Archives for February 2015

Write Web Articles That Work For You

Learn to write good web articles and you will be able to gain publicity for your online business or offline business. But just writing the article isn’t enough. You also have to know what to do with them. This includes writing articles and submitting them to reprint directories.

Website owners and bloggers visit article directory sites to access free content for their own sites. When they publish an web article you have submitted, they will include a link back to your site, which will drive a lot of traffic to you.

You can find many article reprint directories on the web. A few to try are www.ladypens.com, www.isnare.com and www.articlepros.com. To find more, simply perform a Google search using the term “article reprint directory.”

Some sites require you to register with them before you can submit an article, while some do not. Each site will have its own specific guidelines as to the type of articles they will accept. Make sure you familiarize yourself with each site’s specific instructions.

You will see a link on the site that says something to the effect of “submit your article” or “add your article.” When you click that link, you will be sent to a page containing a form that will allow you to copy and paste your article. You will also enter personal information, such as your name. Some people use their real name and some chose to use a fake name, also known as a pen name.

Always take good advantage of the area titled “author bio box” or “reference box.” This is where you can put detailed information about you, your website or speciality. The website owner or blogger who publishes your article will include the information you include, so make sure you include some information about your website and your URL.

If the article you are submitting refers to information found on a specific page of your website, refer to that page. For example, if you are submitting an article about online marketing send the readers to www.yourname.com/onlinemarketing instead of just a general domain.

This will allow you to receive highly targeted traffic which will increase your affiliate conversion rates and profits. Use web article writing to increase your online marketing and you will have a key to great internet marketing.

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Cravings Killer

I was starting to eat potato chips, barbeque ones with that just right sweet salty balance. It started with one or two to dip into my home made canned salsa. Now it was turning into a food fest of grabbing one handful after the next. Forget the salsa with it’s healthy, low-sodium, fresh ingredients. That will be for another time. I was on a roll, eating my most dangerous high cravings food. But I’d learned something over the years. I don’t have to let craving s destroy me – I have the power to do something about it. I had to go for my cravings killer before it was too late – I had to get up and eat some real food.

Cravings come for me under circumstances that are not unusual. Stress, tiredness, nervousness, frustration and hunger. It’s when I want to hit the salty crunchy comfort with potato chips landing in the #1 spot to fill that need. It was a while back I decided to do some self research to find out why I could eat a whole bag of chips at one sitting.  I tried different type of chips to see if that helped. IT might slow me down a bit, but after a few chomps, I was at it again, grabbing handful after handful until I’d eaten far too many.

I tried moving to a new location in my house. Maybe taking a few jumps on the mini-trampoline in the living room for distraction. That didn’t work as I jumped right off the trampoline over to the counter and grabbed another handful. After being a complete nerd and charting this behavior when it came to chips, it hit me; what if I didn’t have any in the house? Well, that worked for a while of course, and I thought I had found the solution.  Until I went to the store the next time that is and grabbed a big bag, tore it open in the car and ate half of it before getting home.

Now you would think a bone fide vegan chef and certified health coach would be very careful sharing this type of information. The correct way would be to claim I had made a stash of dehydrated flax crackers to eat when I got hungry with some freshly made, whole foods hummus. I shouldn’t be admitting that craves took over and I went for the bad stuff I found hard to resist. But why pretend? Cravings are REAL and insidious and ugly.  They make you run and hide out in the bathroom to eat a few things you tell others in you house not to touch for fear you’ll lose your credibility as the “pure eater” in the house. Or they make you leave the house under the pretense of doing something else to just drive around wasting expensive gas or going to a parking lot to eat the stuff you put into your purse to get out. Yes, cravings make you do ugly things.

I have never been good with having a substance outside of myself have control over me. That’s why I’d never make a good drug addict. As soon as I felt the drug was controlling me instead of me controlling it, I would drop it. It’s like when I went on a caffeine detox after developing an eight cup a day habit. I cold turkeyed the stuff over a week’s time going through some kind of awful withdrawals. It was certainly worth it in the long run and the process was so bad I fear caffeine to this day. I’ll drink some decaf coffee periodically or have some naturally caffeinated herbal tea. but I’m still leery of its potential pull on me.

So the salty crunchy pull of chips had me baffled. Then one more day into my research, I got it. It wasn’t that the chips were so great. In fact, I realized I could eat the whole bag becuase theyre is no nutritional value to potato chips. My body continued to crave more and more as it searched for nutrition from what I was feeding it. Since I normally eat pretty healthy, eating junk is a shock ot my system that is accustomed to getting vitamins and minerals from whole foods. It wasn’t that they tasted so good. After a while, they barely had a taste at all, another reason to grab more and more, trying to find a taste. It wasn’t that i needed more, I could feel the salt going through my bloodstream, increasing the pressure in my head that would show up as high blood pressure if I took the test right then. No, it wasn’t that they were so good.

It was much simpler than that. It was that – I was hungry. Pure and simple. Yes, I might have been stressed or nervous but I usually wait until real hunger shows up to eat. I was hungry. I learned taht when I start eating this way, I need to immediately do a switch out to cruncy, healthy foods and fill up on that. That’s why I keep a bowl of the Humungous Veggie Salad around. The crunch comes from carrots, celery green and red cabbage. I add some walnuts for more crunch, maybe some sunflower seeds and eat away. With only a light dressing ov balsamic vinegar, I can eat all I want without worry.

I know it sounds simplistic and maybe even silly, like a fantasy dream that isn’t going to work. But if you’re having cravings and can’t tell why, try it. Plan for what you know you’re going to need. If it’s salty, crunchy, sweet, bitter or another flavor profile, have something around to grab, right at that time where you’re just about to go off the deep end.  Sure it takes discipline, no doubt about that. It take pre-planning. But it can work.  For the sweet crave, have a stash of dates around. even better make a raw chocolate cake or walnut fudge bar. For bitter, add fresh lime or lemon juice as your salad dressing.  Crunchy can be helped with raw nuts and seeds.

You have to find your healthy substitute well ahead of time or it won’t work. But it can work when you work the plan and find your cravings killer foods. Take it from my personal research and try your own. See what happens when you feed yourself good foods when the terrible cravings try to eat you alive.  Then let me know how it worked for you to kill the cravings in the comment section below.

Confidence to Lead #7

Here is #7 of the seven confidence building ideas for women in business and leadership. Women in business need confidence in order to succeed.  Having a strong level of confidence means living a healthier, better leadership life.  

7. Learn to Unblock. It takes confidence to face obstacles and go through them anyway.  Every business professional will face obstacles; this is a normal part of business operations. But not everyone can look at those obstacles and decide to do what it takes to move through them to reach their intended goals. The confidence to do this comes in knowing that the best possible solution can be found. Seeking solutions in spite of the obstacles unblocks the barriers to success. Doing so is a true sign of confidence in business and leadership.

Being a confident woman in business and leadership is available to you when you take the steps to maximize your confidence in business and leadership. You can practice being a powerful problem solver who excels with confidence in your profession. When needed, you can find the mentoring and assistance that will support your business and leadership efforts.

 

 

Confidence to Lead #5

Women in business need confidence in order to succeed. Here is #5 of 7 confidence building ideas for women in business and leadership.

5. Embrace Your Power. Power is a good thing to have when you’re in business.  Power gives you the ability to get things done. A confident woman in business must understand and embrace her power.  Understanding power means knowing how to influence others to get things done.  It also means knowing what to say, when to say it, and whom to say it too.  There are obvious and not so obvious ways to deal with power and a confident business woman learns how these nuances work to increase her effectiveness.

Put Your Experiences In Words

Writing business articles online seems difficult for many people because it can be hard to come up with something to write about.  But that should be one of the easier things to do when you consider the extent of actual experiences you can share.  Your prospects (potential clients) and actual clients will always be interested in learning more from you based on your actual experiences.  Here are 15 ways to share your business experiences to do some great article writing that promotes your business.

  1. Create a list of your greatest successes.
  2. Talk about what motivated you to start your own business.
  3. What were some of your worse mistakes?
  4. How did you recover from your mistakes?
  5. Tell how you developed your web presence.
  6. Talk about marketing on Facebook.
  7. Share the Tweets that got the most response.
  8. Share the blog posts that resulted in the most comments.
  9. Give an outline of one of your best telesemianrs.
  10. What have you learned by hiring assistants?
  11. Share topics you speak about to gain new clients
  12. What methods do you use to build your mailing list?
  13. Discuss how you keep in touch with people on your list.
  14. What is your favorite marketing method?
  15. Identify your top business mentors.

You can share a lot of valuable information by selecting only a few of these topics to write about. The whole idea is to be authentic and provide something useful to your readers.  When you write from personal experiences, you create fresh, original online articles that no one else could possibly provide as no one will have your exact experiences. Let these 15 points jog your mind so you come up with even more topics to share by putting your experiences in words through useful article writing.

SEO Writing Still Matters

If you wonder whether or not search engine optimized (SEO) writing is still necessary, I say the answer is “Yes.”  SEO is one way search engines find information in the mass of billions of websites.  It makes sense that some type of system is necessary for search engine spiders to find relevant content online.  If not, how would they know who to categorize on top pages for a search or not?

It seems to me that Latent Semantic Indexing (LSI) has something to do with the whole thing.  Not to get too technical but LSI is a process of analzying word usage in particular  content.  For instance it is a way to see how a particular word is used in the context as well as how many times it is used.  This helps to analyze the relevancy of what has been written. It recognizes whether or not the conent actually addresses what it claims to do.

This relates to any type of writing.  When you reach for a book to read you expect it to address what you think it does. People do an Internet search to find specific information.  I don’t know all the complexities of search engine optimization and how search engines find information but as a writer it definitely makes sense that using keywords correctly in search engine optimization makes sense.

Use keywords people are searching for combined with good, relevant content and that gives the search engine spiders something to find. It makes sense to me and I’m glad it does.  It means more relevant content will be produced to meet the expectations of what people go online to find.

Are you using SEO keyword rich writing in your web marekting?