Do you enjoy writing articles? Do you want to learn a few tips for writing great articles that people will actually want to read? Here, I give you some of the most useful tips that I have learned over the last year. These were the most helpful tips I have recieved.
Writing for the internet is different from any other type of writing. Not only do you need to be able to write a catchy title, you need to have people read your writing to make any kind of money. On the internet, one way to make money, is article writing. In order to make money with articles, someone, or correction, lots of someones, must read your articles!
When writing for the internet you will want to be polite and professional. If you are viewed as a professional and you can act “the part” you have a good chance of succeeding in article writing. Also, write what you know, and even some of what you love. You will end up writing more if you don’t have to research everything and even enjoy it more!
Internet writing takes a lot of discipline and time. Many people look upon it as an easy revenue to make money. Not! It is very hard work and takes a lot of talent and time. There are things that need to be learned and used at if you want to succeed in writing for the internet.
You article must have readability if you expect people to read beyond the first few words. Your writing must flow and read well or you will lose your audience fast. Sentences must not run-on. Read your article out loud or to a friend. Articles can sound different when read out loud, and you will be able to catch more errors this way.
White space is necessary for writing for the internet. Break up your paragraphs with white space in between and your article will be easier to read. Some sites like you to put 2 spaces between your paragraphs. The experts say, “The more write space, the easier the readability”.
Do your research and know your facts. An article that has the facts mixed up or wrong will either leave your reader confused or you will lose him/her. Do not just research other peoples articles for your facts. Check out encyclopedias and library books or magazines, not someones blog. They have the facts wrong also. Also try to add some facts to your article.
An internet article must have a beginning, a middle, and an ending. Make sure you don’t mix this up and end up with an ending first, this will just confuse your reader and send them to someones else’s article.
Spelling and grammar
Spelling and grammar are important in writing any article. If you can’t spell and don’t know your grammar, your article will look like a 2 year old has written it. You can easily lose your audience with this error.
Writing for the internet is not an easy job. There are many things to think about when writing for the internet. You need to have an informative article, free of errors, grammaically correct and structured right to keep your readers from drifting away. (Don’t hate me if you find errors in this article!)
Follow the above advice and you will be able to write a great article for the internet that people read!