Time and creativity are really all you need to market your articles and to build your readership. No need to send email after email pitching your article only to find out they want to charge you a fee to feature your content, which will earn them revenue. There are some proven ways to promote your articles – that cost absolutely nothing. Spend a little time investing in these proven methods and your readership is sure to increase.
Logging into sites like Twitter, Myspace or Facebook opens up the ability to market yourself to every user that has an account or is on your friends list, which you can than enlist the help of your friends to further your promotion efforts! Literally, millions of people log onto these social networking sites everyday; that’s millions of potential readers right at your fingertips. Twitter in itself is a valuable resource that you can be utilizing to not only gain followers but to drum up ideas for your next big story or announcing your most recent article. With the creation of Twitter, people are “tweeting” about their pet’s, celebrity’s are gaining followers and now its time for you to do a little bit of shameless self-promotion of your own!
Another great way to get your articles in front of more people would be to utilize article submission websites such as StumbleUpon. StumbleUpon has over nine million faithful readers, which means by clicking a keyword they can be reading your articles. Having guests post on your blog opens up another whole venue of readers because the guest will market to their friends and acquaintances while you are doing some free article marketing to your friends as well as your friend’s friends.
You should also be diligent in monitoring where your articles or blog are showing up in search engine results. Monitoring where you are appearing in search engines based on keywords allows you to see which ones actually have the potential to entice readers to your articles. Linking is a very valuable resource to tap into; which enables you to link your articles to others with the same keywords to increase your readership. Free article marketing is not as difficult as you may think; you just have to become a little creative.