If you always write the same type of article then you are probably limiting your chances of getting published. Look at your favorite publications and you will see they print a variety of types of article. Here are five of the most popular types.

The ‘How To’ Article

This is a very popular type of article, in which you tell the reader how to do something. It could be how to build a garage, how to write a book, how to sell a house, or how to clean tar off a pair of trousers. These articles tend to be particularly popular because people love to find out how to do something.

When writing how to do something, and if the sequence is important, then it is a good idea to number each step. Remember to keep your instructions simple, yet specific. And you could even use a picture or illustration if the publication allows it.

The ‘List’ Article

The list article is an article that lists several related pieces of information, and is one of the easiest types of article to write. It could be “10 Ways to Save Money”, “5 Flowers to Plant In April”, or “The Best 12 Places to Live in Canada”. A list article should have:

• An introduction.
• The list; each item may be a paragraph or two.
• A conclusion.

The ‘Roundup’ Article

In the roundup article, you provide a roundup of information, statements, or opinions from a variety of sources. You might interview a number of experts, for example, and ask them the same list of questions. In your article you then write a roundup of the answers, e.g.

“Bill Jones, CEO of SHJ Limited, is confident that the market will turn around soon. “Within the next six weeks at most,” he predicted. But Tom Sloane, at Pickwick Associates, disagrees. He explains why…”

The ‘Inspirational’ Article

Inspiration articles include inspirational narrative, essays, articles on faith and religion, and self-help articles.

Do you know of an issue or concern that affects many people? Think of your own every day experiences. Write about the issue and help the readers to deal with life and to improve themselves in some way.

The ‘As Told To’ Article

Because many of the people who have outstanding experiences are not writers, there is a market for writing those people’s stories. This is quite similar to ghostwriting, except that in this case the audience knows that you are the writer. In the credits, you would show “By Peter Wallace [subject], as told to Jim Davies…” [writer].

Instead of writing a third-person narrative of the event, the ‘As Told To’ article makes the tale more real and personal by using the first-person.

So next time you are about to write an article, pause…and ask which type of article would best suit your situation and topic. By varying the types of articles you write your writing will also develop a new depth and your articles will be picked up by a much wider variety of publications.

David Goldsmith is a freelance writer and author of the popular e-book “25 Ways to Write for Money“. Discover how you can earn a good living from your writing today!

Hyper Facebook Traffic…

Posted October 10th, 2010 by Nelson Tan. Filed under Social Media

Hyper Facebook Traffic

The title says it all. Your Facebook *cash grabbing* system has arrived!

Now is YOUR chance to swoop in and start making big boy and girl’s money with embarrassingly SIMPLE tricks and secrets that NOBODY ELSE dares to mention (or even knows about).

Remember, this ISN’T some cheap and lame guide to getting started with Facebook. This is an AMAZING and POWERFUL underground A-Z blueprint of tapping into TIDAL WAVES of TARGETED traffic, getting TONS of clicks, and making SERIOUS affiliate profits from DAY 1…

And UNLIKE other systems…

[X] This is NOT about writing articles till your fingers bleed

[X] This is NOT about creating silly niche blogs either manually or with software

[X] This is NOT about paying thousands for Google ads (and not making sales either)

[X] This is NOT about building expensive, complicated and time consuming content sites.

[X] This is NOT about hoping your websites will get ranked on page 1 of Google

[X] This is NOT about begging for JV partners

[X] This is NOT about using forums

[X] This is NOT about creating dumb videos on Youtube

[X] This is NOT about some “click and hope” strategy that won’t last more than a month

Seriously, there’s no better place to shovel THOUSANDS of targeted BUYERS into your affiliate links than Facebook…but ONLY if you know HOW it’s done right.

Most guys and gals are totally screwing it up. You are about to see why, and how to do it the right way…starting today!

This system comes with multiple core money making modules and TODAY is YOUR chance to get the FULL details of each module that has been held back behind closed doors.

Don’t think this is right for you? Well, maybe it’s not.

This is only for the serious guys and gals out there that…

* Are sick and tired of not being able to make money
* Are sick and tired of blogging and article marketing
* Are sick and tired of OVERPRICED PPC advertising
* Hate doing things like SEO (or anything technical)
* Can’t get traffic to save your life (or at least, not enough of it to make big money)
* Don’t want to create products and tons of content
* Just want to make good, honest money as the middleman (or woman!) and have a total blast at the same time…

With this brand new Hyper FB Traffic system, you can FORGET the past…

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…where you had to struggle, fight and risk losing your mind, in the hope of what I’m offering you today

And instead—right now—you have a chance to actually make a full-time income or more from one single system.

If the price goes up or you see a “sorry, sold out” message, it is because they have reached the limits for the launch.

I’m not saying this thing will never be available again, but Adeel and Bobby do reserve the right to take this off sale for a number of weeks or even months from today onwards.

Why would they do that?

Because they really don’t need the money for one. Secondly, they want to make sure all fast action takers get the time, attention and support they need.

I can understand that.

Plus, they don’t hire tons of customer staff or ignore their customers. They will be giving you a direct line to their offices… they are gonna be there for you IF you need them.

But you know what that means, right? Yep, it means they can’t be bogged down with too many orders, plus all of the additional server issues, support emails and admin tasks that come along with it.

So if you want in, I suggest you act fast…like, NOW.


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