mention the benefits of your product or service. Online articles are a good way to pre-sell a product before the reader actually gets to the website and buys it. When you pre-sell, you’re being a bit indirect and not employing hard sell tactics as you educate and offer helpful information to your readers. You’re never trying to sell anything, directly, in the pre-sell stage. The selling process is already in place at your site, etc. All the article will do is influence them by helping to lead them to your site. The most important aspect of your article is before you write because you need to establish a plan of attack. Your articles should always be structured from an outline of the main points, at least. This will give you the clarity you need and the understanding of your article better. It’s really all about the reader, and a well organized article will be read more than one that is not. Your readers will be able to understand what you want to say, which will ultimately lead to the action that you want to reader to take.

Try to find your own voice and style of writing, and that will make your writing unique and avoid boring your readers. Injecting your own personality into your writing will set you apart from all the rest. Always present your material in a way that is original and include information that is helpful. Articles that seem like nothing new or special will not be read and there will be no action taken by the reader. The approach to high quality content is to always express in your own words the helpful content that you have found on your own. Getting better at writing requires that you write, and always learn more about article writing. Of course reading as much as you can will help, too. The more you get yourself involved in the learning process, the easier it will be for you to grasp the basic concepts. If article writing is a strong appeal for you, then you should find out more about the other areas you can learn. Always write to the right audience, or target market, and make the effort to produce good quality writing. It’s not hard, really: learn as much as possible, do your research, always write, and just work on improving.

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Article Writing Mistakes – Don’t Make them !

Writing articles for use online is much different than people think it is.

It’s not a skill that can be perfected in one night. But yes, you can definitely learn how to do it and over time improve your skill. If you can write a sentence, you can create articles that people will find interesting. The mistake many people make is that they just jump into article writing without any prior experience and make mistakes. Given below are three common article writing mistakes that you should keep out an eye for.

Using heavy vocabulary and complicated sentences is actually a mistake when it comes down to high quality article writing for the web. Writing for the internet is a different task than general article writing, after all. Readers must not have a hard time reading them. Write your articles like you talk with simple language. You’re trying to entertain and inform, not dazzle them with your word knowledge. You would do well to speak the article aloud so that you can see how it sounds. You will not find a need for a thesaurus so just let the words flow as they come. Write your articles keeping your reader in mind and you won’t go wrong. Another mistake that is commonly made by article writers is using run on sentences. What do we mean by this? When you have a sentence that goes on for too long without the necessary punctuation, it’s a run on sentence. It’s really more than just “run on” sentences that are the issue here. Online writing comes across best when thoughts are separated into as many different parts as possible. This helps your writing and brings it in a flow. Whenever you can break one sentence into two shorter ones, it’s best to do this.

Let’s move on to the third article marketing mistake, which is forgetting to use keywords in your articles. The whole reason for writing articles is to make it easy for people who are likely prospects to find them online. In order for you to be able to reach your targeted market, these people must have a way to locate your article. That’s why you have to research the best keywords and put them into your articles. These keyword phrases should be the ones related to your niche market and ones that people are actually using to search. Keep these keywords in mind as you write your articles so that you don’t forget to use them. You should naturally weave them into your content, instead of over-doing it. If you overdo it with your keywords, it can be seen as keyword stuffing, which is not good for ranking in the search engines and may get your article rejected by some sites. In other words, you do have to include your keywords, but do so in a moderate and low key manner.

All in all, article writing takes time to develop, especially when you’re writing for the web. There are many reasons why article writers make the same mistakes over and over again, but one of the main causes for this is no proper preparation. Just keep them as simple as possible, don’t use a lot of big words, and don’t try to lengthen them out with useless info. Focus more on getting the article just right, and having a resource box that brings visitors, as that will be the winning combo.

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