:confused: you still make a living with Article Marketing?

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Hi all.

Long time lurker, just signed up here, and have my first question )

I'm a writer, I like to write, whether it's blog entries for friends, poetry, emails, that sort of thing. Now I see there's the make $150 a day within a month pdf doing the rounds, and it seems interesting, but is it still doable these days? Will I still be able to make a good bit of money in that time frame? Being out of work a the moment I have a lot of time on my hands, after I've been looking for work of course.

Any help from you seasoned pros would be most helpful.

Many thanks for your help in advance as I'm sure it'll be good.
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  • Profile picture of the author JAIDEEP2959
    Yes, you can make a living with Article marketing.

    You need to write unique quality articles using proper keywords and submit them to Ezinearticles.com.

    You can write articles for others also and make good amount of money.

    Good Luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author jennypitts
    Yes yo can do it. Posting articles to Ezineartilces, publishing your own Blog with your AdSense banners.
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    • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
      Ghost writing is also very lucrative, whether it be articles or ebooks.

      Obviously ebooks more so than articles.

      Good luck to you!

      MissTerraK
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      • Profile picture of the author Jude.A
        Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

        Ghost writing is also very lucrative, whether it be articles or ebooks.

        Obviously ebooks more so than articles.

        Good luck to you!

        MissTerraK
        Yes i agree, you'll make more money being a ghostwriter but first you need to create a reputation for yourself as a very good writer. Writing quality articles and posting them on ezines will get you noticed quickly, you should also register as a freelance writer with elance.com and other good outsourcing websites.
        Good Luck!
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        • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
          Originally Posted by Jude.A View Post

          Yes i agree, you'll make more money being a ghostwriter but first you need to create a reputation for yourself as a very good writer. Writing quality articles and posting them on ezines will get you noticed quickly, you should also register as a freelance writer with elance.com and other good outsourcing websites.
          Good Luck!
          Thank you for your advice.

          Actually, for me anyway, I have no articles posted on ezines nor will you find me registered as freelance writer with elance.com.

          All of my work comes from clients who approached me from reading some of my for fun blog and some others from just seeing my posts here on the forum, and other forums as well.

          That turned into referrals, repeat customers etc.

          I guess you could say, they just came to me and my business took off after that. I am thankful and feel extremely blessed!

          I guess you could say that's just one more reason I am "out of the box!":p

          MissTerraK
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  • Profile picture of the author Darren Hodgson
    For any type of marketing you need to find a hungrey crowd and plonk yourself right in front of it. With article writing it's about quality and quantity.

    You need to write lots of good quality articles and get them infront of as many people as possible.

    There's lots of great stuff on this forum to help you you just need to keep looking
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  • Profile picture of the author Nicola Lane
    Threads asking how to do Article Marketing come up quite often here - so I have a standard reply - I hope this helps:

    Two brilliant threads to read about article marketing are these:

    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...marketing.html

    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...eza-first.html

    Read them both - all the way through - and take notes.

    For further information I recommend the following directory - It is education in article marketing - a guide book and monthly newsletters - with a directory thrown in! You can read what Warriors think about it here: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...alks-walk.html

    Article Directory - Article Marketing Community

    I can also recommend the WSO's from this guy:

    View Profile: Zeus66

    This guy also has some good stuff - some article marketing some on other things

    View Profile: Steven Wagenheim

    Hope this helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author yommys01
    All I have got to say is article marketing when done the proper way works. You just have to be outstanding by implementing things others are ignoring social building links to your articles, bookmarking and doing proper keyword researches.
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  • Profile picture of the author lcombs
    Articles are the life blood of the internet.

    Although videos are becoming more prominent, the written word will always be.

    As a side note, consider this: I can sell an ebook for $27 - $37 on the 'net that I could buy for $14.95 in a book store.
    And, my customers could find the same info for free with a little 'net surfing.

    And, several articles strung together make an ebook.
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    • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
      Originally Posted by lcombs View Post

      Articles are the life blood of the internet.
      And, several articles strung together make an ebook.
      None of my ebooks are just several articles strung together, IMHO that would make for a poor ebook.

      With all due respect, if you take the word book, everyone knows what a book is, just by adding an e shouldn't change what a book really is. I'm sure many renound authors would agree with me.

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    • Profile picture of the author thebitbotdotcom
      Originally Posted by lcombs View Post

      Articles are the life blood of the internet.

      Although videos are becoming more prominent, the written word will always be.


      As a side note, consider this: I can sell an ebook for $27 - $37 on the 'net that I could buy for $14.95 in a book store.
      And, my customers could find the same info for free with a little 'net surfing.

      And, several articles strung together make an ebook.
      The reason for that is the fact that you can skim through articles MUCH faster than it takes to play a video.
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  • Profile picture of the author ron250k
    Content is king!
    Check out these two resources
    Directory of Ezines...Charlie Page just loves article marketing and when you sign up you receive a copy of his article marketing teleseminar and pdf report...good quality stuff there
    Then check out Jeff Herring...this guy and his style of writing is incredible. He gives you some good free stuff also...
    Do a search on Ezine Articles for Jeff Herring and read some of his articles...you'll see what I mean about his style...and it is a very easy formula to follow.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dean Shainin
      Originally Posted by ron250k View Post

      Content is king!
      Check out these two resources
      Directory of Ezines...Charlie Page just loves article marketing and when you sign up you receive a copy of his article marketing teleseminar and pdf report...good quality stuff there
      Then check out Jeff Herring...this guy and his style of writing is incredible. He gives you some good free stuff also...
      Do a search on Ezine Articles for Jeff Herring and read some of his articles...you'll see what I mean about his style...and it is a very easy formula to follow.
      You can also find some very informative videos on YouTube doing a simple search for Jeff Herring and article writing and or article marketing. I like his simple step by step videos.

      To YOUR Success,
      Dean Shainin
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  • Profile picture of the author Marhelper
    Yes it is possible but you have to know how to do it right. Most people give it a try and then give up and tell others it does not work when they never learned how to do it properly.
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  • Profile picture of the author Emily Meeks
    I'll add this thread to the mix:

    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post1168238

    Jeremy Kelsall has a really good post about the matter.

    This should keep you busy for awhile >
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  • Profile picture of the author PCRoger
    You might check out getpaidwriting.org.

    New site, could be some rough edges, but I was able to catch a glimpse of what's coming there.

    Yes, Article Marketing is a great way to make money online for people who like to write. I do it pretty extensively.

    Regards,
    PCRoger.
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  • Profile picture of the author rvrabel2002
    All of these people are completely right, you can make a living with article marketing. But, you need to find something that has been completely untapped.

    Case in point, i have about 150 articles on ezine, with a collective 72,000 page views or something like that, been posting on there since like 2001. I found a guy that is promoting a product, he has less than 10 articles in his account, and for just two of his articles he has 100,000+ page views....

    You need to jump on a product before it gets popular to succeed with article marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author zachary0611
    I seems like people having been making big money with articles linking to CPA offers
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  • Profile picture of the author ThomasGreenson
    go ahead and make your money with your hands and brain
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  • Originally Posted by Taliesinuk View Post

    Hi all.

    Long time lurker, just signed up here, and have my first question )

    I'm a writer, I like to write, whether it's blog entries for friends, poetry, emails, that sort of thing. Now I see there's the make $150 a day within a month pdf doing the rounds, and it seems interesting, but is it still doable these days? Will I still be able to make a good bit of money in that time frame? Being out of work a the moment I have a lot of time on my hands, after I've been looking for work of course.

    Any help from you seasoned pros would be most helpful.

    Many thanks for your help in advance as I'm sure it'll be good.


    Hi! I for one am a fan of content marketing via article directories because:

    1. it exposes my content and backlinks to more people in my target reader group,

    2. it improves the Google PR of my linked pages,

    3. it improves the search engine rankings of my pages for my target keywords,

    4. my published articles on top article directories can usually outrank my competitors, and

    5. it gives me more content to post on my websites.

    Now those benefits above are just ways to advertise and promote my products/services to more people in my target reader group. Since hardsell content isn't allowed in those article directories, I need to use softsell content marketing writing strategies for my campaigns to be more effective in giving me the results I need.

    "Softsell content marketing writing" is writing content without sounding like you're selling something, but most likely closes the sale for you nonetheless. Here's a sample headline/title along with a sample paragraph:

    The Philippines is Now the Top Asian Country for Tourism and Outsourcing


    The Philippines is a beautiful country. It offers fantastic island beaches and warm tropical weather. Filipinos are kind and hospitable. Its economy is booming due to ICT (Information & Communications Technology) and outsourcing. Visiting this country will surely be a great experience, be it for leisure or business.

    Here's the format:

    Main Claim Here


    Subclaim to support main claim. Proof 1. Proof 2. Proof 3. Action statement.

    Now here's a sample of a softsell marketing content outline using the headline and paragraph above:

    The Philippines is Now the Top Asian Country for Tourism and Outsourcing


    The Philippines is a beautiful country. It offers fantastic island beaches and warm tropical weather. Filipinos are kind and hospitable. Its economy is booming due to ICT (Information & Communications Technology) and outsourcing. Visiting this country will surely be a great experience, be it for leisure or business.

    World class ameneties and accommodations are available in its island beach resorts. Proof 1. Proof 2. Proof 3. Action statement.

    Warm tropical weather is good for the health. Proof 1. Proof 2. Proof 3. Action statement.

    Filipinos are some of the best hosts and most hardworking, highly skilled people across the globe. Proof 1. Proof 2. Proof 3. Action statement.

    The Philippines is now the premiere ICT outsourcing hub of the world. Proof 1. Proof 2. Proof 3. Action statement.

    ...and, the last paragraph would be something like:

    Spending the time of your life in this country with your friends and family won't surely be something you'd want to miss. Talk to your travel agents for the best vacation deals. Consult Philippine government agencies to know the contact details of relevant local public and private institutions. Ask advice from local tax lawyers in case you're planning to do business in the Philippines. Doing these will help prevent possible problems and ensure you get the best benefits.

    As you can see, the last paragraph has a different format:

    Action statement. Tip 1. Tip 2. Tip 3. Action statement.

    Basically, A.I.D.A. is used, along with simple sentences formatted this way:

    Subject here verb or linking verb here predicate here.

    Simpler and quicker to read and understand.

    Fundamentally, "softsell marketing writing" is establishing yourself as a friendly expert source of useful information/advice relevant to the needs and problems of your target reader group.

    For moneytization, I make sure I have the products/services which can satisfy their demands for useful products/services that can help solve their problems, give them the best value deals, ease their worries, provide them with the best convenience and results, etc. I also make it a point to be sure I'm targeting the right keywords, "buyer keywords", and that I'm syndicating my content on the right online places.

    Hope this helps.


    Best Regards,

    Marx
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  • Profile picture of the author thesweetspot
    the secret to any article marketing, whether service or your own product to sell physical or digital..

    *make a story that is enticing, emotional, and gives them a call to action...this works most of the time, unless your website has been known to be or full of angry people(like bad reviews)

    *for one of my main business sites, I have sold physical products that cost $400 dollars with an article.
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    • Profile picture of the author tpw
      On seeing your title, "Re: :confused: you still make a living with Article Marketing?" My gut response is, Your Not?

      Yes, there are several ways you can make money with article marketing... Writing for others, or writing for yourself...

      You can make some decent money selling your writing to other businesses...

      Or if you are really talented, you can make money sending people to your sites and selling your stuff...
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  • Profile picture of the author Vishal Mahadik
    Article Marketing in today's competitive world is not just about posting articles to Ezinearticles.com. Its rather a combination of multiple things put in place according to the current trends.

    You have to take care of multiple things like Market Research, Product Research, Keyword Research, Landing Page Design, Traffic Generation through Free Traffic Sources.

    You will have to write quality SEO optimized articles which are not just for search engines but mainly targeted to provide the glimpse of definite solutions people are actively looking on the Internet.

    There are multiple sources where you can post your articles like top ranking article directories , top free press releases, document sharing sites,etc. Convert your article into video and submit it to multiple video sites. Make ebooks and distribute them on ebook sharing websites.

    Getting free traffic through article marketing is the culmination of all above things. You need to use them all to get maximum exposure to your content on the internet.

    And yes it is very possible to make money through article marketing. But you need to put your consistent efforts and you have to have a patience to see the results which usually takes some time when it comes to earning via article marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author RuiGomes
    There's plenty of ways to earn money while writing.

    You can start your own site to monetize with Adsense or affiliate offers, you can write articles to others, you can write and sell ebooks, and more.

    The more creativity you have, the more money you can possibly earn.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mangozoom
    I am a big fan of article marketing as it is low tech and done properly will create long term traffic in large volume.

    Why not do both write articles but also offer your services to others

    John
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  • Profile picture of the author terrencewan
    If you are a good writers,
    you sure can made some money
    doing article marketing.
    You can write for yourself and promote
    your own landing page,
    or you can offer your services to others.

    You can even write books or create
    ebook for others, the sky is the limit,
    it all depends on you not others.

    Treat this business seriously,
    and you can definitely see results.
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