Do You Know The Value Of Article Submission
Article submission is the process in which the webmaster will submit articles to the article directories that will then publish them. This can create for the webmaster an enormous amount of back links to his or her website. That allows for individuals to get the traffic that they need without paying huge advertising dollars or trying to compete too heavily with the thousands of other website owners out there. It an easy, affordable way to generate traffic to your website.
But, what are some of the benefits for using these article submission websites? What will you gain, exactly from them? To understand what opportunities you have when you use article submission, here are some things for you to think about.
First, consider the fact that you will gain a tremendous amount of free traffic to your website. When you include your website link at the bottom of the article that you have written and that article is passed around from one location to the next, you are sure to reap the rewards with all the traffic that it will accumulate. Just on the primary side of things, that first website it is placed on, can do a tremendous amount of business for you.
Do you know of a better, virtually free method of advertising your website? Most do not have the huge budget of those million dollar advertising companies. If you use article submission in this manner, you are sure to create for yourself quite a good amount of free traffic. Unless you pay someone to write for you, you have very little to no cost at all on this traffic generator.
If you really don't want to do the writing for yourself, you can easily find writers that can write for you. While you will have to pay them, you will still be able to get excellent results. It as simple as finding the writer, conveying your need and then submitting the articles to article directories. Then, you will have even less to do yourself. That makes your job easier while still giving the same results.
Believe it or not, the value of using article submission may be more so than just getting the back links to your websites. In fact, you will be able to establish yourself as somewhat of an expert on the subject. This helps you to gain recognition as being a good source of information on the subject of your website. Why does that matter? If for nothing else, it helps you to establish a foundation as to who you are on the web.
All of these benefits are really only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the benefits of using article submission. The bottom line is that your website, no matter how large or small, no matter what type of budget you actually have can have a good amount of traffic on it. When webmasters take your article, with your link attached to it, and place it on their website for content use, you are the one who is going to get traffic. Consider your own process. If you went to a website, read an article and learned about something would you click the link at the bottom to find out more about who wrote it or where to get the items? It is very much possible to generate quite a bit of traffic from this virtually free type of advertising.
Why You Should Get Your Articles Syndicated
While there are numerous benefits to syndicating your articles, it is a time-consuming process. That is why many people only syndicate a few articles and do not fully realize the potential associated with syndicated articles. While not doubting the benefits of syndication, these people are just too busy to spend a great deal of time getting their articles syndicated.
Simply put, article syndication is the process of allowing other websites to publish your articles. For example: Say you have a content site that provides tips on gardening and landscaping. You may want to post some "how to" articles on a site that sells seeds or gardening tools. If you provide content that is helpful enough, it may direct customers to your site in the search of more information and increase revenue for your site.
Syndication also helps make your name synonymous with a certain products or services much in the same way that advertising does on the radio and TV. You know how it is. Those car insurance commercials leave catchy jingles and cute images in your head until the only thing that comes to your mind when you think about car insurance is that cute little lizard.
Well article syndication helps your website in much the same way. You see, most people who search on the web for advice on certain topics do so more than once. So, the more that they see articles on topics that interest them coming from your company, the more likely they are to think about you as an authority in the field and someone with whom they would like to do business.
Article syndication also helps increase your search engine ranking by linking more websites to yours. And it is well-known that many top search engines like Google rank sites according to how many links they have pointing at them.
But as mentioned earlier, syndication is a lengthy process if done manually. In order to syndicate your articles, you have to first find websites that would benefit from your content and are likely to draw the types of customers that you are looking for. Once you find these sites, you have to market your articles to the site's webmaster. Meaning, that you have to sell your site's importance and prove to the webmaster why your articles would be beneficial for his or her site. Only after you have successfully negotiated syndication can you exchange information that would link your sites together. As you can see, this could take a great deal of your time and syndication is not guaranteed.
Another way that you can syndicate your articles is a little less hands on for you. What you do is create a linkable code on your website that allows other webmasters to receive your articles through a feed. All you have to do is update your information and all of the sites on which you are syndicated will be automatically updated. The only drawback to this is that you first have to get webmasters on your site and then, you have to get them to accept your feed. The most popular way of doing this is by indicating that your articles are available for syndication in a resource box below your article.
Perhaps the easiest way to attract webmasters to your articles is to enter them into an article syndication directory. These directories are regularly searched by webmasters looking to update their content.
When you submit your article into a directory, it is put into a browsing category that it pertains to. For example: If your articles involve tips for bidding on online auctions, they will be placed under a category called "online auctions" or something similar to it. This way it is easy for a webmaster searching for these types of articles to find exactly what he or she needs at the click of a button.
Once a webmaster chooses your article, you are syndicated and have earned another link and a higher ranking among search engines. Syndicating articles in this way also allows you to reach more webmasters than you ever would have been able to by going it alone.
Any one of these ways to get syndicated could work for you, but most people find that a combination of tactics achieve the best results. So, get busy and start syndicating. Oh, and don't worry if you can't write articles or don't have the time to write them, there are also sites that will connect you with professional writers who will do all of the writing work for you.
Article Marketing Tips
I have been writing articles and submitting them to various article directories for around a year now. When I started I felt very fresh and had plenty to write about. After a few months however, I started to get what is known as writers block. I could not think of anything else to write about. In this article I give advice about how to react when this happens, advice which I hope will help you to continue to write quality and original articles.
My name is Steve Hill and my line of business is as a speech coach. I developed a stutter when I was four years of age and it continued to affect my life for the next eighteen years. I have managed to overcome this speech impediment and as a career I now help other people to achieve fluency. I feel I know quite a lot about the subject and found it quite easy and enjoyable to write about all aspects of stuttering.
After a while I could not think of anything new to write about stuttering, which would be of value to people and made the mistake or re-writing some of the articles using different words. I must admit I was unaware that this was against the rules but now realise that each article needs to have original content, which I accept and understand.
I then wrote about some of the experiences from my own life, like how I coped when my now ex-girlfriend left me and even stories about my dog! A number of people have read these articles and have sent me some very nice e-mails stating how much they have enjoyed them.
One morning I woke up with very good intentions, I was planning on writing three or four new articles. I turned on the computer and basically sat there. Come on write something, I tried to tell myself. The problem was that I could not think of anything to write about. I decided to go back to bed. I seem to be able to think clearer from my bed, a bit weird I know.
I decided that I was not only going to write about my own life and experiences but I would also write about my family and friends. Other areas I could write about would be:
How to promote a website
These are all areas I have a great interest in and even though they are not my main line of business, the articles should be of interest to people. Most of the topics which I have listed are things which I or people I know, have had experiences with. For example a lot of people who stutter including myself in the past, have issues with their self-confidence.
Weight loss is subject which is close to my heart as I have had many problems in controlling my own weight. I also run my own business and therefore have had to learn aspects about how to do this.
I also love playing and watching sport. This was therefore something else which I then concentrated on and I have now written articles on snooker and football.
To gain inspiration and to help me to write my articles, I read a lot of books and newspapers and I also like to watch the news and current affairs programs on the television.
I hope this article has been of help to you and please feel free to read and re-print more of the articles I have written.
Are You Already Marketing On The Internet
Take a moment to think about how you would really answer this question. If given enough thought just about any business owner who utilizes the Internet for any purpose will likely find that whether or not they intentionally organized an Internet marketing campaign, they may already be marketing their products and services on the Internet. This article will examine some subtle ways business owners may already be marketing their business on the Internet.
Do you have a website for your business? Business owners who answer yes to this question are already marketing their products or services online just by virtue of the fact that they have a website online. Having a live website means there is the potential for curious Internet users to access your website. You may not be actively promoting your website but you may still find that your website generates interest in your products despite the lack of promotional endeavors; this is a form of passive marketing.
Do you participate in message boards and include a link to your website in your signature? Again business owners who answer yes to this question are already marketing their website online. Savvy business owners realize the importance of participation in industry related message boards to create an interest in their products and services, establish themselves as knowledgeable about the industry and offer a link to their own website even if it is in the signature line of their posts. However, even business owners who do not realize this may already be inadvertently enjoying the benefits of Internet marketing which result from message board participation just by doing something they enjoy and may be doing as a form of leisure activity.
Do you include keywords which are relevant to your business in the content of your website? Business owners who answer yes to this question are also already marketing on the Internet by optimizing their website for these keywords. These search engine optimization (SEO) affects the websites whether or not they were even aware of the concept of keyword density and how it can help to SEO a website. Business owners will likely use certain words often depending on the type of products and services they offer just because it is natural and logical to do so. This tendency, however, can result in search engines boosting your website rankings for these particular keywords. The concept of SEO is much more involved and complex than simply using keywords frequently but business owners can gain some benefit just by naturally applying relevant keywords to their website.
Do you solicit feedback from your customers online? This is yet another example of how business owners may be accidentally marketing their business on the Internet. Most business owners realize the importance of soliciting feedback from customers for business purposes and business owners who offer products online might solicit feedback in the form of online surveys. Although the business owners may be doing this simply for a business purpose the fact that it is done online makes it fall into the category of Internet marketing.
We have already discussed several ways in which business owners may already be marketing online but what about business owners who want to have an increased online presence? Business owners who may already be marketing online accidentally may wish to launch a full scale Internet marketing campaign. The best way to do this is to hire a consultant with experience in Internet marketing to assist you in creating a campaign which is effective for your target audience.
How To Make The Switch To Working Online Part 2
My last post was about switching from a traditional job to working for yourself online. I touched on some basics needed to accomplish this task. For me, all of this started when I quit my day job and set out to work for myself online, inspiring me to write about The Top 10 Reasons to Quit Your Job. There are countless reasons to quit your job and start having fun, but how does someone make that jump from the rat race to living out a dream?
November 2006 is where my dream started. I was driving beet truck for a local farmer during harvest season, looking for jobs to apply to and setting up interviews. I listened to the radio a lot while driving and picked up a show by Dave Ramsey, the get out of debt guru. He inspired me to make life changes in order to get out of debt and live a more fulfilled life. After reading some of the books he recommended, including some of his own, I came across a book called, 48 Days to the Work You Love. I have mentioned this book a couple of times because I will gladly buy this for anyone graduating from high school or college. The book doesn't give you any answers about what jobs you should work, but it does ask the right questions. Over the next year and half, I worked to achieve my goal and quest to pursuit the career of my choice.
When I say I tried all the wrong ways to make money online, I mean it. I did the blog with Adsense, tried to sell ebooks, eBay drop shipping (including the book), and many others. I thought because others were successful at doing those things that I would be able to replicate their work. I was able to an extent do what they did but ultimately it cost me much more time and effort than I ever got out of those ideas. I always knew I wanted the flexibility and lifestyle that the Internet business could provide, but I was doing the business of others and not myself. It wasn't until I figured out that doing what you are really passionate about is the key to succeeding both on and offline in business. You truly have to love what you do and be willing to do it even without a paycheck. If you can honestly wake up in the morning and want nothing more than to get to work you have found what you love. I can't even sleep in anymore because I will just lay there thinking about the things I can do for the day.
For myself, I found that I love solving problems. I have know this for a long time but never capitalized on that ability to help negotiate my way through the situation until its resolve was complete. I also knew that I love working with people and helping to meet their needs (the go to person). What I did was merge offline business with business online. I have been helping local groups and businesses be found online. Most have a website but that site is not easily found in their local markets. I help define people's goals and target for their businesses online. In our local market, this is a completely untapped niche. I can't name anyone in town who really has a clue to accomplish these tasks for a business (some claim but don't deliver). The last two months have brought a lot of business in for me and I find that each day I love what I do more and more. I think it is so much fun to help people like this and in an untapped market there is a lot of opportunity to grow.
The biggest part to remember with all of the information you digest while beginning your quest to work online is to live out your dream, not the successes of another. Unless you can separate your quest for money apart from a fulfilled career, it will have a short lifespan. Ask yourself the right questions:
* What are my favorite hobbies? (Passions)
* What do I know a lot about or seek to know a lot about (investing, housing, SEO, puppies)? (Drive / Motivation)
* What are my talents (talking, writing, production, media, technologies)? (Leverages)
* What do I get fulfillment out of (helping others, adding value, sharing, teaching)? (Purpose)
* Who do I most want to work with (kids, businesses, charities, sports, car enthusiasts)? (Market)
Find your target market and build a product for it. Always have a plan and a goal before you start something online. My goal for this blog was to reach others and build a network. Don't build a blog and try 10 different methods of making money from it, you'll waste your time. Build a product or service for your target market, not a market for your product or service.
The Naked Truth About Turn Words Into Traffic
A highly respected person in the internet marketing circle who accomplished much success with little or no expenditure is Jim Edwards.
Jim shows how he became successful in his "how-to" informational products that prove you really don't need a lot of money in order to make great profits or be successful..
One of the products I'm referring to is his "Turn Words into Traffic" E-book!
Most Marketers, if they have been in the business for any period of time, realize that if you do not spend your money on advertising you will make up for it with your time!
I found that Edwards doesn't just tell you to write articles, he honestly gives you a step-by-step process that shows you how to save time advertising. His method brings in targeted traffic to your website as claimed.
One notable downside to Turn Words into Traffic is that not all people can write good articles and if you happen to be one of these people, you may feel like you are getting a raw deal right off the bat. In other words, the E-book will not benefit you!
Although Jim did state and show us how we can get someone else to write articles for us, a ghost-writer, he never covered how to overcome the negative mindset that holds people back from writing. He more or less showed us how to get around this issue.
Than again, Jim's purpose in this E-book is to show a person some formulas for writing articles and how to use what that person has written to get targeted traffic to their site.
The bottom line is, can some one truly show another individual how not to be intimidated?
I'll have to admit I wasn't one to write articles either. I felt intimidated to a degree but still found that after trying this formula I had nothing to fear. The articles I've written took on a life of their own thanks to other marketers and the ezines that circulated them.
I guess Edwards' track record impressed me the most. That's one of the main reasons I bought this E-book. He is a professional writer who writes a column for an online publication and he has his own ezines and newsletter that grabbed my attention. Jim continuously produces articles that help him be successful and that's all I'm striving to become!
By using his method. I noticed a distinct difference in traffic flux by almost 286% and a 49% increase in affiliate sales since I started using his system!
I've tested it for the last 8 weeks by writing and submitting articles, reviews, and reports in the manner Jim suggested and where he said would give me the most bang for the effort. Then I stopped doing so a couple of times and the change in traffic flow and profits moved back to a slow trickle.
I also noticed my reputation or credibility escalated because people email me all the time asking about certain products I recommend and they end up purchasing one of the products.
I never knew viral marketing would have such a great impact on my sales or revenue, especially something that saves me money and time. The E-book is only $39.00. That's not much to spend on a product that produces real traffic. Good targeted traffic that buys is hard to come by these days!
As I stated earlier, the only downside or drawback I've seen so far with this product is that if you cannot write articles you may shy away form this good resource and lose the opportunity to get a steady stream of traffic to your site. This can truly hinder your success as a marketer.
Jim gives 3 or 4 formulas to writing articles where anyone can turn out a highly viral asset.
Before I forget to tell you, this E-book comes with 4 bonuses that are just as valuable as the E-book itself!
I feel the author over-delivers on this product which is great for anyone who buys and uses it. Jim not only fulfilled his promise to show us how to get targeted traffic to our websites, he gave us a how-to guide that also gives us a set strategy we can use that works.
If you are looking for a good, cheaper way to gain lots of targeted traffic and credibility without getting into the traffic schemes, try "Turn Words into Traffic".
What do you have to lose? He gives you a 30 day guarantee so you can get your money back if you don't like it!
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Marketing A Website Via Ezine Article
The purpose of this brief article is to solicit some traffic to my website http://MilesBooks.com. As a disabled author, of little means, I am unable to pour in the massive dollars necessary to make my thriller~mystery novel For Sale By Owners:FSBO a bestseller. Okay, so maybe it isn't bestseller material anyway? I have posted some Chapter Samples there to allow potential book buyers to taste some of the flavor and meet several of my major characters.
On my website, visitors should find some features of interest, even if they do not wish to order my novel from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or anywhere else. In addition to Free Reprint Articles, information on Multiple Sclerosis, disabilities, and links to related sites and groups are included.
And, yes, there is purchase information on my other two "Out of Print" poetry books, Beacon
Article Marketing Getting Paid For Your Hard Work
If you are like me and you write articles for a living, then you know that you must get paid for all of your hard work. Payment can come through customers who have hired you to write, through pay per click advertising, or through banner or text ads you place on your site next to your articles. Regardless of your approach, a consistent and methodical plan is necessary to have in place in order to make a living for all of your hard work. Please continue reading for some helpful tips to help you survive in this highly competitive business.
Submit Freely. Much of the work posted online bearing my name is freely shared. I do not get paid for what I write. I look at article marketing as a joint partnership between me and the article directory. They get my articles for redistribution and I get healthy back links to my site. In addition, the article directory can make money off of ads that show up next to my articles such as Google AdSense or Yahoo! Publishing Network type ads. Furthermore, I get my name out there and can point potential customers to the article directories to show them how prolific a writer that I am.
Submit Jointly. Some of the articles I have posted online are for clients. They have my name on them as my name is more visible than their name. I write as a "contributing writer" but I am a freelancer, not an employer. I get paid for my work and they get some decent links.
Do Ghostwriting. The overwhelming number of articles I write are ghostwritten. In 2005, I submitted 450 articles to article directories, but another 1200 or so went directly to my clients. When I submit articles jointly, I retain the rights to having my name on the articles. When I ghost write, my customers get what I write and retain full rights to the articles. Guess who pays me more? Bring 'em on!
Bill Immediately. You can write like crazy for paying customers but still end up broke. How? By not billing customers immediately. Whether you use direct billing, Paypal, or an "agent" such as Guru, you are penniless until the first invoice is paid. Come up with a plan to get your money as soon as possible too. You don't want to have to wait for weeks unless you like being in the credit business!
Keep Marketing. I have busy times I have slow times. During the slow times, I catch up on my paperwork and I write. During slow times I submit many articles to the article directories to keep my name out there. Regular submissions keep me "front and center" and help build up SEO for my site. Yes, I have my own site at www.thearticlewriter.com where most of my best work is featured. Not every article, but those articles where I have full rights to them and ones I want my customers to look at when they review my portfolio.
So, that's it. Five simple tips to help you make a living from article marketing. If you are good at it, you will make a decent living writing for others. I doubt you will get rich unless article marketing ends up being a stepping stone to something else - such as, writing your own Harry Potter style series of books!
Wise Article Marketing Strategies
If you are an article writer, you may have been submitting your articles to ezines in order to get your name out there. Ezines are wonderful in that they give the unpublished author the opportunity to market their name without the expense of advertising. At some point you may wonder if you can be compensated for your work. The answer: yes, you can. Through implementing wise marketing strategies, you can earn money for your work and receive steady income. Here's how:
Your Website If you don't already have your very own website, set one up and feature some of your favorite articles. You'll create an extra set of links to articles you already submitted to the ezines. Make sure you have a contact form in place to allow interested parties a way to get in touch with you.
Blogging A great alternative to a website are blogs. If you don't have the time or money to manage a website, you can create a blog and have links to your articles appear there.
Message Boards/Forums If you run a well respected and busy forum, consider letting your members know that you write articles as well. If you don't run a forum, but you are a moderator, ask the forum administrator for the opportunity to promote yourself in exchange for your work.
Craig's List This site is the king of all sites. You can post your resume, your small business ad, look for work, join a club, etc. In most cases no fees are ever charged and it can be a great way for you to network. At the very least, any link you place in your "ad" will quickly gain you a good link with the search engines. One caveat: most ads run from between 10 and 45 days, so you will need to manage your ads in order to remain marketable.
Paid Sites If you are serious about making some income on your articles, consider investing in yourself and joining a paid site. Many will allow you to have either a free trial period or a basic membership. To receive the full benefit of the site, you will need to upgrade. Guru.com is one such site for you to consider.
Trade Associations If you write on a specialized topic, such as railroads, contact your local trade association and see if they are in need of a staff writer. Many associations will give to you a small stipend. If not, see if you can get a free membership or some other type of discounted service for your work. Cash is cool, but free services are nice too!
Email Lists In this day of overreaching spamming, getting an email list together of people who will actually read your emails can be difficult. Instead, join a list-serv and discretely share your talents with members there.
Article writing for profit can take time and it will usually require a lot of legwork on your part before you get established. Still, it can lead to bigger and more profitable ventures for you as long as you stick with it. If you are good at it, it may allow you to quit your "day job" to pursue what you really want to do. What can be better than that?
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