I have a confession to make.
I think in "articles."
As a freelance copywriter working with a shoestring budget, I use articles to promote my writing expertise on web. And it really works! But I must tell you, it's taking over my brain.
I started doing this about seven months ago, and over past couple of months I noticed some "article chatter" happening in my head.
Now, instead of "I think I'll write Cathy an email about my new Betta fish, Harry Peesalot," it's "Maybe I'll write an article about Betta fish and post it on web!"
The article starts flowing from my brain before I can even get to keyboard.
What heck is going on here? Was I brainwashed by some weird article-writing cult? Possibly, but I think it's a blessing, and I believe it can only mean wonderful things for my business.
Article Exposure: Worth Extra Effort
Are you an aspiring freelance copywriter? Do you want to open yourself up to new opportunities in a new, specialized niche? If so, article marketing is way to go.
Some writers will argue that it takes too much time and effort to write articles. But really now, what else are you doing with your time? Watching TV? Writing emails and complaining about how lame your life is to friends who *pretend* to be interested?
Stop writing those emails and start writing articles. You spend enough time writing down your thoughts, why not take it a step further and let yourself be heard and known as expert you are!
Advertise Your Business for FREE with Articles
Some writers will argue that article writing doesn't offer instant payment for them. That may be true... but not if you think of articles as free advertising. Free advertising is LONG TERM PROFIT, and that's far better than a few bucks thrown your way for articles that you write under somebody else's name and get absolutely zero recognition for.