Recently someone communicated to me that he felt Article Marketing was not an effective marketing strategy for online marketers. How about for those of us who are in Direct Sales? Do you feel that Article Marketing can be an effective part of your marketing strategy?
It’s important to keep in mind that regardless of what type of business you’re in, as long as you are marketing on the Internet there are four basic things that all businesses need:
1. Content Creation: This is the only way people will get to know what you do and what you have to offer. Your blog should be your main home for your content.
2. Traffic: Traffic or readers are essential to our business. We want to invite and encourage visitors to our website to read and comment on our posts. At the same time we want to return the compliment by commenting on the blogs of fellow bloggers.
3. List Building: This takes traffic a step further because it’s a way to capture this traffic so that we can build a relationship with them and market to them.
4. Product Creation: The goal for which everyone who markets online should strive is to create your own product. If you are in Direct Sales, you realize that this means your own product, and not one that the company you market for produces.
All of the four basic needs mentioned above can be met through Article Marketing. Let’s look at the first need: Content Creation.
As noted previously your blog should be your main home or hub on the Internet. Every time you write a blog post, you are creating content. Since it’s difficult to be all things to everyone, the recommendation for online marketers is to narrow your market or have a focused audience or niche.
The content you provide may revolve around a particular service your offer to a specific niche. If you are in Direct Sales, your content may be about customer service, what sets you apart from others who are marketing the same product, and relationship building. As an internet marketer you have many options, but you may choose to focus on two or three aspects of internet marketing.
If you write well-researched posts that help to inform or solve problems your readers may have, those posts can be re-purposed into articles. Your writing style on your blog may be short, concise posts but you can still use these for articles by expanding on the information and converting them into articles, which you can submit to article directories. Another option is to combine two posts on the same topic and submit as one article. in this was you are mining your web content and expanding your reach to a larger audience.
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Article Marketing success is possible through various other strategies, which will be discussed further. What is your view of Article Marketing with specific reference to content creation?