Copyright 2005 Ron Hutton
How to write your ezine in 5 minutes by legally and ethically stealing other people’s articles...
There are virtual storehouses of awesome articles and reports just waiting online for you to tap into. They’re ready and available for your use; and, in fact, authors very much want you to go grab them and use their articles.
You don’t even have to search very far. You’re only a scroll and a click away from a list of sites and locations that will provide you with hundreds of articles that you can browse, pick up and publish for free.
Free article content and syndicated article content is pretty much same thing. The main difference is that syndicated article content is published or delivered either through use of a service or a script feed. Free article content is usually hosted on author’s site with his or her expressed permission for you to use it.
A few general rules to consider in your quest for quick-and-easy newsletter content:
1) Look for content that fits well with theme of your newsletter.
2) Answer this question for yourself... "Is this information of any value to my subscribers?"
3) How can I potentially benefit by using this article? And, yes, I am referring to money.
Points 1 and 2 above are obviously important considerations, and I don’t really need to dwell on them.
Point 3 is equally important.
Authors who provide free articles for your use will always require that you include their "resource box" at end of article. This is right and proper since author deserves to be recognized and it's their copyrighted material.
Are you asking yourself this question:
"If article isn't mine, and resource box isn't mine, how in world am I going to take this 5-minute newsletter and turn it into income?!"
Good question. Read on.
An important key to monetizing fre article content that you're borrowing from someone else is to seek out authors who will allow you to use an affiliate link to their products or services within resource box. The resource box is usually four or five lines that lead you to author's site.