Wednesday, December 3, 2008

eCourse secrets...

In today’s society, the internet is no longer just used for
shopping or entertainment; it is also used for learning. Over
the past few years, online eCourses have rapidly increased in
popularity. What does this mean for you? This means that if are
an article writer, you can easily build off of this popularity.
You can do this by making eCourses with your articles.

Before examining how you can go about making eCourses with
articles, it is best to quickly familiarize yourself with
eCourses, namely what they are. Just as they sound, eCourses
are courses that are offered online. These courses, which are
often hosted over the internet, enable internet users to get an
education or familiarize themselves with something new, often
right from the comfort of their own homes. Although eCourses
have similar goals, to educate internet users, those goals are
accomplished in different ways. There are some individuals who
are considered experts in their field, such as the field from
working from home. Many experts create eCourses and distribute
them online for other internet users to benefit from. eCourses
are also offered by many colleges and universities as a way to
get an education from home.

Now that you know exactly what eCourses are, you can better
understand how you make an eCourse. If you have never taken or
viewed and eCourse before, you may not realize that they are
just collections of information, just like articles. In fact,
that is why making your own eCourse may be a lot easier that you
had originally anticipated. The way that you can create your
own eCourse can vary, but many article writers just take a
collection of articles and combine them together. Of course,
will want to combine them in a way in which they are easy to
read, helpful, and connected. For instance, if you are
interested in making an eCourse that focuses on working from
home, you will first want to explain what working from home is
before outlining various work at home opportunities, and so

Once you have successfully created an eCourse, your next step
will all depend on your goals. For instance, is your goal to
make money with your eCourse or is your goal to generate traffic
for your website? If your goal is to generate traffic for your
website, you may want to think about offering your eCourse
materials free of charge. Many webmaster paste their eCourse
materials on their website, for easy viewing, but others use it
as email content. If you use your eCourse material as email
content, you are essentially creating and distributing a
newsletter. Newsletters are another one of the many highly
rated and recommend internet marketing tactics that webmasters

If you are not a webmaster, just a professional article writer,
you may be interested in using your eCourse to generate sales.
If so, there are a couple of different approaches that you can
take. For the fastest results, you may want to consider selling
your eCourse to an individual or company who can effectively
promote it. This will, in turn, generate income for both
parties involved. If do have the time to market and promote
your own eCourse, you may want to examine selling it on your
own. As it was previously mentioned, a large number of
webmasters offer similar eCourses free of charge. Despite this
free competition, you may still be able to make a substantial
profit from selling your eCourse material, even if you make it
available for a low price.

Whichever way you decide to use your material, you are still
advised to make an eCourse with your articles. After all, what
else would you do with your articles? Making an eCourse is a
great way to put your old, unused articles to good use.

To your success,


P.S. When transforming your articles into an eCourse, you can
distribute your articles if you want for free or you can sell
them and make yourself a little bit of extra cash.

Post Regularly Because...

Keeping people interested in your blog, whether it is a business
or personal blog, is key to attracting a lot of regular
visitors. Many blogs have died because people have just lost
interest. The main reason for the lack of interest is simply a
lack of posts by the blogger. Regular, frequent posting, which
will boost your blog’s ranking in search engines, is essential
to the survival of any blog.

You might be asking yourself, what is frequent posting? How many
blog entries should I make on a given week? How do I make
frequent consistently good posts? What are the reasons for me to
post frequently? In this newsletter, we will go over all of the

What is frequent posting?

Frequent blog posting is posting enough to keep your readers
interested. Obviously, people will not want to come back to a
blog that hasn’t been updated in months. They want to see
consistent posting so that they know coming back to check the
blog next week to see if there are more posts won’t be a waste
of time.

How many blog entries should I make each week?

This is one of the tougher questions to answer. It really
depends on the purpose of your blog. If it’s a personal blog, a
weekly or twice weekly update is an excellent idea. A
political/sports/music/religion blog should have 3-4 posts per
week. Business blogs should have at least 2 posts, but
preferably 4 each week.

The thing to remember is that quality counts. Posting frequently
just for the sake of posting frequently tends to result in
subpar posts which people won’t care about. It is important to
find a balance—frequent, quality posts that won’t result in
burnout on your part. Why create 4 poor quality posts each week
when you could post 2 quality posts per week?

How do I create quality postings on a consistent basis?

It’s all about following a consistent pattern of writing. Maybe
you’re not a natural writer and this is difficult. That’s why
we’ll give you an outline to help you.

1. Pick a topic that is interesting to you and to your readers.
Maybe if your blog is a personal blog, you could write about the
latest happenings in Hollywood.
2. Carefully think about what you’ll write about the topic. It
makes it easy to make quality blog postings if you know exactly
what you’ll write. Plot out everything about the post before
even beginning to write it.

3. Before writing your content, pick out some keywords that are
relevant to your blog. If you naturally use keywords throughout
your post, you will please search engine spiders which will get
your blog ranked higher on search engines. Your visitors won’t
mind the use of keywords if they are used in a tasteful way.
4. Begin writing your post. Don’t limit yourself to a particular
amount of words. Just do what’s natural. And if any blog post is
hard for you, just take a timeout and relax. You should be able
to finish the post a bit later on, after you’ve had some time to
think things through, you should be able to finish the post with
no problems.

Why is frequent posting important?

Blogs are meant to be outlets for individuals or businesses.
They are used to get an opinion out on something and to engage
readers. Readers need to have something that makes them want to
keep coming back to a blog. That something is usually quality,
frequent posts.

Gaining and maintaining visitors isn’t the only reason to post
often in your blog. Catching the eye of a search engine—and
achieving a high ranking—is another valid reason for posting
frequently. Most likely, each posting in your blog features some
keywords or keyword phrases scattered throughout it. Logic says
that the more natural keywords you have on a blog, the better.
Thus, the more posts you make on your blog, the more keywords
you have on there. And the more keywords you have, the more
likely a search engine bot is to crawl your site. The more your
site is crawled by bots, the more likely it is that you will
have a high ranking on a search engine.

To your success,


P.S. Frequent blog posting can be easy as long as the person who
is posting takes the time to plot out what they’ll write about.
So take a few minutes to think about your post and then just do

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Interview Content Secrets...

Writing an e-book can be difficult. Readers, particularly
e-book writers, want something that is worth the purchase.
Unfortunately for you, this often means a relatively long
e-book. To a reader, there is nothing worse than buying an
e-book only to later found out that it is only ten pages long.
That is why you will want to make sure that your e-books are
full of information. If you find yourself having a hard time
reaching your ideal word count, you may want to think about
adding interviews to your e-book.

Interviews are a great way to add additional content to your
e-book. In fact, you will also find that many e-book readers
love reading interviews, especially if they are from a
professional perspective. For instance, if you are writing an
e-book on caring for your pets, you may want to think about
doing an interview with one of your local vets. The previously
mentioned sample is just that, a sample. When using interviews
in your e-book, you will want to try and find an expert that is,
in one way or another, related to your e-book subject.

When it comes to e-book interviews, many writers think that they
sound great, but wonder how they can go about getting an
interview. In all honesty, there are a number of different ways
that you can get an interview for your e-book. You may want try
and schedule a local interview, in person. You can do this by
contacting local experts or business owners. If you are unable
to find an interview subject locally, you may be able to find
one online. If you come across the website of an expert in the
subject of your e-book try sending them an e-mail. You will
find that many are more than happy to give you a few minutes of
their time. When scheduling an interview try to make it in
person or over the phone. You should only use email as a last

In addition to wondering how they can get interview subjects,
many e-book writers also wonder what questions they should ask.
When determining what you should and shouldn’t ask, you need to
take a reader’s perceptive. If you were reading your e-book,
what would you like to see in it? This is the best approach to
take. Questions that you should definitely ask include
experience working in the field, what it took to get there, and
the pros of being involved in it. You may also want to ask your
interview subject to provide a few quick tips to your readers.

The questions that you ask an interview subject should be
prepared ahead of time. You may want to make yourself a list of
questions to ask. In fact, a list of questions isn’t the only
thing that you should do. When it comes to preparing for an
interview, there are a number of steps that you should take.
One of these steps involves coming up with a quite environment
for your interview. You may also want to think about recording
your interview, as long as your interview subject approves of
being recorded. A recording will help to make sure that you
don’t miss anything important and it will also provide you with
accuracy, especially when quoting.

Once you have officially conducted your interview and walked
away with the information that you were looking for, you may be
wondering what you should do with all of that information. Of
course, you will want to put it into your e-book, but you may
also want to use all or a portion of your interview to also
promote your e-book. As previously mentioned, many readers enjoy
reading interviews, especially by those who are considered
experts in their field. If you are able to score an interview,
you want to use as often as you can.

The decision as to whether or not you want to include an
interview in your e-book is yours to make. However, it is
important that you remember what an interview can do for you. A
professional interview will not only increase your word count,
but it may also help your e-book stand apart from your

To your success,