Every day now, some Managing or Associate Editor wants to get in touch with one of our authors to interview them, invite them to get more exposure via media outlet (think radio, tv, newspapers, print media)… and then they get mad at us.
So, today’s Article Writing Lesson: To make money from your articles, BE FINDABLE.
1) Include your website URL in your RESOURCE BOX. You would think this is such an obvious “duh”, but many authors don’t include their URL.
2) If you do include your URL in your RESOURCE BOX, then be smart enough to have a CONTACT US link of some kind on your website so that anyone new to your website can instantly figure out how to contact you within 2-3 seconds.
3) List your PHONE NUMBER on your website.
4) You could list your phone number in your articles, but I would highly recommend NOT doing that. Articles that are syndicated are timeless; whereas your phone number may change decade to decade. Same goes for your email address.
Many of these deadline-driven editors have even resorted to snail mailing us and leaving us voice mails. I don’t blame them, but if any of our authors want to get a higher yield from their articles in the form of additional media exposure: BE FINDABLE. :)