One good way to get a good amount of "healthy leads" is to post a
slew of articles on the hundreds of article sites out there, of course,
using the resource/author bio box to sell your site. If your articles are
of high enough quality, people will instinctively want to visit your site
which is where you can sell them on investing in your service(s).
Another avenue you may want to consider pursuing is contacting the
owners/webmasters of some of the "reseller" type sites out there and
see if they'd be interested in purchases "blocks" or "sets" of articles
from you on a regular basis. If you choose this venue, make sure you
let them know that a file with your information will need to be included
with all your article sets. This way, you get a residual income stream
and the added exposure.
2 members on this forum (may be more but I know of these 2 for sure)
, and myself, run resale type website (we buy and sell resale
items, which include sets of articles) and I, for one, am always on the
lookout for FRESH, creatively written articles that I can provide to my
members so that they can post them on their own sites or blogs.
[Note to Ron Killian:
I hope it's ok that I mentioned you pal. If not, my
One other possibility would be to offer your writing services to local
businesses. MANY companies are always looking for people to write
up their next press release. You could start off with a low cost, to
get them interested, and casually increase your pricing, or even let
them know right away that the first 3 writings will be of a discounted
price and your regular rate after those initial 3 (or however you want
to do it).
Another way to actively get your name out there is to sign up on many
of the freelance websites. Hundreds of people are constantly looking for
quality writers. And many of them are also looking to retain writers on
a regular basis.
One last thought would be to set yourself up a Fiverr account. I know
tons of people are making a killing offering their writing services there
on Fiverr. The trick is to lure new customers in via Fiverr and then retain
them on your own, at your regular price/rate.
One final note: Have you ever considered niche specific writing?
I have a local friend who is a writer, however, the ONLY thing she writes
is eulogies for local funeral homes. I know, very somber, but she makes
a killing -- OMG!!! I SWEAR TO GOD, NO PUN WAS INTENDED
She will write up eulogies for anyone who wants to say nice things at the
service but just doesn't know how to say what they want to say. Another
buddy of mine writes articles strictly for local people looking to sell items
on craigslist. A client of mine writes specifically "pet related" articles and
sells them to businesses who can use those articles in their newsletters,
I know those 3 examples may not be exactly what you're looking into doing,
but my point is relevant none the less. Have you ever thought about "niche"
writing, specializing in a certain niche and making a name for yourself in one
or two specific niches thereby being able to present yourself as an "expert
writer" in that particular field.