Okay, you've decided to go into business for yourself. You have some seed money to start your new business, but you know you need to get the word out to your targeted audience that you are open for "business". Problem is, your seed money can only buy a few plants. :) Well, lucky you. I am about to reveal a cool, low cost, (almost no cost) proven method do drum up clients and get them knocking on your door...

The secret is writing articles. By doing so you are creating a powerful, free magnetic way to promote your business. Why? Simply beecause articles are a news source and they are much more credible than a paid advertisement.

Just imagine: This is a fantastic way to get your message in front of thousands of eyes. It can establish your credibility in your Industry; it can promote name recognition, and help you to introduce a new product to the world! Once you write an article don’t just let it sit! Put it to work!

Here are 20 ways to MAXIMIZE the use of ...

Here are 20 ways to MAXIMIZE the use of your articles!

1. Offer article as a FREE REPORT to customers.

2. Place articles on autoresponders

3. Offer article as a free gift when people refer others to you

4. Offer article as a free gift for subscribing to your opt in list

5. Use articles as weekly tips for newspaper columns, magazines, or ezines

6. Ask colleges, seminar or workshop presenters, and other training organizations if your article would make a nice addition to their training materials packet

7. Submit your article general knowledge directories such as ehow.com

8. Submit your site to specialized vertical portals specifically on your topic. Ex: marketing or business related resource sites like www.makingprofit.com

9. Submit your site to webmasters with sites where your article would complement their content

10.Use copies of your articles in your media kit or new client introduction pieces

11. Post articles in frames around the office. Visitors will see them when they come in.

12.Send out copies of articles with sales letters, meeting follow up letters, product release letters, It shows prospects that you are an industry leader by being "in the news".

13.Archive articles on your web site

14.Have piles of articles on display in your office for visitors to grab

15.Give permission on your web site for others to republish your articles if they include full bio.

16.Contact editors of ezines to see if they would be willing to publish your article in their ezine

17.Post your article to "content providing" directories

18. Swap articles with other ezine publishers

19. Group related articles together and publish as an ebook

20. Use articles as an add on bonus when people purchase your product

When it comes to creating articles to drive traffic to your business (or website) you are only limited by your imagination. Again, with your business you are hopefully solving the problem of your targeted audience. This goes for if you are lawyer, accountant, a chef, a caterer, a landscaper, cheif cook and bottle washer.
You name it! Article writing immediately helps cement your credibility into the hearts and minds of your clients and customers. Let me know how it works for you!


Author's Bio: 

Peter “The Reinvention Guy” Fogel has worked on many TV shows, including Married With Children, Hope and Faith, and Whoopi. He transitioned from a successful stand-up comic to an in-demand freelance advertising copywriter/problem solver. He’s the author of the critically acclaimed book If Not Now… Then When?, Stories and Strategies of People Over 40 Who Have Successfully Reinvented Themselves, and the soon-to-be-released Reboot Your Career: 27 Ways to Reinvent Yourself in the Workplace… If You Still Have a Job! Sign up for his FREE Reinvent This Ezine and get his 4-in-1 Total Success Reinvention Package (a $75 value). Go to www.reinventyourselfnow.com/book-special0606.htm.