One of the inevitable methods of promoting an Internet-based business or website is by writing articles and submitting them to article directories. It sounds easy, and it’s good for business. Writing articles and submitting them is a great way to disseminate information about your products and services and to become an authority in your niche market.

Most article writers know, and extol the benefits that articles can provide. These include getting high ranks in the search engines for specific keywords and keyword phrases that are relevant to their niche. It also serves as a way to attract website visitors. Because links back to your website are provided. When you use articles on your website, it also increases the amount of confidence and trust that your prospective customers will have for your website and company.

While many of these articles are beneficial to both company and traffic, they also serve to help spread your message. When visitors read and like your articles, they will tell their friends, family and others about your website, which will get you more traffic. In turn are products and services will be just that much easier to sell, because you’re essentially selling tool war market.

So those are the benefits of writing articles. We now know that they are crucial to getting traffic to your website and keeping traffic returning to your website over and over again. However, most people don’t really like to write articles. So unless you are a professional writer or you just love writing a steady stream of articles about your niche. You might find this to be boring and time-consuming.

You’re not alone. There are many website owners who would rather have root canal than write articles on a day-to-day basis. Unfortunately, you probably are just starting out so you don’t have the resources to hire article writers and plagiarism or copying of articles is really not an option.

So what do you do instead?

Well, if you simply can’t write articles, you can’t afford to hire somebody else to write them. You’re going to have to get free articles from the public domain. Public domain articles don’t have copyright infringement problems and don’t come with penalties and fines. Articles that are in the public domain are given freely for public use. In other words, you can do whatever you like with them. It’s up to you whether you place them on your site and your byline will put them in your e-zine or newsletter. While the articles are free, you will want to make sure that they’re relevant to your website and niche.

One of the disadvantages to using public domain articles is that since they’re free. You will probably find the same article, on many other sites. This is because, like you, many other website owners don’t like to write articles either. This could pose a problem, unless you’re willing to spend a little time editing and adding your keywords and keyword phrases to make them unique.

Another way to get free articles is to have guest posters. In this way, you allow others to write articles for you and post them to your website. This is a very easy way to get freelance writers a chance to write for your site. In return, they will usually want to put an author’s box, which is also called a resource box, where they can place a link to direct readers to their site. While this is good, they could also submit the same article to many other sites as well.

I guess the bottom line for all of this is that if you really want a good article. You’re going to have to write something yourself, hire a freelance writer to do it for you or rewrite public domain articles and make them your own. Article writing should be looked at as an investment in your business and website. The more articles that you have either promoting or available for your visitors to read is the bigger your website traffic is going to grow.