Making money from articles in 2020?

by him77
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Hello all,

I've been out of IM for a while and in the process of jumping back in. I know a lot has changed so my question is how are you guys making money with articles outside of Adsense ?
#2020 #articles #making #money
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  • You can review products and insert your affiliate links.
    You can do tutorial articles and link to useful products.
    You can write articles and sell them.
    If you have traffic to your articles you can sell ads.

    There are still many uses of articles :-)
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    • Profile picture of the author CARLY MOKY
      please or I can insert my affiliate links
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  • Profile picture of the author myob
    I've been killing it through articles for more than 20 years. In my experience, marketing using articles is the most effective and scalable promotion method of all time. This is not going to change in 2020.

    My method is to produce relevant and engaging articles to bring targeted prospects to my niche websites. I then distribute these articles to online/offline publications which already are being read by my prospects.

    For example, for any given commercially viable niche, there may be thousands or perhaps even hundreds of thousands of suitable publications for distribution. Editors and bloggers are hungry for quality content for their reading audiences.
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    • So you have your own platforms, or outreach to people who might be interested in inserting your articles on their platforms?
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      • Profile picture of the author myob
        Originally Posted by Robtheaffiliate View Post

        So you have your own platforms, or outreach to people who might be interested in inserting your articles on their platforms?
        These "platforms" are either websites and blogs or offline publications which have audiences and subscribers of my targeted demographics.

        More commonly now termed "content marketing", this is a very ancient marketing technique used in pre-historic times before the internet. They called it "article syndication".
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  • There are alot of ways to use articles to get traffic and in turn make money for your website. You can:

    - Repurpose them into Youtube videos
    - Repurpose them into podcasts
    - Use them to build up your blog and website content for SEO
    - Distribute them to webmasters for syndication
    - Become a freelancer
    - Sell them as PLR material
    - Combine them into PDF's and upload them onto document sites
    - Use them as guest blogging content

    These are just some of the few uses for them.
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  • We have been working collaboratively with our associates on various channels like Social, E-mail, and mobile marketing.
    Yeah, updating the outdated content on your websites seems to be a relatively good option at this moment.

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  • Profile picture of the author webcontent
    Hi,
    Welcome back first of all!
    There are many ways and the best is out of content marketing. At this moment of time, you just need to first concentrate on attracting traffic and then you can use it for affiliates, advertisements or whatever you want. Right now, online sources are on high traffic as users are sticking to online sources only. The need of an hour is write one good piece of content and optimize it to use to the best of your requirements.
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  • Profile picture of the author Medon
    You can also decide to research write informative content post it on your blog and let readers access it at a fee.
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  • Profile picture of the author Arike Kareem
    Article marketing is great! Simply write educative content and use the opportunity to promote related product by link back to your site.
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    • Profile picture of the author saman753
      that is right, I also agree with them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ettienne
    Originally Posted by him77 View Post

    Hello all,

    I've been out of IM for a while and in the process of jumping back in. I know a lot has changed so my question is how are you guys making money with articles outside of Adsense ?
    Affiliate marketing & Lead generation
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  • Profile picture of the author saman753
    I also suggest affiliate marketing and post publishing which are, information, how-to , technical, tutorial etc.
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  • My guess has always been that it was super-saturated by now, especially if you're relying on SEO or organic traffic. But judging from the replies above, some people are making it work - I'm intrigued.
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    • Profile picture of the author myob
      Originally Posted by Steven of Polonius View Post

      My guess has always been that it was super-saturated by now, especially if you're relying on SEO or organic traffic. But judging from the replies above, some people are making it work - I'm intrigued.
      The potential for SEO or organic traffic is comparatively insignificant in scope relative to what intentional content marketing can do.

      For example, I distribute my articles regularly to nearly 90,000 online/offline publication partners for dozens of my marketing niches.

      Back in prehistoric days (before the internet), this was called "article syndication", although it has been extensively maligned here on the forum mostly by the "SEO" crowd far from its original model.

      Writers would submit articles to newspaper and magazine editors for publication. Usually a byline was given for contact information. But "branding" or name recognition is the real attention currency in competitive arenas.

      This 100+ year-old model is still working today (offline and online), perhaps better now than ever before. No "saturation" is in sight.
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      • Nice! Just bought your book - will have to look into this concept one of these days.
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      • Profile picture of the author 55sadhikar
        Originally Posted by myob View Post

        For example, I distribute my articles regularly to nearly 90,000 online/offline publication partners for dozens of my marketing niches.
        Where do you find those publication partners?
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        • Profile picture of the author myob
          Originally Posted by 55sadhikar View Post

          Where do you find those publication partners?
          Most of my articles are syndicated in newspapers and magazines. These sources can be found in Writers' Market, a directory of publishers looking for free-lance writers. Sometimes they pay for articles, but the exposure itself is priceless.

          Google is another excellent source. Search for websites/blogs using keywords related to your niche(s). Usually there is contact information which you can query with your article idea and the sites' submission procedure. Just a few articles widely distributed can directly drive massive quantities of highly convertible traffic.
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    • Profile picture of the author Harvard MM
      that's exactly my point of view as well! organic traffic is dieing and video is becoming the new thing, people are lazier than ever and not ready to read your well written 10k word blog post!
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  • Profile picture of the author evertdaygadget
    I am always prefer to affiliate marketing.if you want earn money without ad sense you should doing affiliate marketing and product review.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheValueneer
    You first have to figure out what problems people have. For example they have a dog that is not behaving well.

    After you find out about your audience's problem, you write a problem solving article about it. Something like "5 tips to teach your dog how to behave".

    Try to write an high quality article about that topic and in the end you can recommend a product with more helpfule tips or a way how the promoted product can help them even better and faster than what you wrote in your article.

    The trick is to help them out, but not giving away all the ways how to fix their problems.

    This is a great way to monetize your articles.

    I hope that was helpful for you to understand how you can make money with articles
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  • Profile picture of the author TobiMDD
    all you need to do is finding a good product with a huge sales funnel and then you can generate content around this topic and lead people with your articles to the product
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  • Profile picture of the author George Flm
    Article marketing is alive and kicking. The dash for the gold-rush in the works.

    Part of the success is repurposing content with some editorial review and you're golden.
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  • Profile picture of the author Thinkfast
    If you have command on good contents means you can do lots of things online like you can write for any person who is looking for good contents. You can manage a blog with informative and good contents where reader will attract and you can make money by place ads or any affiliate link or products related to your contents.


    In short there are many ways ..... i am defining few because if any one define briefly then can write a a book.
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  • Profile picture of the author Medon
    First, you need to identify a niche, decide products you want to promote and that is it. Your work will be to write articles and hyperlink it to your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author Golabb1
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    If you write good content good articles then make a blog and make money online
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  • Gotta remembah always how the etymyool origin of ARTICLE goes way back to Latin types bendin' ovah all articulate bcs essential gymnastic talents.

    Here be flexibility allied to knuckle -- punch gonna change stuffs.

    Course, now we got more sophistication regardin' our partickulah artickulah flexin'

    Bcs we seen how all kindsa articulation works sweetest for all kindsa purpose.

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    I jus' here to play my 'small connectin' part'.

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  • Profile picture of the author jeng cua
    Originally Posted by him77 View Post

    Hello all,

    I've been out of IM for a while and in the process of jumping back in. I know a lot has changed so my question is how are you guys making money with articles outside of Adsense ?

    Over eight years ago I had no income.

    When I left my highly successful job as an ex-pat executive & began my online business startup, I purposely didn't start with a complex business plan.

    I focused on the simplicity & the practicality of landing to my first client because
    I knew that I would only get a sense of real income once I tested my business idea in the marketplace, not on paper for me to see if someone will pay me.

    My initial approach was based on putting together what I know (my experience) and match it with what people's needs. And when I got my first client, that's when I concentrate on writing articles that are only related to my target market.

    Decide On The Primary Topics You Want To Cover.

    Here are some best tips in deciding the topic you want to cover:
    • Your audience should never be everyone. Be as specific as possible.
    • Define your audience pain points
    • Define the product benefits your audience can get
    • The outcome your audience can get if they consume your content

    Categorize all of your content topics based on your selected keyword phrase. Not only you better measure which topics are working best for you, but this will also help when you want to repackage your content in the future.

    I hope this helps.
    Jeng Cua
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  • Profile picture of the author Ames
    Write it. Put affiliates links. Post online. Make fat stacks. Easy peasy.
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  • Profile picture of the author Poprugan
    There are tons of ways and topics you can write and discuss. Anything that you like can be okay and you could also try to read work of others and try to get ideas from it but not to the point you are plagiarizing their work.


    I think the best way for you is to write anything that you want, a niche so to speak. Then make a website and just keep on writing daily or every 2 to 3 days. Use SEO tools to make your way up the ranks.


    You can do everything on your spare time and after more than 6 months or a year and you still keep doing it without hesitation, then your website would grow. Every good result comes out from hard work and perseverance so just keep on writing or if you are too lazy and you have all the money the just hire them to write articles or content for you. Lol.
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  • Profile picture of the author hardworker2013
    With all the recent Google updates recently, it is difficult to rank articles nowadays.
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    • Profile picture of the author myob
      Originally Posted by hardworker2013 View Post

      With all the recent Google updates recently, it is difficult to rank articles nowadays.
      Ranking articles in Google is over rated and largely irrelevant nowadays.
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      • Profile picture of the author Dave Earley
        Originally Posted by myob View Post

        Ranking articles in Google is over rated and largely irrelevant nowadays.
        Irrelevant? Damnit! ...and I just started getting my articles to page 1 and 2. The problem is, most people don't like reading anymore. They enjoy scrolling through photos and videos on social media, mostly. I can't wrap my head around it. Even on forums you can tell a lot of people don't read the entire posts because their comments don't directly address the question, or they give advice the OP has already used.
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        • Profile picture of the author myob
          Originally Posted by Dave Earley View Post

          Irrelevant? Damnit! ...and I just started getting my articles to page 1 and 2. The problem is, most people don't like reading anymore. They enjoy scrolling through photos and videos on social media, mostly. I can't wrap my head around it. Even on forums you can tell a lot of people don't read the entire posts because their comments don't directly address the question, or they give advice the OP has already used.
          My secret is that I write articles to be read not ranked. In over 20 years of article writing, none of them have ever ranked above the murky depths of the search engines.

          But, they are syndicated in tens of thousands of online/offline publications such as high ranking blogs, websites, specialty magazines, and feature articles in trade journals and newspapers.

          These publications consistently drive massive quantities of highly convertible traffic to my websites.

          Predictably, readers will also check me out by author name. That's when Google delivers page after page of exclusive results - all for myself.

          That's how to make money from articles and using Google as a tool for bypassing irrelevant fools in any niche.
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            Originally Posted by myob View Post

            My secret is that I write articles to be read not ranked. In over 20 years of article writing, none of them have ever ranked above the murky depths of the search engines.

            But, they are syndicated in tens of thousands of online/offline publications such as high ranking blogs, websites, specialty magazines, and feature articles in trade journals and newspapers.

            These publications consistently drive massive quantities of highly convertible traffic to my websites.

            Predictably, readers will also check me out by author name. That's when Google delivers page after page of exclusive results - all for myself.

            That's how to make money from articles and using Google as a tool for bypassing irrelevant fools in any niche.
            Great advice. I love how your business model does not rely on SEO at all.
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    Originally Posted by him77 View Post

    Hello all,

    I've been out of IM for a while and in the process of jumping back in. I know a lot has changed so my question is how are you guys making money with articles outside of Adsense ?
    Selling Targeted YES REAL traffic and have my own clientele.
    + I sell some stuff on Etsy
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    Simple answer and very short:

    Don't waste your time with it. Focus more on paid traffic and track your ads and conversions.

    Tracking to see what works and what doesn't will make or break your online business.
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  • Profile picture of the author tomkos1234xx
    If you can put outside good, quality content. It will and should work - but as always, can you get powerful links to speed the process up!?
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    Originally Posted by him77 View Post

    Hello all,

    I've been out of IM for a while and in the process of jumping back in. I know a lot has changed so my question is how are you guys making money with articles outside of Adsense ?
    Of course, yes! A lot has truly changed to internet marketing, especially blogging generally. Several algorithm updates have been rolled out at your absence and I think you should familiarize or update yourself with the most recent algorithm update lest you go on walking out of the yard. For instance, you need a lot of social signals to justify your link building campaigns and lots more.
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  • Profile picture of the author Golabb1
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    Yes sir you can make money online writing unique articles . First make a blog with small domain name. And post daily one article .you can make money online from adsense.
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  • Profile picture of the author prvegas
    Everyone has good points and many saying the same thing in different ways so there is your proof that it works.

    My only addition is remember when posting online create something specific to your niche, provide good information and just embed your links.

    My main point is no matter what you do, rather you make a dime or nickel or a dollar remember one thing.

    Google will be in business tomorrow because Google strives to be the best search engine and they will continue to succeed. Don't look at Google as your enemy and certainly do not try and fool Google. Give Google what they want and they will give you what you want.

    Google wants great fresh content on a fine tuned page to help their algorithms enable your information to get to those that search it. They want to provide what the searcher wants and you will profit if you will write it. Go For The Gold!
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    • Profile picture of the author Medon
      Originally Posted by prvegas View Post

      Everyone has good points and many saying the same thing in different ways so there is your proof that it works.

      My only addition is remember when posting online create something specific to your niche, provide good information and just embed your links.

      My main point is no matter what you do, rather you make a dime or nickel or a dollar remember one thing.

      Google will be in business tomorrow because Google strives to be the best search engine and they will continue to succeed. Don't look at Google as your enemy and certainly do not try and fool Google. Give Google what they want and they will give you what you want.

      Google wants great fresh content on a fine tuned page to help their algorithms enable your information to get to those that search it. They want to provide what the searcher wants and you will profit if you will write it. Go For The Gold!
      Ha ha! I like it ''Don't look at google as an enemy and never try to fool him. Great thinking though.
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      • Profile picture of the author myob
        Originally Posted by Medon View Post

        Ha ha! I like it ''Don't look at google as an enemy and never try to fool him. Great thinking though.
        It always has been and always will be necessary to fool those who try to fool around with Google. Google is much more than just a search engine.
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  • Profile picture of the author shmol
    Content marketing will always work--but, and here is the thing--while you can still write articles--if you are just doing this one thing you are really missing out.


    Turn the articles you write into videos and post them to Youtube.


    Compile a bunch of them and create an ebook--which you can them post a free ebook sites and the like--of course, include a link back to whatever it is your are selling--or better yet a landing page.


    Don't want to create an e-cover--no worries--just have someone make one for you here on the WF or fiverr


    Not sure, what to give away to build your list--again, take some of your articles and create a free report out of them.


    Start a blog--and put all of your articles on it--of course linking back to your landing page.


    Post snippets of your articles on the big social sites like twitter and facebook--and don't forget about redditt.


    On article can be circulated around the web in various ways--all of it bringing you traffic.


    Hope this Helps!
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  • Profile picture of the author kjblitz
    For me, I use them on blogs, guest postings and repurpose back as YouTube videos
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  • Profile picture of the author 0Mike0
    Mix it up by doing Youtube vids and link them to your written content. If you aren't comfortable in front of the camera, you can always outsource that element of it, or use different type of videos which don't involve face to the camera.
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  • Profile picture of the author K Edward
    Articles can still make money if they're well formatted and presented. So you need to make a few tweaks to success sale using articles -there is way too much competition out there.

    Old sites like ezinearticles that have stuck to there outdated ways of presenting content have long fizzed out. So if you're just coming back consider making your content more engaging, short, broken up into palatable chunks, include images, pornographics, Gifs and videos (Think wikihow) - and most importantly, make sure your articles are as informational, practical and actionable as possible.

    Hope that helps
    Cheers.
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    People still make TONS of money from articles TODAY but they don't use methods from 2000 (ie., write or, worse yet, spin an article and submit it to 1000000000000000000000 'article directory' sites)

    Today's article marketing uses multiple content platforms to generate CASH
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  • Profile picture of the author samsabir
    Making money off of your articles is very easy with Medium but only if your blog/article is credible and authentic. Freelancing sites can be very helpful in this matter as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Justin black
    You can provide an article writing services marketplace like Upwork, Iwiter, Fiverr.
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    • Profile picture of the author Medon
      Originally Posted by Justin black View Post

      You can provide an article writing services marketplace like Upwork, Iwiter, Fiverr.
      Talking of iwriter is it still in business? I owned an account there in 2016 only to wake up one morning and find that they had closed it with about $30.
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  • Profile picture of the author hsvdm
    if you are really good at writing you can be a professional writer, or you can do freelance writing many platforms like fiver, upwork and freelancer. Or else you can start your own blog and start earing money.
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