Title: Easy Article Writing Tips Word Count: 697 Summary: Whether you are just starting out w ith your online business or you are seasoned pro, writing and distribu ting articles is one of the most ef fective and low-cost ways to drive lots of targeted traffic to your si te. Writing articles and submitting them to the article directories wi ll get you free traffic when people click on the link in your resource box. It is also a great way to imp rove search engine rankings, since you will have plenty of incoming li nks to your site. Let_s t... Keywords: Article Body: Whether you are just starting out w ith your online business or you are seasoned pro, writing and distribu ting articles is one of the most ef fective and low-cost ways to drive lots of targeted traffic to your si te. Writing articles and submitting them to the article directories wi ll get you free traffic when people click on the link in your resource box. It is also a great way to imp rove search engine rankings, since you will have plenty of incoming li nks to your site. Let_s take a look at how you can get started writing articles. Here are a few tips to g et you started. Write a Top Ten List An easy way to get started with an article is to come up with a Top Te n List. Find a topic related to you r business and jot down ten reasons why someone should purchase your p roduct or offer advice on a topic t hat_s related to your website. Exam ples would be top ten ways to get y our baby to sleep through the night , top ten reasons to write articles , or top ten reasons to buy car ins urance. Once you have your list of ten items, write a little paragraph about each, explaining the reason in a little more detail. Next you add an introductory paragr aph that pulls the reader into your list. For example an introduction to the baby sleeping through the ni ght article could mention how hard it is to make it through the day an d how sleep deprived you are until you get your baby to sleep through the night. Then close your article either by summing up what you just told them in your top ten lists or encouraging them to act on what you just told them about. Congratulations, you just wrote an article. Of course you can easily s horten this to a top 5 list. Just w rite a little more about each of yo ur points. Record Your Article Some people prefer recording themse lves while they are talking about a particular topic and then transcri bing and editing it into an article . If you have an easier time talkin g about a particular topic than wri ting about it, this may be a great option for you. Most MP3 players no w come with a record option, or you can pick up a cheap tape-recorder. Pick a topic and just start talkin g as if you were explaining it to a friend. Just start babbling and th e ideas will start to flow. Now lis ten to your tape. Write down and ar range the major points you mad in o rder. Add an intro and a closing an d you have another article. Hire a Ghost Writer If you are having a hard time writi ng articles, or just don_t have the time to do it, you can still benef it from article marketing by hiring a ghostwriter. Ghost Writers will write unique articles for you that become your intellectual property. You can post them as your own work to your site, your blog, as well as the article directories. You can f ind a ghost writer on sites like el ance. There are also some freelance writers with their own websites ou t there. You can usually buy articl es anywhere from $5 _ $65. Write an Outline and Have Someone E lse Turn it into an Article Another option if you don_t want to do all the writing yourself is for you to write a basic outline of th e article and the point you want to bring across. Jot down any ideas y ou have for the article, then ask a friend or hire someone to flesh it out for you into an article. You m ay be more comfortable with passing these articles off as your own, si nce the content of the article was your original idea. Someone else ju st put it into an article format fo r you. There is no reason for you not to g et started with article marketing o ne way or the other. Get a few arti cles out there and then sit back an d watch the traffic come in. You_ll be so impressed by the results you can get even from a handful of art icle, you_ll be writing them and su bmitting them all the time.