Turning An Ordinary Experience Into An Article

experience2As you may already know, article marketing is one of the best ways to drive free traffic to your website.  When you write an article and distribute it to an article reprint directory, other website owners and bloggers can use it on their sites.

In exchange for the free content, they will also publish a bio box at the end of the article.  You can include information about your website and a link to it.  Your article, and the incoming link, can be published over and over by many different people on various websites.  All of these incoming links equal more traffic to your site.

In addition to article marketing, you should also be writing articles for your own site.  The more content you have, the more likely it is the search engines will find you and send you free traffic.  Plus, the more helpful information you have on your website, the more likely it is that your visitors will return to your site.  If you have nothing to offer them, they won’t come back.

You can use ordinary everyday type of experiences as inspiration for your articles.  Your readers are just like you – the types of things that are affecting your life are also affecting theirs’.

Take a look at the experience you would like to write about and find a way to spin it so that it fits your business.  For instance, if you sell cosmetics, what are some types of events that happen every day that relate to cosmetics?

Many women are very busy in the morning and do not have a lot of time to spend on make-up application.  Or perhaps your daughter has taken your lipstick and drawn all over the bedroom wall – this is a good opportunity to give tips on how to remove makeup.

You can also take events from your own daily life and use them as a base for your articles.  If you have a website with information about marketing a home-based business, create an article about your busy day and your time management tricks.

The fact that you are writing in a way that is relatable can get you published again and again.  People will appreciate your honesty.  If they are having issues with something, they will feel comforted to know that they are not alone.  This can also build trust between you and the reader.  Once they trust you, they are more likely to become one of your customers.  Writing in this format is a win-win situation and will help you increase your profits.

julianne-wish-avatar15Julianne Alvarez-Wish is a military wife, mother, business owner, professional writer, blogger and legislative advocate. She is the Colorado State Leader for the National Association for Moms in Business and the owner of The Wish Place. She is the Colorado Springs Stay-at-Home Mom Examiner for Examiner.com. She also blogs at A Wishful Thought. Her passion, purpose and goal is to help parents work from home so they can be home with their children.


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