http://gregorymcguire.com I often get asked, "How do I write an article?" Different people may do it different ways, but there are some things you'll need to know to do it effectively.
As obvious as it sounds, you can't write about what you don't know. For example, I couldn't write an article on how to repair the brakes on a 1997 Chrysler LeBaron. Why not? Because I don't know how to do that myself.
Now, if someone were to ask me to write an article like that, and there was a lot of information out there about it, I could do it with a bit of research.
Still, it's always best and easiest to write about something you're passionate about and that you know inside and out. If you're not passionate about it, you can still write a good article, but it won't flow as easy as if you're writing from your heart.
I have some mechanic friends who could write several articles on repairing and changing brakes. They might not view themselves as writers, but that really wouldn't matter. Why not?
Well, if I'm looking for information about repairing my brakes, am I going to be concerned about how eloquent the sentences flow together? Are a couple grammatical errors going to irritate me enough to click off the page, even if the information itself is exactly what I'm looking for?
Everybody is an expert on something. Think of something you love, and then sit down and write about it. Chances are, you could probably write for days if you wanted to.
But what if you need to write about something in an area you have very little knowledge? As I mentioned earlier, you can always do research on that subject and still create a workable article. But what about the passion?
As a network marketer, that passion should already be present. I'm not talking about your products or even your company. I'm talking about something it's easy to get excited about: Financial independence.
So, armed with that passion, all you've got to do is to gain some knowledge. Read all you can about network marketing. Personally, I choose to read blogs of already successful network marketers rather than books. Why?
These are people I know have been there. Their knowledge is fresh, and their techniques are doable.
Here's a little secret: When I'm feeling dry, empty of all ideas, I forget about writing. I'll focus on reading for a couple of days. That usually inspires me to write at least 10 to 20 articles about the new information I've gained.