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Writing How-To Articles

By Edited Jul 15, 2014 11 22

How-To Article About Writing How-To Articles

Writing how-to articles is a way to share the information you've previously acquired throughout your life. It's also a place that continued learning can take place. We can research any subject today very quickly and write an inspired article with the help of the Internet.

This incredible phenomenon has taken each aspect of writing and publishing as well as marketing and put them all in one place, right in front of every on line writer.

In the same token it has also created a venue for writers to offer informational articles about just about any subject you can imagine. This has opened up the world of informational writing to the masses.

It has also opened up an opportunity for the best of the best to create a nice passive on line income producing exceptional how-to articles.

When a reader searches for any subject, they are bombarded with thousands, or even millions of supposedly relevant answers to their quest. So if your going to write how-to articles then right from the start you are jumping in the ring with millions of other authors.

As with any other profession, the cream of the crop will always rise to the top. This runs extremely true for article writers. Articles enter the Internet and begin to be indexed within days. Within weeks they begin to land close to where they should be.

The better the information, the more people will return to your article and the more people will pass it on. This all relates to higher traffic and much more potential to earn from your work.

If you're writing for residual income, you had better be ready to implement a lot of patience. This is no overnight gig. It takes a great deal of time to produce any significant income from submitted articles.

If, however, you are consistent and continuously produce quality work then over time as articles mature within the search engine rankings, you will begin to make an income.

This income should only grow over time if the content you are producing is good enough to compete with the other writers submitting content within the niche you've chosen.

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How-to articles should give the reader the answers to the job. What tools are needed, what materials are best to use and where can they acquire them at the best cost.

Give reasons why one way is better then another and provide examples, either with pictures or explanations, of what the finished product should turn out like. Searchers are looking for the same answers you would be if you where searching your keywords.

Give it to them. Captivate them for the entire article. All the SEO in the world will not compare to the real reason the article should be on top. That reason is your article provides more relevant information then all the rest.

Information is best served up in short doses. Run on sentences and extended paragraphs stuffed with keywords will not get you better rankings. They actually will put you down on the list because the space they take up adds nothing to the article that wasn't already said. Keep the information brand new throughout the entire piece.

Where you put your article doesn't really matter. If you have the best information on any subject, the search engines will eventually find it and put you right where you belong.

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Comments

Mar 23, 2011 12:04am
Deborah-Diane
You make good points. I agree that all the SEO in the world will not make a difference if you don't really do a good job of explaining how to do something! Well said.
Mar 23, 2011 12:21am
dreamaker
Thanks Deborah Diane, and thanks for the visit, glad you enjoyed it.(~;
Mar 23, 2011 3:16am
freedomw
Great article dreamaker. It is well-written.
Mar 23, 2011 3:37am
dreamaker
Thanks Freedom, and thanks for the visit.
Mar 25, 2011 4:21pm
Lynsuz
Thanks, very well said.
Mar 25, 2011 4:25pm
dreamaker
Hi Lynsuz, glad you liked it thanks for the visit.
Mar 30, 2011 5:34pm
footloose
I totally agree with you about the content. You wrote this so comfortably for the reader, thanks. Thumbs up.
Mar 30, 2011 6:17pm
dreamaker
That is a great compliment footloose, Thanks for the visit.
Apr 4, 2011 9:36pm
Tessor
I'm always concerned when I see so many "How Tos" that appear to be so much fluff, not nearly enough substance. Thanks for cutting through the nonsense and pointing new writers in a good direction.
Apr 4, 2011 9:53pm
dreamaker
I agree Tessor, cut to the chase and win the race, hey that would be a good slogan for 2012, ah somebody's probably said it. (`;
Thanks for the visit.
Apr 5, 2011 1:19pm
CrystalNici
That is a great article dreamaker, well written I really liked it xxx
Apr 7, 2011 8:45pm
eileen
This should help the newbies to understand how to write a how to article.
Apr 8, 2011 12:44pm
MoGo
Great title, attention catching!
Apr 12, 2011 8:56pm
dreamaker
Thanks, I thought it would grab an eye or two.
Thanks for the visit.
Apr 12, 2011 7:25pm
Jaydoo
I definitely agree about the patience part. I think of each article as an investment in my future earnings. It helps to motivate me that way.
Apr 12, 2011 8:58pm
dreamaker
Hi Jaydoo, It does take time, but down the road hopefully will be a good income.
Thanks for the visit.
May 10, 2011 1:18pm
hopeudrop
nice article dreamaker :) worth reading for all of us who aren't experienced yet.
May 10, 2011 2:38pm
dreamaker
Thanks, hope it helps.
It gets easier with time, just stick to it and never be afraid to ask a question here at IB. Everyones here to help.
Thanks again for stopping by.
May 13, 2011 4:17am
Tom_Carver
Super advice to those of us who are still clueless. I have learned a lot from your advice here and in the forums.
May 13, 2011 6:38pm
dreamaker
Thanks Tom_Carver
I'm glad it's helping out.
May 13, 2011 3:01pm
DarleneMcFarlene
Very solid advice. The facts are all a reader is interested in so the idea of short doses makes sense.
Jan 20, 2012 7:35pm
AuroraWindsor
Good points. This is a great article for beginning writers and experienced writers.
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