And the reason is not because my articles are junk, but rather the fact that I NEVER hear back from anyone that I contact, to see if they are interested in publishing my work.
For example, I google "closely related niche blog" or "closely related newsletter", write down the sites listed on the first page. Go to each site, browse around, find their contact info and write each of them an email.
The email goes something like this:
Really enjoying your site, I can tell that you take great pride in what you do-good work. I especially like the fact that you...(here I will point out some specifics about their site to show that I have actually taken the time to read and look at it).
I write articles for this particular niche, and would like to see if you are interested in taking a look at my work. I understand that maintaining a high quality site, and create fresh new content regularly can be a daunting task to say the least. With that said I am offering to provide you with quality content, which by the way I believe your audience will greatly enjoy. For free of charge of course!
Please let me know if this sounds like something that you would be interested in, and I will send you an article for review.
Enjoy your day,
About a week ago I sent something similar to 20-30 site owners, and have heard back from exactly 0. In my on and off time trying article syndication, I have only gotten a response from about 4 people.
Whats the trick?