Originally Posted by divshow
As someone who has never written an article in her life...how would you get started with writing an article?
As an e-business coach, one of the most common fears people tell me about is the fear of writing. Of course, as an entrepreneur, this won't be the first thing (or the last) fear you've had to overcome.
To really succeed in building your own Internet business, your Web site must become a vibrant, ever-changing reflection of your personality. The best way to promote your Web site is to put the same type of content people will find on your Web site out on other sites, ezines, etc. so that when people read something they like, they'll click through to your site in search of more of the same.
Of course, that means you'll need to provide more of the same on your site!
Write articles and archive them on your site... you'll be putting up new content regularly so people will always have things to read.
You have many amazing products on your Web site, and you already publish an ezine, so you've got lots to work with. There are so many things you could write about... redo a room decor using many of your products... tell people how to decorate their table for different seasons/events... tell stories about what your products make you think about (as I looked at your site, I remember my grandmother used to have windchimes on her balcony and I'd love to sit out with her and listen to them)... I could go on... (in fact, I am!)
You could hire someone to write for you, or you could find articles that other people want to publish, but the best option is to write it yourself. Like anything else, it will take time and effort, but one thing is certain... with this approach, your passion will come through on your Web site, and in your articles... your customers will be drawn to your business... and isn't that why you started a business in the first place?
I know this is blatant self promotion... sorry about that...
but my company, Ride the Wave Online, offer a free e-mail course to help you become a better writer. This course is a series of five e-mails you will receive over the next week or so and at the end of it, you'll have written your first article. You'll learn to write so that your text is easy to read and your message gets through loud and clear. It's a free bonus gift we're giving away right now for people who subscribe to Surf's Up!
, our ezine for Internet entrepreneurs.
I hope this helps. If you have any questions, don't hesitate...