Written by Craig Lock

Writing articles can provide you with enormous amount of exposure onrepparttar Web. You are branding yourself on a shoestring budget - it hasn't cost you a cent, but a little time and effort Writing a free content article is simple and follows a similar professional approach as an article for a standard, paying market.

People want quality content : for their ezines and their web sites .; however,repparttar 129505 competition for content is fierce. Every Web site owner wants content and hundreds of writers want their content visible onrepparttar 129506 Web It's FREE promotion through your signature file atrepparttar 129507 end of your article* Articles that give good information or explain how to accomplish something are usually best, and will be read most often.

Here are some pointers in writing articles forrepparttar 129508 www:

1. Accept that writing forrepparttar 129509 web is different to writing forrepparttar 129510 off-line world. People tend to skim and scan (note alliteration) when reading online. They read quickly scrolling downrepparttar 129511 page.

2. Identify your target audience.

3. Give your article a catchy title that will grab attention and make people want to read.

4. Keep your title reasonably short. Put some thought and effort into your heading - again to get your reader's immediate attention.

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Corporate Roads Less Traveled: A Guide For Freelance Writers

Written by Mary Anne Hahn

When targeting any corporation for freelance work, most writers contactrepparttar communications department. It makes sense, after all, thatrepparttar 129502 department responsible forrepparttar 129503 majority of a company's external and internal communications would haverepparttar 129504 greatest potential need for freelancers.

But having worked in a large insurance company for over 15 years, I can vouch forrepparttar 129505 fact thatrepparttar 129506 need for strong writers exists throughoutrepparttar 129507 organization, not just in communications. Andrepparttar 129508 management in these other departments often realize that need. But they probably won't even think to seek out a freelancer--unless you make them aware of your availability, and show them how you might help them solve one or more problems within their areas.

Moreover, this fact doesn't apply only to insurance companies. Utilities, banks, hospitals, brokerage firms, and a wide variety of other organizations frequently have similar departments, with similar needs. You just have to know where to look, and whom to contact.

The following list, although by no means exhaustive, contains corporate "roads less traveled" where enterprising writers might be able to pick up freelance work:

Customer Service Departments

I list this one first, only because I've spent a good deal of my own work history inrepparttar 129509 customer service sector, so I know firsthand what writing needs exist there.

A certain amount of service for many companies is done via correspondence--either through form letters or more personalized responses from a representative to a customer. Often these form letters could use a professional writer's touch, or these representatives could use business writing training. Some organizations might even hire a writer to assist them with their correspondence backlogs, or withrepparttar 129510 creation of new form letters.

Another idea would be to offer employee newsletters targeted to customer service departments. The newsletter might include Service Employee ofrepparttar 129511 Month, customer service tips and articles, motivational quotes and stress-reducing techniques and exercises. If you've ever worked in a customer service department, you'd understand how valuable this type of newsletter could be in terms of employee morale.

Human Resources Departments

Next to communications, HR departments probably producerepparttar 129512 most documentation within an organization, and most likely would be open to assistance in doing so. From developing company policies to job descriptions, from posting fliers announcing upcoming company events to handling employee benefits paperwork, human resource professionals for whom writing may not come easily need to constantly communicate torepparttar 129513 rest ofrepparttar 129514 company in writing. Can you help them get their messages out clearly and professionally? If so, freelance opportunities await.

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