Tip: Promote your Freelance Service through Article Directories by writing your domain related Articles

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What are Article Directories?
Article directories are websites that host free articles. These articles are usually put there for promotions by people who own the copyright to them. Each article has an owners information placed under it so that those who sooner or later read the article will know who wrote it (or who owns it) and will be able to get in contact with or visit their website for further information. Articles directories are also a good source for back links, but right now we will focus on its benefit to promote your skills and services as a freelancer.

Why to use Articles Directories?

Articles directories are a great place to put your articles for following main reasons:
  • Build customer confidence
  • Building your credibility
  • Bring you some freelance work queries
  • To make money, depends on your efforts (will discuss this in more details, some other day)
Remember people who are looking for some service, will must be looking and searching for information related to that service. And if that search brings them to your article that shows some in depth knowledge of the subject, you can make an impression.
I am not saying that posting article will bring you instant buyer, but think of this in term of time.
  • You spent about 2-3 hours to write a good article related to your field of expertise
  • Can take about 1 more hour to submit on some good article directories
  • Then you can leave them, no more efforts from your side
  • But this is your asset, that will keep on promoting you for many more years to come
Even if you cannot write on subject you want to promote yourself, for example if you run an affiliate website (that is also a way of freelancing), you can always hire a writer to do the work for you. Getting a real quality articles written can be expensive up front, but it will pay for itself in long run, either through affiliate sales or selling your own services.Freelancer Article Writing

Let’s take a real life example:
Let say, you are an accountant working as freelancer from home. You write an article on an accounting related topic and post it on multiple article directories. Now, people looking for the subject you wrote about will read this article, and can realize that you have the skill and expertise that is needed to do a related job for them, and contact you via email of visit your website. Your article just gets you a new potential client who may become your regularly freelance buyer, but will definitely give you some nice profit at minimum once.
There is more to it, since you have posted it on a free article directory, other affiliate websites about accounting will certainly use your article for their website over time. Since they must attach your author information to it, this can bring you even more exposure for every website that re-posts your article.
There are numerous article directories out there for you to utilize. In my personal opinion, I always first post my articles on ezinearticles.com and once it get approved from there then post it on many other article directories.
Remember an article will cost you only once but is a life long asset for years to come.