Want to start an online business but have no idea where to start. Open your computer and start typing. There you go, it’s that simple. Of course, there are a few things you need in order to pull this off (or everyone would do it).
For example something to write about, otherwise referred to as a topic. Unfortunately not any topic will do. You need to write about a topic that:
1. You already know a lot about
2. Other people want to learn about.
That’s it, two major requirements. I know, you thought it would be harder than that but it really isn’t. You can use article writing to build a list of people eager to purchase information products and website memberships from you as soon as you create them. How’s that for security in this crazy economy.
Of course there is some work involved otherwise everyone would do it. You actually have to write the articles, and I mean a lot of them. If you want to drive a substantial amount of traffic to your program through article marketing you really should work up to writing 10 articles a day.
Wait, before you stop reading, pick your jaw up off the table and take a deep breath. This is 10 articles a day about something you know and love. Ten short 400-600 word articles that teach someone how to do take one specific step in your business. I know it sounds overwhelming, at first I felt the same way. Let me give you an example that may help.
Lets you want to start a business teaching people how to make their own ice cream.
Here are some ideas for categories and topics.
A few categories for ice cream:
How to make different flavors
– what flavor combinations work well together
– how much flavoring do you use
– what kinds of flavors work
– where can you get flavors
– what flavors go well as deserts with what meals
– common substitutes
– retaining the right consistency
– low calorie
– low fat
– sugar free
– what is the best temperature to store ice cream to prevent frosting
– ways to extend the shelf life
– ways to travel with ice cream as a dish to a party
– how to determine when its expired
Adding nuts, fruit and chocolate
– what ingredients work best
– ingredients to never use
– size of ingredients
– how much of the ingredient
The only thing I know about ice cream is that it tastes good and it’s made from milk, cream and sugar. If I can write down 18 article topics in less than 3 minutes without knowing anything about the topic then you can certainly take an hour to write down all the categories in your topic and the corresponding questions that people may have under each category.
If you take the time to write out 10 categories and then 10 questions under each category, that will give you 100 topics. Odds are as you write you will constantly be thinking of more article topics and will never run out of topics to write about. As for the speed you will become a faster writer the more you practice. It takes a little time to get there, but writing 10 articles a day is goal that you can achieve within a couple months or less if you work diligently.