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Easy Tips to Publishing Your First Article on InfoBarrel

By Edited Sep 8, 2016 49 90


It may seem tricky to get your first article published, but the formula below has been the key to having every article I submit be accepted. I want you to be a success as well, so please read on.

1. Choose a title which catches the eye

Content is very important, but if an article is about the daring life of a sugar ant, and you use the title “life cycle of an ant,” you can lose out on a large audience reach. Make sure to capitalize the correct words in your title and use the correct punctuation if your title is a question.

2. Open with an introduction

I like to know what I’m getting into before I invest time in reading anything. The introduction to an article is where you explain what you are going to share with the reader and why they should continue to read.

3. Use media to add dimension

A picture is worth a thousand words and can grow your readership too. Pictures can explain what words cannot, and a video can make the point of your report clearer and valid. Using the extra media will make your writing accessible and will break up the monotony of words on a screen. After you have successfully published fourteen articles you will be able to backlink to your other articles. This gives you the opportunity to boost views while giving excellent information. 

4. Choose a consistent format

There are several formats and styles to use as a template. When you find one that works stay consistent. Your audience will expect to be able to digest the information you provide and may be put off by a format change.

5. Conclude your commentary with a summary of your main points

The closing of your story is a way of saying, thank you for reading and reminds the reader of what they learned. Your conclusion gives you a chance to involve your audience in an action step, perhaps you want to invite them to read other articles you have written, make a comment, or try something you wrote about. Action steps keep your audience involved and willing to return for more information and action steps.

By creating a title which grabs the attention and introducing your subject matter in a way that induces the desire to continue reading, you will easily keep the attention by adding touches of media to enhance your article and consistently draw your audience back with a format that they can trust. These simple steps allow me to publish new articles again and again. What is the formula you use in writing?

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Dec 11, 2013 6:05pm
Thank you so much! This is very helpful. I just published my first article today, and this article was a great help. Thanks again.
Dec 11, 2013 7:13pm
I'm delighted my article helped! Keep those fingers typing!
Dec 21, 2013 11:37pm
Thanks for the tips!
Dec 26, 2013 2:16pm
You're welcome! Delighted to help!
Dec 26, 2013 12:19pm
Thanks for the tips!
Dec 26, 2013 2:17pm
I'm glad I was helpful to you! Keep at it! :)
Jan 22, 2014 3:35pm
Just what I was looking for. Thanks!
Jan 23, 2014 8:55am
Delighted to help DionSmith!
May 10, 2014 1:57am
Thank you for sharing!
May 10, 2014 6:20am
Glad to be of service Jdubz!
May 20, 2014 10:05am
Thanks. This is a concise and informative starting point.
Jun 7, 2014 9:02am
Thank you for your comment mtnsdan!
Jun 7, 2014 5:40am
Thanks man
Jun 14, 2014 2:48am
Very informative for me as a newbie at IB. Thanks
Jun 24, 2014 9:51pm
Very informative! Thanks for the tips!
Jun 25, 2014 6:47am
This is valuable to a newbie like me. Thanks for sharing.
Jun 25, 2014 7:56am
You're welcome everyone! :)
Jul 3, 2014 12:39pm
Great article EBC I like its simplicity and informative tips.
Jul 3, 2014 4:02pm
Thank you so much Naxasinmax!
Jul 4, 2014 1:25pm
Thanks Chris!!

Simple and informative.

Jul 4, 2014 10:22pm
Thanks Anya_Tripp :)
Jul 20, 2014 9:29am
Thanks for the useful tips. well presented.
Jul 20, 2014 11:01am
You're welcome. :)
Jul 23, 2014 3:29pm
ok this is definitely helpful, I want to ask 3 questions though

1) once I start writing articles I then have a chance to earn correct?

2) With earning is their a specific way to let infobarrel I want to earn, because I believe I finished filling out my publisher information. Is that all that is needed to get set up to start earning?

3) do I have to optimize my article: like inserting the desire keyword I want to focus on and also giving semantic keywords to supplement my main keyword


I should just focus on giving good content
Jul 26, 2014 10:14am
Hi dash2urgoals!

1) Yes in order to earn you have to write articles.

2) Under the Account tab provide your Paypal information so you can get paid.

3) Be careful with focusing too much on key words. If you overuse key words too much your article won't get approval to be published. I suggest focusing on good content so your audience will trust you and will share your articles doing the work of promotion for you.

Hope this helps. Welcome to Infobarrel!
Jul 26, 2014 8:08pm
Cool, that's all I needed to know and thanks for the paypal reminder. After reading around I actually stumbled upon that, I was like PHEW! or else I would have been like a mad man waiting to drop some solid content till that got fixed
Jul 31, 2014 10:52am
I am a total, total newbie and just a bit intimidated by my first steps to publish here, online. Thanks for taking the time Chris to initiate us a bit!
Aug 15, 2014 8:33am
Thank you for the guidelines to writing a great article!
Aug 15, 2014 6:57pm
No problem! :) I look forward to reading your articles!
Aug 18, 2014 9:53pm
New here, haven't written anything yet, but your articles are really encouraging and informative. Thank you!
Aug 19, 2014 8:37am
Thank you, derekuevans! Let me know when you do so I can read it!
Aug 20, 2014 2:18pm
Thank you so much for this article. Since I am a new contributor to this site it is always helpful to have someone with more experience "showing me the ropes." Look forward to being a part of this community of writers.
Aug 20, 2014 5:59pm
It's a great place to write nadineshores! Welcome to the community!
Aug 24, 2014 5:53pm
Thank you for this article . I am new here and can use all the tips I can get
Aug 24, 2014 6:02pm
Delighted to be of service, tweet76!
Aug 24, 2014 5:53pm
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Aug 31, 2014 9:04am
Thank you very much. It's very helpful for a beginner (like me :D)
Aug 31, 2014 9:18am
Welcome to InfoBarrel G120018G! Glad I could help! :-)
Aug 31, 2014 9:27am
Again, thanks a lot. There is no "Like" button here. :). Nice weekend!
Sep 27, 2014 4:37pm
Hi Chris. I'm new here on Info Barrel, but not new to the writing game. I've been writing since the late seventies, early eighties, getting my start with the print media and then moving on to include the electronic medias in the late nineties. I've written and published articles on everything from home improvements and Christian theology to medicine and writing, there are very few nonfiction subjects that I haven't written on. I have actually written similar articles to this one for other sites, so I know that yours will be of great benefit for newbies getting their start in writing by writing for Info Barrel.
Sep 27, 2014 5:46pm
That's a wonderful compliment. Thank you Jerry, I appreciate being a source of help to others. :)
Oct 11, 2014 9:24am
awsome now i know
Oct 11, 2014 12:55pm
Yay! I'm so excited for you!
Oct 22, 2014 7:41pm
awesome post!!
Oct 22, 2014 7:41pm
awesome post!!
Oct 23, 2014 6:38am
Thank you, Kym luv!
Oct 28, 2014 10:11pm
Now I can write my first successful article with the tips you gave.
Oct 29, 2014 6:43am
Yay! Congratulations EdithRose!
Oct 28, 2014 11:42pm
Thanks chris. I could read this article again and again and again untill time eternity. It was really helpful especially to me a new writer into the content creation field. Be blessed.
Oct 29, 2014 6:41am
Thank you so much, julietngatia! You made my day! :)
Oct 29, 2014 1:10am
I posted my first article yesterday to review and I can already see I made a few mistakes :D, thanks
Oct 29, 2014 6:42am
Delighted to help, turabi! Hang in there!
Nov 21, 2014 8:24am
Great tips for beginners like me!
Nov 21, 2014 5:45pm
Glad to help, HappyFace!
Nov 23, 2014 9:20pm
Thank you very much.
Nov 24, 2014 6:40am
You're welcome zee31
Nov 29, 2014 6:13am
Thanks for the tips, it's very helping and motivating. Keep it up.
Nov 29, 2014 4:09pm
Thanks I'll be looking forward to your articles, Ayato!
Jan 30, 2015 8:40am
Being new to InforBarrel, I felt this was extremely helpful to me. I hope to get my first article published here shortly. Thanks for taking the time to provide content helpful to us newbies.
Jan 30, 2015 8:40am
Being new to InforBarrel, I felt this was extremely helpful to me. I hope to get my first article published here shortly. Thanks for taking the time to provide content helpful to us newbies.
Jan 30, 2015 6:52pm
Welcome to the club rgriggs895! I look forward to your work! :)
Apr 12, 2015 2:54am
Wow!! Very nicely explained. :D
Apr 12, 2015 7:10am
Thank you, pankway, I look forward to your articles!
May 6, 2015 2:58am
So easy to read and understand. I am now well informed on what to do next.
Thank you a lot.
May 6, 2015 6:54am
I'm so glad I could help! Let me know when you publish your first article, Vannie Evans!
May 8, 2015 8:21pm
Exactly what I was looking for from your title. Thank you!
May 9, 2015 6:40am
I'm so glad to help, palmer702! Let me know when you publish your first article! :)
May 11, 2015 6:47am
Hi Chis. Thanks to your tips, writing my first article was a snap and it was published this morning. http://www.infobarrel.com/The_Perfect_Kids_Birthday_Party_in_5_Easy_Steps.
May 11, 2015 7:58am
That was a great article! Well done fellow wordsmith!
May 30, 2015 8:56am
Thanks for this article - I'm just gearing up to post my first article and this is really useful
May 31, 2015 6:23am
Glad to help, robbunt! Good luck!
Jun 11, 2015 4:15pm
Thanks for your article i will read it carefully.
Jun 11, 2015 5:19pm
Best of luck shantkazanjian!
Oct 5, 2015 10:39am
Very useful for newbies like me.
Oct 5, 2015 4:53pm
I'm glad! Good luck!
Nov 19, 2015 12:57am
Short and simple. Thanks for the tips!
Nov 19, 2015 4:18pm
Happy to be of service, best of luck!
Nov 19, 2015 6:18am
This was a great article. Direct and to the point!
Nov 19, 2015 4:19pm
Thanks for the compliment, best of luck in your writing!
Jan 4, 2016 11:12pm
Thanks for the tips.
Jan 5, 2016 5:34am
So happy to help Hammad-ib! :)
Jan 6, 2016 2:04am
Thanks EBChristine for your comment.
I hope to submit my first article soon
Jan 6, 2016 2:06am
Please help me how I can upload my text. I have got problem. Thanks.
Jan 6, 2016 5:42am
To add text you hit the create button in the upper right corner. You can also search for more specific help using the search box. It will give you all kinds of articles about publishing your first article on InfoBarrel. :)
Feb 9, 2016 12:27pm
Thank-you for the help. I haven't published my first article yet. I tend to do a lot of research about a site and how thing work before I publish anything.
Feb 9, 2016 5:03pm
Nice! Happy to help and welcome to InfoBarrel! :)
May 31, 2016 8:06pm
Great article EBChristine! Sometimes us newbies need a bit of insight.

Question: I like using links to facilitate further reading (they're always naturally placed in the content). What's the rule of thumb for the number of links I can include in an article (if they're all from different domains)?
May 31, 2016 8:06pm
Great article EBChristine! Sometimes us newbies need a bit of insight.

Question: I like using links to facilitate further reading (they're always naturally placed in the content). What's the rule of thumb for the number of links I can include in an article (if they're all from different domains)?
Aug 25, 2016 6:52am
I noticed how you practiced what you preached in this article. You even ended it with a summary of what the reader had learned, and you asked a question to engage the reader.

When I complete an article, I always make sure that I gave the reader what my title promised. You definitely succeeded at that!
Aug 25, 2016 3:41pm
Thanks, I appreciate the feedback!
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