I generally don't like self-pitying threads so I'll do my best not to make this into one, but I'd like some advice on an aspect of the article syndication method.
Short Question: I have articles but nobody picks them up at EZA or replies when I actively e-mail them. I'm sure my work isn't terrible so what's up with that? :confused:
Long Question: I've written several articles already that deal with a specific niche. All of them are very informative and are exactly what the customers in the niche want.
I've placed most of them in EZA already, but I can honestly say that nobody has been interested enough to pick them up. In fact, I don't even find stolen content anywhere! I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad one.
I have also done a bit of scouting for relevant websites to distribute my material. Admittedly, I've not contacted the big dogs yet, thinking that the lesser sites will have less stringent requirements, but almost none of them ever reply to my e-mails. It really is quite frustrating.
What I'm going to do now is to keep trawling the Google Sea with some keywords that will get me relevant sites that have an open content policy (I add articles at will), while starting to gather more reputable sources. Eventually, I will begin firing off a nice e-mail to them and hoping they'll get back to me. Because a non-responsive prospect is worse than one that declines.
This is a 'problem-oriented' niche and I'm positive it occurs often enough that people will need this information, so the audience is definitely there. It's been discussed on forums ad nauseum (which is part of the reason why my articles are needed; some of them are misinformed about the topic) and I do have a couple - yes, a couple - of signups on my list. While little better than nothing, it proves that somebody needs that info.
This is where I put the question to you: How do you get your clients? I don't get many viewers at my EZA portfolio and I don't receive replies to my e-mails soliciting a partnership, so it's either I did something wrong somewhere, or there's another element that I haven't read about yet.
If you've read this far, thank you! Do chime in with your opinion if you can.