The life of an internet marketer revolves around
one thing: Content. You need articles for your blog, more
great content for your newsletter or ezine, and even more
quality articles if you plan to do article marketing or guest
blogging to get free advertising for your website. So, before
you throw in the towel completely, let me share a few ideas
with you that may help you to actually have time away from
When looking for articles, you have several options. I personally
recommend that you use several of these suggestions to add
a variety of content to your websites.
I'll start with a few of my favorites...
Grab some Free Reprint Articles at the Directories.
Article directories like EzineArticles.com,
LadyPens.com and ArticleBase.com
are packed with quality articles that you can reprint on your
site. The only requirements are that you do not edit the article
in any way and that you include the author's resource box
(or bio) at the end including the link or two that the author
has included to his/her website.
It's a win-win situation. The author gets free advertising.
You, the publisher, get free content.
There are three negatives to using this type of article.
• First is the issue of duplicate content. You're sharing
the same exact articles as everyone else that uses that directory.
This is not a big deal at all if you're using the article
in your ezine, obviously, since duplicate content is only
an issue with the search engines. It's also not a huge issue
for your blog or website, as long as you write an introduction
to the article, and preferably a wrap-up statement or recommendation
at the end.
• Second is the very difficult issue of finding quality
content. Gone are the days of grabbing any old free reprint
article. You want Expert Content only – and many of
the article directories have “bleck” articles.
• Third is the issue of posting those darn links in
the author resource box. You're basically advertising for
someone else for free. Ouch.
Good news! I can help you with the free advertising part
in the next section of this article.
Use Extra-Special Free Reprint Articles.
Oftentimes ebook owners and other marketers with affiliate
programs offer articles with a twist. You get to replace the
link(s) in the author resource box with YOUR affiliate link
for that program.
Here you'll find many articles that meet that criteria:
OR, if your favorite Experts regularly offer reprint articles,
ask if this is an option for you.
That way, the expert still gets free advertising. And, you,
the publisher, still get great content. But, you can also
benefit by earning affiliate commissions as well.
This model definitely adds an increased level of appeal compared
to traditional reprint articles. Wouldn't you agree?
Write the Articles Yourself.
You can choose to write some of your web content yourself.
I highly recommend that you do write much of your own content,
at least on the sites where you're trying to establish yourself
as an authority.
However, there are options below that will enable you to
post quality content to your website without having to write
all of it yourself. (Some you can just edit and use.) The
difference in the options below is that YOU become the expert,
rather than endorsing someone else as the expert.
Hire a Quality Ghostwriter or Copywriter.
A ghostwriter is a freelancer who writes for you (usually
articles or reports), but you take the credit. A copywriter
specializes in writing copy that sells, and you usually take
There are many sites on the web where you can find writers.
Start by asking around, or go to sites like elance.com (a
job posting site) or Shelancers.com (a directory of freelancers)
to look around. Having a ghostwriter on hand can keep your
blog fresh and active.
Our Favorite Shortcut: Stock up on PLR articles.
PLR articles stands for Private Label Rights articles. PLR
articles are usually written by a ghostwriter and sold to
several website owners. This means that you (and a limited
number of other bloggers) can edit the articles and publish
them without being required to link back to anyone or give
anyone credit for writing them. You become the expert when
using PLR articles.
Customize the articles, tweak them for your market, insert
examples or photos or case studies and publish them on your
website -- or just use them as they are. Either way, you gain
a lot of flexibility when working with PLR. Not only that
but they are very affordable.
So, How do you Find a Good PLR Service?
Simple. Find a PLR site that's been around for awhile and
offers professionally-written and edited content that's sold
in limited quantities. That will ensure that you're not getting
recycled PLR, but are getting your hands on top-quality content.
Our Recommendation for Top Quality PLR, Sold in Very Limited
EasyPLR.com has been offering the best niche plr article
packs on the web since 2006. Great reputation. Thousands of
happy, repeat customers over the years. Great quality. The
content is written by Professional Writers on staff and Edited
by a Separate staff member. Limited Availability. You're not
sharing your articles with thousands of other people.
Run by a Respected Internet Marketer. Nicole Dean owns EasyPLR.com
and is oftentimes called the marketer with integrity, and
runs her business by her gut and her ethics, not strictly
by her pocketbook.
Excellent customer support. Need any help? They're there for
I'm a customer at EasyPLR.com and I highly recommend their
it out here.
Articles: Run by Chris Knight, EzineArticles
is probably the oldest and best site online when it comes
to free articles."Includes a searchable database of hundreds
of thousands of quality original articles and allows email
newsletter publishers hungry for fresh content to find articles
that they can use in their ezines."