You may be leaving money (aka: FREE links) on the table!
There’s an interesting expression, “Leaving money on the table.” If you’ve never heard it before, it simply means that you may not be taking advantage of all of the opportunities that are easily and readily available to you.
In this case we’re not really talking about money, we’re talking about the FREE links back to your website or blog. Think about it – aren’t these traffic-producing links essentially the payment you receive for your articles? Taking advantage of as many of these FREE links as possible means that you’ll get the maximum return on your investment of article-writing time and effort.
One of the best sources of FREE links is your EzineArticles Author Bio. I was shocked recently to learn how many Expert Authors fail to take advantage of this wealth of opportunity – and as a result leave a lot of
money FREE links on the table. Worse yet their readership loses the opportunity to learn as much as they possibly can about the author, their company and their products or services.
If you’re one of the many authors who’ve never taken the time to “fill in the blanks” on your author bio page, now is the time to rectify that little oversight. Finding the form is easy.
Just follow these steps:
- Log into your EzineArticles Expert Author Account
- From the Author’s Area, click on the “Profile Manager” drop-down menu
- Select “Edit Author Bio”
- Fill in as many of the empty fields as possible
The more information you can provide, the more chances your readers have of finding you, your website and your products or services. Each of these blanks provides a link that your reader can follow back to you.
Here are some of the traffic-driving resources you might be missing:
- Links to 3 different business websites
- A link to your personal website
- A link to your blog
- A link to your FaceBook profile
- A link to your MySpace account
- A link to you on Twitter
- The ability to auto tweet your newly approved articles
- A link to FriendFeed
- Links to 3 of your products on Amazon.com
- The chance to tell your readers more about you
- A place to provide keywords about you and your niche
Very few authors are so firmly entrenched in the Internet that they can fill in all of the blanks. On the other hand, almost all of our authors are able to fill in a few.
Fill as many as you can now, and then mark on your calendar to return in a few months. By that time, you may be able to fill in a few more blanks… and who knows, maybe we’ll have given you some more blanks to fill in! =)