Saturday, November 11, 2006

Why write for free?

Networking has to do with fostering relationships and building credibility. One way to do this is through writing articles for free article directories. You don't get paid to write the articles, but it may be worth it in the long run.

Marketing guru and author Joe Vitale has written an excellent piece about where to pitch articles and news releases (see He mentions writing for free article directories, so it must be a good idea. Here’s how it works: you write an article on any topic you enjoy and submit it to the site. I created a list of some of the popular ones I know about. People who are looking for articles may use your article on their own website or blog, but they must retain the contact information you included in your bio in the resource box at the bottom of the article. It’s a neat way to have people promote you on their site while their readers have access to content-rich articles that showcase your talent. Plus, if you need an article for your newsletter, blog or website and you don't have time to write one, you can simply pull one from the free article directory and have an instant post.

Here are a few website that accept articles for this purpose:


I have submitted about 30 articles to Feel free to use any of them on your blog or website.

Several writers in the Lieurance co-op have taken the challenge to write 40 articles by the end of the year. Give article writing a try and see if you don't get more traffic to your website or blog as a result. The more articles you write, the more you will get noticed.

Yvonne Perry is a freelance writer and the owner of Write On! Creative Writing Services based in Nashville, Tennessee. She and her team of ghostwriters service clients all over the globe by offering quality writing at an affordable price. Be sure to subscribe to the RSS podcast feed and the free monthly newsletter about writing, networking, publishing and marketing on her website at


Maurene J. Hinds said...

Thanks for the great information and links, Yvonne! I'll be sure to check out the rest of your articles!

Writer4762 said...

As always....awesome information! You know that I think you are an incredible writer AND business person. No doubt.

Keep it up, I am learning from you!!!!


Sondra said...

You've prodded me to write more articles and become (at least) a Platinum author. Thanks!