How do you market your articles?

United States
August 8, 2009 5:14pm CST
Many of us write for sites like Helium or Associated Content. These site base a large portion of their pay on the number of visitors your articles receive. Are you currently marketing your articles? What methods are you using to actively market your articles?
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@diamania (7037)
• Netherlands
8 Aug 09
I dont really market. I cheat. And it works like a charm. Bukisa owes me 11 dollars for one articleIf they dont pay ill blackmail them. I am simply fantastic and evil! I like this discussion. Anyway, in AS there is this write for company stuff right? You can get a pretty nice income when you provide them a few good articles man!
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@aprces (1082)
• China
8 Aug 09
what's as? i heard about cj owed a user $40000 dollars,i don't know whether it's true or not.it seems that there has more webearn site begin to owe users's money,economic crisis?
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@diamania (7037)
• Netherlands
9 Aug 09
Associated content. Its good stuff, people say. Bukisa is probably Israeli scam... was about to make a joke about it but better not make it. :)
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• United States
9 Aug 09
I have never heard of Bukiska, however, I use Associated Content very often and enjoy it. I also have found it very profitable.
@kykidd (6820)
• United States
10 Aug 09
I haven't written for Associated Content or Helium in quite a while. Mainly because their pay didn't seem to be worth the time and effort. I have, however, been writing for eHow, and doing quite well with them. I market my articles with a blog. I also send a link to them on Twitter from time to time. I haven't really done a lot of marketing besides that. I am doing fairly well with that site though.
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• United States
25 Aug 09
What limits does EHow.com put on their articles. Their name may be deceiving but do they only accept how to articles? I have not signed up with them for this reasons. However, I could be wrong and they accept all kinds of articles.
@aprces (1082)
• China
8 Aug 09
Thanks for your two site.i've never heard about it.after reading your post,then i went for these two site.though my first impression to them,it seems that these two webearn site is an another form of posting blog,something like guest blogger or guest actor,but if you want to earn more,so you must post out high quality article blog marketing has a lot of forms,it depends,it depends on how to optimize your blog to the top list at large.casually search on the web,you can get a huge amount of posts which is about marketing your blog,blablabla...... i think actually the contents what you've posted is the key,is the most important.once you have lots of excellent post,then i think you will have the courage to start marketing,if not,you will be ashamed to do that.even if you were not be in shame,the visit you get them bring to your blog,just one time after reading,there's a little chance to pull them back in the future because of a terrible primary impression
• United States
9 Aug 09
You make some very valid points. You do have to have quality articles to market. I did not begin writing until I went back to college. I was always interested in writing but was not comfortable trying to get published. Fear of rejection I guess. After I had written many term papers then I started publishing articles. My point is that everyone needs to find a way to improve their writing. At some point, they will become comfortable enough to submit articles for publication.
@aprces (1082)
• China
9 Aug 09
Fear of ReJection,absoLutely Yep! It is the First step that Costs TroubLesome.But Once You Begin,You Will Never Quit
@aprces (1082)
• China
9 Aug 09
Your Weblog Is Blocked By GFW.I Just Visited it Through Proxy Just A Moment Ago
@Yodeyo (36)
• United States
16 Aug 09
I haven't been marketing my articles. However, I opened an account with HubPages last night. I didn't publish my draft before I shut my computer down. It hit me: submit the blog article to Associated Content for upfront payment/non-exclusive rights. Then publish it on HubPages! This was a eureka moment for me because I normally don't think about marketing my articles. Of course, I'll have to add information about my HubPage to my AC profile. I probably wouldn't have thought about this if I hadn't read an article last week about writing an article for AC, changing the title to make it E-How ready, and then linking those articles to a myLot discussion. I hadn't thought of using myLot for marketing purposes. In fact, I still haven't promoted any articles on this site, but as I read other posts, I see that many members do promote their work here. I've just been enjoying the discussions.
@Yodeyo (36)
• United States
17 Aug 09
I've just discovered I probably can't post a previously published article on my HubPage.
• United States
25 Aug 09
You may look at jetspinner.com. It lets you write an article and include synonyms inside {}. Out of these synonnyms it will "spin" other article versions. I use them and it makes very readable and unique articles out of one version. Great way to get articles to publish on multiple sites.
@Yodeyo (36)
• United States
26 Aug 09
Thanks for the tip. I'll look into this.
@mrakobesie (1246)
• United States
10 Aug 09
I use ehow and hubpage, i use face book and myspace to find more readers. My articles are about alternative mrdicine, so i started a group dedicated to alternative medicine, so far it brought hundreds of readers to my articles. i just started using tweeter dig and other sites like that so i can't judge how good they will be, but my guess is that they will be good too.
• United States
11 Aug 09
Thank you for the response. You have given me some great ideas. Congratulations on your success with your articles.
• Philippines
26 Aug 09
Great ideas there. Will try them with the promotion of my articles on AC. As one member here have suggested, it would be best to try out different methods of promotion instead of relying on one. BUt i am sad to see that there were no major improvements yet with my marketing efforts.
• United States
24 Aug 09
I don't know if you've heard of textbroker but it's an article writing site that I use. You write an article that judges how well of a writer you are, which determines your pay then go from there looking for jobs to do on their site.
• United States
25 Aug 09
I have not heard of that site. I did not see their link on your site. Do they pay extra for referrals? If so, can you post the link on your profile or message it to me?
@jsilver09 (117)
• United States
17 Aug 09
I have used both of these sites to write articles for, however, I am not a fan of helium. I may have posted some careless work and therefore have not done so after my poor rating scale review knocked out my chance of being paid. When writing for AC, I try to find some topics on the assignment desk first, if I have no other ideas. I think that these may be preplanned pieces for distribution. I write this because I know my content gets an occasional payment, when AC makes an agreement to sell out to other web sites. I also use the auto post to Twitter, not Myspace. The best promotions come from the SEO choices. I have been looking for work out in the field and found out that knowing the best words of describition can be a skill in itself. I do agree with the post on finding favorite authors, I find this is also helpful. Good luck to in getting started. I would suggest googling e-books on the SEO ( Search Engine Optimization) skill.
• United States
18 Aug 09
Helium will probably deny this. However, I believe I can prove that their article placement system depends on more than just user ratings. I have actively started promoting some Helium articles. One article in particular, started receiving a large amount of traffic. I did not "leapfrog" the article (that is a Helium term) and I there were not any additional articles added to the topic. Yet, within a few days my article was two places higher in the standings. This is only on article, so far, but it might signal that article standings is more than just ratings.
• India
10 Aug 09
but it is for specific country area
• United States
10 Aug 09
triond I know you can be anywhere and helium I think you can be anywhere.