|The Small Business Library|
March 20, 2001
The Top 10 Article Banks on the Web
One of my favorite web sites to learn about being an author is about.com. They have a forum for freelance writers, screenwriters, a writer's exchange and more. Just put "writers" in their search box and have fun.
So what is an article bank? It's a site where you can "deposit" your articles on the web. Don't look to take your articles to the bank right away by posting to these sites though! Only one site on my list pays in "cash" and at 2 cents per click you won't get rich quick. You do place copyright info and a bio on each article you submit. On some sites you can place your picture and/or logo.
Bottom line: you'll never know who will read your article, write to you, subscribe to your e-Zine, make a trip to your site, hire you or pay for your future articles, until you "get" your articles out there!
Visit an article bank if you don't like to write or don't have enough articles for your own newsletter. With permission and the authors' attributions, most article banks allow you to use articles from their sites.
Once you have written an article, how can you get others to notice it? Design a page on your web site (personal or business) where you link the articles you have deposited into an article bank on your page. Visit www.coachmaria.com/articles.html to see an example of my articles page. You'll receive the option of choosing what type of articles you'd like to read. Below are ten articles banks for you to discover.
You'll receive 2c for each person who clicks on your article. They send out a daily newsletter. All types of articles.