Make Money Online: 3 Steps to Successful Article Marketing

Are you struggling to make money online? Have you heard the internet marketing 'gurus' talking about how much money there is to be made online and that you can make a fortune? Well, it is possible to make a good income online, but to be realistic it's not going to happen overnight.

Article marketing is one way that I bring in traffic to my products and it's something that I would heartily recommend to anybody who wants to make money online. Curious to know more? Let's take a closer look at the 3 steps to successful article marketing

Step 1. Decide which offer you want to promote

This might be one of your own products or even an affiliate offer. Perhaps it's a physical product or even a download. It doesn't really matter what it is - it's just important to have a product that you want to promote. As you read this you may be wondering why I'm pointing that out, but I'm always amazed at how many people go all out to set up an online business but haven't decided what it is that they want to sell.

Step 2. Create your articles

The best articles are those that are both educational and engaging. People who read online prefer well-spaced text that is broken up with headlines. They also like bullet points as it gives them the most salient points in an easy to read format. There are plenty of sources of material on how to create articles that people want to read, or you can do your own research by checking out the ones that appeal to you and then emulating the style. Be sure to add your link to your offer at the bottom of the article or in the resource box. Your articles are more likely to get found if you use search engine optimisation (SEO) techniques.

Step 3. Distribute your articles

There are many ways to do this, both manual and automatic. Whether you opt for manual or automatic you will need to create accounts on the top article databases. Once you have submitted your articles, then set up the accounts so that they post them onto the social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook automatically. You'll reach more people and build the traffic, in addition to creating backlinks to the articles so that they perform better in the search engines.

What's next?

Next in your quest to make money online, you should be getting some sales. My approach to selling is very simple. I'm not a lover of high pressure sales techniques. I believe that if you make available information and a product to the people who are interested in what you've got to offer, you'll do much better than to ram it down people's throats.

What I love about article marketing is that it offers a 100% free way to make money online. You don't even need a website. It will only cost you time and a few ideas.

Of course, some of the top article directories don't accept links straight through to affiliate products, but many of the directories do. Otherwise, you can easily set up a blog based website that can be used as a place to promote your products.

There really is nothing more to it than what you've read here. It's a strategy of scale. The more articles that you write the more people you will reach and who can buy from you. You'll be on your way with your journey to make money online.


Source by Andrew Holtom

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