Article Writing - The Best Way To Advertise Your Internet Business For Free
Have you ever considered writing articles as a way to market your affiliate business?
If you are like me when I started out as an affiliate marketer, I didn't have a lot of money.Â I started using article writing to promote my affiliate products because the cost was right - FREE!Â It turned out to be a great way to drive traffic to my websites and my internet business blog.Â I was a bit nervous at the thought of having to "crank out" articles everyday but I found that it got easier the more I wrote.Â Now ideas just flow to my fingertips and I am able to write as much as I want.
One thing to always consider when writing an article is the keywords you need to use so that you can drive targeted traffic.Â There are several great free keyword tools online that you can use to do your research.Â Google Adwords Keyword Tool and Overture are two that I use a lot.
You need to pick some key words that center around what you are doing.Â Choose words that describe the product you are selling like: internet marketing, making money online, starting an internet business, etc.Â When you input your words, you will get a long list of alternate keywords to pick from.Â I tend to stick to lower searched keywords because there isn't as much competition for them and it is easier to get your articles ranked and found. For example, I found that the keywords "marketing online" had 673,000 searches.Â But "online marketing campaign" had only 3600 searches.Â Which one do you think you have a better chance of being found with?
Why are articles such a great tool to use?Â Because there is a great thirst for knowledge and going online is the best way to quench that thirst.Â You can write on just about any topic and there will be someone out there looking for what you are writing about.Â The days of going to the library to do your research are pretty much over.Â People are looking for quick, to the point information exchanges and articles are the best way to do that.
So, once you have written your article or articles, what do you do with them?Â Go online and sign up for several article directories.Â Some of the most popular are Ezine, Go Articles, Article Base, Idea Marketers, Squidoo and Hubpages.Â There are a lot more article directories out there so just pick the ones you like.Â
It is important to submit to more than one article directory.Â You also need to provide a steady stream of articles in order to actively promote your affiliate product in your resource box.Â Don't think you can write one or two articles and drive massive amounts of traffic to your affiliate web site.Â Once you get around 12 articles promoting one product posted online, you will start to notice some traffic.Â One you get up to over 100+ articles, you will start to notice huge amounts of traffic to your site.
Article writing is a great way to market your affiliate products because it is free, it is fun and you can drive a lot of traffic to your web site over time.Â Remember, while volume is important, quality is more important.Â It won't do you any good to have 100 very poorly written articles circulating online everyone is going to wonder about the quality of your affiliate products.Â
This is just one of the ways that will put you on the path to becoming a successful affiliate marketer.Â You can make money online without spending a lot of money if you know what you are doing.Â Don't get discourage if it seems like it takes a long time.Â Contrary to what everyone will tell you, it is not that easy to get started and generate an income.Â