“The Money is in the List” is a popular expression among Internet Marketers and this is partially true. Many successful Internet Marketers teach that it is essential to have a large list of prospects and Followers, Friends, or Connections on Social Media. However, it’s hardly likely that if you are just starting your online business you will immediately have a large list of followers, and while you do want to grow your opt-in e-mail list as quickly as possible, you should not be overly-concerned as there are also very successful Internet Marketers who do not have a very large list by comparison, but who make a substantial monthly income. One of these is one of my mentors, Connie Ragen Green. What makes the difference? Basically, it’s the quality of the list. A responsive list is what makes the difference.
Article writing and marketing can be used effectively to drive traffic to your web sites and build a very responsive list. For article marketing to be effective, you must write and submit quality articles regularly to article directories. Your articles must provide very good information. When I first came online because of my love of writing, the first course I took was on Article Marketing and during the course it was stressed that the higher your article volume, the higher all of your other numbers, including the number of people on your list, would be. In order to grow your responsive list quickly, it’s recommended that you work at submitting one article everyday. This may initially seem a daunting task and you may wonder where you could possibly find information to write one article per day. Hopefully, as part of your initial marketing plan you have already determined your niche; therefore your articles would be geared to providing content for the people in your niche.
Once you determine what type of content you will need, start paying more attention to news items on television, in the newspaper, in magazines and books. If you have the time, your library can become a new place to relax. Ideas abound everywhere that you can build on. It’s also a good practice to keep a notepad to jot down ideas or a small recording device to record your thoughts. You’ll probably begin to think of many other ways to become an article marketing writing machine.
Don’t forget that you can re-purpose your articles because this is just what I did. This post was tweaked and renamed from one of my articles published on ezinearticles.com on May 12, 2009. I can honestly say that I saw tremendous benefits when I was consistently writing articles that led back to this site as well as articles on diabetes for my diabetes site.
Do you want to learn how to write and market articles effectively? Connie Ragen Green offers a FREE Report “How To Write A Keyword Targeted Article.” Click here for more information.
I’ve decided to re-focus on Article Marketing as of May 1, 2010 – 2 days from now. My goal will be to increase my responsive opt-in e-mail list by writing a minimum of three articles each week. Will you join me? Which directories will you submit your articles to? Please click on the “comments” button and share your thoughts.