If you are a skilled writer would you like to make money writing articles? Article marketing is still a lucrative way to make money online. Although it isn’t as popular as it used to be, it still carry’s a little weight in internet marketing and can be very beneficial for making income if you are a free lance writer. With that said, if you have a portfolio or a (website/BLOG), your articles can give you the credibility you need to keep visitors on your website or even score you writing jobs for other companies who own websites.
The benefits of free lance writing
One of the top skills that is in demand online is freelance writing. Why is it so high in demand? It’s pretty simple, CONTENT IS KING and yet so many people have problems writing good content. There are many different avenues a good writer can take to earn income online. I put a list together for you of all the different types of writers you can chose from.
Different types of writers:
- Article Writing
- Web Content Writing
- Blog Writing
- Copy Writing
- Technical Writing
- Ghost Writing
So you see there are several paths you can take with the skill sets on writing good quality content. There are a few Freelance sites you can check out right here (eLance, oDesk, Freelancer etc.) if you are interested in Free Lance work.
Now that we have covered free lance writers, I want to cover another way to make money and market a website using ARTICLE MARKETING.
What is Article Marketing?
The name article marketing pretty much speaks for itself. You are writing articles and marketing your articles. Sounds simple right? Well it is for the most part however there are a few tips I would like to share on what to do with your articles once you have written them.
Tips on what to do with your articles:
- Either post them on your website, create a blog or post them to article directories. (We will talk more about this later.)
- DO NOT post the same article to both the website and article directory. If you want to post to both places then you need to create a whole new article on the same topic and post one to the website and the other to the article directory.
Once you have posted an article to a blog or to a article directory, BE SURE to put a link pointing back to your website in the article. Usually this is done by masking the link in a highlighted word like this. This is very beneficial to you because it draws traffic back to your website.
Article Directories, a tool for drawing in traffic!
An article directory is where people will go to read articles on something they are interested in. Before they read an article they usually do a search under a keyword within the directory. The directory will pull up a list of articles they can read from, that relate to the keyword they searched for.
It IMPORTANT that when you are writing your articles, that you pick keywords that relate to the topic. If your article pulls up and the person is searching for articles on say, Women’s running shoes and your article is about men’s running shoes, chances are they will just leave your page the second they start reading. The main goal here is to write quality articles that people will read and get some valuable information from.
Here is a starter list of some article directories and blogging sites that are good for promoting articles on a topic, product or service. All of the following sites have good page ranking in the search engines and a lot of people go to these sites every day to read new information and articles being published.
FREE blog sites:
There are many more of these out there to choose from and too many to cover here. I will be releasing a future post on more of these FREE sites to go to for article marketing and blog creations.
If you have any comments on the following sites (Good or Bad), that I mentioned please feel free to comment below. I would love to hear from you. Here at this site I’m all about sharing information so we can all learn from each other.