Article writing is one of the most popular ways of promoting people, products and services today. This method has also been proven time and again to be effective in drawing more visitors to websitesand achieving increased sales.
Articles need to be interesting and well written in order to get published and be read by a wide audience. They have to convey a clear message and be easily understood to be appreciated by web users.
To be successful in promoting your products or services, articles do not need to be limited to a specific website or blog. Writers can publish their articles in a variety of ways on the internet. And the best part in promoting your articles online is that it is absolutely free.
Having a website is the first step to getting your articles read by other web users. If you link with other websites or blogs, you can ask the authors of those sites to publish your articles and you can do the same for their articles in return. This is ideal if you have established reciprocal links. Also, when other bloggers or writers trust you as an expert and authority in your specific field, they won’t hesitate to link to your articles any time they need to share quality content on their own website.
Article Submission Directories
There are numerous article directories where you can submit your articles for free. All you need to do is to register on their site, confirm via an email notification and you’re ready to get started submitting articles.
Some sites take from a few days to a few weeks to approve an article for publication due to the large volume they receive every day. Usually, you’ll receive an email when your article has been approved and goes online on their website.
Remember to choose the right category when submitting your articles to directories. This is important so that your target audience will be able to easily find your articles once they search in your particular category. Failure to select the category correctly can result in non publication of your articles.
The media can be a big help when it comes to promoting your articles on the internet. They are masters in information dissemination and entertainment and it is a must for you as a writer to connect with them.
You can submit your articles to online magazines, newspaper publications and websites of broadcasting companies. Find out first if they accept contributions. Then, submit your article and monitor when it gets published. If it is taking a while to appear online, you will need to follow them up with a call or email to make sure that they received it.
If you’re a member of networking sites in your area of expertise, most offer the opportunity to publish articles on the site or on their blog. This is usually free of charge as long as you follow their article submission guidelines.
Publishing articles online is a great way to attract additional web traffic and connect with your target market. Be consistent in writing quality articles targetted to your area of expertise and you’ll position yourself as an expert author in your field of interest.
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By Wendy Chamberlain
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