Is It Really This Easy to Get Free Advertising?

One of the best ways to get free advertising is to simply write articles and give them away. Itís a foreign concept to those new to online business, but youíll really be impressed with the results.

1. Why Should You Write Articles?

Newsletter and website owners are desperate for content. As someone who owns a website and publishes a newsletter, I can vouch for this. Every day, I search article lists, looking for quality information that will help my readers. And, every article I use from these resources gets published with the authorís information and a link to their site.

2. Why Give The Articles Away?

How much would you pay to include your ad in a newsletter or popular website? Anywhere from $5 to $80. Wouldnít you prefer to have your ad placed for free? Itís easy to see the financial reward. Look at the bottom of this article. Right there, plain as day, you can see a resource box with my website included, so you have proof that this method works.

3. How do you write an article?

Take another look at the article that youíre reading right now. Itís short. Itís simple. Iím not a Literary Genius. Iím just being me.

Start by picking something you know about, or a problem that you can solve, and start writing. Personally, I enjoy shorter articles more than longer ones, so donít feel you have to write a novel in order to get noticed. Some of the best articles are ďTop 10 ÖĒ or ď5 Ways to ÖĒ Just do it!

If you have difficulties writing, try recording yourself talking about a topic. Then, transcribe the conversation.

4. What should you include in the Author Bio?

This can be the hardest part of writing articles. Spend time on your resource box. Make it catchy. Show your personality or expertise.

Things to include:

Your Name - this shouldnít be too hard.

Something interesting about you or your business - what is unique or special about your service or products?

Your website link - Donít forget this one!

Special offer - Mention a freebie or special offer if you have one.

Donít use this area for the *hard sell*. Just grab interest so theyíll come to your site or sign up for your newsletter.

5. Who Wants Your Article?

After youíve proof-read your article several times and spell-checked it, submit it to some of the great places online whoíll spread the word about your article. Some of my favorites are, and .

May you have lots and lots of free advertising!

Nicole Dean is the mostly-sane Mom behind Ė a fun resource helping WAHMs Succeed. If you want to be a successful and mostly-sane work at home mom, too, donít miss Nicoleís free tutorial at

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