_I don't want to be ugly about this because I believe in saying nice things about others. But I also don't want you confused and wasting money as a consumer. So would you mind if I cautioned you about most press release services?
Here's the deal: I know good writing when I see it, and I've looked at most of the press release writing services out there. On behalf of professional writers everywhere, I'm a little embarrassed. I'm not just seeing basic writing problems, but also problems of blatant client self-promotion (a "no no" for press releases) and poorly slanted stories in general. In my opinion, this is a bigger issue with press releases than with most writing services.
So I'd like to humbly submit my own writing services for your consideration. You'll find everything from $75 to $300 press release writing out there, and from what I've seen, most of it's about the same quality. I offer mid-range rates with the highest quality you can find. At $200 for a single press release and discounts for regular work, I include revisions to ensure your satisfaction.
I also include paid distribution through The Open Press, along with full search engine optimization, links, etc. (You're welcome to pay more to upgrade to other services if you prefer, but The Open Press is a good place to start for many small businesses to start.)
To be clear, what I offer is online press release distribution. You are welcome to distribute the press release to any media contacts you have. Online press release distribution -- regardless of what the services tell you -- will not typically pick up traditional media stories for you. (Possible, but not typical.) But they're great for getting you exposure, some direct traffic, and links to your website. Take a look at a couple of my results below:
_Do you even know if 443 people still read newspapers? Getting views online is not only useful -- it also gives people immediate access to your website. Something a newspaper doesn't offer. So give us a shout if you need a press release written and distributed through an online service.
$200 or less with frequent work.
$150 for writing without distribution.