Article Banks = Internet Marketing Gold!
What is an article bank?
An article bank is a web site where an author can “deposit” articles and a publisher of a printed or Internet newsletter, magazine report, ebook, or website can obtain articles for their use. Each site includes guidelines for the author and publisher. Most article banks offer authors’ content for free; some include a small fee to the publisher or allow the site’s owner the right to publish the articles in profitable ways (such as an ebook sold on the website) Almost all article banks listed on this page allow the author to keep full rights to their articles. That means that the author continues to “own” the article. Articles posted to the banks include copyright info and a bio at the end of an article. Some sites include the authors’ picture and/or logo, too. Many article banks publish ezines that include recently submitted articles, ad swap requests and/or an “articles wanted” area. Some ezines include information that will assist authors and publishers, too.
Are you a business owner and a gifted writer? Maybe you’re a new writer, or are considering becoming a writer. Then use your gift and market your business, too! Use the article banks – it’s a win-win situation.
Depending on the amount of writing you can produce, you might consider hiring a Virtual Assistant or Copywriter to assist you with proofreading, submitting articles, and tracking where each article has been submitted. For more information on Virtual Assistants, visit http://www.coachmaria.com/business/virtual.html.
Do you have a media page on your website? This page would link to every website, ezine, magazine, radio or TV station that has used your articles. This is a wonderful way to thank the publisher, shows other sites where your ideal client visits, and is a tool for you and your business.
Don’t forget to place your articles on your website. Include an easy way for your readers to request permission to use the articles. This can include an auto-responder that sends the text version of the article to the requestor or links to your email address or even a special link where someone can request permission to copy the HTML code (if they’re using it in an HTML ezine or on their website). This is yet another way those of use who enjoy writing can market with integrity.
Articles banks are for you if you don’t like to write or are looking for additional content for your ezine, magazine, website, etc. With the permission of the article bank or the authors, use these articles for free. Many of the sites below contain both article banks and ezine directories. Some offer a special area where the publisher can request articles or ad swaps. When you visit article banks, look for the other services that the site owner provides for publishers and utilize all their services.
For Authors and Publishers
If you find yourself using an article bank over and over again, consider providing a link from your site to their site – maybe on a “recommended links” page. It’s an excellent way to thank the site owner for providing such a valuable resource.
Where To Find Article Banks
To view a very large list of article banks, visit http://www.coachmaria.com/articles/articlebanks.html.
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