Ways To Promote Your Business When Your Passion is Writing

Written by Maria Marsala

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Promote your article throughrepparttar signature line of your email.

Make it easy for people to request your article by placing it in an auto-responder. Some auto-responders sites are: www.ez-responder.com, www.webmailstation.com, www.fastfacts.net, http://www.sendfree.com

Send articles to your local newspaper (make sure you include your own copyright information and bio*

Mail, throughrepparttar 129681 Post Office, new articles to your former clients, current clients and potential clients. Include a hand written note and your business card.

Pass your new articles out at networking meetings. People seem to take this type of newsletter more quickly than a brochure (just my personal observation).

Subscribe to some elists that are set up for authors to publicize their work. Make sure that you change your subscription to digest mode! I subscribe to a few on yahoogroups.com and topica.com Conduct a search usingrepparttar 129682 words promote articles, advertise articles, or submit articles. There are new lists popping up allrepparttar 129683 time.

Maria Marsala is an internationally known Business & Life Coach-Consultant. She has blended her career as a Wall Street trader and manager, community activist, and experience as a consultant with training from Coach U to create Maria's Place for Holistic Evolution. Subscribe to "Helping You and Your Business Grow", a free weekly ezine at www.coachmaria.com


Written by Mary Anne Hahn

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The reason is pretty obvious, if you think of your own experience as a consumer. Certainly, many of us shop at discount department and variety stores, never knowing what kinds of bargains we might find at these places. But where do we go when we need something specific, or of high quality? The department store may or may not have a particular book we want to read, but chances are excellent that a bookstore will have it. The variety store may carry tools, but a hardware store will more likely carry exactly what we need for that fix-it project. In health matters, we go to general practitioners for routine check ups, but prefer to have specialists treat any serious conditions. Moreover, we're often willing to pay top dollar forrepparttar expertise and reliable reputation thatrepparttar 129679 specialist, or specialty store, provides.

The same holds true for people in need of a writer. The celebrity seeks an experienced ghostwriter for her tell-all autobiography, one with a track record of completing entire books and getting them published, whilerepparttar 129680 political candidate needs a seasoned speech writer. Software companies want writers skilled at putting together user-friendly technical documents, while advertising agencies look for samples of creative copy. These writing styles differ as greatly from one another as, say, a watercolor from an oil painting, or reggae from a symphony-and our potential markets and customers know it. So although we might be fully capable of switching gears from one form or writing to another, few people are going to gamble on us if there is a tried-and-true specialist out there for hire.

So yes, I am advocating that one ofrepparttar 129681 first things you do if you want to start a profitable writing business or career is decide what kind(s) of writing you will specialize in offering. Start out with as narrow a scope as possible-keep in mindrepparttar 129682 mechanic who works solely on Mercedes transmissions-and becomerepparttar 129683 very best at whatever type of writing it is that you've chosen. Once you have established yourself in one area, you can always diversify into others.

Atrepparttar 129684 very least, you'll be able to write that book: "How I Made Millions as a (Fill inrepparttar 129685 Blank) Writer!"

Mary Anne Hahn is the editor of WriteSuccess, a free biweekly ezine of ideas, information and inspiration for people who want to pursue successful full-time writing careers. To subscribe, send mailto: writesuccess-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

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