Article writing is an extremely effective way to drive traffic to your sales pages or affiliate programs if you are promoting other peoples products for commissions. No website is needed and you can start without spending a penny. Ready? Let’s get started!
First, let’s briefly discuss article marketing.
What is article marketing?
Article directories like ezinearticles.com allow you to submit short articles on virtually any subject. You generally want your articles to run between 250-5000 words but I would recommend keeping your articles in the 300-500 range, At 500 words, that 5000 word article could generate more traffic by being broken into 10, 500 word articles. There are other terms and conditions that will apply and vary by article directory, so always read these at each site before submitting.
How do I make money?
When you write an article, you will write about a subject for which you already have a product in mind to sell or promote. This can be your own product or an affiliate product.
The last section when completing the article submission form is known as you bio. This section is used to provide information about the product you are promoting and where you place a link to a page where the visitor can click through and buy.
In your article body, you want to provide enough information to make the reader want to click the link in your bio. Your article presents the dilemna or problem, your bio or resource box offers a solution.
How can I get more traffic?
Getting views directly from the article directory sites is great. Getting your article listed on the first page of Google is even better. Getting a good google listing for your article can make worlds of difference in terms of traffic and sales.
When writing your articles, it is of utmost importance to choose good keyword phrases. The most productive type of keyword phrase are known as ‘long tailed’ keyword phrases. A good long tailed keyword phrase will have a decent amount of searches on the search engines but won’t have as much direct competition.
Too many people that write articles don’t pay enough attention to picking the right keyword phrases and subsequently won’t reap the benefits of getting a front page listing on Google. Proper keyword research should be as important to you as actually writing the article because without it, you are severely limiting your articles potential.
Watch the following video to see proper keyword research in action as well as having this article marketing strategy explained in more detail.
That concludes this brief article marketing guide, I hope you’ve learned something and will get right to work writing articles. It’s definitely not an overnight success method and will take some work on your part but there are tools that can help speed up the process.
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