As you get faster at writing articles, you will find you have more than you can use on your own site(s). You may be thinking you could post everything on your site and attract more visitors. Posting more than one article a day can exhaust your readers. They won’t be able to keep up and may stop visiting. You may also have extra articles because you’ve already posted enough articles on a sub-topic but have written many more. You don’t need to ignore those extra articles. Use them for guest posts and non-paying article directories.
The Benefits of Writing for Non-Paying Directories
1. You can link to your own website in the author resource box.
2. Your user account on the site is proof of your writing ability when applying for other writing jobs.
3. Nothing you write will go to waste, so you will write more.
Non-Paying Article Directories
There are loads of non-paying directories. Here is a list of the top 10 I’ve found based on their Alexa ranking.
Read the guidelines before submitting. Each directory has its own requirements.
It’s up to you whether you stick with one directory for everything you write on a subject or spread your articles around. Using multiple directories increases your exposure. Sticking with one directory increases your odds of reaching expert status.
I tend to think that paying directories (the previous post on this site) are the way to go. Pay is better than no pay. But there are plenty of non-paying directories for a reason. Perhaps it’s easier to become an expert on non-paying directories because of less competition.
Experiment with a few directories and find what works for you.
Article by Ivan Izo.