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How 7 Articles Made Me $4,800... Copyright 2005 Anik Singal
It's a strategy that the top marketers have been using for years and years now - they even tell us to do it, but most of us are just too lazy! Well, I crawled out of bed and decided to test the strategy and was absolutely blown away!
Over the course of two months, I wrote a total of 7 articles that I published in a few places (I'll show you where in a minute). Then, I got sick as a dog and was in and out of the hospital.
Guess what? During the time I was sick and not working, my articles went to work for me - it was amazing. In just a few weeks I sold about 20 memberships to AffiliateClassroom.com, and am still selling till this very moment.
Over the course of a year those 20 memberships are going to earn me about $4,800 in profits. Can you believe that? Here is exactly what I did...
I wrote an article of around 500-700 words on any topic related to internet marketing ranging from "How to use solo ads" to "How to get approved for Google Adsense." Now, you're asking, well how do I write articles?
============================= How to Write Killer Articles =============================
1. Headline - The most important to get someone to even read the article. 2. Introduction - To hook the reader 3. Body 4. Closing 5. Resource Box - The second most important to generate traffic
~~~~~~~~~ Headline ~~~~~~~~~ Focus the most on the headline, introduction and the resource box. Your headline needs to be catchy and needs to make a promise - the person should know exactly what they will get after reading your article.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Introduction ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Once they're reading your article - you need to hook them to read the whole thing, that's the only way they will read your resource box.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Resource Box ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This is where you tell them something about yourself and then make an offer to get them excited enough to click a link and visit your website. For the best response, send them to a page where you can offer a fr-ee course.
============================ Why Should You Use Articles ============================
I'm going to cut through the chase and get to the point, you use articles for various reasons - they do more for you than you can imagine - here are just a few:
1. TRAFFIC 2. SALES 3. Brand yourself 4. Brand your website 5. Fre-e incoming links to your site 6. Become known as an expert...
Bottom line, NOTHING bad can ever come of writing articles - only good. That basically means that you have no excuse to not write articles to promote yourself.
============================ Where To Post Your Articles ============================ There are many places that you can start promoting your articles, here are a few:
1. Submit them to ezine publishers 2. Submit them to article directories 3. Submit them to websites
Now, all of this can be very time-consuming unless you develop a system to help you. I use 3 different automated systems to help me: A service called SubmitYourArticle.com, a software called Ezine Announcer and I also submit directly to ezines who accept articles.
If you want to learn exactly where to get these resources and how I use them, please visit http://www.AffiliateClassroom.com - we did an entire case study on this topic in February, 2005.
The bottom line is that you want your article to get out as much as possible. However, once it's out, you never need to worry about it again! It will continue to promote for you for years to come without you ever having to manage it.
============================== Final Strategy You Should Use ============================== I really recommend directing your resource box traffic directly to an opt-in page. Start building your list with this strategy and you can profit for a long time to come. Think of the infinite profit potential if you build a list!
============= Final Note ============= Do not expect this strategy to pay off in a day, a week or even a month. If you really want to use this strategy then be ready to be at it for months. Put in some work now and you will profit from it for years to come.