Article Marketing: The 5 Articles A Week For 5 Weeks Challenge
Writing an article is not that hard--anyone can write one article. The challenging part is writing and submitting articles consistently over the long term. What if you could write consistently for just 5 weeks and produce enough articles to last you 3 months, 5 months, 8 months, or maybe even 2 years, depending on how many submissions you decided to do each month? That would be quite a relief, wouldn't it? Here's how this game goes...
Writing an article is not that hard--anyone can write one article. The challenging part is writing and submitting articles consistently over the long term. With article marketing (as with any other marketing tool), consistency is key!
As you get started with article marketing you may get off to a strong start writing 8 articles your first month. Then the second month it's down to 6, and the third month it's down to 3, and by the 4th month you're wondering, "It's time to write MORE articles? Ugh!"
And then you either burn out and stop writing articles (and miss out on all the long term benefits that article marketing offers), or you get creative and goal oriented and make a game out of your article writing.
What if you could write consistently for just 5 weeks and produce enough articles to last you 3 months, 5 months, 8 months, or maybe even 2 years, depending on how many submissions you decided to do each month?
That would be quite a relief, wouldn't it? No more struggling to write articles each month!
Here's how this game goes:
Just write 5 articles a week for 5 weeks.
That's one article a Monday-Friday--you can even take the weekends off!
One article a day is very doable, especially since you know it's for a limited amount of time. After 5 weeks you can take a break from writing articles for 3 months or longer and still have a steady stream of articles ready and waiting at your beck and call.
Now notice I'm not saying to *submit* 5 articles a week--I'm saying to *write* 5 articles a week with the intention of accumulating a library of articles that you can then submit when you feel like.
That's 25 articles total--if you submit 8 articles a month, then you've got 3 months of content all stored up!
If you submit 5 articles a month, then you're all set for 5 months.
If you submit 1 article a month (and I know some top internet marketers who see excellent results from submitting just one excellent article monthly), then your writing duties are taken care of for over 2 years!!!!
The trick to the 5 articles for 5 weeks writing strategy is getting specific in as many aspects as you can.
1) Decide before hand what days you'll write your articles.
Will you make it one article a day, Monday through Friday? Or will you do two articles on Tuesday, two on Thursday, and one on Saturday?
It's up to you as long as you get 5 articles done each week for 5 weeks.
2) Decide what time you'll do your writing.
I highly recommend writing in the early morning when your brain is fresh and distractions are at a minimum (before the rest of the house gets up!), but really any time that fits your schedule will do.
Put it on your schedule-- "Writing time is 9-10:30am Monday through Friday" or whatever you decide on, and then stick to that schedule.
3) Pre-brainstorm a list of article topics.
Now, your article topic will always be on the topic of your website, but besides that it is very helpful to get super specific before sitting down to write so that you will have no excuses or reasons to procrastinate.
I like to put my article topics in the form of titles and keep them in a notebook where I can just scan my list and pick out a topic that suits my fancy on that day.
Just take 30 minutes to brainstorm. As you go throughout your day you may find more ideas popping into our head--this is why I like to carry a little memo book with me so I can quickly transfer the article ideas from my head to my article list.
Once you get in the habit of brainstorming article titles you'll likely have a hard time stopping the ideas from flowing!
This is a much easier approach than telling yourself, "My writing time is NOW. What should I write about?"
By the time your writing time rolls around you should have no obstacles to your writing.
You know when you'll write, you know where you'll write, you know what you're writing--all you have to do is sit down and write. By doing some prep work, you'll be well on your way to creating a library of articles that will last you months!
Five articles a week for 5 weeks--are you up for the challenge?
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