What exactly do I get when I buy an article package on this site, and how does it work?
After purchasing your article package, you'll instantly receive an email with instructions and a private code that is yours to use to retrieve the articles you choose...whenever you choose. When you're ready, you'll go into our website, search through our library of 400+ articles and pick the one(s) that you want to send to your audience. You can pick all the articles in your package (12 or 24) in one sitting or pick them over time, one at a time.
When you select your article and complete the transaction using your private code, a download page will appear. Just click on the title link, and the article is downloaded to your computer as a Word document. You can edit the article, combine it with another, add to it, change it for your specific area of expertise and more. Use it as your own in your ezine, or on your website or blog. You may even add your own byline.
What if you don't have any articles appropriate for my business?
That would be mighty surprising! MOST EVERY coach and mental health professional will find articles appropriate for their audience.
But even businesses that are nowhere near coaching or counseling will find Ready2Go Articles that their clientele and prospects will enjoy.
For example, a real estate agent could use one of our articles on self-care and give it the angle of "taking extra special care of yourself during the stressful home buying process" and be truly memorable. Or a wedding planner could distinguish herself from others by sending articles from our "Loving Well" category of articles.
If you absolutely cannot find articles that would suit your market, email our founder, Linda Claire Puig, and she will contact you personally to explore what articles might be appropriate.
Do I own the articles I purchase?
No, Claire Communications retains the ownership and copyright of all the articles. What we are selling you is the "license" to use the articles in any of the ways described above.
What you'll need to do is include this phrase at the bottom of your articles (in however small or light a font you wish!): “Author’s content used under license, © Claire Communications.” That names you as the author, but indicates our ownership. It's rarely, if ever, noticed by any of your readers; it's just something our attorney makes us do. :-) Here's an example of that line in action. You might have to hunt a bit to find it (that's the point)!
Are the articles I buy exclusively mine to use?
The only way to guarantee exclusivity of an article is to use our ghostwriting services. Then the resulting article is yours alone...even the copyright belongs to you. Email us if you would like to discuss ghostwriting for your business.
How many times do you sell the same article?
We cap sales of individual articles at 250. Once it's been sold 250 times, it gets pulled off the site and not re-sold. Remember, we sell articles around the globe. And in our 10+ years of doing this, we have not had a single report of an individual receiving the same article from two different sources. Think about how unlikely that is...the same article, edited in the same way, on the same day? The chances of that happening are absolutely miniscule.
Who writes these articles?
Ready2Go Articles is a division of Claire Communications. The articles have all been written by founder Linda Claire Puig OR a small pool of hand-selected professional writers that we've hired to create articles for us. These are individuals who've written for coaches, therapists and other solo-professionals for years. Our managing editor assigns 40 or so new articles a year to these writers in a work-for-hire arrangement. In this way, we are constantly adding articles to this site.
Can I use the articles in a book or an e-book?
If you plan to use the article(s) in an e-book, compilation, assessment or special report that you will GIVE AWAY (such as in exchange for people subscribing to your newsletter), then the answer is yes. However, if you will be using the article(s) in a publication for commercial sale, you must make special arrangements with Claire Communications. Click here to request that.
Are these articles available in other languages?
About 110 of our articles are currently available in Spanish. Until they are posted on the site, you may request a list of these titles here.
Can I translate articles that I buy into another language?
Yes, you may. We've received requests to translate them into many languages, including Arabic, Spanish, French and Papiamentu (a language used on the Dutch Caribbean Islands), and we LOVE that!
Can I return an article once purchased?
Our clients have been enjoying Ready2Go Articles for so many years that we are confident you will, too, especially when you realize how much time and frustration they save you—and how much your clients like them!
If you don't, however, no worries! Contact us within 3 days of getting your article to let us know you're not happy with the article. We'll first attempt to swap the article with another that works better for you. If none are found, we'll refund 100% of the money you spent on that article.
While we realize that some unscrupulous people would ask for a refund and then keep and use the article anyway, we both know that this kind of behavior is out of integrity. And we know that's not you.
What can I NOT do with these articles?
Under the license you're purchasing, you may not sell or transfer the rights to these articles to anyone else. This means you may use the articles yourself as your own but not sell them or give them to others to use.
Can I submit these articles to online article directories?
No, unless you substantially rewrite the article. Many article directories have guidelines against publishing articles to which you don't have exclusive rights or which have duplicate content. That's understandable. If everyone submitted similar content, article directory owners and those who use articles from the directories would all suffer. These articles are best used to enhance your visibility and deepen your relationship with your own audience.
What if I have additional questions?
Please don't hesitate to ask Linda Claire Puig directly by clicking here. Include your name and a phone number.
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