Thursday, December 6, 2007

Make Money Online with Article Marketing

Wanna make money Online? Although there are numerous ways to earn money online, the best method to earn money is "Article Marketing". Here I am going to discuss simple ways to earn money online by promoting your website.

Writing and submitting articles to article directories, often referred to as “article marketing”, can be a very powerful way to drive traffic to your online business. If you are not familiar with how article marketing works, here's an overview:

First, you write some articles relating to your online business's theme. For example, if you have an online business that promotes auto responders, then write some articles on auto responders. The articles should be about 300-700 words, have a catchy title, and provide useful information.

Using the auto responder website example, maybe your first article might be titled: "3 Powerful Auto responder Marketing Secrets". Then you would write an article expanding on those three points.

At the end of the article you would include a brief bio about yourself, and a link to your online business. You will want to make the bio interesting because you want readers to click on your link.

Here's an example: A.G. Smith runs www..... .com, a website dedicated to auto responder marketing. To get his free report "7 Keys to Effective Auto responder Marketing" click here.... (You’d then insert a link to your website).

Notice in the above example there was an incentive, a free report, for the reader to click through to your online business. Providing some sort of free incentive is an effective way to get readers to click through to your online business.

If you haven't written articles before don't be intimidated, it's pretty easy. Take the first paragraph of your article and simply state what the article is about. Next, cover the topic, which can be about 6-10 paragraphs. You then add a final paragraph summarizing your article. That's it!

If you are still uncomfortable writing, visit some of the article directories and read other articles to get a feel for style and organization. There are some very good e-books out there on writing articles. Finally, you could always hire a freelancer to write articles for your online business - but that's another article in itself!

Once you've written and proof-read your articles, it's time to submit them to the article directories. Identify the most popular article directories first. How? Simply type in "top article directories" into your search engine and see what comes back. Most article directories require you to register before you submit your articles. So after you register, you can begin submitting your articles to the various directories.

There are three ways you can submit your articles for making more money:

1) By hand, which is the most time consuming because there are hundreds of article directories on the internet

2) use an article submission service which takes a fraction of the time because you submit your articles to their site only, and then they in turn distribute your articles to hundreds of other article directories, or

3) article submission software. This is much quicker than submitting your articles by hand to each directory, but typically not as fast as using a service.

You now know the basics of promoting make money online with article marketing. However, this article only scratched the surface of what can be a very effective marketing approach. Take time to learn as much as you can about article marketing – it will make you that much more effective when you begin promoting your online business with article marketing.

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