Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Writing articles online.

23 Mar 2012 | : blog

A marketing expert suggested I write articles and post them on an article directory.

He suggested Ezine Articles.

I went there and signed up for the free account. Wrote the article that was basically the script of one of my tip videos: “Nailing three tab shingles

Submitted it and waited.

The response came back that I couldn’t have Double spacing and I  needed better paragraphs and the spelling was wrong.

I closed the spaces, made the difinite paragraphs, checked the spelling, and resubmitted it.

It came back with  the same errors as to why it wouldn’t be accepted.

Why try? I’ve published books, newspaper articles and have been a published poet and they say its wrong no matter what I do.

Then the next expert says that Ezine Articles is the number one directory.

But their Page and Alexia Ratings aren’t the highest.  And the average guy is never accepted by them.  I won’t waste any more time with them.

You do all of this article writing to get pointing fingers saying “This guy is knowledgeable.”   Then your search rankings increase and you become rich as if by magic.

My take on it. This is all nonsense.

What do you think?

Free Content

23 Mar 2012 | : blog

The online marketing gurus say I must give and keep giving free content(useful or helpful information) and then maybe folks will see me as an expert and buy from me.

This is lame.

When I walk into a brick and mortar store, I never go to the clerks and ask for free content.

I Do at times ask for directions to the things I’m looking for, if they carry the products I want or not and how much.

The other day I was in a dollar tree store and in the check out line, I brought this up with the clerk and the man in line behind me.  He said if it were free that would be great but at a $ per item that’s close to free anyway. The lady clerk said no one ever asked for free content. She asked me if I wanted some mini chocolate bars to which I responded ” NO”. I paid her and walked out of the store with my items.

I bought and she gave me no “free content”.

Why should buying from an online store be any different?

I might check a store or two to find the best price but none of this playing of games to get what I need or want.

When I sell something on Craigslist, KSL Classifieds, Ebay Classifieds, at a yard sale or door to door. I simply list what I have, the price I want and make the sale or not.

I don’t give any “free content” in order to make a sale.

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