Writing articles that can be submitted to the various article directories can be an excellent way to build your business. Your articles will give you more credibility, visibility, traffic, and income. This does not happen overnight, but is an indirect result of you creating content that will help people solve problems and answer their questions. Think of article writing as an activity you will spend thirty minutes to an hour on each day, five days per week.
I can tell you that I have averaged at least one article each day since coming online exclusively in 2006. It was not easy for the first couple of months, but now I think of myself as a writer and look forward to the process. This is how I am able to write so many articles.
Before I go to sleep each night, my notepad is filled with two or three ideas for new articles or blog posts. This way I am able to choose what I will write about in the morning, instead of having to spend time coming up with an idea. Each article is intended to teach one point about Internet marketing, and to include useful information the readers can implement almost immediately. This gives my writing a purpose and makes it something that people want to share.
Then I post it to my blog so that it appears on my site first. The search engines give me credit for it, and then I submit the exact same writing to the article directories. This makes sense if you are using SEO (search engine optimization) for your blog or other website.
Learn to enjoy the process of article marketing and content creation and your business will grow very quickly. When the site oDesk mentioned me back in 2009, I knew that becoming an article marketing expert was a worthwhile goal.