Format For Writing a Newspaper Article – 3 Easy Steps to Write a News Article

More and more writers are finding it easier to write newspaper articles compared to writing feature stories and articles for the web. This is because the rules in writing news articles are well-defined. As long you follow them, there is no way that you’re going to get lost in the process.

Here are the steps to take in order to create a compelling news article:

1. Choose your stories. What are you going to write about? When deciding on your topic, make sure that you consider the newspaper where your articles will be published and the people that you’re serving. For example, if you’re writing for broadsheets, you must consider writing about more serious issues that are happening around you. You can talk about politics, the economy, etc. However, if you’re writing for tabloids, you can focus on writing police reports, entertainment, and sports.

2. Use the inverted pyramid technique. Take that extra mile to make sure that your audience will read your articles until the end. It would help if you write your articles using the inverted pyramid technique. This simply means giving them the most important information on your lead or first paragraph and giving out supporting details on the succeeding paragraphs.

3. Write with clarity. Always keep in mind that you’re main goal in writing your articles is to inform or educate your readers. So, don’t make it too difficult for these people to understand the stories that you’re covering. Always use those terms that your audience can easily understand and if possible, incorporate relevant images or visuals.

Advertise Business Online – It’s Far Easier Than Many People Say

I also wondered why I should advertise business online, in the beginning of my business. I had heard so much about the benefits of advertising online but just couldn’t get a handle on it. I thought it would be very complicated and would involve me spending many weeks and even months understanding how it all worked. I even thought of hiring a special online advertiser to handle all my business advertisements online for me.

But all of that was until a friend helped me. He explained all that it entails to advertise my business online and I was shocked to find that advertising online was very easy to understand and to get involved in. Not only was it easy, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the ROI (return on investment) was very impressive, as compared to offline radio, television, newspaper or magazine advertisement.

You see, if you can write and send an email and if you can use Google to search on the Internet, then you can get involved in advertising your business online. It’s really easy. The entire process has been made really easy. It’s as simple as looking for and contacting high traffic blogs and even forums to buy ad spots for your business. And with the many good classified sites out there like, you don’t have to pay big money to get started on advertising just about any business on the Internet.

If you don’t want to go through the trouble of contacting blogs or forums’ owners to place adverts on their blogs or forums, then you should get started with Google AdWords. You simply pay for the number of visitors you need and Google will do the trouble for you by placing your adverts on their search page when people search for information related to the keywords you have chosen.

The good thing with Google AdWords advertising is that you don’t get to spend any money until the visitors actually click through to your website. This is unlike a radio, television, newspaper or magazine advert where your advert money is spent whether people actually respond to the ad or not.

It’s not really difficult to get started at all; what’s very important is to take the little time necessary to learn the ropes as far as advertising your business on the Internet is concerned. And the good news is that it’s now far easier than was the case before. Today, just about anyone who is interested can get started; and easily too.

Tips For Ensuring Quality Investment Property Management

You will have heard educators say that ‘property investing’ should be treated as a business and that is so true. There is one aspect of owning investment properties that needs special attention and that is the area of property management. After all the looking after a property is the process of looking after your growing wealth.

I have heard investors say, “the property was a in a real state, it was unkempt, there was damage to walls and the gardens had not been looked after at all… “

The point is that a property investor needs to ensure that even if they have contracted a property manager that they are getting reports from their property manager and are aware of what is happening at the property at all times. It would be nice to think that you could contract a property management team and sit back and relax, but the reality is not quite so real.

What I mean by that is that the investor needs to make sure that they are kept informed at all times about the state of the property and if an absentee owner, then digital photos should be sent with every inspection.

Where I live property inspections are carried out every 3 months, but that will depend on the management laws where your property is located.

As a property investor ensure that you are getting up-to-date and detailed reports on the property and on the finances of the property on a regular basis. You don’t want to hear 6 months later that you have a problem.

Appointing a Property Manager

Before appointing a property manager make enquiries in the area and find out the services that are being offered, at what cost they are being offered and also get some feedback from local sources if at all possible.

When signing your property management over to a company, make sure that the property management forms are filled out and signed by both parties. Make sure that you clearly list your requirements regarding the let, such as costs to be paid by the tenant, whether they can have pets and other requirements you may consider important.

Maintenance and repairs

Properties should be kept in a habitable condition at all times. Not only will your tenants appreciate a well maintained property, but when ‘repairs’ are left to become ‘replacements’ then the whole exercise can become very expensive.

It is a well known fact that, in most cases, if tenants are given respect by the landlord they will reciprocate and give respect to the landlord and the property.

Self-managed properties

Some property investors prefer to manage their properties but this can be a problematic area if laws and regulations are not adhered to. If you choose to self-manage your properties then ensure that you know the rules and regulations so that you do not end up in the court unnecessarily.

Understand which forms need to be filled out and signed, and the times that certain forms need to be handed out if required due to the particular circumstances, such as late rent or property damage.

As mentioned earlier, make sure that all responsibility is taken with caring for and managing your investment properties. Good property management helps grow your wealth and when a property is in good order you will have a better chance of borrowing against the equity to continue building an investment property portfolio.

Making The Right Decision While Buying Home Furniture

While you would have spent hours, perhaps days, in making the decision on buying the right furniture for your home, there is bound to be some confusion in your mind in view of the large variety of choices available to choose from. While you are not to be blamed for the perplexity troubling your mind, it does help to make an informed decision based on good research and basic knowledge of furniture types.

Much depends on your outlook towards the various materials available that are vying for your attention. If you prefer wood that has been the choice of several generations and is known for its durability and class, you are amongst millions of people who want to own a piece of nature molded specifically to your personal needs. More so if you plan to own a piece of specially made wooden Amish handcrafted furniture, it is bound to bring a class to your home that is otherwise hard to come by.

Wooden furniture is well known to last long, really long. For how many years have you been seeing that special rocking chair your grandfather used to spend his mornings on? Or the old, but still sturdy closet that you have been storing your clothes in since you were a toddler? So if you are the types who prefer that your children and their offspring as well remember their young days spent cradling in the comfort of the classic setting of your ancestral home, wooden furniture is definitely the way to be.

As far as wooden furniture goes, Amish furniture offers a class that cannot be ignored by any serious buyer. Whatever be your choice of wood, good Amish oak furniture definitely warrants a close look before making your decision. Known for its exclusivity and long lasting, sturdy designs, you will never regret having made your decision in its favor.

Now coming to the next choice – what if you are living in a rented apartment that you are going to move out from in a year or two at most, and would not like to lug your stuff along thereafter. In such a case, you would be better off investing in furniture that would last about as long as you desire it to- which in your case is just a couple of years. You could go in for decent wood laminates which offer the same functionality, while not being nearly as expensive as wood. It will save you the trouble of having to worry what to do with your furniture when you are moving as it would have lived its minimum life. The lower cost and life does not mean, however, that you have to compromise on design, as any good dealer will offer you a large variety of design to suit your tastes and needs. From modern to traditional, all types are available in this versatile material that also fits comfortably into any pocket.

If you are looking at pure smart prototypes to go with the latest designs, glass offers varieties that are hard to ignore. From simple glass tops to total glass molded furniture, you can choose depending on your individual taste. Colored, etched or smoked glass furniture is bound to add an elegance that reflects your panache and taste. A word of caution, however, for those with small children. Glass furniture may cause injuries as it is prone to breakage due to rough handling. Also do be careful that your purchase does not have any sharp or rough edges that have the potential to cause injury, besides the furniture looking ungainly and short of good taste.
More about some other alternatives in my next article. Be sure to sign in next fortnight to look up some other interesting options before making your decision.