A Free Alternative To Outsourcing

Are sites like this the future of outsourcing?

Following from the amazing response to my last post I thought I would show you an Free/Cheap alternative to outsourcing some repetitive tasks.

There are 2 tools that I have been testing for the past few weeks that are providing me with great initial results. The thing I really like about them is that they both allow you to start with a free account and “work your passage” what I mean by that is that in return for you providing them with resources the allow you to use the system. One distributes your articles to hundreds of quality article directories which have lots of back links pointing at them. The other distributes your bookmarks to 17 bookmarking sites without you lifting a finger.

Let me explain more.

The first tool is EzArticleLink.

EzArticleLink is a unique article distribution service. There are 2 parts to it , firstly you add an article directory to the back end of some of your sites, for this I use old sites that are of little use to me. EAL will post articles from other members to these sites (you can monetize these). In return for doing this you can then submit articles for your main sites which are then posted to other peoples directories.

Additionally for every article you post you get 100 additional anchor text links if you are a paid member.

You need to add spun articles but the service has it’s own in-house article spinners who do an excellent job.

Free members get 100-200 distributions per article and paid members (currently $29) get 200-300.

One side effect I’ve noticed is that the sites I’ve added the directories to are starting to perform slightly better. Most probably due to the back link that EzArticleLinks provide to ensure that Google indexes the directories regularly. I’ve added 20 directories which gives me unlimited article distribution for my other sites so If I can earn $1 a month from each of these directories I will have covered my monthly fee 🙂

In summary:

  • Every article you submit is distributed to hundreds of sites.
  • It builds backlinks to the webpages where your articles are published

Read More about EzArticleLink…

The next tool I like is Socialadr.

Socialadr also has a free and paid business model. The service provides back links to your site from social bookmarking sites. Free members earn credits by setting up accounts (Takes about 1 hour) and then logging in everyday and pressing a button which adds bookmarks to the sites for free members. It takes less than 5 minutes per day to do this.

If you are like me and are basically lazy and don’t want to press any buttons then the paid service is for you. You just need to set up the bookmarks you want distributed and then sit back and all the work is done for you. The sum total of your work is opening the email that tells you what has been distributed.

Read more about SocialAdr

To have outsourcers do this work for you would cost a lot more than these services charge. The results I am starting to see means that these are no brainers. You can use them for free until they pay for themselves then upgrade to paid status.

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Bethany

Happy Cinco De Mayo!

If you are going the paid route, would you recommend these services or articlebot and socialbot?

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Actually they are very different to both articlebot and social bot. If i had to choose for ease of use i’d go with these 2 BUT AB and SB are 1 time payments so have a place

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David

Great stuff. I am fascinated by the free tools that are available. So much so that I made a free directory of free tools. These will be added in the next version.

I was just reading about EZArticleLink this morning but didn’t realize you get free distribution if you add a directory. JetSpinner is a great free spinner if you don’t want to use the EZArticleLink one (you can export a zip file with hundreds of spun versions in .txt format).

If you combine the blogs from EZA with the blogs from other free distribution services you can get a lot of contextual back links for free to compliment article directories.

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Dana

Hi Mark I have just signed up to the Social bookmarking service above, hopefully you have a new commission payment! Can you please tell me if you think it is okay to add your own site as a bookmark? Or whether you should just stick to bookmarking squids and hubs etc. Thanks for the advice. Cheers Dana

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Yes bookmark your own sites, every link helps

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Colmbie

Hi Mark,

Great Stuff, I’ve been toying with the idea of outsourcing but had my fingers burnt on eLance.

Looks like odesk and WordPress Goldmine of course are the way to go 🙂

Once again thanks for information that REALLY helps people starting out (and working) in Internet Marketing…without charging anything!

Just another example of the quality stuff available from WordPress Goldmine

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