Interviews with Well-Known Ezine Writers #2: – John Colanzi

MS: John, you must be one of the most prolific Ezine

Writers on the Web – I see your articles nearly everyday in

the article lists and in dozens of Newsletters. How long

have you been writing Ezine Articles?

JC: I first started writing EzineArticles around 1999.

MS: What are the main topics that you write about in your

Ezine Articles?

JC: I mainly write two types of articles, (i) Marketing and

promotion, (ii) Success and motivation.

MS: John, how important have EzineArticles been in

promoting your website?

JC: I sometimes use paid advertising, but my main method of

promotion is writing and submitting articles.

MS: John, what sort of Articles have you had most success

with? In your experience, what kind of Articles are most in


JC: I get the most feedback on articles about success and


MS: Some Ezine Writers promote a product or service in

their Resource Box, while others aim only to get a

subscription to their free Newsletter. What would your

advice be for getting maximum results from your Resource


JC: I usually promote my newsletter and free ebook in the

resource box. Sometimes I promote a product, but mainly the


MS: What have you found to be the most effective ways of

getting your Articles published?

JC: Persistence. I’ve set up a weekly mailing to

publishers. Most publishers get a lot of submissions, so

getting them to notice you article will take some time.

Once they start using your articles, they are more likely

to start reading your submissions.

MS: Apart from getting your Articles published in

Newsletters, are there any other ways you use your Articles

to promote your website? (such as turning them into a free


JC: I created my free ebook Street Smart Secrets Of Success

from a collection of my success and motivation articles:

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also contacted by a publisher who read the free ebook to

create a free e-course for his ebook Autoresponder Gold. So

from the articles I’ve created my ebook and the 7 Days To A

Turbo Charged Mind email course:

MS: Some people are discouraged from writing Ezine articles

because it seems that everything has already been written

about. What’s your view on that?

JC: Every writer brings their own style to a subject. You

may read about it 100 times, but a certain writer’s way of

presenting the information, may be the article that gets

you to take action.

MS: Yes, that’s an important point. What’s the single most

important style tip for writing a good Ezine Article?

JC: Write to one person. Make the ideas personal to the


MS: How important have Ezine Articles been in achieving

your success in online business?

JC: Every good thing that’s happened to me online has been

a result of someone seeing an article.

MS: And finally John, what would be your advice to someone

who wants to write Ezine Articles but has never written for

the Internet before?

JC: Write the same way you would explain something to your

best friend. Write to inform, don’t write a sales letter

and try to pass it off as an article.

MS: Thank you John.

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