Writing and submitting articles to different article and ezine directories is a great way to get exposure for your site. It also helps you build yourself as an expert in your field.
Many people use article submissions in their daily or weekly routines as part of their internet marketing. Unfortunately, it can be very time consuming if you submit to more than one directory at a time.
I've found that using these tips cuts that time down drastically, without having to resort to submission software.
Use the ‘autofill’ button in your browser. Instead of typing in your name and other information every time, the autofill feature does it for your with one click of a button.
Write your articles in a text editor like Notepad instead of a word processor like Microsoft Word. This will prevent any auto-formatting from messing up your copy.
Have another copy for sites that require you to add your own code. For example, this article I have saved as two copies. One with regular text, and one with the bold tags included. This saves me a lot of time when I submit it to directories that don't offer rich text editing.
Have a separate text file with all your different resource boxes or signatures instead of typing them in every time. EzineArticles.com is great because they allow you to save up to three different resource boxes, but a lot of other directories don't. Just copy and paste the appropriate one from your file into your article submission form.
Always preview your article before submitting it. It may even help to have someone else read it or proof it for you. Little mistakes could cost you, so it's best to avoid publishing any.
Submit more than one article at a time. Instead of submitting three articles all at different points of the day, submit them all at the end of the day to save you from having to log in every time.
Bookmark all the directories you submit to in one folder under your favorites. They'll all be easy to find in one place, and you can work your way down the list as you submit.
By using these tips, you won't have to spend your entire day submitting articles, and you'll have more time to do other things. . . like writing more articles!
Cassie Germsheid is the author of http://MamasOnTheWeb.com where she helps moms (and dads) juggle work and family while finding more ways to earn money with their websites. You can learn her Top 5 Traffic Generating Strategies when you sign up for the FREE 5-day mini-course .