While writing articles and submitting to article directories is a very good strategy for getting backlinks, you are probably not too thrilled with the workload. Who has time to build a website, promote it, lay out and implement a marketing strategy, and write multiple articles? Not that many entrepreneurs will have that kind of time. So, it’s important to locate resources to help you establish the backlinks that you need. This can take the form of hiring people on your team to help you build or re-write PLR articles or to help with article submission to different directories. Also, you might want to consider article submission software to help automate the process and reduce your workload. We discuss all three options below.


Like software developers there are plenty of writing professionals who are willing to write custom articles for you. You can find some at exquisitewriting.com, Elance.com, Guru.com or at RentAWriter.com. DigitalPoint.com also offers forums for people looking to hire writers. Craigslist.com can give you access to local writers in your area, if that’s important to you. You will have to buy the full rights in order to use them in the article directories.

In large bulk orders, you might be able to get away with $5-10 an article ranging within the 300 to 700 word range. While there are people willing to offer articles at very low prices, you may find that the quality isn’t what you desire. It’s important that you get ghost writers that will create unique, quality, articles as you will eventually be claiming them as your own. They will represent your personal and professional reputation on the Web.

For high quality ghost writers, you can expect to pay between $10 to $45 for articles ranging between 300 and 700 words, depending on the quantity you buy. The higher the volume you request, the more likely a ghost writer will cut you a deal. Repeat business is also a way to establish a sound relationship with writers who can offer better prices to you.

You can do a search to locate article directories to submit your articles to, but of course http://www.ezinearticles.com, http://www.goarticles.com, and http://www.articledashboard.com are some of the heavy weights you definitely want to use. There are literally hundreds more out there.

Since there are so many and the guidelines may be different for each site, there are companies that specialize in helping you to get your articles ready for submission to multiple sites. They will not only help proofread your articles, but help to tweak your resource box for the type of anchor text you prefer that will give your backlinks more weight. If you really don’t want to spend too much time doing these, you can pay someone else to do it for you.