Struggling to write articles? Take up the 30 in 30 challenge

If you’re a rookie at internet marketing and  trying to get your own website up and running one of the most challenging aspects can be drivingWriting Articles visitors to your site.  One accepted way to do this is to write articles and submit them to an article directory such as Street Articles with a couple of links to your site embedded within the text which some readers will choose to click on.

Sounds simple doesn’t it?  Well it is if you enjoy writing and find the whole process of generating ideas, carrying out keyword research and writing good content that people want to read, it’s easy.  However,  lots of people find it quite daunting, worrying about what to write, the quality of their writing and how to spark the interest of readers.

If that resonates with you,  you should stop worrying because help is at hand through Wealthy Affiliate. One of the many services available to members is taking part in a challenge to write 30 articles in 30 days.

Yes that’s right 30 articles in 30 days – more if you can manage it.

Does that excite you?  If so great.  Read on.  But even if you’re immediate response was  to say ‘No way!’  still carry on reading.

I’ve taken part in a challenge (more than once) and I wanted to share with you the top ten benefits that I think are to be gained from signing up to take part.

Top 10 benefits of 30 in 30 Challenge

1.    A well written 30 day programme

These challenges are delivered by email on 30 consecutive days with step by step instructions on the tasks for the day.  Everything is written in non technical language which can be understood by everyone including those with little experience.

2.    Good back-up resources

There is a comprehensive range of back up resources (written or video) that show you how to do particular things eg how to buy a domain name and how to set up a website.

3.    Lots of hand holding available (if needed)

Alright there isn’t literally someone holding your hand, but the fact is that there is lots of support and encouragement.  Encouragement comes from Kyle and Carson (founders of Wealthy Affiliate) in the daily emails that drop into your box for 30 consecutive days as well as the support that is available from them and other members of Street Articles through the active and engaged community where you can build your network and connections with other authors. (No one will make you feel foolish).

4.    Establish the habit of regular keyword research

Although a lot of people only do keyword research when they have something specific to write about – taking part in a 30 in 30 challenge will help you get in the habit of carrying out regular keyword research. I spend about 20 minutes a day and find that the research I do is invaluable in writing articles or blog content every day.

5.    Increase your writing speed

Before I tried my first challenge it used to take me about 6 hours to write one article – sometimes longer.  I was always worried that what I was writing wasn’t good enough.  However, if you write regularly you can’t help but increase your speed.  After my first challenge I was down to 2 hrs and now on average it’s 30 minutes maximum to write and 15 minutes to proofread and correct mistakes.

6.    Can significantly increase traffic to your website

Now if you’re hoping that I’ll say by how much – I can’t.  No one could.  But the fact is that if you write good content that readers enjoy and as you build a relationship with them you will find that your CTR (Click Through Rate) from your articles to your website will increase.  I emphasize writing quality content and writing content within a niche you enjoy writing about as it will lead to much higher reader retention.

7.    Obtain high rankings in Google

Through improving your keyword research skills  and choice of keywords you will find that you can gain high rankings within Google.  I have a lots of #1 rankings for my articles and some of them have now been #1 in Google for over 6 months.  My success is due entirely what I have learnt from taking part in the challenge and continually improving my skills.

8.    Establish your expertise as a niche writer – You may in the future want to outsource some of your  article writing, but by taking part in the challenge you will understand what goes into writing regularly and successfully and it helps to establish your expertise in a single niche or several niche areas.

9.    Boost your confidence

I defy anyone not to feel more confident about article writing by taking part in a challenge.  At the end of 30 days some people manage to write far more than 30 articles and others like myself fall short of the target.  Did I get despondent?  Not at all.  The second time I tried the challenge I far exceeded the target because of what I had learnt the first time round.

10.    Increase your knowledge

I don’t know about you, but I believe in lifelong learning.  The great thing about taking part in a 30 in 30 challenge is that you learn so much not just about the art and discipline of writing articles on a regular basis but lots of additional information and networking with other Street Articles authors.

30 articles in 30 days.

Believe me the benefits of taking part far outweigh any doubts you may have about your writing skills.  Are you up for the challenge?

You can join the FREE challenge here!

Good luck!

Beverley
Beverley
Member of WealthyAffiliate.com
Author at Street Articles (follow me)
Website: Confidence Coaching

 

14 thoughts on “Struggling to write articles? Take up the 30 in 30 challenge”

  1. @yesi
    Thanks for your kind comments. The best of luck with your article writing. Just write regularly and you will soon hone your skills to the level you want.
    Best wishes.

  2. I too have difficulty writing articles and I think this is an awesome way to hone my article writing skill. Thanks for such a resourceful article it encouraging and motivational.

    Yesi

  3. @Marv
    Hi Marv – thanks for your comments. It’s true that the more you write the easier it gets. You might also find that you revisit your articles and get some more ideas.
    Good luck

  4. Hi Beverly,
    I am in the 30 day challenge at street articles and I have 15 so far ,12 since the challenge started. But I think I have about exhausted my subject for my website so now I am thinking of what subject to use so that I can write that many more articles easily.

    I have learned a lot since I began the challenge. I know as I went along it got easier and they got better too.
    Thanks, Marv

  5. @Maritza

    Hi Maritza
    Thank you for taking the time to read and comment. I agree with you it doesn’t matter how experience you are. It’s a good challenge to take.

    Beverley

  6. This is really the best challenge anyone can take. Whether you are a newbie to the internet marketing or someone that has been doing it for a while now. This has awesome value to everyone trying to make money online using the internet. Great! I recommend this to everybody.Thanks!

  7. @gbberri

    Hi Gbb – I’m sorry that you don’t enjoy writing. Perhaps you never will, but doing the challenge will certainly help to make it easier. My tip is to write every day even if it’s only a couple of sentences. Don’t even worry what the topic is or what they keyword is – just write. And if you’re find it difficult for inspiration just listen to the knew and write a couple of sentences about one of the stories. That way you don’t put yourself under any pressure you’re just keeping the idea of writing in your mind. You will suddenly find when something interests you, you will write far more than 2 sentences.

    Good luck. I really hope you find the trigger to get writing. Remind yourself of this quote “Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t you’ll be right” Henry Ford

    Beverley

  8. Hello Beverly, I think this challenge is a great idea and I really need to get over not enjoying writing, but I’m still at the place where I just can’t get started. Its not procrastination, Its I just don’t like writing. I struggled to get this down. I’m not sure if this will help my situation. I’m still gonna try it though.

    gbb

  9. @Roy
    Hi Roy – Thank you for taking the time to read my article. Glad you found it inspiring. I really hope that you do decide to take part in the 30/30 challenge because it will certainly help you write more quickly ADD or not. I know what it’s like to spend a whole day writing an article. I don’t do that now. Good luck. Beverley

  10. @Ken
    Hi Ken – Thank you for taking the time to read it and your kind comments. And thank your for the tip about longtail keywords.

    Beverley

  11. Well written article, Beverley. Something that works for me is using Longtail keywords research to find article topics. If the keyword is popular and you can write a good 300-500 word article with good keyword density, you can rank in google for that word.

    Ken

  12. Wow that is imspiring content. I can see how the 30/30 chanllenge has helped you. I just got back from dialysis and got the email to this link. I sufer so much from trying to write online I am trying to get ADD medication from my doctor and see if that will help. My biggest problem is making an outline of what I want to write about. Without it I’m all over the place trying to write and eventually end up spending all day writing an article. Lately though i just outsource my writing out. It isn’t always what I want my visitors to read but it does get some traffic generated. I’m going to check out the 30/30 challenge and see what I have to do.

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