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(5) Use proper grammar and spelling. Publishers will not take time to edit your article. Make sure you read your article several times and use spellcheck.
(6) Avoid articles that are nothing more than a sales letter. Publishers want quality content and will simply delete an article that is written like a sales letter.
(7) Avoid referring readers to an affiliate URL. Articles containing affiliate links may make your article appear to be biased and untrustworthy.
(8) Write your articles with a sincere desire to teach and inform. Talk to your readers and share your expertise.
Once you've written your article, you'll need to develop a list of publishers that may be interested in publishing it. The best way to accomplish this is to display your articles on your website. Place a subscription box on each of your article pages to enable your visitors to subscribe. This list should be used to announce your new articles.
In addition, you can visit some ezine sites to locate publishers who may be interested in your articles. A good place to start is eZINESearch. http://www.ezinesearch.com
Search through database for publications that may be interested in type of article you've written.
Another great way to promote your articles is to submit them to article announcement groups. These groups enable writers to submit their articles to an entire group of publishers, completely free.
Article Announcement Lists:
Article Announce Subscribe: mailto:email@example.com
AABusiness Subscribe: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
AAInternet Subscribe: mailto:email@example.com
PublishInYours Subscribe: mailto:PublishInYoursfirstname.lastname@example.org
Articles Archive Subscribe: mailto:email@example.com
Free Content Subscribe: mailto:Free-Contentfirstname.lastname@example.org
Make sure you review submission guidelines prior to posting your article to an announcement group.
Here are some additional promotional resources to help you get published:
http://www.web-source.net/articlesub.htm http://www.web-source.net/syndicator_submit.htm http://www.authorconnection.com/ http://www.ideamarketers.com/ http://www.ezinearticles.com/ http://www.marketing-seek.com/ http://www.netterweb.com/articles/
Writing and distributing free articles on Internet will be one of best promotional decisions you'll ever make. Not only will it provide you with free publicity, but if your articles are good, you'll become a trusted professional in your area of expertise.
Shelley Lowery is the author of Ebook Starter - A complete ebook design kit. Subscribe to Etips, for a wealth of quality information to assist you in Web Design, Internet Marketing & Ecommerce. All new subscribers receive a free copy of the highly acclaimed ebook, "Killer Internet Marketing Strategies." http://www.web-source.net/cgi-bin/t.cgi?l=bl1