8 Common Mistakes To Avoid When Submitting Your Articles Online

8 Common Mistakes To Avoid When Submitting Your Articles Online Part 11

In the last post we talked about submitting your articles to online directories and publishers. In this post we are going to talk about common mistakes you should avoid when submitting your articles online.

There is no doubt that submitting your articles to online directories and publishers can expose your content to thousands of subscribers even millions of readers online. However, to do this successful, you must compete with other writers who also send articles to the same directories and publishers just like you do.

The question is…How to make your article stand out of the crowd?

Common Mistakes

One thing you can do is avoid these  8 common mistakes that many article authors make every day.

1. Targeting the wrong niche market.

Many article authors sent their article to the wrong ­targeted niche market. Send your article to the targeted audience. Don’t try to blast your article to all ezine publishers.

2. No subject line.

You don’t write your article headline on your subject email. Many article authors send their article without subject line. Instead of writing “New Article submission” “article for your publication,” consider “New article – 6 Mistakes You Should Avoid Before Sending Article To E­zine Publishers.”

3. Not unique

Make your article fresh and unique. Learn something new in your market. Convert what you learned into a unique article. You could write articles on topics “how to,” “Tips” or anything that come to your mind. Even an article titled “how to avoid SPAM,” “how to hack hackers back.”

4. Advertising your article

Is your article more on promoting your product or affiliate program? Writing advertising articles only will kill your business online. Give your website info only on your resource box. Give something free like free e­books, free report, or free download. Make your readers visit your website to receive their free bonus.

5. Lack of valuable information.

Your article doesn’t educate your targeted audience. People subscribe to ezine to receive valuable information. If they receive information on topic they don’t want, or something that doesn’t educate them at all, they will unsubscribe. Therefore, ezine publishers will not publish your article. Many ezine publishers provide information as best as they can to their subscribers.

6. Spelling problems.

There are too many spelling errors on your article. Sending article with too many spelling errors only waste your time. Check your article twice before publishing it. You could use spell­checking software.

Go to the major search engine and type “free spell ­checking.” Most word processor today built in with spelling check. For instance, MS Office can check the misspelled words for you with underline red color.
Check out: Free Spell Checker or Spell Check Plus

7. Not formatted.

Make sure your article format 65 characters per line. Length of your article should be between 500-­750 words. Formatting your article will make it easy for e­zine publisher to copy and paste it. Check out the Word Count Tool

8. No personal message.

Personalize your email message with a short cover letter. Personalizing your emails is very important because many publishers receive hundreds of article submissions every day. Also, include your article information in your personalized message.

Avoiding these common mistakes will make your article submissions more successful and help eliminate some of the frustration that often comes with trying to get your articles published in as many publications as possible.

In the next post we will be talking about marketing your articles for maximum results.
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