Whether you have just started out as a legitimate online business entrepreneur or you have been around for a while, one of the best methods to build a successful online business and also one of the cheapest ways to become known as an expert in your field, to brand yourself and generate targeted traffic to your website is through article marketing.

If you find the idea of article writing scary, here are some easy article writing tips to get you started, and before you know it you will be a professional:

1.   To begin with you need to find a topic that is related to your specific business. Once you have a topic write down ten reasons why someone should buy your product or service. When you have your ten reasons written down write a small paragraph on each one of them and explaining why in more detail.

2.  Write an introductory paragraph that introduces your ten reason list. For example if your ten reasons are related to eating a healthy diet, you could begin by mentioning how being overweight affects your general health and well-being and how the lack of energy makes everything seem difficult to do. Then continue with how changing your eating plan improved your life.

3.  After the opening paragraph you will add in the paragraphs related to the ten reasons, and the closing paragraph of your article will be used to sum up everything you have written in the article up to this point. This is the part where you also encourage your reader to take action on everything you have just discussed with them.

Congratulations you have just completed an online article writing exercise! Now all you need to do is get the article published to your online home based business blog or website and you have started the first step towards building a business.

If after reading this you still feel unhappy about writing your own articles, or you are limited by the time you have available for article writing, you do have the choice of hiring a ghost writer to do the writing for you and you can still benefit from  article marketing. Ghost writers will write unique articles for you that then belong to you. You can post these articles onto your own website or alternatively you can get them published in article directories where many more people will see them and because your own them will have your name as the author.

So keeping all of this in mind, there is absolutely no reason why anyone cannot benefit from article marketing. Get some articles out there and start to generate targeted traffic to your online home based business as effective article marketing is still on of the cheapest and best ways around to make money online.



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