Even though I now have a comprehensive method of marketing to build my online business, article marketing continues to be one of the best free marketing tools I still use regularly. In fact, I usually write an article every morning just to start my day off right.
I have now written more than 1,220 articles over at Ezine Articles, a free submission site, and those aticles have been viewed about 396,000 times! I know more now than I did when I first started submitting there in 2007, and my writing definitely shows it. I also search for keyword phrases before I title my articles, making them much easier to find on Google and the other search engines.
My recommendation is to just start writing and submitting your articles. This will make it possible for you to get into the good habit of writing on a regular basis. After you have written about 10 articles, learn more about keyword phrases and long tail keywords. Take it one step at a time, and within a month or two your articles will be little marketing machines that work around the clock to bring you new prospects and added visibility.
I will continue to teach article marketing as part of my online marketing training.