Developing content for your business website is only one way your brand becomes recognized online. Article marketing will help your brand become more familiar, and provide healthy links back to your website.
Several online article submission sites exist, but I don’t recommend them all. You want your material where journalists, bloggers, and industry enthusiasts are more likely to pick them up.
What is all the buzz about content, anyway? Content is that necessary component of your online marketing that has a very soft voice, but carries a pretty big stick. While copywriting is specifically related to marketing, content has more to do with reputation building and link strategies.
No, I’m not implying that you have to hit anyone over the head, on the contrary. (more…)
Content is so important to your online efforts. It’s a mountain to tackle, though. There are so many places to continually update, it can seem like a daunting task. Even when you love to write, it’s not always easy to conjure up the passion necessary to crank out quality work.
I suggest free writing to everyone I know. It’s a simple, 10-minute strategy to start the ball rolling. Simply, set the timer and go for 10-minute intervals with no regard for anything but the subject matter. The revising and editing done after it’s set for a day will turn your lump of clay into very useful material. (more…)
Do you write your own Web site and blog content? Your own articles? If you are paying to have your content written, consider the source.
There’s an old saying that still holds true – you get what you pay for. If you purchase from freelance writing boards and only offer low-ball pay, you may end up with regurgitated content that was previously written for someone else, or student work.
Not that you can’t find good writers on a freelance job board, of course you can. But some writers who are willing to work for less may not believe your project is worth their best effort. If you do hire off of a job board, offer a decent rate of pay for the job to be done. This benefits everyone and gets you closer to the writer who knows what good content is worth and is willing to do a great job if paid fairly. This is a business.