Wednesday

Article Directories and Ghostwriting - Strategies to Save You Time

With everyone so busy these days, we are all looking for strategies to help us get more done in less time. Well, there are a few ways to do this - we'll discuss two of them today.

Article Directories

This is a great way to add great content to your site. You can visit the vast number of directories out there in cyberspace and pick and choose for the articles that work best for your niche. I’ve found articles I’ve written for directories that have been picked up and posted on a number of sites, so I know it’s a good strategy to keep in mind. The author is happy to see writers utilizing their work, and the blogger has fresh content for his/her site. That's what you call a win-win situation.

There are hundreds if not more of article directories. A few of the popular ones are: EzineArticles.com; AssociatedContent.com; Suite101.com; Helium.com; Examiner.com; iSnare.com; and ArticleCity.com. They all have a search feature that will make it easy to find the type of articles you are looking for.

Please keep in mind though, you must keep the article intact – this means keeping any and all bylines and links. Otherwise folks, it’s called plagiarism.

Ghostwriting

Ghostwriting isn't about scary stories and ghosts, it's about providing you with great content, articles and more... with you getting all the credit! This is the perfect strategy when you want that personal touch and when you want an article or story to reflect you. It is collaboration between the ghostwriter and the author. Providing the ghostwriter with facts, impressions, or ideas will help him/her create an article that will seem as if it's coming from you.

While it's fine to add articles from article directories, it's important to create your own platform also. The only way to become known as an expert in your niche is to let others know that you know what you're talking about. This means providing information with your own personal style.

You can also work with a ghostwriter to create e-books to sell, or offer as freebies on your site. This is a great way to entice readers to subscribe to your site and increase your mailing list.

And, don't forget about your email campaigns and newsletter; ghostwriters can help you keep your mailings updated with fresh and informative information.

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Until next time,
Karen Cioffi, Freelance Writer


2 comments:

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Karen and Robyn - Writing for Children said...

Thanks so much, Carma. I will drop by!

Karen