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Article Marketing

Using Article Marketing to Drive Traffic

Article marketing is an awesome way to drive traffic to your website if used properly.

It can be used as a form of marketing and advertising by which you write articles and submit them to article marketplaces.

The articles should be niche related and can be used to redirect traffic back to your main site.

Article marketing is a great way to get high quality traffic for free.

Many people join article marketing directories daily to promote products or services and acquire information.

These directories can be used to grow your business by leaps and bounds quickly and for free.

Tips for Article Marketing

Write 400-600 word articles- Keep your articles within the 400-600 word range. People tend to like to read the shorter articles that are information packed and to the point. If you can stay in the range you will keep peoples attention and attract more engaging readers.

Interesting Titles- Try to make your titles interested and SEO focused. If you have a keyword you are working off, which you should, it should be in the title and strategically placed throughout the article to help you in the search engines. Try to make your titles information focused and stand out from the competition.

Remain Consistent- Post as often as possible to show how serious you are about your craft. Engage your readers and comment on other peoples posts. Spend time daily reading other articles and exchanging ideas among members of the directories.

Benefits of Article Marketing

1) Free Targeted Leads

If you are looking for a way to get organic traffic article marketing is a good way to get free leads that are targeted to your niche.

If you are writing niche specific articles on topics people are interested in they will respond well to your posts.

Your articles will give you the ability to build trust with your subscribers as long as you are providing them with quality content.

Your objective should be to convert these people into raving fans.

The more articles you post the more people will see you as an expert and will want to join your list and purchase products from you over time.

There are many directories out there to choose from.

Make sure you join the ones that have a steady flow of traffic and have good interaction between members.

Some examples of directories you can join include:

www.ezinearticles.com

www.goarticles.com

www.directoryofezines.com

www.articlealley.com

2) Improve Search Engine Rank

By utilizing the power of article marketing you can also boost your search engine rankings.

It all comes down to getting your articles out there and building that foundation on the web with back linking, keywords, shares, and traffic.

Over time your site will gain recognition and your popularity will increase gradually bringing you more quality free traffic.

This isn’t an easy way of generating traffic for your blog/website, but the traffic will be quality organic traffic.

People that are totally looking for what you have to offer.

It will be time consuming compared to most other strategies, but is a great strategy for building a strong foundation for your business that will generate leads gradually over a longer period of time as opposed to paid traffic strategies.

Best Wishes!

2 Reasons to Host Your Own Blog

There are millions of people who have wonderful blogs online today.

They provide valuable content, wonderful graphics, and awesome pictures.

All great things when it comes to blogging.

But the one thing that’s not in their favor is it’s being done using a free blogging platform.

This is good if you are blogging as a hobby or a way to express yourself.

But not so good if you are blogging from a business perspective.

All of your hard work and effort can easily be wiped away in the click of a button, with no questions asked if you aren’t using your own hosting and domain name because you do not own your blog.

Why not build something that you have full control over from the very start.

Why You Should Host Your Own Blog:

1) Branding

If you are blogging for business or to build a name for yourself online branding is a key element in separating yourself from the crowd.

Free blogging platforms make it much harder for you to stand out from the crowd because no matter how hard you work or promote yourself you still are promoting their brand.

Here’s what I mean:

If you are using a blogging site like www.blogsuccess.com to do your blog you will have to create your own name on the site for your blog.

Let’s say you use John Smith.

Your blog name would be www.johnsmith.blogsuccess.com.

Isn’t that a long domain name to explain to your friends, family, or readers.

Wouldn’t www.johnsmith.com be much easier to explain and much easier for them to remember?

No matter how much effort you put into the blog the harsh reality in the end is it isn’t really yours.

By owning your own blog you allow yourself the ability to brand yourself or your site with no conflict.

2) You Have Complete Control

If you are going to have a business online, especially blogging, why not have complete control over it.

You can make the blog any way you want with no restrictions or backlash.

What you post, the pictures you use, the look of your site, and the functionality all depend on you and your efforts.

While owning your own blog may take a bit more effort than using a free platform a piece of mind of having complete control of all aspects of your blog should make it worth while.

If your blog gets shut down on a free blogging platform you could always move to another of course, but that comes with risk of losing your readership and all of your work.

Having complete control of your blog from the beginning allows you to maintain your readership and your work for as long as you own your domain name and pay your hosting fees.

Don’t let hosting your own blog discourage you.

It’s inexpensive to get your own hosting and domain name.

Both combined can cost anywhere from 10-15 dollars a month.

Using WordPress as a platform for your blog you can easily learn how to set it up in less than a day.

It allows you to bypass all the technical stuff like html coding and allows you to easily add features, pictures, and posts quickly.

Again if you are looking to start up a blog for business, I recommend starting it the right way by getting your own hosting and domain from the beginning.

Using these tips will get you started off right.

Best Wishes!

Newbie

Internet Marketing: 3 Tips for a Newbie

Getting started online is a difficult task as a newbie with so much information to process.

There are many marketers online presenting you with many different products promising instant success.

As a newbie how do you sift through all of the information and who do you trust?

When I started out online it was hard having little to no money and not wanting to waste money on products that just weren’t going to work.

Needless to say I wasted thousands on information products that just didn’t provide what I needed to attain the success online I was seeking.

Not to say they were scams, but they just weren’t for me.

As a newbie I needed someone to take me by the hand and guide me through the process.

Today I am writing this post with the newbie in mind.

If you have been struggling to make money online the most important thing you need to have is the right mindset.

Once your mindset is in the right place everything else will fall in place when the time is right.

So let’s get started.

3 Mindset Tips for an Internet Marketing Newbie

1) Grow Yourself

It’s important that you take the time to expand your mind and grow yourself daily in this business.

This requires reading daily and studying just as hard.

Figure out your strengths and weaknesses.

Play on your strengths and improve on your weaknesses.

Many people will emphasize the fact that having a list is important, but as a newbie if you don’t know how to communicate with your list then having one is going to do you no good.

Learn how to become the person you need to resonate with your list and turn them into raving customers always looking to you as a leader, expert, or authority figure in your niche.

Focus on becoming the best you that you can be in your niche.

2) Don’t Blame Others

When things don’t see to go most people’s way the first thing to do is blame someone else for their failure.

Don’t be that person.

You’re success or failure all depends on you.

The only person that’s going to be responsible of whether you succeed or fail in this business is you.

Never give up and constantly strive on being better and doing better daily.

A mentor can only guide you and provide you with the right formula for success, but cannot guarantee it.

It all comes down to the time, work, and effort you’re willing to put in until you’re successful.

Will you quit when things aren’t going your way or will you keep pushing through until you reach the level of success you’re looking to achieve.

This all comes down to you, but if you don’t get there immediately don’t blame anyone but yourself.

Take personal responsibility and keep moving forward.

3) Eat, Sleep, and Live Marketing

There are so many ways to make money online.

Take eat marketing technique one step at a time.

Master one and move on to the next, but make sure you are marketing daily.

Work your business.

Learn how to communicate with people and put value into the psychology of what gets people to take action.

Your main objective in this business should be to provide people with value and providing solutions for their wants and needs.

So focus on developing your skills in internet marketing and communication.

Push yourself daily and never take for granted growing as an individual mentally, spiritually, and emotionally.

Focus is very important.

Pick one thing to focus on and master it.

Once you feel comfortable enough in that space move on to something else.

Don’t waste your time jumping from one thing to another.

The only way to become successful online is one step at a time over time.

Eliminate the get rich quick mentality.

Focus on making a living first and then go from there.

Best Wishes!

Successful

How to be Successful Online

Success with an internet business is something that many people dream of, but never have the opportunity to see it come to life.

Why?

Because they never take the time to truly learn what the “business” requires.

Internet Marketing is a true thriving business that you have to put time and effort in like any brick and mortar business.

Many beginners think that setting up an online business is easy.

Well it is, but it requires loads of work and time.

And as Jim Rohn says, “For everything that’s easy to do its easy not to do.”

For instance…

Let’s say the average person wants to start an online business.

First thing they would do is purchase a domain name and hosting, a website. Check!

Then purchase an Autoresponder. Check!

And then find some products to promote whatever niche they were in. Check!

You’re in business, right?

Not so fast.

You need traffic.

And you need to know how to communicate with that traffic.

Traffic, well how do I get traffic?

Well traffic isn’t that easy because all traffic isn’t good traffic.

You need targeted traffic that is hungry to acquire the information you are providing and ready to purchase when your product meets their need.

Setting up the business is half the battle.

Marketing is the other half.

If you expect to be successful online you must be successful in your marketing.

To begin building a list of targeted traffic you must have the knowledge of how to get targeted traffic to your site/landing page, have great content, and have to knowledge to convert that traffic.

It is that simple, but it is an art that requires practice.

If you practice daily you will become better.

Practice makes progress!

The problem is most people expect quick results and end up quitting before the ball gets rolling.

Persistence is key.

It’s easy to get discouraged when things aren’t going how you’d like, but keep on pressing forward and learning.

Find a mentor, join blogs, forums, mastermind groups, read books that will inspire you, and never stop learning.

Eventually good things will begin to happen.

Just be smart about it and always focus on the long term.

Good things are sure to come if you follow a blueprint.

When I began in Internet Marketing I was constantly researching things, but never taking action.

If you don’t take action you will never get results.

You will never be able to learn what you are doing right or what you are doing wrong.

What you do wrong is positive information.

It lets you know what you need not to do, its trial and error.

Things really began to change for me when I found a mentor that helped me put the pieces together.

I thought everything had to be perfect, but I’m here to tell you that it does not.

You just have to begin and make the necessary changes as you go.

Each step becomes a lot clearer and the road begins to become less clustered.

Take action and don’t give up!

Blog

2 Ways to Increase Blog Traffic

Setting up a blog has become much easier with sites like Blogger and WordPress. Today it doesn’t take much to setup a blog. It only requires basic skills, because you don’t have to know much HTML if any at all.

This is one reason why the blogging world has become a huge space that attracts new people daily. With so many people blogging and so much information on the Web the question to ask is:

How do you attract new visitors to your blog?

In today’s post I’m going to share with you two easy and free ways to increase traffic to your blog.

1) Article Marketing

Article marketing is pretty simple. It’s creating quality articles and posting them to your blog site or article directories. The difficult part is providing quality content that separates you from the competition and staying consistent with posting your articles.

The best directories will help to get your articles ranked more quickly, which would usually take much longer on your own. So take time to find which directories will work best for you.

You can find some article directories simply by doing a Google search. One of which I am a member of is http://www.ezinearticles.com.

All you have to do is write the article one time and post it to the different blogs and directories. This helps giving your content credibility and once again will assist with ranking it higher in the search engines.

Furthermore, your articles can be submitted to the article directories for syndication. This allows other people to post your work to their blog or site as long as they give you the credit for writing the article.

Another way to increase traffic to your blog is…

2) Forum Marketing

Forum Marketing is another free method that can be used for your blog. Finding forums in your particular niche space and sharing ideas, blog posts, and answering questions quickly puts you in position to be seen as an authority.

People respond to that by wanting to learn more about you, as well as learn from you. What you want to do is make insightful posts, answer questions, and ask questions.

This shows that you are not a spammer and are genuinely interested in the community and what it has to offer. When this happens you are usually allowed to promote your website in the “signature” area of you posts.

If the site doesn’t allow for you to advertise your site in that area it’s still best to join the forums for knowledge and building relationships with people in your niche space. You never know what new things you can learn.

It all depends on where you want to take yourself and your business.

These two tips will increase your blog traffic and potentially make more money for you.

While time consuming if you don’t have the money these are great resources to build up traffic over time.

Thanks for reading.