Category : resource box
Submission Simplified! Do It Right Once & You Can Do It Over & Over
(This Post was posted on Monday, July 30th, 2007 at 2:20 pm)

If you read the last post, you know where to submit your articles. Now it’s time to find out how! Submission can be time-consuming. All sites require different information and have different features. Here are some helpful tips to remember when submitting your articles:

1. Sign up! Many sites require you to register for their directories to keep better management of the articles you submit. On many sites you can go back at any time and edit a previous submisssion, while others offer one chance to get it right. The article directories we have been suggesting are all free to submit. Keep your login information in a safe place so you have it handy to save time every time you submit.

2. Choose your keywords! Most sites ask you to fill in a few keywords for your article. DO NOT leave this blank! These words will be what people will submit in a search to find your article. You want to be sure your article is found and read! Use keywords that identify your expertise and niche subject area.

3. Spice up your title! Now is your last chance to evaluate your title. Make sure your title is creative and reflective of what your article is about. No reader will want to chose your article if the title seems boring. This usually foretells an the article that probably lacks excitement as well. Refer back to our previous post “Titles That Tantalize the Mind!” for more detailed tips to a perfect title.

4. Read the guidelines! Many people seem to overlook the guidelines, assuming that their article meets the requirements. WRONG! Some sites may only take a plain text format, or will not allow html codes. These same sites may not offer previews of your article as well, so you will not know what the finished product looks like until it is too late. Make sure you look over the submission guidelines for each site so you can make the necessary adjustments before you click “Submit.”

Check out the previous blogs for some sites to submit to if you’re still unsure of where to start. Remember to track what you are submitting where. Choose keywords to get your article read, and don’t forget to spice up your titles! Happy reading! Happy traffic!

Write a Resource Box That Gets People Clicking!
(This Post was posted on Saturday, July 14th, 2007 at 9:29 pm)

Now that we have covered how to write a great article, we are not quite through! The next step is getting people to respond. How do we do this you ask? We can pull in the readers by making your resource box one that viewers can’t refuse. Your resource box needs to turn potential customers into actual clients.

Your resource box is the last item that readers are left with in your article. After reading your great and compelling article, this is the point for you to seal the deal. Your resource box needs to contain basic information about yourself that gives the reader a sense that you are a trusted source and someone of accreditation. Include information on major projects you may have completed and may be known for. Include what your area of expertise is and your titles, as well as how long you have been involved with that area if it is a substantial amount of time. Do you have a PhD in Molecular Science? Here is where to place that information if your article is related to that field. This gives readers the assurance that they should be listening to you.

Furthermore, in the resource box is where you would include your website and free offer. Maybe you offer a free eBook or gift. By including this here, viewers can select your link, which redirects them to your website, and they can input their information for you to keep on your mailing list. Also, now readers have the chance to browse through your website and possibly be enticed to purchase other items or services you may be offering.

Your resource box is a great tool to let readers know who you are and what you can offer them. Spend as much time here as you would on your article to ensure you are making the most of your time and energy.