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The downside: While I think $400.00 is a fair price for amount of time she is going to invest, I fear that price is a bit steep for most small business owners trying to build a downline.
Ezine Announcer Software: Cost $69.00 (www.f1000.com/ezineannouncer) This is a pretty cool program. It automates many of tasks that are time consuming and boring. It comes with a long list of 1700 publishers who want your articles. You enter your article and then run through sites you want to contact. Yes, you still have to do work, but it takes away some of pain. You buy it, install it, and then you can run it whenever you have an article to publish. The software solution is great if youíre technically proficient.
The downside: Once you install program, list of submission sites has already begun going out of date. New sites spring up all time and existing sites become defunct. While many of submission tasks are automated, you are still tied to your desk working through submission process. I like software solution, I just wish there were a few more features.
Article Marketer: Cost - Free (www.articlemarketer.com) ArticleMarketer.com is a free web service. You enter your article and press button - then system goes to work. Your articles are submitted to 2,351 people, as well as content web sites and popular article directories. Articles are distributed according to publisher guidelines and based on categories you choose. The list of sites is always up to date, with new publishers being added all time and defunct ones deleted.
The downside: The free service is only sent to a fraction of their list. They have a paid program ($8.95) that distributes your articles to complete list of over 50,000 people. With a subscription ($39.95), you can send an unlimited number of articles to full list.
To summarize: If you want to really build your downline quickly, submitting royalty free articles to ezines and newsletter editors is way to go. If you donít want to spend hours and hours of drudge work doing article submission, you should give one of these solutions a try.
Of three, ArticleMarketer.com is my favorite (for obvious reasons). It allows me to maximize my budget and get my articles to greatest number of people with least amount of effort. I put this article in (it took literally 45 seconds) and here you are reading it. Now thatís what I call effective marketing!
Chris Ellington gives effective and easy to implement marketing strategies to small business owners and home business entrepreneurs. His Simplified Selling System has been a favorite of salespeople around the world. Get your free marketing strategies at www.simplifiedselling.com.