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Contribute Your Expertise

Your industry likely has dozens of associations or organizations which put out blogs and newsletters to educate members. Offering up your expertise in the form of an article or guest blog post is a great way to reach new customers and show thought leadership. Articles in the form of tips, best practices, Q&A and case studies are always a good bet.
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3/12/12 at 6:30 am
Tip of The Day
owner
Member Since: 2/29/12
Posts: 360
Manta Media Inc.
Columbus, OH
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Keywords and video are the two best ways to develop exposure and get good results!
3/12/12 at 12:13 pm
Al Citrone
Operations Manager
Member Since: 8/18/11
Posts: 13
Liori Diamonds Corp
New York, NY
I have many articles published recently. They are about consultancy, international trade, Brazilian pharmaceutical market and Brazil in general.
They can be read in my blog. http://enterbrazilconsult.blogspot.com/

If manta create in the future a section for articles of its members I can send them all.

Marcelo
Brasilia-Brazil www.enterbrazil.com
3/12/12 at 1:20 pm
M. S.
Executive-Manager
Member Since: 12/18/10
Posts: 1
Enterbrazil Consultancy
Boca Raton, FL
articles are fine, but we agree with Liori Diamonds, video is major. A YouTube channel (ours is at http://www.youtube.com/itshotdotcom ) with quality product/service videos is a must for any business/brand. Videos rank well in google searches and drive traffic back to your site. Our diamond jewelry site ItsHot.com gets great benefits (and traffic) from our YouTube channel. Try it if you haven't done so already! We are trying Pinterest next.
3/12/12 at 1:32 pm
Jennifer M
Member Since: 6/27/11
Posts: 1

You could write articles about your business. See below

Article directories are websites that house free articles. These articles are usually put there by whoever owns the copyright to them as a promotion method. Each article has the owners byline placed under it so that those who eventually read the article will know who wrote it (or at least who owns it) and will be able to get in contact with or visit their website for further information.
Articles directories are a great place to put your articles so that they will makeyou money. By using this method, people who are interested in your product or service will see your article, view you as an expert in the subject, and will visit your website.
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Article Writing

Even if you cannot write or do not have any knowledge on the subject on which you are promoting (for example for you run an affiliate website), you can always hire a writer to do the work for you. Getting quality articles written will be expensive up front, but they will pay for themselves in no time, either through affiliate sales or selling your own services, and everything from then on is pure profit.

Let’s take a real life example. Imagine that you are an accountant working fromhome. You write an article on an accounting topic and place it on various article directories. Those who are looking for the subject you wrote about will read your article, see that you have the knowledge and skill that is needed to do a job for them, and visit your website or contact you via e-mail. Your article just gained you a new client who may use your services regularly, but will definitely give you a nice profit at least once.
Furthermore, since you have posted it on a free article directory, others who have affiliate websites about accounting will inevitably use your article for their website. Since they must attach your byline to it, this will bring you even more exposure for every website that re-posts your article, because you will be benefiting of off the traffic that they get to their website.
There are numerous article directories out there for you to utilize. Your bet best is to put a copy of each of your articles on every one for maximum exposure.
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It will eventually help to bring more traffic and customers to your website, which will lead to new orders and more profit.
3/12/12 at 1:41 pm
long young
Owner
Member Since: 4/10/11
Posts: 170
Computer Network Directory
Henderson, NV
www.AegisFinServ.com

.... Nobody knows it all; but those that have mastered their domain should share.

It's a wonderful compliment to be sought after for your; knowledge, experience and sharing, what has more than likely costed you much. Writing and informing your peers or updating in the form of case study or experience can boost your credibility. Our only suggestion is to be humble, factual, informative and leave the arrogance at the door.

Ink, in the form of an authority quote or blurb does more than a paid advertisement. Sincerity is key.

Cheers,
Jim
3/12/12 at 3:18 pm
J A.
President
Member Since: 7/31/11
Posts: 115
AEGIS FinServ Corp.
Miami, FL
Non-profits (501-c3s) almost always need assistance and volunteering help. in addition to this very interestiing method. Offering your company's expertise, in some way helps defer thier cost and expands their relationship of the need, art, sport, or particular interest niche
to your people and possibly outward.

-Bob Armstrong
3/12/12 at 3:30 pm
Bob Armstrong
Owner
Member Since: 3/2/12
Posts: 4
The Energy Analyst Group, FTR
Dallas, TX
News articles, blogs and newsletters are all part of communicating what needs to be done but there is a point where it's easy for me to answer questions that nobody is asking. It could also be said that corporations have PR department staff that don't like it if small "wanna-bes" mow their grass. Copy & pasting articles is too easy and it could get one into trouble, unless as in my situation, I have permission to use content from the monthly publication and acknowledge my source.
FAQ's are one way I use to not offend or demean people's intelligence. This is a link you find in my Amsoil Dealer web site.
RH
3/12/12 at 5:40 pm
Rudy Hiebert
Independent Dealer/Distributor
Member Since: 5/25/08
Posts: 35
Amsoil Independent Dealer
Abbotsford
I think may here are over-simplifying or selling. A few replies seem odd to me. I am always willing to guest blog and always on the look for guest bloggers, but i Never get any requests or hits.
3/14/12 at 12:49 am
Beverley Caddigan
President
Member Since: 8/1/10
Posts: 10
Bevtek Solutions
Brooklyn, NY
www.AegisFinServ.com

Try HARO and checkout the requests. In a short period of time I've been interviewed twice and quoted more ...
3/14/12 at 5:49 am
J A.
President
Member Since: 7/31/11
Posts: 115
AEGIS FinServ Corp.
Miami, FL