Step by Step

While many people think that article writing simply involves putting a few words on paper, this is far from the truth. That is why so many aspiring writers are looking for a practical step by step guide to writing an article. By having a range of article writing tips at their disposal to refer to, most people will be able to deliver high quality articles with a little practice.


1. Know What You Want to Write About


Do you know if you need to compile an article about dinosaurs, the habits of a woodpecker or how important it is to save money? That’s great because this is probably the main starting point with regards to using a step by step guide to writing an article. Once you have confirmed the topic of the article, you can then start with doing the appropriate research and gathering the information you need to compile an outstanding article.


2. Research the Topic Thoroughly


Now that you know what you need to write about, the next step is doing the appropriate research that will allow you to write a top quality article. Think it’s going to be easier to simply copy content from another source and pass it off as your own? Don’t. Not only is this classified as plagiarism, but the Google algorithm bots will penalize you for copied content faster than you can say ‘read the article I wrote.’ So rather, take the time and make the effort to compile something original, whether you gather your information from the library or off the internet.


3. Work Without Distractions as Far as Possible


One of the best ways to compile articles of excellent quality is to ensure that you are able to work without being interrupted or disturbed, because you certainly won’t want your readers to be in mourning when they should be reading about the best ways to start their morning! Ensure that your work space is as clutter-free as possible. Although some people concentrate better in a quiet environment, others prefer to type in time to Mozart or Bach. Do whatever works for you.


4. Proofread, Then Proofread Again


So often, writers get confused when it comes to words which may sound similar, but which have entirely different meanings or forget a simple apostrophe. In some cases, this can give an entirely different meaning to a sentence or article. For example, “Knowing your nuts” versus “knowing you’re nuts.” It’s exactly the same spelling (minus a much needed apostrophe) but with an entirely different meaning. Always ensure that you proofread your work before submitting it or sending it to your client in order to avoid potential embarrassment.


5. Submit Your Masterpiece to Your Client


Once you have researched your piece, written it and proofread it (and ensured that you have added all of the appropriate apostrophes), it’s time to submit your written masterpiece to your client. Once they have approved it, you will have a clear conscience knowing that the piece is 100% original and of the best quality that you can supply.

By engaging in this step by step guide to writing an article, you will be able to ensure that your work is outstanding. It is also important to remember that you need to adhere to your client’s deadlines at all times in order to guarantee a regular flow of work from them. Happy writing!

Article Writing Service

If you love to write, good at research, and you have a good writing style, starting an article writing service is an ideal business.

It’s a business that allows you to work from the comfort of your home, work anytime you want without the supervision of a rude boss and most importantly, have control over your time.

It doesn’t  matter if you’re a real estate investor or  a painter, if you have good writing skills, you could create an additional stream of income by starting up an article writing service.

It sounds good, right? But do you know you can still fail if you don’t do it right? I don’t want you to fail and I guess you don’t want to. In this article, I’m going to show you how to start your writing service and how to market your business to land high paying freelance jobs.

Here are 4 steps to get started.


Position yourself professionally


Decide if you’re going to specialize in a niche or if you’re interested in writing on a wide variety of topics.  If you’re good at writing about internet marketing, you can position yourself as an expert writer and I tell you, getting high paying jobs is easier with this.

If you’re good at writing in any niche, you can market yourself as a skilled writer. You can also boost your credibility by positioning yourself as an SEO or all round writer.


Take up your ‘’writing hat’’ and start writing


Yeah! Start writing. If you really want to people to patronize your service, you need to market yourself. The best way to promote your business is to write articles and submit to top article directories like:

  • Ezinearticles
  • Articledashboard
  • Street articles and
  • Goarticles

You can also write and submit press releases  to top press release directories like PRWEB.

Quick tip: people need to see what you’re capable of! Therefore, ensure you include samples on your your blog.


Get your blog up and running


If you’re thinking of starting an article writing service without a blog, then it means you’re set for failure! It doesn’t cost that much to set up a professional looking blog. You can set up your website on WordPress, get a domain name,  and a good hosting package. All this does not cost that much ( let’s say 30 to 40$).


Create a strong marketing strategy


Who is going to use your service? How are they going to find you? If they can’t find you, it means your effort in setting up the business is just a waste of time. As a blog writer, one of the best ways to get clients running after you is by advertising ( that is, if you have a good budget).

You can get people know you by guest blogging, article marketing, press release, and maybe, Facebook advertising ( I make use of this, though).


What you need to succeed


What you need to draw attention to your business  is a right mindset, nice marketing plan, and a good financial budget.

Starting your own professional writing service is a rewarding experience as you have control over your time and you can work anytime you want to. If you want to earn 9 figures writing, you can do it.  All you need is a right mindset and belief that there’s nothing that’s too hard for you to achieve.


Author Bio

Daniel Adetunji is a Professional Freelance Writer  at To learn more about top fashion topics, latest cars, and news about celebrities, visit