by Don Meyer
You can very easily research and get the information you need from the internet, magazines, books or re-write one of your articles by changing and re-writing the same article and switching around sections of the article. You then have turned an old article into a new article with new content that can be submitted to the article directories.
There are hundreds of article directories that you can submit your articles to for article marketing. If you are tight on money, you can submit your articles by hand. If money is not a concern, you can inexpensively submit your articles to directory that will send your article out to a couple of hundred or more other directories. Now you can start to see the power of having all of your articles floating around in cyberspace, possibly for years to come, for anyone to read.
This gives you instant exposure for your site. There are literally thousands of people who are searching for the information that your article is about. Here are three steps to help you drive quality traffic to your site using article marketing:
1. Before you submit your article to an article directory, fill out the resource box with your name and website. I like to install anchor text that will direct you to my site, as well as at the very bottom of the resource box I put my website link. This link is not anchor text, because I want people to see my website name.
This also gives you chance to show that you are an expert in your field. The best way to do this is to put in the third person, so you don’t sound like you are bragging. Make it sound like someone is introducing you to someone at a board meeting.
One of the nice things about article marketing is that you don’t really even need your own website. You can simply use affiliate programs and products to write reviews about them and then link to the product sales page from your article.
2. Give good quality content. Do not do any selling in your article. That is the purpose of the resource box, leave all salesmanship there. If you make your articles informative and interesting, people will want to click on your resource box to get more information. Be totally honest about what you are writing about and readers will be more likely to see you as a dependable resource for information. Give people real value in your articles and you will more likely be rewarded with trust and sales of your product or service.
3. If you really don’t like to write your own articles or you don’t have time to write, you can freelance to someone else to do your article writing. Just google freelance writers and you will find many writers who would be more than happy to write for you. The nice thing is it really does not cost much at all to have done.
Article marketing is not going to make you an internet marketing millionaire overnight, but it gives you the opportunity to start small and then build your way up – especially if you’re on a tight budget. You can be very successful if you stay consistent with submitting your articles to the article directories and you always have unique and helpful content
About the Author
Don Meyer is the founder of Web List Marketing, where you can find out the latest information and hear the opinions of experts on internet marketing , promoting and driving huge amounts of traffic to your website. http://www.weblistmarketing.com