A few weeks ago, I turned on my PC, opened up my inbox, and found about 15 emails from people asking me if I wouldn’t mind doing some work for them. Over the course of the next few days this has turned into around 25 emails!
There were requests for article writing, sales letters, website copywriting, SEO copywriting, blog posts and e-books… And they’d come from absolutely everywhere; from the UK, Germany and Belgium, to as far afield as Australia and New Zealand.
It was a little too much for me to handle, being a one-man band ‘n’ all, and I wondered what had happened to generate all of this interest in such a short space of time.
So after emailing one of the interested parties, I discovered that a newsletter had been sent out by a search engine company called entireweb.com, and in this particular issue was an article that I’d written, which included a link to my website at the bottom.
They’d simply taken one of my articles that I’d posted up on ezinearticles.com, and sent it out to their list of subscribers!
And that’s EXACTLY why you should be writing articles, and submitting them to a variety of article sites, because you never know who might be reading them.
Articles are a great promotional tool for your business, and as long as the content is well written and offers value to the reader, you’ll be surprised at just how much business you can get out of them.
At the moment, I’m finishing off a spot of SEO website copywriting for a company from Belgium. Their Executive Director (a very nice man named Bart), commissioned me to rewrite the content for the UK versions of three of his websites, and improve the search engine ranking for many of his web pages.
If you’d like to have a look at them, simply click on any of the three links below:
Right then, I’d better get back to work, because time is money, as they say!
And I’ve got lots to do…
I have two weight loss articles to write for a German chap named Friedrich, some website copy for a graphic designer in New Zealand, a sales letter for an internet marketer in Texas, and content for an online adult (cough cough) sex shop for a guy Down Under! And much more besides…
And it’s all thanks to one little article.
Nick Cobb – Freelance Copywriter