New Delhi, India (PressExposure) December 17, 2009 -- Whether you are writing a free articles to promote your business, or you're writing a free article to sell, there are certain free articles writing strategies you can follow to help you easily create your free article. First, what is the purpose of your free article? Is it to attract more business? Do you want to make money from the free article? Are you using it to brand yourself as an expert? Are you submitting for publication in a print or trade publication?
Understanding the purpose of your free article will help you determine what steps you need to take to develop your free article. It will also help you decide what research you need to do to add detail to your free article. For example, if you are writing an free article for promotion, you won't need to do quite so much research, if any. After all, you should already know your topic well enough to write it.
The length of your free article will be different because free articles written for promotion are generally shorter. Around 500 to 700 words is usually optimal. Your next step is to develop your idea. If you are writing for promotion, the free article ideas you develop will be different from free articles for print publications. Promotional free articles require that you understand your audience and its needs.
Free articles for print publications require you to understand the needs of the publication and what it's looking for. Types of free articles you can write are tips, how to, lists, and recipes, which are just step by step instruction on how to do something. There are other types of free articles you can write, but these types listed are the easiest to write.
Another factor is the detail of your outline. An outline for a long free article will need to be longer than an outline for a short free article. Outlining is the simplest and easiest way to organize your material. It can also help you in doing your research, as well as see where you need to flesh out your free article and provide more detail. Develop your outline with as much detail as possible. Then you can add bullet points, or whatever you need to add to your free article.
You can either organize your article directory using a simple text file and adding details as you go, or you can write your information on index cards and shuffle them later. When writing my free articles, I usually start with my title though. This allows me to tightly focus on what the free article is about. Any information that doesn't fit with the title of the free article is discarded or used in a different free article.
Once you have a working title and outline, then you'll need to do your research. Avoid searching using general keywords because you'll have so many search results you'll have difficulty finding the information you're looking for. At least three to four word keywords are best because the content you'll find is more tightly focused.
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