How to write articles that grab and keep your readers attention

No Surprise Here, Writing Articles is a surefire way to gain recognition as an expert in your field. By allowing them to be reprinted along with a resource box attached, Increases the number of links pointing back to your site. This gets your site noticed by the Search Engines, increases your link popularity, and eventually improves your search ranking. If your article is written well, you'll see an increase in your web site traffic as well as an increase in your subscriber base. None of this is anything you don't already know or read before. However, the problem you may face is, not being able to come up with an idea, rather, how do you come up with content which peaks your readers curiosity, grabs their attention, and keeps them reading through to the end of your article. Which causes them to want more of the same.

If winning readers is your goal and not just getting something out there, you'll have to put yourself in their shoes. Write about what they want to know and not what you want them to know. Become "Other Centered," Provide them with what they want and they'll read anything you write. (As long as it's honest effective and valuable) Write something "Blah" and you efforts will wind up in the recycle bin. Whatever the topic, the next 4 steps are an outline for writing articles that grab and keep your readers interest, they'll read your articles in their entirety, keeping them coming back for more. 1. First and Foremost: If You're Going to Solve a Problem it Helps to Know What the problem is. (Not Exactly Rocket Science, Would You Say?) What Exactly Do Your Readers Want? If you've got expertise with the topic your readers are interested in, you'll already know and identify with the problems they're facing. If Not, you'll have to research a bit more. Or, quite simply, You can Ask Them. A short, simple 3 question survey will define exactly what your readers want. I've put an example of the survey I use to extract pertinent information from my list. Feel free to use it. Edit it, move it around, change the questions, do with it as you please. Hello (first name) Always personalize your messages! Pardon the intrusion. I know your time is valuable. I'll be brief. As a valued subscriber of (The name of your ezine/newsletter) it is my intent to provide you with useful, effective, information, intended to help you solve the challenges you may be having Online. I've put together a short survey below to help me help you. Please reply with your answers so I can better meet your needs. Please find the questions below. a. What is the biggest challeng you face on a daily basis? Traffic? Converting traffic to sales? Where to advertise? b. What topics would you like covered? c. What changes would you like to see that would make our newsletter/ezine of greater value? Keep in mind, This is Your Newsletter. Your answers will assist me in providing you with the most accurate content I can provide. Kind Regards, Your Name Your Ezine's Name Your WebSite URL 2. Get Their Attention This is an unforgiving step. If you fail to get your readers attention in the first several seconds, they'll either click away or send you into the abyss of cyber space. Lost forever. Take your time and Think About Your Opening. Remember it's about Them and what they want. Write something that makes them feel like, "Hey, They're Talkin' About Me!" or "Finally, This is Exactly What I've Been Looking For!" 3. Have a Conversation With Your Reader When writing your article, keep it relaxed. Like you would be in a normal conversation. Being careful not to be too informal, as this may irritate your readers. If you find this to be true, don't worry, you can always edit it later. Same with being to formal. Simply write as you talk and you'll be fine. In addition to the facts and strategies, inject a bit of humor. They may have hopes of being entertained. Be yourself and let your personality shine through. 4. End On An Upbeat Note Don't let your article die or simply fizzle out. Alot of writers do this because they don't know how to End on an Upbeat Note. Impressions are made with the beginning and end of your article. Create a feeling of anticipation in the beginning and a feeling of satisfaction in the end. Finally: create an article-writing cheat-sheet for yourself. Divide it into beginnings/middles/ends and add more useful tips and strategies as you think of them. (For example, using the tips in this article, you might write: ENDINGS - end on a high, offer hope, use funny quote, suggest action to get started.) Do this, and you'll be regularly pumping out articles that almost everyone will want to publish!

Learn as you earn when you start an online business

If you're fairly new to the world of running an online business, you may be worried that you don't know enough to become a success. You may feel that it will take a lot of new knowledge before you can even begin. This can be quite overwhelming. However, this is not necessarily the case. Let me explain.

If you wanted to become a pianist, how would you go about it? Would you spend months or maybe years, reading books on how to play a piano? Would you listen to people talk about how to play the piano? Would this alone teach you how to play? Ok, so maybe you would read one book and listen to a few people that have already learned to play. Then you start to practice. You take the knowledge from the experts and apply it by practicing. This doesn't make you a master pianist in an instant. You have to practice over and over, adding new skills as you master the last one. This all takes time and effort.

But if you really want to learn to play the piano, it's all worth it. What does this have to do with starting an online business? Reading and learning about every single aspect of internet marketing can take considerable time. If you where to wait until you knew everything there was to know before starting your business, you would find that things have changed during the time you've been absorbed in learning and you would then have to learn even more. This is what you should do. Do spend some time reading and doing research. Make sure that you have just enough information to know that you are working the right area/niche. More importantly, do something. Get started. You will learn on the way, by doing. Yes you will make mistakes, but that really is the best way to learn. If you where learning to play piano, you would make mistakes there too, but you would work at getting it right. You might try a different technique or put in extra practice to get it just right. With an internet business, it's pretty much the same thing. You need to tweak as you go along, adapt and grow your knowledge base as you expand your business. Don't be afraid. You may feel unsure because of several factors. Such as new jargon, seemingly difficult technical stuff, many, many new subjects covering marketing, advertising, traffic generation and it goes on and on. You don't need to know everything to make a start and you will learn the rest on the way. By learning from actually doing and experiencing, your learning curve is much higher, but it will not feel like it. Obviously a little bit if know-how is necessary, but just read a free special report on that topic. They are free and available all over the internet. Download what you need, print them off, but don't go and read everything and then some more and then something else before you start. If you don't understand a particular area, go to a forum and ask questions. These discussion boards are growing at a lightning pace across the net this year. Their popularity has fuelled a new kind of information resource. Priceless. Don't be worried that you will sound dumb. The experts of these boards where just like you once. How do you think they became as knowledgeable as they are? By asking questions and using the answers to grow their business. Posting questions on forums is highly recommended. The people who frequent these places are more than happy to help. "Why?" I hear you ask. By answering questions, it gives that person 'credibility' it gets their name known across the internet as an expert on the subject. It is advertising for then and it's free. The people that will happily answer your questions and help guide you on your way to internet success do so because there is something in it for them. With both of you getting something out of the situation, it must be all good, everyone gets what they need. Learning takes a long time, can it be speeded up? It most certainly can, but it will cost. A lot of people that start an online business do so with a budget of almost $0. A successful and highly profitable internet business can be born form this, the disadvantage is, it takes far longer to earn a good income. There is nothing wrong with doing it this way, heck some of today's biggest internet guru's started on a $0 budget, including me. If you do have some funding, then it will be easier for you to be earning quite quickly. The best thing to do would be to find a mentor. Someone that has already done what you are trying to do. A guide that will teach you and help you to get started. It can be quite tough to go it alone, I know this because that is what I did. A coach would have made my life much, much easier, but I didn't have the $20-$30 a month that I needed for the membership fees. If you are lucky enough to be able to afford this comparatively small outlay, I would highly recommend a mentor. This can save you a great deal of time and you will be making money a lot sooner than if you where to go it alone. How would a mentor help? A good mentor will take their student by the hand and guide them through each stage of starting an online business. They will encourage you to get stuck in right from the start. Teaching you that you learn best by doing. Yes, you will make mistakes, but learning from these mistakes and putting them right is all part of the business. All aspects of internet business will be covered as they become appropriate. Introducing new skills and ideas in manageable chunks. Having a good coach can accelerate your online business presence at a respectable rate. You will soon build much confidence and will not need a mentor forever. Can't afford a mentor? You can still make it on your own. Don't be afraid of getting your hands on experience, get stuck into it as soon as possible. If you sit there, reading and reading, you may never actually get started. Don't let your dream die before you've given it your best shot. Do what the successful internet guru's have done, learn as you earn. Practice until you get it right. One day soon you will turn around and find out that you know more than you ever thought possible and you learned it in such a short time. You'll think "What was all the fuss about, that wasn't so hard". And you'll remember that it was because you learned most of your lessons on the way. In conclusion, if you are going to start an internet business, don't let all the knowledge that you have to gain put you off. Don't get stuck down by thinking that you need to learn everything before you can begin. Experience of doing is by far the best and quickest way to learn the ropes. Take it one step at a time and you will find that with practice, you will soon become quite proficient. If you can afford a mentor, do it, the benefits are outstanding. If you can't afford a coach, don't worry, you will get there with persistence. Learn something new, put it into practice, correct any mistakes and learn the next step. Education and training is an ongoing life experience. Not even the internet guru's know it all. They learn new things every day and that is what you must do. So enough with the reading. Go take action today. Until you take the first physical step you have no chance of ever getting where you want to be. Jane Harper, Webmaster

How to maximize your article directory submission

You are ready to kick off your article marketing campaign. You have some great aricles put together and you've located the best directories to promote your articles. But stop! There are still a few steps you will need to complete before you are really ready to begin submitting your articles to publishers and directories. 1. Make Your Article As Attractive As Possible Is your article formatted so it is easy to read and/or scan with short paragraphs, subheadings, and bullet points? Are you using plain text and only plain text in your article? 2. Clean Up Your Act Have you checked for spelling, grammar, and other surface errors? You will lose credibility with a lot of mistakes. Read your article out loud. You will be surprised how many mistakes you can catch with this method not to mention how many awkward sentences you can locate for revision. 3. Offer Useful Information If you article offers an useful tip or a solution to a problem then make sure you highlight this in your headline and summary. Don't try to sell with your article. Sell yourself, your information, your expertise, and your experience, but not your products. In the long run you will gain far more exposure by selling your knowledge. 4. Keep It Short The ideal length (studied by many experts in the field) is a word count of 250-500 words. If your article is twice this length then try to break it into two articles (and so on). If a 500-word article performs the same as a 5,000-word article why give readers more than they can absorb in an easy read. 5. Create Your Resource Box A resource box is a small paragraph (directory and site requirements vary so keep it as short as possible) with your name, the name of your business, a short tagline, and most important the link to your website (in url form: http://YourSite. com). Don't get too lengthy but you might add at the end a one-three sentence pitch for your site that can easily be trimmed off if some directories have a low character count for the resource box. Don't forget to include a call to action here. For example, Find more advice from Deanna Mascle by clicking here... You an also include an anchor url related to one keyword or keyword phrase that you want to build backlinks for. Do not abuse or overuse this strategy. Rule of thumb for resource box is that it be no longer than 1/5 the length of your article. If this balance shifts too much it will affect your credibility. 6. Write A Summary Many directories will ask you for a summary of your article so it easier to have this prepared before you begin submitting. Keep it short and succint. Usually just a few sentences. 7. Generate Your Keywords Many directories will ask you for a list of keywords or key phrases for your article so it is easier to have this prepared before you begin submitting. I would prepare a list of 10-20 words (comma separated) with the most important first working down to the least important. Once you've completed these seven steps you are ready to submit. Taking a few moments to complete these steps BEFORE you begin submitting will save you time and stress as you work through the submission process -- not to mention allow you to craft the most effective resource box and summary possible.

3 things you must do before you submit to article directories

3 Things You Must Do Before You Submit To Article Directories To all writers and non-writers out there, now is the time to start digging up those creative writing skills back. With modern communication technology comes the popularity of information-based marketing, which is one of the oldest and most effective techniques in getting targeted prospects to sites and converting them into buyers. This is why article writing, submissions and publications are also getting popular. There are already many tools that people can use to make the process of distributing their articles more easily. Though this is invaluable in getting the contents more exposure, which is only half of the story. Let us take a look first at the common mistakes that some people make before submitting their contents to article directories: 1. Confusing the reason to promote the articles with the reason to write them. In article writing, there are three key benefits why you are promoting them; branding, lead generation and promotion, which are all part of your optimization efforts. But there is only one reason why you write an article, and that is to inform your audience. If the article is not focused on this primary and most important purpose, it will fail to achieve the three promotion benefits because no one will be interested in reading them. You need to figure out first how to get people to read what is in your article, then make them click on your resource box. You can achieve this by producing better contents. 2. Failing to maximize the promotional opportunities of article marketing. You may know already that your articles can help you generate additional links back to your site. But do you know that you can get more visitors and better search engine results from that same articles? Mention keywords at strategic places. Just be sure not to overdo them. Some are even using anchor texts which is also an effective method. But it is important to know that majority of the directories are not able to support this. Remember that is not only about the links back to your site. Part of doing well in your article marketing is getting picked up by publishers with a large number of audiences and gaining the ability of leveraging other brands because of the quality of your work. Better search engine results also are great benefits. But these things do not put much money in your pocket. There are other factors that can turn your article marketing efforts into an opportunity that can boost your earnings. Not just increase the number of visitors to your site. Start out with a plan and see to it that your article will serve the function that you intended it to have. 3. Publishing content that does not help your readers. Maybe in the process of writing articles, you are thinking that all that is you wanted is links back to your site. And any visitors it can generate are fine. Guess what? Not all article banks and directories are going to accept your content automatically. Oftentimes, they have some guidelines and specifications on the articles that they are accepting. You can double the number of sites you can submit to by writing articles that the directories want to share with other people. All it takes is one publisher with a hundred thousand readers to increase your potential audience overnight. Write the articles that publishers want in their publications if you want your article marketing to work the most effective way for you. This also means you have to obey the standard guidelines, spell checks, researching on a good topic and even hiring a writer to produce a good content on your behalf. In the end, it is all really a matter of choice on your part. You can start getting a little exposure from increased links back but on a very basic level. Or enjoy massive exposure from a little extra time making quality contents. It will be your choice. You may not be aware of the fact that an article submitted on directories is not meant to have the same level of exposure as highly-targeted content ones geared on a narrow group of people. Learn the difference between these two and it will surely help you know what kinds of articles to write and to submit.

The importance of article marketing

When most people think of advertising and promotion, they think about the expenses involved and how, for most new business owners, there isn't a large amount of cash sitting around for use in an aggressive marketing campaign. Luckily for online entrepreneurs, there are plenty of ways to gain free publicity for new websites. One such way is through article marketing. While this new method is steadily rising in popularity, many are still unaware of it's many benefits. But, the truth is that thousands of website operators, business owners and internet traffic specialists have found article marketing to be a very valuable tool in their success. If you've ever read an article on a website and noticed a brief paragraph, located at the bottom of the article, detailing the author's name and website, then you have already experienced the success of an article marketing. An entrepreneur prepares an article, which is centered around their niche and submits it to an article marketing submission directory.

Other webmasters are constantly in search of new material for their website, so they often visit an article marketing submission directory for information. They may see an article and decide to add it to their site with the condition that the author is given full credit at the bottom of the feature. The credit will likely include the author's name, brief bio and link to their website. For each individual who reads these types of articles, there is added potential for new customers. If they weren't interested in the noted specialty, they wouldn't be reading the article. So, the author has already reached someone who has a direct interest in their product or niche. Once they are finished reading the article, they are likely to visit the noted website if they found the information to be valuable. In addition, they may tell friends and family about the new informative website.

Article marketing submission services are free to writers, as well as webmasters. Consider that you are opening an internet clothing store and need to gain interest, spread the word and find customers for your new business. Well, you are obviously a clothing expert since that's your chosen business, so write about it. Start by choosing a topic, write a brief feature, offer advice and submit the final copy to an article marketing directory. At the bottom of the article, always be sure to include a brief paragraph with your name, some information about your company and a link to your website. When other webmasters stop by the article marketing directory in search of news for their site, they may be inclined to use your work on their website. If they do, they will also include a link back to your site.

Article marketing directories offer website owners the possibility of increasing their traffic dramatically. Whether it's a new or already existent website, there is no better way to gain free publicity while gaining respect in your profession than with article marketing. If you are an expert in your field, it will show through in your work and people will be drawn into your site in search of even more useful information. Article marketing services are one of the most powerful new tools available to online entrepreneurs and, best of all - they are free!

How to effectively use articles and auto responders to market your product or service

Copyright 2006 Keith Gloster Have you ever wondered how you could use your auto-responder along with your articles to somehow "spread the word" about your new website, product or service? If so, this brief article, will teach you exactly how to do just that. In addition, you will also discover the main benefits of writing articles and the basic steps you need to take to market your products and services effectively with articles and auto responders . Writing articles to market a product or service is an exceptional way to build business. The article has to be profoundly informative, providing the reader with information that is related to a specific subject matter. The article most often includes a hyper link to a web page for additional information. The webpage, of course, is designed to sell a product or service that relates to the subject matter of the article. These articles are normally submitted to article banks, websites, and online newsletter publishers. This is one of the most effective ways to market a service or product on the Internet, and it can become even more effective when it is associated with the use of an auto responder . Here's how to do it. Start by inserting each of your articles into your auto responder . It is important that each article have its very own auto responder address, so you will need an auto responder service that will allow you to do this. Next, make a master directory of your articles, with the auto responder address for each article listed alongside the name. You can even add descriptions of the articles in your master directory if you desire. Advertising your articles one at a time can take a great deal of time. But advertising one auto responder address; the one for the master list, won't take very much time at all. Just put it in your ezine and on your website. You can even grant other ezine publishers to use this as a free resource for their subscribers! Whatever you decide to do, don't underestimate the benefits of marketing your products and services with articles and auto responders . Also, by using this technique, your website traffic will begin to increase exponentially due to your relevant content and back-links and your articles will spread like wild fire all over the Internet!

Article submission is useless unless you know what your doing

Article Submission is a great way to get traffic to your site, but in some cases, articles are wasted in a directory that have so many articles on so many topics that people looking for a topic just get overwhelmed and look for something else. If you submit your articles to large directories with thousands of other articles about every topic, what is the chance that you article will be viewed? What is the chance that it will be published somewhere else? The truth is that it is not an easy thing to get your article discovered by a website owner and re-published especially if you are not a proffessional writer. The key to making your article submissions more worthwhile is to submit to specialized directories. You might be thinking that these specific directories are not as good because they do not get as much traffic and they might not. The reality is that they probably get as much traffic or more traffic that is targeted to the specific niche. This way you know that every person that goes to that directory is looking for an article like yours.

Broad article directories are great; I only use them when I cannot find a directory for the topic f my article (just like this one). The idea of submitting articles to specific article directories is revolutionary. This is a way to get your articles published in a place where every single people is looking for an article similar to yours so there is a higher chance of being re-published. I saw an example of such a directory when I was looking for articles to fill my site about “fishing”. What I found was amazing, the site had many features that a regular information/shopping site would have but they also had an additional area where you could submit and republish articles that they posted. I found a countless amount of information and in no time I had a 50-page website within the day and my site had already been spidered by Google by the end of the month after I wrote my own articles for that directory. These article directories are not easy to find though when you type “article directories” in a search engine. They use different key words. This is a problem because it is hard to know what key words will be found by imputing a key word in a search engine. To find them you have to type in a more specific search phrase. For example, if you are looking for articles for fishing you might want to type in, “fishing article directory”. This will locate any fishining related website as well as directories for fishing packed with articles on the topic. Submitting your articles to directories are a great way to get your site many backlinks as well as giving you a reputation for being an expert on the topic. If you send your niche articles to directories with a broad range of catagories and sub catagories and sub sub catagories, you will have a lot of trouble competing with the pofessional writers. What you want to do is find a specified directory with articles focusing on a certain topic, this way you have a higher chance to get you articles published all over the internet faster then you can imagine.

Employing a writer to produce your articles

If you are a webmaster who is interested in using articles to promote your website, then you will either have the option of writing the articles yourself or employing a writer to produce your articles in exchange for a fee. The latter works very well if you are not a natural-born writer yourself or simply don’t have the time to devote to writing and research. The majority of webmasters are very busy just trying to keep their website updated, operating correctly, answering e-mails and accepting orders. With that being said, there are a number of terrific writers who are looking for employment opportunities. In addition, there are several tips to help you select the perfect one. Before employing a writer to produce your articles, it is a good idea to request a resume and/or sample of their work. The resume is beneficial for the obvious reasons and the writing sample will give you an excellent idea as to their writing style and whether it will suit your business needs. The next step will be to determine a fair compensation amount and an agreement on payment terms. For example, once you agree to a payment amount, will that be paid in full upfront, at the completion of the project or does the writer require a deposit upfront with the remaining balance due upon completion? Depending on the writer, fees and payment structures may vary greatly. For reasons of expense, it is a good idea to hire only the writer(s) that you can afford. A clear agreement on payment terms will make for a happy and lasting business relationship. When employing a writer to produce your articles, it is a good idea to explain exactly the type of article content that you are looking for. How many words should the article include? What subject will the article cover? How much research, if any, do you prefer that the writer conduct? If you have any ideas or thoughts on exactly how you want the content structured, be sure to let the writer know upfront. In addition, if you have a specific deadline or just prefer to get the job completed quickly, be sure to inform the writer so that he/she can deliver the work on time. One of the most important thing to look for, when employing a writer to produce your articles, is dependability. If you have decided that employing a writer to produce your articles is the best approach for your business, then try and select one or several good writers and build an ongoing working relationship with them. It is good to work with a variety of writers but, if you work with too many, the content of the articles will each sound so different that it may become obvious that multiple people are producing the work. If you are promoting your website, then you will want the articles to sound consistently similar so that there aren’t a lot of different styles of writing. Employing a writer to produce your articles will save you a lot of time that may be otherwise spent promoting your website, developing new ideas and preparing for new changes. Whether you aren’t a writer by nature or simply don’t have the time, employing a writer to produce your articles will make your strategy for article marketing a lot easier. For further information visit http:// real-articles. com

Make money online without a single product on your hand

Many online businesses never get off ground because they do not have a good product to sell. Many people have planned and dreamt of working at home or earn few extra dollars to augment their income by working or making money online. The problem is that they don't have anything to offer or sell. There is really no need to have a product to offer but still make money online, the best way is to sell other peoples products, this is called affiliate marketing. In affiliate marketing, you can make money online by featuring in your website the products of other websites and sell them for a commission. Your sole concentration is on how to create a huge traffic flow to your ecommerce business. Each product you sell will provide you with a sales commission, so the greater number of traffic flow will result to a higher rate of buyers which sums up to more sales. Choose wisely the products and the affiliate-marketing partner you choose. You need to have a partner that has products you yourself believe in to effectively sell them.

In addition, their products must have the same niche as your product. You will come out to be more credible if you have a fishing website and sell fishing products, rather than selling make up for example. Some people sell information. You don't need to have a product in this as well. If you know a whole lot about something, you can offer your expertise for a certain fee. Post them in your site and put them in an area where members only can view. The fee can come in the form of the membership fee.

Low cost internet marketing tools

Tool Talk: All about internet marketing tools Who doesn't want inexpensive internet marketing tools? In this day and age when advertising your business online is the way to go, it's a must that you avail of internet marketing tools at the lowest cost possible. How can you avail of them? How can you make the most out of these low cost internet marketing tools? These low cost internet marketing tools aim to better your website and promote them thoroughly. Read on to know more about them: 1. Software There is software specializing in internet marketing. These programs are affordable internet marketing tools. They attract traffic, communicate your site to anyone online, harness and trim down your keywords, track your site visitors and create links to other sites. Of course, the phrase "low cost" emphasizes that you must not spend exorbitantly. Watch out for internet marketing tools that do nothing but suck your budget. 2. Website packages Take note of low cost internet marketing tools that do the following: hosting and designing your site, getting your domain, offering technical help, configure and upload your files, campaigning for your traffic. These are available in website packages that you can avail of anytime. Choose a package caters to your site's needs. 3. Mailing lists Notice that when you visit the Bulk Mail folder of your email, you read nothing but website promotions. That's email marketing? It boosts your business like no other. Don't worry about spamming. There's such a thing as "safe lists" that make your mails spam-free. This is so easy to obtain. Look for mailing lists for sale and let the fun of emailing begin. 4. Data Submitters This is a money-saving internet marketing tool that works like magic. Have a data submitter of your own and amass tremendously huge hits! 5. E-books Integrate an e-book in your site for people to download. At such a cheap price, you keep people clamoring for more and visiting your site in the process. That's one affordable internet marketing tool for you. 6. SEO tools Internet marketing is not complete without the standard SEO tools. Search engines remain as the major powerhouse in marketing so never leave this part out. Generate traffic through this effective low cost internet marketing tool! Here's a reminder: when you see the low cost internet marketing tool banners online, never get persuaded easily. Study the package deals; analyze the contents and benefits before deciding if you want one.

Article marketing is it worth it

Having your website rank at the top of the search engines will provide you with a stream of traffic ready to read, buy or interact with your site. Getting this high first page ranking in the main search engines such as Google, Yahoo and MSN is extremely difficult and not to mention, time consuming. Search engines take considerable notice of how many and the quality of incoming links to your site. Traditionally, webmasters have sent out link requests, asking to exchange links, this however is becoming more and more ineffective as people's email addresses are spammed by automated robots. Method savvy internet marketers are now using article submissions. Here is how it works. The webmaster writes an article on the topic of their site, including a back link to their site. They then submit this to various article directories.

In turn some of these article directories list this article and its back link, and also distribute it to all their members. Some even pass this onto other article sites. This can manually take a long time however. A lot of copying and pasting of articles has to happen, you have to log in and log out of sites, and the whole thing can be very tedious. Over the past 6 months new products have been released that take some of the tedium out of article submissions. These semi-automatically go to the relevant sites and submit your article, logging in for you and populating the forms with your article. They can be a great time saver.

Finally there are new services that actually go off and submit your articles for free to other large directories. They advertise on your article page on their site. This is a win-win situation. The article writer gets valuable backlinks to their site or their content read by many people, the large article directory gets the extra content and advertising revenue, so everyone is happy. We highly recommend article writing for marketing your site, it may take a little time but with the services outlined here it need not be so painful as it once was.

The key to distributing articles

So you have written a great article on your area of expertise, but how are you going to distribute it? This is where many people fall-over in the article publishing business. If you create an article and put it on your site people aren’t just going to turn up and read it. This reminds me of an old story I was told by a friend. When he was a child he decided to make chips and sell them to make some pocket money. He made the chips and set up the stall in his parent’s kitchen. Of course being young and naive, he didn’t tell anyone he just expected people to turn up! Of course they didn’t. The same goes for your article writing. In order to be successful, you must circulate the article. The best way to circulate the article is to use one of the top distribution services and article directory services. For example: • Articlesnet. co. uk • Isnare. com • Submityourarticle. com These companies will either put your article up on their site, and due to the high traffic readerships of these sites you will gain extra readers. Alternatively if they are a distribution service they will email your article to lots of ezine and newsletter authors. They, in turn, will then email your article to all their readers. Obviously the article has to be of a high enough standard. Many of the distribution services have arrangements with other large article sites and will automatically submit your article to these sites. One final tip to aid in circulating your article is to create an RSS feed. You can then distribute your article RSS feed and ping all the major RSS search engines. They will index your article and this again allows you to tap into many more readers. I hope these tips help you in your article publishing.

Low cost yellow page internet advertising

Effective SEO Comes Cheap Search engine optimization or SEO is the hottest way to drive targeted traffic to your website. Maximizing the benefits of a well-SEO'ed website will yield lots of earnings for the marketer. However, SEO-ing your site might cost you thousands of dollars if you are such a newbie on this field. But to tell you the truth, you can essentially get information on low cost SEO anywhere in the Internet. But only several really show you how to work out an affordable search engine optimization endeavor. And those few that really inform include this article. 1. Link exchanges One cheap SEO method that can get you best results is through link exchanges or linking to and from other web sites. Depending on the websites that you would like to exchange links with, this tool could even cost you nothing at all. Contact the author or owner of the web site you want to have a link exchange with. You will be surprised with the eventual spiking up of your page ranking using this means of getting your website optimized. 2. Write or acquire key word rich articles Writing truly informative and keyword-rich articles is one surefire way to make your Internet business more visible than ever. It's either you write your own articles or you get them from article directories that allow you to post these articles on your website as long as you keep the resource box or the author's byline in tact. Just don't stuff your articles with keywords that even idiots would get bore of reading them. The readability and freshness of your articles will still be the basis of whether your writers will keep on coming back to your website or not. 3. Catchy Domain Name What better will make your target visitors remember your website but with a very easy-to-recall domain name. Something sweet and short will prove to be very invaluable. Registering your domain name is not for free. But creativity is. 4. Organize your site navigation Providing easy steps in navigating your site is one way to make your visitors become at ease with your site. This, in turn, will improve the flow of traffic to your website. Low cost SEO is always evolving like any other approach in information technology. There are many methods that can very well land you on the top ten rankings of Google or on any other search engines. Some may cost a lot but there are methods that can give you the same results at a low price or you can even do on your own such as those mentioned above.

How lazy linking can boost your online profits

Every webmaster knows that highly targeted traffic can be converted into online earnings but for most online entrepreneurs, acquiring visitors is a huge challenge. One of the best ways to ensure a steady flow of targeted traffic to your website is by ranking high in the search engines for particular keywords and key phrases that define your business. Backlinks are one of the vital tools that can help you rank higher – but you don’t have to spend hours each day on trading links manually. The alternative comes from automated link exchange software and directories. Websites offer you such opportunities like getting links from other webmasters who have joined the same program.

A few examples of these link exchange directories are: o http:// Gotlinks. com o http:// Linkdiy. com One of the most interesting offers on the market today is, however, automated linking, which follows the same “lazy linking” theme but also creates extra incentive for it’s members: when someone signs up, they get a 50% monthly commission from everyone who signs up under them. o http:// MyLinkMachine. com Lazy linking versus manual link exchanges One of the cons associated to automated linking websites is that you don’t have so much control over who your link partners are and on the status of your backlinks. While this was a real problem a few years ago, when the links were directed to your site in bulk and you had absolutely no way of filtering them, today all great automated link exchange websites offer 100% control over your link partners. In other words, you can filter out website link exchange partners that are not related to the topic your website is on (this is really important with the search engines, who want to see backlinks from related websites). Since this major argument against automated link exchanges has been eliminated, we are mostly left with the benefits: * Save time – since everything is automated, you don’t have to check your email, get the code from a link partner, go into your web editing software, do the exchange and then send confirmation to the other webmaster. With link directories like MyLinkMachine. com, the website does all that for you. * Get more link partners – it’s so much easier to find link partners in a common area such as the link exchange directories, rather than emailing individual webmasters who might not even be interested in an exchange. * Get more links than you could ever get with manual link exchange – the truth is that manual link exchange demands a lot of time and patience, not to mention an excellent organizational skill to manage all your link exchanges. Automated link exchanges eliminate all these difficulties and it will only take you minutes to accomplish what a manual link exchange campaign would take at least a few hours.

The 3 mistakes that people do in article marketing

Here are 3 of the most common mistakes made in article marketing. Mistake #1 is what I call marketing resistance. Some people hear that word ‘marketing’ and they just kind of pucker up. They get all tight inside. “I can’t market! Marketers are used car salesmen or people on the internet who say ‘Buy my new product today or your family will starve.’” I don’t think I’ve seen anything exactly like that, but some of you are laughing out there or smiling because you’ve seen things that are close. That’s not what I mean by marketing. Again, that definition of marketing that I titled the call with and started the call with is – Article marketing is simply getting your expertise in front of as many eyes as possible in as many consumable forms as possible. Another way of defining marketing is seeing it as simply letting other people know what you do. That’s all it is! Marketing is letting other people know what you do. There are lots of ways to do that with class and integrity that can be congruent with who you are. You know the way I approach things in my programs is that not one size fits all. One of the things that I’ve been told I’m good at, and I think people are right, is that I’m pretty good at meeting people wherever they are in their business journey, in their internet journey – meeting them where they are and helping them move forward. So it’s not one size fits all. Mistake #2 is believing there’s only one way to let people know about what you do. Some people who make that mistake get very very wed to how they see it, to how they do it, to their way, to ‘the’ way. That’s understandable. People get territorial and invested in things and that’s ok. I’ve always thought there’s lots of ways to do things, so there’s lots of ways to market your articles to get your expertise in front of people. Mistake #3 is inconsistency in marketing your articles or getting your expertise out there. Most people, when it comes to marketing anything, do what I call ‘marketing a la carte.’ Marketing ala carte is waiting until things get bad, you’re feeling desperate, and you just grab something from the marketing menu and do it. You throw some money at it, hoping it will work. No, no, no, no, no. I’ve got a pop quiz for you tonight. What’s the most important piece of a jigsaw puzzle? Now the answers I often get when I ask that question are things like ‘the straight pieces,’ ‘the corners,’ etc etc. ‘The solid colors.’ Now all of those are good answers, but they’re not the best answer because the most important piece of a jigsaw puzzle is the box top, because there is the blueprint. To be consistent you need a blueprint. You need something that you can do over and over again with success. Inconsistency is part of being human. Back in graduate school and days after when I was playing racquetball two or three times a week, we had a little saying among us. “Consistency is the key.” You could go along and play well for a few minutes, and then play horrible for a minute. So consistency in marketing, especially in article marketing, is to write regularly. If you’re going to be serious about this and really use article marketing to build your business, you want to write and submit two articles – “Oh my gosh, is he going to say a month? A week? A day? What?” – a week. Two articles a week. That gets the fresh content out there and keeps you in the flow.

Target your advertising with free articles

You need to take advantage of targeted advertising frequently to help make your online business successful. Targeted advertising means that you are advertising primarily to those who may actually purchase your product or service. You only reach those that may already be interested in what you have to offer instead of spending your advertising budgets on trying to reach everyone. One way to achieve targeted advertising is to use free reprint articles or custom written articles that will ultimately reach your targeted audience. A lot of times when a new tv show comes out on tv there is a target market that the tv program is shooting for so they also search for advertisers who would fit with that audience. Also along with the target audience often times the show will be tested with the target audience and other audiences long before its even allowed to be shown on tv to make sure that they know what market to advertise to or that the show would even be successful. Also often times when show has been on for a little while they will do studies to see who watches the show and advertising and then will adjust the show and marketing accordingly. Why have advertisers been doing this for years? Because it is shown to be effective and cost efficient. Billboards have long shown to be very ineffective and expensive.

A billboard advertises to everyone that drives by it instead of focusing on a target audience. It would be silly to advertise products targeted towards women during cartoons, it would also not make sense to advertise children's toys during the overnight hours when most of the children are sleeping. Advertisers want to advertise to those who may actually have an interest in their product or service. How all this can be applied to your online business? You need to start hitting your targeted audience with your advertising. One easy, effective, and inexpensive method of doing this is through free reprint articles. Free reprint articles are articles that you write and then have distributed in ezines and newsletters. You write the article offering information that the reader will find useful or entertaining, and the hope is that the reader will then use the authors resource box at the bottom of the article to visit your website.

A distribution service can help you get one of these free reprint articles placed into dozens of ezines and newsletters if the article is well written. You will include a small text box at the bottom that offers information about yourself and a link back to your website. These free reprint articles will go out to all of these ezines and newsletters and the publisher of each of those will decide whether or not to use your article. This is where the targeted marketing comes into play. A publisher will determine if the article is relevant to his or her subscribers. If the publisher decides that it is relevant, the publisher will include it in their next publication. This is a very easy way to reach your targeted audience. It is also relatively cheap considering that all you have to pay for is the distribution service if you write the article yourself. Some people do not feel comfortable with their own writing or simply do not have the time or energy to do the writing.

If you are one of these people there are always ghostwriters for hire who will do the work for you. You can then publish this work as your own, with your information in the resource box and the link back to your website. Ghostwriters know that you will be placing your name or a pen name in the article as the author, and they agree to surrender to their client's any and all copyrights to the article. If you want to reach your targeted audience in an easy, inexpensive, and effective manner then consider the use of the free reprint articles to reach your potential customers. Whether you write the articles yourself or pay a ghostwriter it will be a worthwhile investment. Even paying a ghostwriter and the distribution service, you will still be getting more bang for your buck than if you were to simply place an ad that is targeted to everyone. Remember, these ezines and newsletters that carry your articles will be going to people who are already interested in the topic that you deal with. Get started today and watch the new customers roll in.

Article writing and article marketing basics

Want to know how to increase publicity for your website, in a sure and steady way? You may not realize it but many website operators use the same trick to generate traffic for virtually nothing. Which is? Write content-rich and focused articles and submit to directory sites, other people's sites and ezines. This process is called article writing and article marketing. Now, why would an ezine publisher or website owner want to post your targeted articles on their websites or use your articles for their mailing lists? The answer is that not many can produce tons of content that is specific and focused. And tons of high quality content helps to build traffic to their sites and loyal subscribers to their mailing lists. Here is where your article comes in. In exchange for a byline and a link to your site (called a "resource box"), you allow website owners to use your content as it is. No one is allowed to make any changes to your article without your permission. Here are some other advantages for article writing and article marketing: * Gain "Expert" Status when you share your knowledge and expertise. Just look at the people who write newspaper columns. You get to appear like an expert when your articles are posted in a couple of article directory websites and when you write on a variety of topics pertaining to the same niche area. * You can do some nifty preselling. This is especially if your article appeals to a niche audience hungry for some specific information. That way, you've already presold yourself, when they click over to your site. * You get more links to your site. Then, you'd be able to enhance your search engine positioning just by your "link popularity". Once your article is posted on another person's website or an article directory, it is likely that it will stay there for a long time. * You are providing an excellent tool to help your affiliates. Your affiliates are likely to promote you more often and more effectively compared to those who don't provide such help. * It is also excellent for building an opt-in email list. Statistics show that on average, a prospect visits your website seven times before clicking a buy order. A constant stream of emails (with his/her permission) at regular intervals can help break down "defences" and build relationships. In addition, once the relationship is build, back end sales or sales of other products and services become easier. So, do you need to have a flair for writing in order for you to write? Absolutely not. You just need to remember just two simple rules: * Put down your thoughts naturally. Just like how you would explain to a friend about this subject over a cup of tea. * Write simply. Bad grammer does not help. Complicated sentences and sentences that go on and on forever may not help you get your message across. So make your article an easy read. Now, what is an easy way to get started on writing? Think of key problems that your audience is likely to have and then write an article that provides the solution. A few key examples here should help kick-start your writing: 10 ways to help you..... 5 extremely useful resource tips that you should know about.... 7 time saving tips to.... 1 breakthrough tip that..... You can organize your article in this manner: an introduction (you can identify the problems that your readers are facing and your own short story or experiences), the list of points (the "solution") and a concluding paragraph (asking your readers to take some action). After you finished writing, get someone to vet through your article. Alternatively, you can wait some time later and take a look at your article again. Improve it and check for grammer and spelling. Then, it's time for article marketing. Submit your article to article announcement lists and article directories like http:// ArticleMap. com. In your submission, make sure your articles comply with specific guidelines required by the publisher. Article marketing can generate visitor traffic to your website as your articles get published and syndicated across the world. As you write and submit more articles, traffic to your site will definitely pick up speed!

Creating online business marketing

Throughout these sets of articles we have looked at many different ways that one can create online business ideas. This is very important but it is equally important that you know how to market your business ideas so that people know what you have to offer. Within this article today we are going to look at what you can do in creating online business marketing that will sell your product. We will look at two different methods that you can use but, to truly become successful at online marketing, you are going to have to make sure to learn about the subject as much as possible. Without a certain number of hits to your website every day, you can be guaranteed that you will not have great sales figures. The only way to get the hits that you want is through marketing and this is where this article comes in. The first thing they can do in creating online business marketing is to make sure that your website is properly created. This article isn't long enough to go into everything that you need for your website but you should make sure that your site is properly indexed by all of the major search engines so that you're getting the maximum amount of natural search engine traffic you can. If you need more information about this, look in your library for books on search engine optimization. This can help you redesign some pages on your website to make sure that you are getting maximum exposure. If you want to get more people to your website, you may also want to look into Adwords. Where this can benefit you is that you can bid on certain keywords so when people search on these keywords, your ads will come up. You will paya certain amount per click that you receive from your ads being displayed. This is very good for you because you can target the audience that you want to bring to your website. By bidding on this, you are able to control your marketing costs and still receive leads. Another way to get traffic coming to your site and help in creating online business marketing is to offer some free giveaways. There are a great deal of free forums out there where you can post about free giveaways at your website and this is an additional way to bring traffic to your website. The word free is one of the major hot buttons for most people so by offering something for free if they visit your website, you will be guaranteed to get a great deal of traffic. The way to run giveaways would be to have someone sign up for your newsletter in exchange for the free gift. This will help build your newsletter and create more online business marketing because you have a larger responsive list who is potentially interested in the products that you sell. The way to do this in a newsletter is to make sure you do not push products but rather soft sell them while pushing information your target audience can use. Hopefully these two different methods of creating online business marketing can help you out. What we have told you about today only scratches the surface of the possible things you can do but these are two of the more popular methods and they are very low-cost methods so that you do not have to use a great deal of money that you may need to run the business.

Low cost advanced website traffic tactics

Fantastic Tactics: Low cost advanced website traffic tactics for everyone Advanced website traffic tactics might sound daunting, but if you make it low cost then you have nothing but a win-win situation. Employ low cost advanced website traffic tactics and you're in for a huge online success. What are these low cost advanced website traffic tactics anyway? Surprise yourself by finding out that some of these tactics you can practice without having to spend a cent! 1. Write an article. You write an article, mention your site, submit it to e-zines and garner traffic from curious visitors. It's as simple as that. Don't just stop at one website - post your site anywhere possible! Who knows how many hits this low cost advanced website traffic tactic will bring! 2. Exchange links. Never underestimate the power of link exchange. This is a low cost advanced website traffic tactic that people tend to overlook. How to find out where to do the link exchange? Easy: type your website's keywords in a major search engine, visit each and every of the top results and ask for the link exchange. 3. Get involved in forums. Look for forums highly related to your website and make your presence known. Make online friends and let them know about your website. This is an advanced website traffic tactic that advertises subtly but works effectively. Good thing about this is it doesn't cost you anything at all! 4. Advanced website traffic needs advanced tools. The www world is rich with tools that churn out impressive results. Software to try out are those which take care of links and keywords. Once this is taken care of, the rest of this internet marketing job will be easy! 5. Power up with meta tags. Meta tags are what search engines are looking for so it can include your site in the top results. Putting up meta tags in your HTML code is an advanced website traffic tactic that must not be missed! Low cost you ask? Oh yeah! 6. Direct to directories. Keep submitting your site to directories like there's no tomorrow! Just take a look at your website and see if it's directory-worthy. Web directories don't waste their time on poorly-done websites. 7. Conduct a survey. Visit a site similar to yours and announce that you have a survey they can answer. The site and yours reap results so no one's on the losing end here! There are sites available that specialize in low cost advanced website traffic tactics. Search for them online and let your site rise to online popularity!

Og article marketing 5

Article Marketing: Effective Advertising What is Article Marketing? Article marketing is a form of advertisement to your website. This type of marketing is an effective tool to promote your products or companies and increase targeted web traffic of your. Article marketing can help your website become popular and produce more hits in search engines. Many people choose to advertise by this method simply because it is free. There are numbers of website that offers free article publishing. All you have to do is write an article about the product you are selling or advertising and post it to these kinds of websites. Do not forget to include the URL link of your website after each article. When you post an article, you are posting an advertisement for access twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. It is free of charge. Just one article can go a long way. The reason other website publishers might look at your article and may republish it to another website. From there, your article can be published and republished to numerous websites still promoting your own website and the product you are advertising or selling. To write an effective article, one that will glue your readers until they end up in your website URL, is to make it informative, and fun and easy to read. Here are some basic tips to have effective article marketing: 1. Your articles should be informative. The main reason people reads article is for the information. Try to add as much information about the product you are selling. 2. Although your article should be informative, it should also be short and simple. Be precise about what point you are driving at and as much as possible keep the terms simple and easy to understand. Technical terms can be difficult to understand for some people and may lose interest in finishing reading your article. 3. Give the readers a reason why to read your article. You headline or title should be attractive enough to draw in readers to start reading your article in the first place. Moreover, your first three sentences should be attention grabbing. 4. Aside from posting your articles in article publishing websites, post one too in your own website. This creates targeted traffic when users type in your article keywords. 5. Article marketing is effective if you do not include sales pitch in them. Sales pitch can discourage readers. Many potential customers tend to think you are just selling a product you do not even know about. It can make you look like you are just in it for the money and customers do not like that. Show your knowledge about the product you are promoting first. Remember that your sales pitch can be displayed in your website. 6. Digest your articles and post them to discussion boards related to your product. Put some lines like “to read more about this visit mywebsite. com. Keep in mind that readers can get interested and will most likely click on the website link. 7. Put your best article in an e-book and distribute them by email or by download links. This is a great way to circulate your article to people. 8. Write more than one articles. Keep in mind that the more articles you write, the more people can choose between what they want to read. Put in different titles to attract different kinds of people. 9. Always update your articles to continue promoting your products effectively. Some article publishing websites displays articles by the date. The more updated your article is, the more it has a chance to get to the first page result of a search. 10. Test your articles by first letting your friends or family read it. Get their opinions about your article and make some improvements if you need to. Look at their expressions while reading your article. Do they look interested? Do they look bored? Ask yourself this kind of questions. 11. Make use of bullets and numbers; Lots of it. Bullets and numbers tend to make articles easier to read and make sure that for every bullet leave at least one space after the other. Readers like to see a lot of white space. Article marketing is easy and a convenient way to advertise your products. It is free and very effective. To make it a success, always remember to keep it informative, easy to read, and keep it simple. In short, make it reader-friendly.

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