As an affiliate marketer you want to make money right?
So one thing you need to consider straight away when promoting products and services especially when you are not an expert in that product or service is where do you get the article content from to place on your site or write that product review without looking unprofessional.
The next question you will need to consider is how much can you make from placing these articles embedded with your affiliate links and is it going to be worth the effort.
Why You Should Be Using Unique Article Content
The bottom line is this if you are using unique article content and it is on a topic that has daily searches (meaning people are looking for this information) then it will be worth the effort and you should make money if you have made a good decision about the product or service you are promoting.
However if you are a lazy affiliate and are only thinking about using PLR Content or scraped content from the internet that many others are already using then there is a very good chance that you are wasting your time and will not make money.
So if you want to be successful with your marketing efforts and make money it is going to depend mostly on how much time and effort you are going to put in to make these articles unique as well as informative to your reader which will determine how successful your site is.
Strategies To Help Increase Your Search Engine Rankings
What you have to do is increase rankings with by firstly using SEO strategies in your articles as well as submitting these articles to article directories and other blogs and ensure that your site has an easy navigation structure some free bonus to give away and above all fun and informative.
You can accomplish this by using informative and engaging article content that you can use to build an excellent online business site around your selected niche which will make you look like the authority on this subject all over the internet.
An eBook that I have just finished reading which is definitely going to change the way I write site copy is Web Content Recipe Book (no longer available).
If You Can Do This, You Can Be A Super Affiliate Guru Too…
There are many affiliates out there right now who say they make money like an average of a couple of thousand or more a month by creating and promoting niche web sites with nothing but unique content with affiliate links placed throughout the text of the site.
And I am not talking about building a website with only a landing page or a squeeze page but a full-blown website with all the bells and whistles and with a minimum of 20 pages preferably 50 on topic keyword rich pages ( I use Wordtracker to find the keywords). As of October 2010 I have been using Market Samurai for all keyword research.
Then what they do is internally link all of these pages with each other making sure that every sub page in the site points back to the home page passing all the link juice back to the main sales page of the site. They are usually blogs due to their ease of use and the fact that your informative unique content can be picked up through feeds by other sites giving you back links automatically.
Submitting Your Articles To Blogs And Directories
Once you have you blog or website set up you then need to generate more one way back links don’t just rely on the feed links so you can get much higher in the Search Engines rankings. It is very easy to do if you know where to look and there are some fantastic services you can use with great success.
The best way to accomplish this is to look at any of the high-ranking sites in your niche market. Make sure however that you are not looking at a site that is in direct competition to you or you will be wasting your time. Once you find a few sites that have good authority shoot them an email and ask if they would be interested in allowing you to write guest posts for their site, after all everyone wants good quality content.
What this will do for you is allow you to place a link in the content and get you a lot more exposure for your online business without having to pay hundreds or even thousands of dollars to get someone to do it for you.
Creating Your Residual Online Income…
Once you have built your first online business all you have to do is Rinse and Repeat the process in another niche of your choice. What I mean by rinse and repeat is do exactly what you did on the first site.
The more websites that you build, the better the online income will be. It is important from the get go that you understand that having a large web site will help you make money by giving you firstly a solid starting point and a site that you can launch campaigns from within that niche.
I think I just heard your jaw hit the floor yes you will need about five of these larger sites in different niche areas so that you have the power to dominate the search engines in what ever you do as an affiliate. Once you are at that level and making money and its a comfortable income you can then consider out sourcing some of the article work to others.
I hope you enjoyed our article and you now know how you can make money with article marketing. Please feel free to leave your comments or questions and I will get back to you as soon as I can.