viggen - 6:58 am on Jun 15, 2010 (gmt 0)
some ways how i get quality articles...
1. I have a standard email template with which i reply to evey link request i get (basically it says, if you manage an on topic quality article you get a link within that text for free, you might be surprised, i got a nose job article that has been referenced now several times in science papers lol)
gives me about 2 to 3 quality articles per year
2. Amazon - searching the "new releases" section, contacting publisher and authors relevant to your niche, try to make interview, best works for me is to do then that book review by another author in that field, especially when it is known that they either like each other very much or hate each other..
gives me about 4 to 6 quality articles per year
3. incentives my forum members to make quality posts
gives me about 8 to 10 quality articles per year
4. created student scholarship award (you guessed right, best online essay relevant to my niche wins)
gives me about 10 to 15 quality articles per year
5. contact professionals that have not much in common with your niche; but there is almost always an angle how to make it work for both ways and it is unique, (for example; recently a video/photography expert wrote an article for us on how to make the best photos/videos for my particular niche`s need for free)
gives me about 1 to 2 quality articles per year
6. I give away books/DVD`s for reviews
gives me about 10 to 15 quality article per year
7. I make interviews with relevant people
gives me about 3 to 5 quality articles per year
In the end its about what`s in for the author; will he release shortly a book, chances are he will be willing to write for you, can that expert tap into a new niche he hasn`t even thought about it? Sometimes the chance to boost someones ego by letting his name standing next to his article on your site might be already enough.
Yes it does cost time and creativity, but people that genuinly want to write about a topic and are passionate and knowledgable are always much better then some one that does just write some text because all thats in for him are a few dollars....