A Tale of 2 WAHMs

Ramblings of 2 WAHMs - Anita DeFrank and Kara Kelso. Partners in business discuss how we manage successful websites and young children at home.

Monday, November 01, 2004

Article Writing and Submitting

I spent majority of the day writing, fixing and submitting my articles. I thought I'd post a few things and reminders here about article writing.

--->First of all, if you're not already writing articles. Start doing it! I can speak from personal experience that I've seen remarkable results from writing and submitting my articles to various places. Writing articles establishes you as an 'expert' in your field and make customers/clients feel more comfortable working/buying from you.

--->If you use affiliate links in your articles try to hide them. One thing that I've come across is publishers either taking out my affiliate link completely OR replacing it with their own. (That really bugs me because they're getting the content for free, the least they can do is keep the affiliate link there). A couple of things you can do to 'hide' the affiliate link is put in a redirect (or refresh code), use TinyURL.com or use Affiliate Link Cloaker. Click here for a more 'in depth' review of this very issue.

--->There are tons of places online that you can submit your articles to for free. There are also tons of people out there searching for free content. It's a win-win situation. They get the content and you get the exposure. I've created a list of places to submit your articles to located at http://www.mommyshelperonline.com/submit-articles-for-free.html

--->Be sure to include a bio at the end of the article. Include your Web site URL in the bio. Make it a condition for free publication that the article appears with bio and business link. A bio is a short paragraph about you, your business and of course a link to your website. Here is an example of one of the bios that I use:

Anita DeFrank is a busy work at home mom who specializes in helping others become successful home business owners. Visit her site Affiliate News http://affiliate-news.blogspot.com to find how you can become a Super Affiliate too!

Now, go start writing those articles!!


  • At 5:57 PM, Blogger Aurelia said…

    Great post Anita and I have so much to say but I am not a good writer! (LOL) I have tons of organizational tips for business and home use but clam up when it comes to actually writing and article.

    BTW - I bookmarked the site you linked to.. thanks for providing such a great blog.

  • At 12:28 PM, Blogger Sandra said…

    Anita -- great post, and thanks for the list of ezine article sites. I've also gotten lucky by searching for "(insert keyword) articles"

    Aurelia -- One of the easy ways to write an article is to do a "Top 10" (or 5 or 7) list of something.

    Okay, now I'm off to write an article for my latest newsletter which is due today!

  • At 8:20 AM, Blogger Anita said…

    Do you have any clue how many times I've said I'm not a writer? LOL! That used to be my biggest cop-out! The more you do it the easier it gets (honest!). I started out very slow maybe writing one article every couple of months. Now, I'm to the point where I try write at least a couple articles a month. The payback is soooo nice! Have you read the free ecourse by Ken Envoy on Netwriting? Might be of some interest to you ;) You can download it at http://netwriting.sitesell.com/mh3.html and it is free ;)

    Sandra also had a good tip on the "top list articles" They seem to be a great hit.

    Good for you Sandra for writing another article!


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