4 Parts of an Article – Creating an Outline

Creating an outline is one of the most vital tools that a writer must have when writing their article. Without a solid outline, it’ll be hard for writers to create a good quality article for readers to enjoy and gain information from. Most people just “go with the flow” when writing articles but it just results to poorly written articles that have no value to any reader.

An outline will give you an overview of your whole article, just like having a blueprint of a house. It’ll steer you to the right direction of what you need to do so that you’ll end up having a strong foundation of your house that can withstand anything.

Here are the steps to create an outline for your article:

The first thing that every reader notices is the title. The title must state almost everything there is to your article. That doesn’t mean you have to write a very long title. It must have a strong effect on the reader. It must be something that will lure them to read further into your article or gets them curious. Most people love mysteries.

Your title may change as you go on to writing your article. You might think of a better title to suit the topics because the first one doesn’t seem fit.

Just like the title, the introduction must also possess enticing words. If the title can’t say it all then your introduction is the back-up plan for that. Catch your reader’s attention with this part of your outline, make it very interesting. For example, “if you want to know how to earn fast money online then I will tell you 5 secrets of how to do that”. That’ll definitely spark the interest of your reader, who would not want to know how to earn fast money online?

This is the main body of your article. This is where you write the information needed by the readers on how to achieve certain things like earning fast money online. It could be also answers to their problems like “how to wash away impossible stains”.

Include 3 topics about your article and 2-3 subtopics within your main topic. That’ll fill out tons of details for your readers.

This is pretty much the summarization of everything you just wrote. It might include your final thoughts on the topics and you can include links to other articles that are related to your topic that gives them more information on the subject matter.

Follow these steps for your outline and you’ll be able to write articles that come out better than you expected. Start with an enticing title but remember that it may change along the way. Next is an also enticing introduction that will grab the reader’s attention. Third is thinking of topics and subtopics to include that closely relates to your article. Lastly, your conclusion or summary of the topics you’ve covered. Keep practicing with this outline and eventually you’ll become an expert on this.

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How to Become a U S Citizen

by: Chuck

Getting in is The Hard Part

There are three ways to become a citizen of the United States of America. The first two are automatic and occur when a person is born in the United States or is born abroad to American citizens traveling or residing abroad.

For these people the simple act of being born in one of the two circumstances described above automatically makes them a citizen (there are rare exceptions the most common being children born in the U.S. to parents who are either foreign heads of state or foreign diplomats – these children are not recognized as citizens of the United States).

The technical legal definitions of obtaining citizenship in one of these ways are the principle of jus soli (right of birthplace) and the principle of jus sanguinis (the right of blood). The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (which reads as follows:

All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside.

No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.) guarantees citizenship under the principle of jus soli to practically every person born within the borders of the Unites States or its territories (Puerto Rico, American Samoa, etc.), with only rare exceptions to this rule (such as children born to foreign diplomats stationed in the U.S., etc.).

As to children born outside the U.S. but to parents who are American citizens, there are a few more exceptions and Congress is free to redefine and change the rules for citizenship under the principle of jus sanguinis. Generally, if the mother is an American citizen, then the child is automatically an American citizen.

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What Makes Bookkeeping a Good Career Choice?

by:  Julia Nitschke

Bookkeeping has become a profession in its own right in the last 10 years. It is increasing in demand in Australia, UK, USA, Canada and New Zealand. This has been due to a number of factors, specifically the increase in small business and the legislative compliance placed on small business.

Most of the countries where bookkeeping has been increasing in demand have a VAT, GST, or other federal, state or local tax. Due to the increased compliance small business often finds it is necessary to employ someone to handle the day to day bookkeeping. This is sometimes due the business owner not having the knowledge or time to get the information required by government departments on time and accurately accounted for.

Bookkeeping has slowly increased its professional rankings due to the additional compliance and necessity of business owners needing these specialists skills. More and more small business owners are turning to bookkeeping staff to undertake their requirements, as traditional accounting staff are too expensive to hire on a continuous basis.

This has created an increasing industry for bookkeepers to be involved with. It is a specialized area, but not so specialized that it requires many years of training. Theoretical education is important in credits, credits and the accounting equation to understand how bookkeeping works, but it also requires on the job experience to really understand how bookkeeping for different organizations works.

If you are interested in becoming a bookkeeper it certainly is a career choice, which will provide you with long term career. Additionally, if you are looking to start your own business in the future, it certainly is a career choice, which can support those ambitions. You can have flexibility and control over your hours and wages when you freelance as a bookkeeper. You can create a small business from home to suit your personal needs and it does not take a lot of capital to establish. This makes it extremely popular for working parents as a home business choice.

Sometimes people fall into bookkeeping by helping a family member or friend do their books. Sometimes people start as a receptionist or accounts work and gradually take on further responsibilities. Other times people undertake study to become a bookkeeper straight out of school. It is a career which can progress both form education or from experience. Either way, it is an exciting career choice. Legislation changes, roles change and the more legislation, which is in place to control small business records, the more work a bookkeeper can find.

About the Author:

Julia Nitschke is an Accountant, business consultant and author of the book My Bookkeeping Business, how to Start, Run and Grow your Bookkeeping Business. Visit MyBookkeepingBusiness.info for a free bookkeeping e-course. Or if you are new to bookkeeping visit BookkeepingTutorial.info

Write a Book in Your Spare Time: Just 20 Minutes a Day

by:  Angela Booth

Want to write a book in just 20 minutes a day? If you’re been putting off writing because you “don’t have time”, consider that bestselling author John Grisham wrote his first book during his morning train commute. You can accomplish a great deal in short blocks of time.

Here’s a secret: I’ve always written my books in 20 minute sessions. Initially, when I wrote novels, it was because my children needed me. I got into the habit.

Although I’m a full-time writer now, I still write books in 20 minute blocks of time, because it’s efficient and eliminates procrastination. There’s a lot of theory around why working in short sessions is so effective, and I won’t bore you with it, just know that it does work.

1. What Do You Want to Write About? It’s OK if You Don’t Know

If you’d love to write, starting presents such challenges that many people wimp out.

So how do you start a book? You sneak up on it. It’s fine to start without knowing more than the simple fact that you want to write… something. Sit down. Do some free writing, or some writing exercises.

Do this for several days; never force. You’re training your subconscious mind to be creative on demand, and this takes a little time.

2. Schedule a Time to Write Your Book

We’re all so busy these days that everything needs to be scheduled. Schedule the 20 minutes you’ll work on your book. It can be any time at all; even your lunch hour at work. Just schedule it, down to the minute, and when that time of day arrives, start writing.

3. Relax: Creativity Is Playful

I can’t emphasize enough that your creative inspiration is playful. You can’t force it. Write however, wherever and whenever feels good to you (as long as you schedule it). Fifteen years ago, I went through a phase of writing book-length material on a Palm Pilot. I know writers who favor a certain type of paper, a special fountain pen and color of ink. One writer I know writes in the bathtub.

Whatever your own creative self demands, give in to it.

4. Write Whatever Comes to Mind: Don’t Expect to “Know” Too Soon

If you’re writing nonfiction, even a creative form of nonfiction, you’ll usually know what you want to write about before you start — although you may not.

Fiction is different. Many novelists start off writing with nothing more than an image, or a feeling. Be relaxed about this. Your left brain is logical and wants to know exactly what you’re writing. However your creative right brain isn’t verbal, and doesn’t care. Trust your right brain: your innate creativity will deliver.

So: start to write your book in your spare time. Everyone can spare 20 minutes a day.

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Managing Your Connections with Twitter Lists

By:  Christine Gallagher

Lists are one of the newer features that have been added by Twitter. They are also one of the best ways to leverage strategic connections with your followers. Lists are important because they allow you to closely track and respond to specific people-which starts to become imperative once you are following more than a couple hundred “tweeps.”

I like using lists to leverage my time and energy in order to make influential connections across different groups. For example, I created my own list of entrepreneurs that I admire so I could see all of their tweets in one place if I want to-and filter out the noise of the others I am following. I also follow a couple of lists created by others because they contain people I am interested in keeping up with. I recommend you make similar lists that target colleagues, potential clients, influential people in your niche, and perhaps key industries that are in alignment with your own.

Creating and Adding People to a List

To create a new Twitter list, go to your Twitter home page and on the right-hand side click “new list.” Give it a name, short description and privacy setting and then click the “create list” button. You will then be able to search for a username, first or last name, or business or brand to add to your list. Click the “search” button. When you see the person’s profile that you want to add, click on the list button to the right and check off which list you want to add them to. If at a later time you want to add someone new to one of your lists, visit their profile page and click on the list button below their picture and to the right. You can then check off which list to add them to.

Editing a List and Privacy Settings

To edit a list you’ve created, go to your Twitter home page and go to the right-hand side and click on an existing list’s name. Click the “view list page” link at the top of the Twitter stream. In the top right corner, under “You created this list” you will be able to edit or delete it.

You have the option to make your Twitter lists public or private-and it may make sense for you to create certain lists that are only visible to you. However, it is good to be included in others’ public lists -this can lead to greater visibility, credibility, and influence for you depending upon what kind of list you are on. Another benefit of you creating your own public lists is that it can be seen as being very helpful to others. If someone else thinks one of your lists is high quality and begins following it, you’ve just saved them the time involved in creating it themselves. So as you identify quality people in your industry, add them to a list–and others interested in the same topic may choose to follow the list you have put together.

Want to really get the most out of Twitter lists? Use a tool like Hootsuite to import the lists you’ve created, which can then be saved as their own column. This way, you can easily keep a close eye on those key people you want to hear from-and make your Twitter experience more streamlined, organized and fun.

About the Author:

Christine Gallagher, MLS, MSIS, founder of CommunicateValue.com, teaches small business owners and professionals how to conquer the overwhelming aspects of online and social media marketing to increase business and maximize profits. For FREE tips on how to build profitable relationships, leverage technology and create your own successful online business, visit CommunicateValue.com

The Relationship Was So Good In The Beginning

by: Susan Russo

“The key is to get to know people and trust them to be who they are. Instead, we trust people to be who we want them to be and when they are not, we cry.” -Anon

I hear it so often, “But what happened, it was so good in the beginning?” Duh! What happened was reality set in and now you’re getting a glimpse of the “real” person that emerges. Of course it’s always good in the beginning! The person has their best foot forward and they want to make all the right moves. It’s new, it’s exciting, it’s all about the exploration phase.

Then the truth unfolds right before you very eyes. Sometimes the relationship sustains a good steady flow. You may have minor little things occur but they pass with ease. Or, on the other hand you may see Red Flags whipping you in the face and you choose to ignore them and make excuses for them.

If you are in a relationship and it hasn’t been all that long and you are seeing signs of things that make you feel bad or hurt your feelings, run for the hills. It is way too soon to be on the receiving end of little jibes, hurtful comments or inconsiderate behavior. If this person feels so bold as to let you have it now, what will it be like four years down the road?

Don’t let the fun and newness loll you into a false sense that this is the perfect relationship. You don’t just give your heart to someone without knowing that you can trust them with it. People need to earn your trust. When you start to see telltale signs of disrespect or anything that gives you the creeps learn how to protect yourself by realizing that they just went from being hired for the position to now being monitored on a trial basis!

Always remember one thing; actions speak louder than words and never forget it. People can be great at giving you lip service but when it comes time to deliver they fail miserably. They can convince you they are sorry but when the same behaviors continue with no relief, sorry just doesn’t get it anymore.

It’s up to you to tell yourself the truth when the truth is staring you in the face. If you choose to hide your head in the sand or make excuses, be prepared to live with the consequences. You have the ultimate say as to whether someone is worthy of spending time with you or they just don’t quite make the cut.

Don’t let your desire to have a relationship outweigh having one with someone who isn’t worth your time. If you are in love with love and desperately wanting to be with someone, when the wrong person enters the scene you might not be able to see straight for all you will see is the relationship and not the person.

So if you find yourself in the beginning of a relationship and things are going good, keep on the path. If not, make sure you choose wisely because it’s easier to get out now with less time invested than wasting a whole lot of precious time with the wrong person just because you wanted a relationship, regardless if it is good or bad.

About The Author:

Susan Russo has written one of the top breakup books on the market. Her direct approach is a wake up call for anyone who is stuck in the letting go process. How would you like to move beyond the pain and start to feel like a human again? Find out how to by starting with Susan’s FREE mini report on how to heal your pain at=> WhyStay.com