The World is Ready for You
Congratulations! You’ve written your first article – something to be very proud of. In just three days, you’ve gone from dreaming about the writer’s life to actually writing quality content.
Now it’s time for the whole world to see it.
Before you run away screaming, think about it: you have the essence of great article writing in your bones from copying down those articles you loved. And, you’ve incorporated that into your own content with useful, actionable information for consumers in your niche. They will be thrilled to read it!
It’s actually quite simple to get it out there. And it’s okay to start small: post your article to a simple blog platform. It doesn’t matter which, for now. You could try WordPress.com, Blogger.com, or even Tumblr.com!
Just create an account, follow the instructions, and copy/paste your Word document. It’s as simple as that!
Once you’ve hit the “publish” button, you’ve officially become a writer! However, there’s still one more step to take …
You see, it’s highly unlikely that people will just stumble across your blog. There are a lot of websites out there, and you’re just starting out.
So, you have to rip the band-aid off, and announce your first post on social media!
Tweet that you’ve published a new article and share it on Facebook. Create a Google+ account and link it there, as well. By doing so, you’ll come up in Google searches with a picture next to your article and get a boost in rankings.
This will make the scariest part – putting your work out there – much easier. Your first readers will be your friends and family, who support you. And because your article is so useful, I bet they’ll share it, too.
Everything you’ve done so far is the foundation of good content marketing. Creating quality materials that help others and establish your authority. Then sharing or “distributing” them so others can see it.
What you’ll find, now that you’ve put yourself out there, is that you’ll want to write more. It’s a rush to have people read something you created and give you feedback.
Businesses are desperate for people who can do all of these steps well. And the more you do it for yourself, the better you’ll become! Putting you in a position to launch your freelance career quickly and easily.
If you’re feeling brave, post a link to your content creation in the comments. I would love to read what you’ve written! And tomorrow, I’ll show you the final step in becoming the ultimate “content marketing” superstar!
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