Article marketing is a term that’s thrown out there a lot in the marketing industry, especially in internet marketing. You may or may not know this, but you can leverage article marketing to make money in a number of ways. Before giving you tips ways you can make money via leveraging article marketing, let’s quickly cover what it is.
What Is Article Marketing
Different people have different opinions and thoughts about what article marketing is. The gist and the short version is (and it’s pretty self explanatory) it’s a marketing method that involves using/publishing articles across the internet. Article marketing is used to achieve a specific goal/goals.
And there are many examples of it and many ways to do article marketing. A few examples include publishing articles on various sites, with the purpose of selling a product/products or to generate leads for a business. I could go on and on, but that should give you a general idea of what it is and examples of how it’s used.
With all that said, here’s a few tips for leveraging article marketing to help you make money.
1. Leveraging Article Marketing To Make Money With Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing is one of the most common ways people make money online. There’s a tons of ways to make money with affiliate marketing, but one of the best ways is to leverage article marketing. In principle, it works by publishing articles and including affiliate links within those articles.
What you could do (and it’s pretty basic and straightforward advice) is to choose 8-10 sites that allow you to publish articles, as well as affiliate links within your articles. Your articles should be created with SEO in mind. An example of a strategy:
. Find products to promote
. Join several websites to publish articles
. Create 3 articles per week for each site
. Only 1 out of 3 articles should contain an affiliate link
I know the above looks like commonsense info. It may work for some people, but not so much for others. Bear in mind that the above would take a bit of work in regards to content creation, research, choosing affiliate products to promote and so on.
2. Blog/Website Traffic
If you have a website or a blog, then you can make money with it. You can earn via placing ads on it, selling your own products, services etc. . . The bottom line is the more traffic you have going to your website/blog, the more potential you have of monetizing the traffic. Article marketing, when done the right way, can result in a ton of website traffic.
A straightforward way of using article marketing to drive traffic to your website is to join several blogging platforms. Publish to your blogs regularly and always include links back to your main website. A few blogging platforms you could join include:
. Type Pad
Those are only a handful. Some of your posts on those sites may rank in the search engines results pages. However, articles you publish on those sites could still generate internal traffic, which then may result in your main website/blog receiving more traffic.
You can make money leveraging article marketing and YouTube. You can start a YouTube channel, and focus on growing it to the point you are eligible to make money on YouTube. Once you are, you can start using article marketing to generate traffic from external places to your YouTube videos/channel.
A good way to generate traffic is to publish posts on Facebook and share a link to your YouTube videos/channel within those posts. Don’t forget to do the same on Instagram. Your posts don’t have to be full-length articles, and they can be as short as 200 words or even shorter if that’s what you wish. Some people might argue that is is social media marketing, but in my opinion it is both social media marketing and a form of article marketing.
Patreon is a great way for creators of all type to monetize their content via subscribers or Patrons as they are called on the platform. You can start a Patreon account and then implement an article marketing strategy to attract people to your Patreon profile. In turn, you might get more paying subscribers, which in turn means more money in your pocket.
5. Lead Generation
Article marketing can be used to help attract leads. Lead generation can result in you making a ton of money. You could build an email list or use article marketing to generate more phone calls or email/messenger inquiries. For example, you can create 10 short articles to publish across various sites and platforms. Each article can contain a link for people to join your email list or you can include your business’s phone number or social media contact info.
The more leads you generate, the more of a chance you have of selling your products/services or with affiliate marketing.
6. Offer Article Marketing Services
Do you already have experience with article marketing? If so, then leverage your article marketing skills to make money by offering article marketing to others. I don’t recommend diving into offering article marketing services until you have gotten success with it yourself.
Those are only a handful of ways to make money leveraging article marketing. Good luck if you decide to give article marketing a try. Just remember, article marketing requires hard work, consistent work and results might not come as quick as you’d like.