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The most reliable and certain way to make money online is to write an information-rich website on a topic that already interests you.

 

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.Nick Usborne's Million Dollare Secrets to Online Copywriting

Nick Usborne's Million Dollar Secrets to Online Copywriting

 

An in-depth course to give you the knowledge and expertise you need to make money as an online copywriter.

 

Nick Usborne's Million Dollar Secrets to Online Copywriting

 

 


 

 

How to Write “How-to” articles.

 

by John Riddle

 

Six steps to creating how-to articles that sell...

 

1. Find a great idea.

 

Ideas are everywhere, but the secret to your success as a freelance writer is deciding which ideas are the best ones to pursue. The #1 source of finding great ideas is you. Every personal experience that you have survived is an idea for an article. Some years ago I had a flat tire late at night. I had no flashlight, no cell phone, and after nearly 30 minutes of struggling to get the hubcap off, a large truck passed by. The headlights of the truck revealed that I was trying to remove the rim. A few days later I sat down and wrote “How to Prevent and Survive a Flat Tire” which was immediately purchased by an editor for Family Safety & Health magazine.

 

2. Remember your audience.

 

Before you start writing, remember your audience. Who will be reading the article? Will it be for a professional audience, perhaps physicians and scientists? If so, then your article needs to be written in language they will be looking for. But if you are writing the article for everyday people, your language needs to be free of technical jargon.

 

3. Use quotes to validate your article.

 

Every successful how-to article should have an expert or two offering a quote. Finding experts who are willing to be quoted is very easy. Profnet.com is operated by the Public Relations Society of America, and they allow journalists and freelance writers to submit questions to experts in hundreds of subject areas. I use Profnet quite often, and my articles and books are filled with quotes from many sources. Visit www.profnet.com for more info.

 

4. Rewrite until it makes sense.

 

Many new writers get an assignment, but then rush through the writing process and turn in a manuscript that doesn’t make sense. Every writer needs to write, rewrite and edit until they feel their masterpiece is ready to submit. This is especially true for a “how-to” article.

 

5. Use humor when appropriate.

 

There is nothing like a touch of humor to make a “how-to” article shine, but only use humor if the market you are writing for allows it. Check back issues of the publication you are writing for to see if other articles have used funny quotes or stories.

 

6. Know when to wrap up.

 

Unfortunately, many writers fall victim to what I call the “Energizer Bunny” syndrome: they keep going, and going, and going…and never know how to end the article. It is important to know how to write a “how-to” article that has a super ending paragraph. Study other examples of these types of articles, and you will be on your way to writing your own dynamite closing.


 

 

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