One of the wonderful things that the internet has presented to writers is the creation of a new avenue for them to make money. The internet is a content-based space and content is mostly produced by people with a talent to put together written content. But even though the internet has given writers fresh opportunities for work, it really won’t mean anything if the articles they write are not given attention.
Promoting articles online is an important part of generating content because, much like a TV show, creative output like online articles won’t really have much value if it is not read by people. And the more people who read the articles, the more valuable it gets in terms of helping the web site that carries the article gain more popularity. If you’re still not familiar about how to promote your content articles online, you can follow these tips:
Use social media networks
Social media sites have become a powerful tool in promoting articles quickly and effectively. Sharing your article’s links to your social media contacts is a really effective way of sharing your article. Many people will get to read your article, and if they like it, will definitely share it with other people as well. This can create a word-of-mouth effect that can net you a lot of reader.
Sharing your articles is quite easy. For example, if you have a Twitter account you can tweet your articles link. This is very effective and if your article’s topic is related to a hot or trending topic then it will definitely get a lot of hits in a very short time. But first you have to build a large following so work on getting more followers to your Twitter account.
Facebook is arguably the most popular social media network in the world today and this is a great platform for promoting your articles. Promoting your articles is as simple as sharing the link on your status page. You can do this same thing if you have a MySpace or LinkedIn account.
There are other avenues available to you when promoting your articles online. Some of the options you can explore include joining online forums related to the topic in your article and posting a link there and joining message boards related to the topic. These are topic driven sites where members look for information. Articles related to the topic will definitely get a lot of traffic from curious members.
Use your mailing list
You’ve probably amassed quite a number of email addresses in your years of using your email. Use this mailing list to send your article link. Sending your article to friends and acquaintances will get a high probability of being read because they won’t think your mail is spam. This, in effect, increases the likelihood that your email will go viral.
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