Ezine and newsletter articles and resources
by Janet Attard
Find articles and resouces for writing, editing and producing your newsletter, ezine or web site
Do you put off sending out newsletters to your mailing list because you don’t have the time to write, edit and format the copy? If so, you can stop procrastinating. There are numerous small businesses to whom you can to turn to help you get every issue of your newsletter out on time. Here are some of the best ezine resources.
Ezine article distribution sites
Legally download complete articles to use on your site or in your newsletter from article distribution sites. Authors post their articles on the distribution sites such as the ones listed below in hopes businesses like yours will find the articles and include them (along with the bio and author’s blurb) in their newsletters and websites. Pick and choose the articles that are right for you, and be sure to follow the site and author guidelines for including the articles in your newsletter or site.
This site hosts thousands of articles in hundreds of categories. Definitely worth a look.
See the free articles link on the column on the left side of the page. The articles on this site are reviewed by humans before being posted. (Not all article sites do that.)
This one is a Yahoo group site. You can sign up and have every new article delivered in email to you. Or, read them online.
Article Search Engine Directory (GoArticles.com)
Articles in this directory cover everything from advertising to weight loss.
This site offers 21,000+ articles in dozens of categories.
The topics on this site are pretty varied including automotive and food and drink articles.
Freelance Job Sites
On most freelance job sites, companies that need work done post their projects to a site database. Then, freelancers who are capable of doing the work bid on the project. Don't choose based on price alone. Check on the bidders' credentials and ratings as well.
Elance is widely recommended by companies who regularly hire writers, editors and web designers. You can post projects, or search for professionals by their professional skills.
Like Elance, Guru.com boasts thousands of professionals who are available to work on your projects. Search for them by specialty or post a project and let them bid.
Sologig is part of the Careerbuilder job site network. Many of the "soloists" (freelancers) who use this site are in creative fields.
Virtual Assistant Directories
The term "Virtual Assistant" (VA) is used by independent contractors who usually work remotely for their clients. Many perform traditional administrative assistant tasks. Others do web development, writing, editing, and proofreading either as their specialty or as a sideline.
International Virtual Assistants Association (IVAA)
Find hundreds of virtual assistants located throughout the US and in other countries in the IVAA member directory.
International Association of Virtual Office Assistants (IAVOA)
The directory of virtual assistants is divided by state for the US and by country for VAs located outside of the United States.
New England Business Services Association
This directory features virtual assistants from the New England region of the US.
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About the author:
Janet Attard is the founder of the award-winning Business Know-How small business web site and information resource. Janet is also the author of The Home Office And Small Business Answer Book and of Business Know-How: An Operational Guide For Home-Based and Micro-Sized Businesses with Limited Budgets. Follow Janet on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/JanetAttard.