Make Money From Articles Part -1
Writing articles is one of the easiest and most effective ways of generating free traffic to your website and getting free
advertising.So without further ado, let’s get into it and learn all about using articles to generate free traffic...
Now let’s get down the root of your article. In this parts, this is what we are going to cover:
1) Determine the purpose of your article
2) Creating a compelling article heading
3) How to make your article interesting enough so they click on your resource link
4) How to write your article quickly and make it a viral marketing machine
5) How to spit and polish your article so it looks like you're a professional writer
Ok, so let's determine the purpose of our article.This might sound stupid, but if you don't know what you want your readers to do when they finish reading your article, how will they know what to do?Before I get too far into writing this, there s one thing you must do before you put pen to paper so to speak.
FORGET EVERYTHING YOU LEARN ABOUT WRITING IN SCHOOL!
It doesn't apply to article writing on the Internet. The purpose of writing articles is to get a response and that sometimes means using unconventional methods of writing. If you can't handle that your writing my look like it was written in the dark in some sports (maybe a bit harsh) and you're neurotic about it, forget writing on the Internet altogether.
This is meatball writing. We get straight to the point and give the readers all the information in less then 700 words.
Now back to determining the purpose of our article.
Here are the usual options that the reader has.
1) Visit your website link in the resource box
This is probably the most common response people seem to go to, even if it is the wrong one.People are so fixated with wanting their readers to go to their websites and buy straight away.Tell me something, how many strangers on the
If you were selling them something, the best bet would be to send them straight to your newsletter signup link in your resource box,or even better yet, a free 5 day course via email, which I will talk about in a minute.
But if you are sure you want to send them to your website, the best way to do that is to tell your readers (in your article) that if you go to your website (in your resource box), there is a free gift (of value) they can get, just by visiting your site.(i'm planing to do this also,first i will write more make money online articles)
Make sure if you do this, it's not a blatant plug for a product and the gift is of real value, or very few publishers will publish your article, and fewer readers will respond to you in the future. No one likes being sold straight off the bat, and by giving them a free gift, or getting them to give you their email address some way is the best way to go.
2) Visit an affiliate link
This one is quite tricky. For starters, some publishers don't allow you to put affiliate program links in your article at all, and if you do, they have to be completely in context and it must be one brilliant article, but that's not a problem.You can of course put an affiliate link in your resource box, which would be allowed straight away.However, if you want your affiliate links in your article here are a few tips.
1) Make sure they add value to your article and are not just blatant plugs.
2) Make sure your article is informative and to the point
3) Give plenty of free information away at your website and or offer a free course
4) Write a brilliant article!
3) Subscribe to your mailing list.This is one of the better options? Why, because when they sign up for your mailing list, they are giving you permission to contact them via email on a regular basis. It would be very hard in your article to
announce your mailing list in context of the article, as it would come off as a blatant plug, so the best bet would be to include your subscribe email address in your resource box.
Don't make them go to a website and subscribe, this will cut your lead percentagenearly in half. All your readers should have to do is send a blank email to you autoresponder/mailing list email address and subscribe from there.
4) Subscribe to your free course
This is my favorite way to really maximize your articles. Why? Here's why!
1) They give you their email address just like they are joining your newsletter
2) They are in the buying mood straight away
3) You get to give them a sales message at the end of your free 5-day course and it won't look like a blatant plug
4) You can offer them more free courses for years to come
5) Just do it!
With a free 5-day course, you are really getting to know your readers better and you are giving them the chance to read more information from you straight away.
A free course is just really 5 or so articles put together with an autoresponder and sent out over a period of days.
Just like with the mailing list, put your free course link (not a website address) in your resource box.
5) Refer your article to others
If you want your readers to refer your articles to other people, here is what you do.(This is a good idea if you have affiliate links in your article) .You send them to a website, with a refer afriend script. This website also has your previous articles on there as well in an easy to use site.You don't need fancy graphics or flash animation, just make it easy to navigate. As I was saying, send them to a page with a refer a friend script on it, and once they do that, give them a free bonus, like the chance to sign up for a free 5 day course you are offering!
You see how many possibilities there are. By giving them something in return with value, like a free 5-day course, you get them to refer your article/website to their friends.
6) Contact you personally
If you want people to contact you personally, don't make them dig through a website to find your contact details. At the very least, put your email address in your resource box, if not your business phone number.
7) Do nothing
Don't be disheartened if a lot of people don't visit your website or take an action from your article, they could just be freebie seekers looking for free information and are not willing to take an action no matter how good your information is or would be.
The secret to article writing is volume.The more articles you have out there being passed around, the more traffic you will end up getting.
8) Flame you
There are some idiots, and yes they are idiots, who would rather send nasty emails to you instead of giving constructive criticism.
If you are one of these people, find a better hobby, because it can really hurt a person’s feelings. When I was first starting out, and I got some flames, they really hit me hard, but then I realized I was the one making money on the Internet and they were probably spending all day abusing people over the internet....more to come stay tuned