Submitting Articles For Affiliate Cash
Writing articles can be an easy way to promote your site and affiliate programs. It is by far one of the easiest things that nearly anybody can do and see results. When you write articles and submit them to article directories and ezines you not only get valuable back links. You get the chance to put your material in front of more visitors than you normally could your self. Like most things in Internet marketing you first have to find a topic to write about. In this case though we are not going to search for keywords that are easy to rank in.
You are going to determine the topic of your article by choosing a product to promote. Preferably this topic should have something to do with your site's or blog's main topic. If you do not have a site or blog don't worry. You can either start up a blog to post them on or simply skip posting your own articles at all. People out there have been know to make money by promoting affiliate programs in articles without even having a site of their own.
It is highly recommended that you have your own articles posted on a related blog or site but it is not necessary. Now that you have a general idea about what you are going to write about you need to find a product to promote in it. The easiest way to do this is by using clickbank dot com. It is completely free to signup for an affiliate and you will find products on most anything you can think of there. To find a product simply search for your main keyword or browse the category your topic belongs to. You should not have to hard of a time finding a product. In fact you may find several products. To narrow it down to just one though you will want to choose one with a high gravity or near the top. These products sell better than other ones that are similar. The main reason for this is because they simply have a better sales page.
These products should give you better results. At this point you should have a topic and a product to promote. It is now time to start writing your article. If you know about your topic this will be allot easier. If not don't worry you can find the information you need online. The best place for you to search is on Google for "Main Keyword Forum" with main keyword being your topic. You will find literally tons of information on forums. These are by far the best places to look since you will also see what questions people are asking. If you can write an article on a common problem in your articles topic market and how to work around it or solve it that would be great. You know that people are looking for the information so your article should get some good attention.
After you are done browsing around the forums you should plenty of good information to write about as well as knowing the target markets main problems. Now all you have to do is start putting all of that new found information into your article. You don't want to just throw a bunch of information together. You must follow the outline of an article to ensure that it gets picked up by several sites and blog's (more on this later). The object of your article is to be informative and entertaining. It is hard enough to get a person to look at a banner or classified ad. You want your article to be inviting and interesting so that your viewer will read the entire thing. If your article looks like a big advertisement people will quickly hit the back button and not many sites will publish it. There are five main types of article styles that you can use. The first of which is the how to.
This is by far the most popular and the easiest way to slip in an affiliate link or two. It is easy to sell something that makes the process you are writing about easier or quicker. Do not be bold though, this will turn people off. Simply say something like "If you have The Great Product skip steps 3 - 5. For now we will just assume that you don't though". This is subtle and one of the best ways to pull in results. The second type of article is the opinion based article. No matter what industry or business you work in there will be new developments, and products. This is a good chance for you to tell the public more about this product or service and slip in your affiliate link.
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