Article Marketing

How many different email marketing lists are you a part of? If your mailbox is anything like mine, then you probably have subscribed yourself to quite a few during your browsing sessions online.

Whether the emails that you get are from other businesses that may be able to provide you with goods or services that you simply cannot get anywhere else for the price, for musicians who you like to keep an eye on in hopes that they will visit your city sometime soon or from bloggers who have great articles; in your eyes – your email box is probably filled to the brim with notifications that you subscribed to at some point or another.

Now that you are considering moving into the realm of online business, it is high time that you learn to take advantage of the power of an email list and notification program. Potential clients and random visitors alike love notification lists, as it keeps them up to date on what you’ve got going on without them having to visit your website every moment of every day. People like things to be easy – and that is exactly what an email list is giving them – easy access to information on your website when they want it.

At this point in your career as a blossoming webmaster, you probably do not know a lot about the whole web design thing. However, even with your potential lack of experience, you have probably realized that it takes a well designed website with some killer content to draw people in and make
them stick around.

While terms like article marketing and SEO may elude you, it does not take a rocket scientist to realize that you have got to have good, enjoyable, enlightening information on your website to make your guests want to stick around – and one of the best ways to do so is to be involved in an article marketing program.

So What Exactly Is Article Marketing?

Quite simply it is just as it sounds – marketing your articles and taking advantage of articles written by other people to bring traffic to your own website. Because of the definition, there are two very different ways in which you can become a part of the article marketing phenomenon. Submitting or using.

Whichever method of article marketing your prefer is entirely up to you, although the former is much better way to attract traffic to your website and the latter should only be used in extreme situations.

Thanks to the wondrous power of the article marketing websites, there has never been a better time for you than now to become a better writer.

Writing Articles For Business Marketing

You see, in order to be able to take advantage of the amazing marketing potential of submitting to an article marketing website, you first have to be able to write your own articles.

For some people who truly enjoy writing content all day long, this will not be a problem as they will be able to crank out great content in no time and flood the article marketing websites with lots of cool articles that everyone will want to have on their websites – easily getting their names out there so that they can start to establish a comprehensive email list of potential clients.

However, there is that problem that many people face who simply cannot draft an enjoyable document if their life depends on it. If you are one of those types of people, the road to establishing an email list through article marketing will be long and arduous.

Eventually, you will be able to write an article that you deem worthy of submitting to an article marketing website. After some time you may even get a few hits on it and a few unique visitors to your website because of it.

But how much time are you willing to spend on something that may only net you a couple of people on your email list? Instead, why not try hiring a freelance writer.

There are droves of them out there in cyberspace who will work for relatively cheap rates and provide you with decent content (and if you don’t like what they have provided you with, you can always edit it).

Although many article marketing websites require that you write the articles yourself, if you have a ghostwriter do the dirty work for you, you can claim the article as your own and nobody will be the wiser.

Submitting To Article Directories

Once your article writing is finished, it is time to submit your work to an article marketing website. After it has been up there for awhile you will start to see people view it and you may even get a few downloads here or there. It is the downloads that you are really looking for, as it shows that someone found it interesting enough to put it on their website using your name, link, and email address so that people will know who actually wrote the article in the first place – bringing your website traffic.

Below, you will find a comprehensive list of some of the better article sites on the Internet. There are literally hundreds of sites, but these are the ones you should start with.

List of Article Directories

Article Blast
Article City
Article Finders
Article Hub
Articles Factory
Connection Team
Constant Content
Free Zine Site
Go Articles
How To Advice
Idea Marketers
Marketing Seek
Morgan Article Archive
Simply Search 4 It
The Ezine Dot Net
Valuable Content

Now, you can also use other peoples’ articles on your own website if you
must, but remember that you have to provide plenty of links to the original
author’s website – a risk that can possibly drive people away from your own website before they are able to enroll in your email list.

Getting people onto your email list through an article marketing plan can
be tricky and arduous, but for the most part it is one of the more successful
methods for establishing a good client base.

A lot of work must be done before you even think about posting that first
article on an article marketing site, but once you are through with that all
you have to do is sit back and watch as it brings in more and more potential
customers to your website.

With each unique visit, there is another chance that person could sign up for your email list. And we all know that the more people on your email list at the end of the day, the more people you can sell to in order to maximize your profits.

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