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Online Marketing Workshop: 
Article Writing & Submission 
Chris Wechner 
Director of Marketing 
The Ultimate Analyst
This Workshop: My Perspective 
• Childhood 
• College 
• Post-College Career 
• Today’s Business
This Workshop: My Objective 
• Help people gain basic “how to” instruction 
with different marketing fundamentals via 
– C...
Online Articles: Coming Clean 
• Articles are not as strong a Black Hat SEO 
method to promote business as in 2010 or so 
...
Tonight’s Outline 
• What is article marketing? 
• Ways article marketing is effective? 
• Places to Submit Articles Onlin...
What is Article Marketing? 
• Articles: 
– pages that have encyclopedic information on it 
(Source: Wikipedia) 
• Article ...
Ways article marketing is effective 
• Establish Expertise 
• Lead to Website 
• Prompt People to Call 
• Provide a Backli...
Writing Articles: Guidelines 
• Writing Length: 500 Words MINIMUM 
• Cite Sources (for info you get elsewhere) 
• Do not n...
Types of Article Writing Approaches 
• Evolution (how something changes over time) 
• Perspective (from the customer, user...
More Article Writing Approaches 
• How to Instructions 
• Introduction (something new to the industry) 
• Expert (writing ...
Parts of an Article 
• Title 
– Lure in the Reader 
– Use Keyword, if possible 
– 99 or Fewer Characters (Less Than 66 is ...
To read this entire article, visit http://ezinearticles.com/?3-Tricks-to-Make-Writing- 
Articles-or-Blogs-Easier&id=873098...
Places to Submit Articles Online 
• EzineArticles.com 
• GoArticles.com 
• ArticleCity.com 
• ArticlesBase.com
EzineArticles
Go Articles
Article City (Part 1/2)
Article City (Part 2/2) 
They do not make 
this easy to find.
Articles Base
More Places to Submit Articles 
• Local Paper 
• Guest Post on Other People’s Pages 
• Blogs 
• Squidoo.com 
• HubPages.co...
Ideas for Article Titles 
• The Best Way to… 
• A Big Mistake That…Make 
• 6 Ways to … 
• Is…really a scam? 
• How…is like...
Places to Pay Writers for Articles 
• Fiverr 
• iWriters 
• HireWriters 
• eLance 
• ODesk
Fiverr: Searching for Writers 
• Articles are often called “content” rather than 
articles (also used for website material...
ODesk: Searching for Writers 
• Check under Blog & Article Writing 
• Adjust Feedback Rating 
• Adjust Hourly Rate (Slidin...
ODesk: Posting Job for Writers 
• Can pay Hourly or a Fixed Price 
• Make Title Clear 
• Describe the work as completely a...
More Tips: Posting for Writers 
• Ask how much (labor) time it takes 
• Ask for lead time (in days) 
• BONUS: Ask them whi...
Tips for Evaluating Writers 
• Look at reviews, if possible 
• Interview Candidates 
– Ask favorite things to write 
– Ask...
Tips for Giving Good Instructions 
(for Your Writers) 
• Identify the Keyword or Topic (or both) 
• Identify the MINIMUM w...
Final Questions for You 
• The Lesson: 
– What is something new you learned? 
– What did you find to be interesting? 
– Wh...
For Questions or Comments: 
Chris@TheUltimateAnalyst.com 
Chris Wechner 
The Ultimate Analyst 
http://www.TheUltimateAnaly...
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Online Marketing Workshop: Article Writing & Submission

  1. 1. Online Marketing Workshop: Article Writing & Submission Chris Wechner Director of Marketing The Ultimate Analyst
  2. 2. This Workshop: My Perspective • Childhood • College • Post-College Career • Today’s Business
  3. 3. This Workshop: My Objective • Help people gain basic “how to” instruction with different marketing fundamentals via – Conceptual Explanation – Live Demonstration – Participant Hands-on Practice • Disclaimer: Everyone is welcome, but this workshop is designed for people who brought their laptops.
  4. 4. Online Articles: Coming Clean • Articles are not as strong a Black Hat SEO method to promote business as in 2010 or so • HOWEVER… Articles still have plenty of value.
  5. 5. Tonight’s Outline • What is article marketing? • Ways article marketing is effective? • Places to Submit Articles Online • Additional Places to Submit Articles • Tips for Article Titles • Places to Pay Writers for Articles • Tips for Interviewing Writers • Tips for Giving Writers Good Instructions
  6. 6. What is Article Marketing? • Articles: – pages that have encyclopedic information on it (Source: Wikipedia) • Article Marketing: – Writing articles to gain an advantage and improve an online presence, either through branding or lead generation (Source: Chris Wechner)
  7. 7. Ways article marketing is effective • Establish Expertise • Lead to Website • Prompt People to Call • Provide a Backlink to Website (SEO)
  8. 8. Writing Articles: Guidelines • Writing Length: 500 Words MINIMUM • Cite Sources (for info you get elsewhere) • Do not negatively misrepresent anyone • Do not make obvious attempts to sell (Articles are NOT Sales Letters to the Public) • Images are Nice (but not usually required) • Videos are Better (but not required)
  9. 9. Types of Article Writing Approaches • Evolution (how something changes over time) • Perspective (from the customer, user, etc.) • Interview (Q&A write up) • About Products or Services – Reviews – Features or Benefits – Common Usage Mistakes – Common Misconceptions
  10. 10. More Article Writing Approaches • How to Instructions • Introduction (something new to the industry) • Expert (writing like the subject expert you are) • Lists or Outlines • Current Event Response • Rumor/Expose
  11. 11. Parts of an Article • Title – Lure in the Reader – Use Keyword, if possible – 99 or Fewer Characters (Less Than 66 is best) • Summary/Byline – 250 or Fewer Characters (Less Than 140 is best) – Include Keyword or Keyword Variation • Text Body • Keywords • Contact Info/Boiler Plate (About Us)
  12. 12. To read this entire article, visit http://ezinearticles.com/?3-Tricks-to-Make-Writing- Articles-or-Blogs-Easier&id=8730986
  13. 13. Places to Submit Articles Online • EzineArticles.com • GoArticles.com • ArticleCity.com • ArticlesBase.com
  14. 14. EzineArticles
  15. 15. Go Articles
  16. 16. Article City (Part 1/2)
  17. 17. Article City (Part 2/2) They do not make this easy to find.
  18. 18. Articles Base
  19. 19. More Places to Submit Articles • Local Paper • Guest Post on Other People’s Pages • Blogs • Squidoo.com • HubPages.com
  20. 20. Ideas for Article Titles • The Best Way to… • A Big Mistake That…Make • 6 Ways to … • Is…really a scam? • How…is like… • 4 Tips for… • Something People Don’t Realize about… To get more title ideas, visit http://chriswechnermarketingideas.blogspot.com/2013/01/6-great-headline- ideas-that-make-people.html
  21. 21. Places to Pay Writers for Articles • Fiverr • iWriters • HireWriters • eLance • ODesk
  22. 22. Fiverr: Searching for Writers • Articles are often called “content” rather than articles (also used for website material) • Sort by High Rating • Check Number of Buyers (Not just Average Rating) • Check Lead Time • Check Standard vs. Add-on Service Charges • Check Comments
  23. 23. ODesk: Searching for Writers • Check under Blog & Article Writing • Adjust Feedback Rating • Adjust Hourly Rate (Sliding Scale) • Check to see if an “Agency Contractor” • Check Types of Jobs Completed (and feedback connected to that job) • Check “Jobs in Progress”
  24. 24. ODesk: Posting Job for Writers • Can pay Hourly or a Fixed Price • Make Title Clear • Describe the work as completely as possible (without giving away proprietary info) • Skills Needed: Be liberal – attract more people • Give them a set of directions to follow (including asking for previous work samples)
  25. 25. More Tips: Posting for Writers • Ask how much (labor) time it takes • Ask for lead time (in days) • BONUS: Ask them which topics they most enjoy writing.
  26. 26. Tips for Evaluating Writers • Look at reviews, if possible • Interview Candidates – Ask favorite things to write – Ask familiarity with SEO (if you need it) • Try more than 1 writer at one time
  27. 27. Tips for Giving Good Instructions (for Your Writers) • Identify the Keyword or Topic (or both) • Identify the MINIMUM word count • Provide URLs for background • Is there anything that is needed
  28. 28. Final Questions for You • The Lesson: – What is something new you learned? – What did you find to be interesting? – What important reminder did you get (of something you already knew)? • The Action: – How can you benefit from what you learned? – How soon will try to do it?
  29. 29. For Questions or Comments: Chris@TheUltimateAnalyst.com Chris Wechner The Ultimate Analyst http://www.TheUltimateAnalyst.com

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