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I have finally written my last words for the article, it is now completed. Time to setup the tags and then publish my post. I am not even going to schedule it because I’m so excited to promote it. 1 Hour later with a couple of Social Media Sites, Emails, IM Messages and Tweets, My article is promoted. WAHOOO

Was it all worth it? HELL YES IT WAS.

Promoting your own article is the only way to go if you are really passionate about what you do, you will end up spending quite some time preparing the promotion links and sending them off to all the recipients out their, but it is definitely worth the trouble.

Some of us have more connections than others and that puts you in the position to have your article on every front page of every social media site, which isn’t a bad thing of course. My main purpose of this article is to actually bring together the community and have people help vote articles for the world to see. If we help each other, it isn’t just about exchanging links and votes, it builds trust, friendships, relationships etc.

I have quite a few people that I send links to and that I have gotten to know over the past few weeks and I can truly say all of them will help me out with anything anytime and so will I.

Their has been quite a few blogs that have started up in the last while and to promote those articles on the different blogs we have started to build a circle of people that help us in promoting the articles, ex.

I will send 10 people a short description/note and include this link – http://creativeoverflow.net/promotions/650-c4ds.html

The link contains all the info and necessities to successfully vote up a article in the mentioned social sites. It takes about 3 minutes to vote up all the links and tweet the article. After which I reply to the email stating I have voted up the links for him and he should have a good day, or sometimes I write up thoughts of the article. It depends on what it is and if I have the time to do so.

Wouldn’t you want your articles voted up by people that you just send the links to? I know what you are thinking, is it really that easy?

Let’s start off with a different approach here. Are you willing to help other people vote up their articles if they were to send you the links?

Leave your Name and Email address where people can send their links to below for you to vote them up, from there you can reply on that email address if you have some QUALITY links that needs promoting. Through this we can build up contacts and start friendships from all across the world.

QUOTE: Chris Thurman (VisualSwirl)

If we are blindly voting up posts and promoting links just because, we’re not really serving the bigger design community. The best service would be to vote up only quality content and help those who may need assistance in writing that content (not by votes but by suggestions). I read an article the other day about blog alliances that really hit home. I’m not sure on the link but basically it said that helping each other with suggestions for better content will take you farther than a few votes on a social network. If you create an article that will be retweeted by a lot of people organically, it means it really is something someone wants to read.

If you aren’t happy with leaving your email address, just leave your comment on the article itself or perhaps where users could contact you.

Instructions:

Leave your Name and Email address – only if you are willing to help promote articles and links.

If you want me to help you out in promoting articles or tutorials or anything for that matter, my email address is support@creativeoverflow.net // Another person that you could send some links to and expect some from is Jeya from Media Militia his email address is contact@mediamilitia.com

Remember if you want someone to help you, be prepared to help them.

Let’s build up a great community.

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20 Comments so far

  1. To both you and Media Militia – use me!

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  3. stella says:

    good idea An1ken, I may be in touch about this later (when I actually have some articles, I mean).

  4. I like the post and I love helping others and being helped in return but I want to bring up one potential problem with this.

    If we are blindly voting up posts and promoting links just because, we’re not really serving the bigger design community. The best service would be to vote up only quality content and help those who may need assistance in writing that content (not by votes but by suggestions). I read an article the other day about blog alliances that really hit home. I’m not sure on the link but basically it said that helping each other with suggestions for better content will take you farther than a few votes on a social network. If you create an article that will be retweeted by a lot of people organically, it means it really is something someone wants to read.

    Now for those just getting started out, promotion is a must because they may have a killer article but if nobody reads it, it doesn’t matter. And believe me, I’m all for helping out others. If you need help, email me at info@visualswirl.com. But please read the article before you blindly promote it. It will help your credibility and the design community as a whole.

    Great post Jacques!
    .-= Chris Thurman´s last blog ..Saturday Swirl 6: Tasty Snacks From the Design Community =-.

  5. sriganesh says:

    thanks for the tip and you know well i am doing this, i like to help mutually. so use me . i always like to promote good post and vote them, if its so good, i share with my all other friends too.
    Connect with me –
    1. sriganesh7@gmail.com – only thru Gtlak Instant messaging. and No emails – only through gtlak. email i wont look at all ;) .

    2. DM on my twitter (send the links ) http://www.twitter.com/animhut

    I hope you do the same :D
    YES let us build a great community !! – am i right Jacques

  6. I like the post Jacques. Blogging, whether about design or fashion, is a TEAM thing. It’s always good to help each other to serve and keep quality blog entries and also learn from each other. I am willing to help everyone with promotion, because I think it’s the best way to get your blog out there. Since I started my blog, I have periods where I didn’t write and didn’t help promote. I could see there are no new readers hitting my blog. When you promote an article you not only promote the author and it’s article, but you are promoting yourself. And that’s what I mean also with blogging is a team thing.

    There are tons of possibilities also you can do this. What I’m trying to do is getting all who want to use my help for promotion to drop their article in the “Community News” section over at my blog. This will help keep my community news fresh, and you can be sure to get promotion because for me that’s the news I first want to read when working on my blog. :) And you’ll also get the exposure.

    Long story short, promotion is really worth it!

    Chris I agree with you on the blindly voting of posts. And I think we’re on that same line.
    .-= Shurandy Thode´s last blog ..Illustrator tips Part 2: Inking, coloring and basic paths =-.

  7. Ben says:

    Hi,
    If anybody would like to get in touch and share any articles etc I would love to tweet, comment and view them.
    I am also looking for people to exchange links with so if your interested …
    Find me @pixelclouds
    pixelclouds.com
    pixelcloudsblog@gmail.com

    I would love to hear from you.
    Ben
    .-= Ben´s last blog ..Beautiful Logo Showcase for Inspiration =-.

  8. sriganesh says:

    hey its working brother !! got some good request from designers and promoting their link after reading or a glance if its tutorial :D

  9. Mihai O. says:

    Great article! If you need any help just e-mail me at info[at]area1.info :)
    .-= Mihai O.´s last blog ..The Success Of Your Business On The Web =-.

  10. Richie says:

    Cool Jacques. You’ve hit the bullseye with this article.

    Well, if anyone wants to share and promote you links…. even the ones from the archives, please mail me at richiebmthimmaiah[at]gmail.com

    Looking forward to strengthen our friendship :)

    Cheers,
    Richie

  11. The Landman says:

    Dude! Kick ass and chew bubblegum! Nice article!
    .-= The Landman´s last blog ..12 Inspirational Big Header Websites =-.

  12. [...] check this Link In which ank1en described very clearly why the article promotion is worthful or not ! -and its worthful to promote. He asked the user to share the email and name to share in their comment form [...]

  13. chris says:

    Feel Free to ad my e-mail to your Lists :)

    news[at]inspirebit.com.com

    Cheers,
    Chris

  14. Article marketing can be very benefirical when done correctly, the problem is far too many people are looking for shortcuts that really dont’ stand up well in the long run – Ken

  15. Osip says:

    That’s a good article about Article Promotion, Is it Really Worth it? | Creativeoverflow. Thanks for the info.

  16. Mike says:

    Excelent article about Article Promotion. I will conact you with a few questions soon

  17. there are actually services to do that you know, something like exchange services. if you know digitalpoint forum u know this is probhited over there, because in the past people would buy the votes instade of exchanging. this is a nice mthod but hard to belive it can be utlized to maximum exposure, would you have 50 contacts in your email box? even that wont help much for an article or a link in digg.

  18. Thanks – I know every ounce of energy put into generating unique content pays off in the end.

  19. nike tn says:

    i like i like a lot, gives me ideas…

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