Tell the World About You
You have a new website, or a new business, or both ? or your site isn't getting the kind of traffic you want and need. How are you going to tell the world about what you have to offer and where to find it?
If you have deep pockets, you can start buying ads in newsletters and ezines and hope somebody reads them. If you have even deeper pockets, you can have press releases sent out in major markets all over the country, even around the world. (Actually, those are not deep pockets ? they're more like mine shafts!) OR...
You can write articles for other people to publish in their ezines and newsletters. Who, me? Write? Right. It isn't that difficult, assuming you have an average command of the English language. Or, more correctly, the American language, which is quite similar yet substantially different from English. George Bernard Shaw said, "England and America are two countries divided by a common language." But, enough of that.
The Internet is awash in "gurus", the vast majority of them self-appointed. I make no such claim. I am a practical writer and editor who believes the primary goal of this kind of writing is clear, concise communication. On that basis, I offer some advice and tips:
For punctuation questions, get my free guide (in Adobe PDF) at http://www.catnipchronicles.com/ebook/punctuation_power.pdf
Once you've written an article, how do you market it to publishers who might want to use it? Well, you can:
Is it free? Of course not ? would you do all that for free? But, I guarantee you this: it's dirt cheap and much less than it would cost you to do it yourself! So what good is writing if nobody reads it? You want results, right? Go with the pros.
Recap: If you want exposure ? publicity ? and increased traffic/subscribers, write decent articles and have them extensively marketed by http://OpportunityUpdate.com/doorwaytosubmit.html .
I don't believe in "luck", so I'll wish you: Good Writing!
About The Author
Kent Butler is an entrepreneur, writer, and editor, who publishes a free cat-lover's digital magazine called Catnip Chronicles . He has a service that makes fully-personalized, custom-made crossword and word search puzzles at http://Personal-Puzzles.com, and he edits the weekly journal of iCop, the International Council of Online Professionals, where he is a Founding Member.
© 2004 Kent Butler All Rights Reserved
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