Originally Posted by Coloradocarpetcleaner
Their are over seas companies that articles for dirt cheap and you can pick which author you desire
This is very true! Most of them are based in India or Malaysia, and as with anything else in this world, "you get what you pay for"
Paying $2 for an article is like paying $5 an hour for a cleaning company to come in and clean your house. You know what to expect. When it comes to your business, particularly promotion of it, you should never be a cheapskate. That is not to say not to be thrifty, but the quality is the important thing, not the cost.
Think about it this way. Articles are no different than a brochure, or direct mail campaign. The "only" goal of an article is to create enough interest for the reader, so that they progress to the next stage of the process, booking your service, or bookmarking your website so that when they need your services, they know where to go.