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Now I'll talk
about the websites which publish ezines but don't say if they accept
articles. Just because they don't mention it on their websites
doesn't mean they don't accept articles. For sites like these I use
a couple of directories devoted to listing ezines only and not free
http://ezine-universe.com/. These directories will usually tell
you the following information and more about each ezine they list:
Name and email of the Editor/Publisher
If they accept articles or not, what type of articles they accept
and how to submit them.
And of course the all important circulation number.
Simply enter your search criteria and visit the bio page for each
ezine. Be patient as for some searches there are 2500+ ezines
listed. When on an ezines bio page check to see if their circulation
is above 500, (otherwise it will just be a waste of time) if it is
check to see if the ezine accepts articles. If they do add the
editors or publishers first name (if you can), ezine name and the
article submission email address to your ezine publishers mailing
list. It will take time to visit all the ezine bio pages but after
doing so your mailing list should start to take shape. Be careful
not to have duplicates in your mailing list, this is sure to annoy
the unlucky publisher who receives the same article three or four
The resources mentioned higher up the article are only a fraction of
the resources available, doing a simple search for related keywords
should return many more places for you to promote your articles.
One more final point before I conclude, recently I came across a
service on a website. The service offered to promote your article
for $50 by sending it to 2,800 ezine publishers. I considered giving
the service a try myself but then thought what about the next
article I want to submit? I'll have to pay $50 over and over again
and I'm not going to do that so I decided against using this
service. I would have to promote my articles myself. The point I'm
trying to make is to gradually build your own list of people who are
interested in your articles then this list will be your for keeps.
Don't borrow someone else's list. The process is slower but much
more profitable in the long run.
That's the end of the article, in it you've learned the power behind
writing articles for others, what's needed in order for your article
to be published and what resources there are to help you. Hopefully
you can benefit from the information you've read here. Happy
Article by David Callan. David is an Internet marketing
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