Next we'll talk
about actual free content directories, free content groups
and other content resources available on the web. There are
plenty of these on the web, many are a complete waste of
time, however others can really help to get your articles
directories are sites which categorize hundreds even
thousands of articles which writers have submitted and given
permission for people to publish. When ezine and website
publishers visit these they search for articles related to
their industry and publish ones they like. This is why you
want all your articles in all the content directories, the
directories that are worthwhile anyhow.
Here's a few of
the most popular places writers like to submit their work.
This is one of the biggest directories on the web, your
articles however have to be available via autoresponder
otherwise they won't publish them.
serve the same principal as content directories, there're
basically a place to connect writers and people looking for
articles. These groups are hosted by Yahoo and Topica
mostly. Writers can submit articles via the Internet or send
them to the group email address. Most groups are moderated
to prevent blatant advertisements and to maintain a high
standard of articles so your article may not be published
for a couple of days.
of the group usually selects his or her favorite articles
from recent submissions, these articles are then emailed to
members of the group. Some members however choose not to
receive articles via email but to read them online instead.
Here's some of
the content groups I submit articles to along with the
latest member numbers.
Before you can
submit to any of these you've to have a Yahoo id and then
join each group individually. Also see
Now I'll talk
about the websites which publish ezines but don't say if
they accept articles. Just because they don't mention it on
their websites doesn't mean they don't accept articles. For
sites like these I use a couple of directories devoted to
listing ezines only and not free content. These include
. These directories will
usually tell you the following information and more about
each ezine they list:
Name and email of the Editor/Publisher
If they accept articles or not, what type of articles they
accept and how to submit them.
And of course the all important circulation number.
your search criteria and visit the bio page for each ezine.
Be patient as for some searches there are 2500+ ezines
listed. When on an ezines bio page check to see if their
circulation is above 500, (otherwise it will just be a waste
of time) if it is check to see if the ezine accepts
articles. If they do add the editors or publishers first
name (if you can), ezine name and the article submission
email address to your ezine publishers mailing list. It will
take time to visit all the ezine bio pages but after doing
so your mailing list should start to take shape. Be careful
not to have duplicates in your mailing list, this is sure to
annoy the unlucky publisher who receives the same article
three or four times.
mentioned higher up the article are only a fraction of the
resources available, doing a simple search for related
keywords should return many more places for you to promote
One more final
point before I conclude, recently I came across a service on
a website. The service offered to promote your article for
$50 by sending it to 2,800 ezine publishers. I considered
giving the service a try myself but then thought what about
the next article I want to submit? I'll have to pay $50 over
and over again and I'm not going to do that so I decided
against using this service. I would have to promote my
articles myself. The point I'm trying to make is to
gradually build your own list of people who are interested
in your articles then this list will be your for keeps.
Don't borrow someone else's list. The process is slower but
much more profitable in the long run.
That's the end
of the article, in it you've learned the power behind
writing articles for others, what's needed in order for your
article to be published and what resources there are to help
you. Hopefully you can benefit from the information you've
read here. Happy Writing!