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How Affiliates Can Profit From Article Marketing

Aug 18, 2007
There has been an explosion in the popularity of article marketing with affiliates. This is likely due to the fact that it works well. People who publish on a regular basis with a link back to their website will see a couple of big benefits.

First of all is the increase in traffic. This is direct visitors from the piece being reprinted on thousands of websites on the internet. This direct traffic is very high quality and converts very well.

The other benefit gained from publishing is you are viewed as an expert by readers. You can not put a price on being a recognized expert which helps bring trust in the readers eye and helps earning commissions easier.

An article should be between 400 and 650 words to be most effective. It should give information of value to anyone reading it. There also shouldn't be advertising. This is hard for many marketers who are used to advertising and promotion to just give good objective information. When writing then it is important to set aside the marketer thinking and put on a new hat so to speak.

If your work is interesting and helpfull to the reader they will likely click on to link in your bio box to your site. That is the point where you get a very warmed targeted prospect with a very good chance of making a purchase and earning you a commission.

After you are done writing your piece you will want to distribute it to as many directories as possible. The two big leaders are ezinearticles and goarticles. The more directories you submit your work to the more likely it will pay off with traffic and sales. If you want to get the widest distribution and traffic possible I recommend using a service such as articlemarketer.

While there is a chance you can get some excellent traffic and sales from a single article you will probably need many to start seeing a significant effect.

If you are not efficient at writing good original articles in large quantities there are a few options for you. First of all you can rewrite private label rights articles. Secondly you can hire freelance ghost writers or use a professional service to create original pieces for you.

It will take some time and many different works published before you will see traffic and commissions. If done consistently though all the effort will pay off.
About the Author
Aaron Ballantyne has been making money online since 2005 and has a squidoo lens where he shares free affiliate marketing information .
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