Article writing is a great way to begin to establish your expertise. It can also be great for generating traffic to your website. But many hold back because they are not sure how to get started or what to write about.
If you can write a letter to a friend, you can write an article. Everyone has to start somewhere. The more you write, the more comfortable you will become and the better you will be at article writing.
Two easy was to get started writing articles are:
1. Write the 'how-to' article. Provide specific, detailed steps on how to do something that you already are an expert at doing. An example could be '5 Steps to Grooming Your Dog'. (That works best if you happen to be a dog groomer; but you get the idea).
2. Write a list of tips on a topic your target market is interested in. For example, '6 Tips to Easy Article Writing'. It doesn't need to be complicated.
How do you know if your article writing efforts are paying off? Is anyone reading them? Do they visit your website after reading an article? There are ways to track how many times your article is visited and if people are visiting your website after reading an article. Most of the article directories have tools that you can use to track these things.
Another great way to track your articles and where else they may be posted is to set up Google Alerts for the title of your article. You may be surprised to find just where else your article is found.