Writing Articles for Free and or Paid + Websites to Submit your Writing

Written by Laura Hickey


When starting out inrepparttar article writing business many feel one sided. Some say that writing for free will gain you great publicity while others prefer only to be paid for their articles. But if you're just starting out you may be confused as to which way isrepparttar 135211 best or perhaps doing both would benefit you. Free Article Writing- If you write free articles and submit them to free article directories you have a good chance of them being picked up and published on several websites. If you include your website address inrepparttar 135212 "Aboutrepparttar 135213 Author" section this could bring you a good amount of hits, but not always. You may start getting requests from newsletter and e-zines editors that want to make sure they can use your article. This could lead to great exposure for your work. Below is a list of places you can list your free article for others to use. Webmasters, Editors, etc...using your work cannot change your article in any shape or form but by submitting to these websites, you allow others to publish your work on their website. You may be published on a website that you don't like, many haven't had this be a problem but there's a chance. Paid Article Writing- For some this is a full time job and for others a little extra earned money onrepparttar 135214 side. Some look at those who have been paid for their work as officially published writers. It adds

Top 10 Tips for Blogging

Written by S. Housley


Tips for creating a blog. There are no hard and fast rules on how to blog. Having said that, bloggers will likely increase their exposure by following some simple blog guidelines.

1.) Stay on topic. Opinions are generally accepted butrepparttar content ofrepparttar 135134 items inrepparttar 135135 blog should all relate to a general theme. Unless you have an uncanny knack for wit, humor or cynicism,repparttar 135136 majority of your readers will be interested inrepparttar 135137 content that relates to a specific defined theme or loosely defined area of interest. Most readers won't care that you eat Cheerios for breakfast. They may, however, be interested inrepparttar 135138 fact that vinegar takes out stains and that toilet paper rolls make great wreaths. Define a topic and stick to it. This will ensure that you create a loyal following of interested readers.

2.) Stay informative. If you are attempting to createrepparttar 135139 impression that you are knowledgeable about a specific industry or sector, be sure that you stay current on news. If you are endorsing a product or voicing an opinion, be sure to check your facts; your reputation is at stake. If you are offering an opinion, be sure to qualify your post, making it clear thatrepparttar 135140 content is intended as an editorial.

3.) Old news is not news. While blogging every day can be a drain, it is important thatrepparttar 135141 information presented is current and accurate, writing an article or blurb about something that happened 6 months ago, will not be of interest to many. Telling your audience that Martha Stewart was convicted and will be going to prison, after her sentence is completed will make people questionrepparttar 135142 value of your columns.

4.) Adhere to a schedule. Create a schedule and stick to it. Realizing that blogging requires time and effort, don't create unrealistic expectations and be unable to deliver. An occasional lapse or holiday is generally understood but readers returning to find stale, out-dated content are going to find another blog with similar content. New blogs and RSS feeds are popping up on a daily basis. If you have worked hard to develop an audience and a community you don't want to lose them due to lack of communication.

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