Saturday, September 08, 2007

How to Make Money from Writing Free Articles

How to Make Money from Writing Free Articles (3 part series)
By Kathleen Gage

I work with many speakers, authors, trainers and consultants who want to gain visibility on the Internet and within their market. Many have heard they can achieve this outcome by submitting articles to various online directories and Ezines. Although this is true, there are pros and cons to using this strategy.

When done correctly, article writing and distribution can be an incredible tool for marketing a site, business, product, service or person.

The upside of online submissions is that in a very short period of time your article can be submitted to dozens, even hundreds, of online locations. In some cases, you will reach thousands of readers within hours of your submission. In some instances, your article will be visible on a site, directory or blog within minutes of posting. In addition, articles can remain online for an indefinite period of time, allowing for continued visibility for the author.

For those new to posting articles, finding locations can be challenging. To find directory locations simply do a Google or Yahoo! search with the words “article directories + your topic”. Replace the words “your topic” with your actual topic or market.

One of the most popular article directories is Ezinearticles.com. Christopher Knight‘s directory is by far one of the best you will find. There are others like it, so do your homework and you will find many directories that are a great fit for your articles.


(to be continued)

Kathleen Gage
The Street Smarts Marketer
www.streetsmartsmarketing.com

2 comments:

EzineArticles Guy said...

Ahhh *Schucks*... /blushing/

Thanks Kathleen!

Kathleen Gage said...

Christopher, you are the BEST!

I always recommend your resource to people I mentor and teach.

Kathleen Gage
The Street Smarts Marketer