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Using Public Domain Articles to Make Money Online

Updated on May 12, 2011

If you are aiming to own a website or blog with the intention of making money online then writing articles is a skill you will need to acquire. Every site owners most valuable asset is their content. Many frequent internet users will also know this. Articles cater to the web users thirst for information. Articles can also be beneficial to a site in many other ways.

The benefits of publishing articles on your site are getting a website high in the ranking of the SERPs for keywords or keyword phrases that are contained in or are relevant to the website. They can also attract visitors to your site when your articles are published by other websites or newsletter publishers. Articles account for the increase of confidence and trust levels of potential customers to your website and business.

Interesting articles are also profitable to both your website and its visitors. When your visitors find benefit in your articles, they are likely to tell some of their friends, family and contacts and mention the website to them, giving your website more visitors. You will get increased sales if your visitors trust you. Any goods or services will be much easier to sell when your readers trust your site as an expert on your subject matter.

We have now demonstrated that articles can be vital to a website and to your business. Articles are necessary and to keep in front in the stakes, a website must have articles, it is essential. There is one worry though, Very few site owners like writing articles.

Most site owners would preferably spend their time on something else, and unless you are part of a large business, you are unlikely to have the needed means to use on employing article writers. Plagiarism or copying of already published articles is wrong and could easily get you into bother.

So are there any other choices?

Well, to get started if you really hate writing articles and you cannot afford to get writers to write for you...then don’t! Find free articles. The first resource to look at for free articles is the public domain. This is one place where you do not have to worry about copyright and plagiarism

Articles in the public domain are articles freely given to the public for public use. In other words you can do whatever you choose with them. You can put them on your website, give your name as the writer, add them in your newsletter it's your choice. Always bear in mind though that you will have to go for articles that are related to your subject.

The drawback to public domain articles is that as they are free for everyone, most of your competition will have access to them as well. Since each site must be original and unique even if you have the same subject, this could be a problem. The way around this is to rewrite these articles somewhat and incorporate more of your keywords to make them different.

Another way to get free articles is to permit other websites which have the same subject or niche as yours to submit articles to your website. This should only be used to augment your own content or else all your articles will be linked to other websites as these articles will have resource boxes attached to them linking to their website. That is why it is vital to have your own you can use them to link to your website from others sites as well.

To really see the impact of what a first-rate article can do for your site, go for original ones. There are many freelance article writers who only charge nominal fees. You can get useful articles that have all the keywords and keyword phrases you wish and that prospective customers are looking for.

The price you pay for these articles is worthwhile because you can use them in any way you wish. You hold the rights to them and you will be able to publish them anywhere you want. After you have made your website and can see the positive side of writing articles, you may find that the writing becomes less of a chore.

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    Jesshubpages 6 years ago

    i've been looking for a guide to use PDA and i find your tips helpful. thanks for posting.

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    Pam Valentine 6 years ago from The Heartland, USA

    Thank you for the information on the public domain, I see people at hubpages recommending to copy pd articles, but I think its probably better to just use PD as a resource for research. As a beginner, I just want to do it right and not shoot myself in the foot. voted up and useful

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    superbob17 7 years ago

    This was a very useful article on using Public domain stuff. Thanks.

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    Mark Hairston 7 years ago

    I did not know PD Articles existed. Great information Thank you gentleiron2

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    faiz 7 years ago

    using public domain is one of the best options available online. i am searching for good public domain material. if you know of any just give the links to me