When I think of doing a first 5 of anything
I am thinking of a basketball line-up with its formidable players fronting the line. The coach almost always chooses the best representation from the different team players – forward (power and small), center, point guard, and shooting guard – to jumpstart the team to victory.
Of course, the first 5 varies from play to play and you just have to rely on the coach’s foresight or wisdom by not questioning his decision in how he chooses the players to match up with the opposing team. Everybody assumes that he really knows what he is doing after having studied every move of the other team.
Which brings me to the first 5 good reasons to start writing articles.
We have established last week that there are 15 good reasons to start writing articles and as I am eagerly awaiting for your comments to add to the list, let me just rundown on the first 5.
1st Good Reason: Increase Your EZine Subscriber Rate
It’s the simple rule of physics, actually. An increase in stimulus automatically creates a corresponding increase in reaction. The moment you publish more articles in Ezines and websites, more readers are going to have access to your articles.
2nd Good Reason: Encourage Free Publicity
The determining factor here is: opt-in. You don’t want free publicity anywhere; you should aim for free publicity in the right sites.
3rd Good Reason: Improve Search Engine Ranking
It goes without saying that articles help in optimization in search engine rankings. The key is coming up with valuable content that will rank your articles as useful information.
4th Good Reason: Keyword Enrich Your Articles
I’ve written a good number of articles that emphasize the importance of targeted keywords in articles so you might want to check it out here. The operative word here is “targeted.” Use targeted keywords for your targeted audience and they’ll definitely find your article.
5th Good Reason: Soft-Sell Your Products and Services
Soft-selling is indirectly leading your prospects to you without being too blatant about it. Give them something of value first (your articles) and direct them subtly to your website through the articles resource box where they could opt-in to be part of your email list.
And there are more good reasons to start writing your articles in my next post.
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To Your Success,