Ezine Articles Major Changes + It's All In The Niche

by Steven Wagenheim 15 replies
I'm going to do something I don't normally do, combine two totally different
topics in one post because they actually do tie in to each other, at least
loosely. After I'm done, you'll see why.

I went to check my EZA stats and was greeted by all these bar graphs of
my article views. They now show you what your most viewed articles are
by month...really cool.

Anyway, I was looking at some of the views of my more popular articles. I
don't normally even care because I know that ultimately my article writing is
making me money.

But today I really saw why.

Articles that I wrote well over a year ago are still getting a decent number
of monthly views, which explains why my daily opt ins are increasing at
an arithmetically progressive rate.

Now, my IM related articles (make money online niche) now total over
1,000. So I can understand the income they're generating.

But...I just recently started another niche that I only have 45 articles for.
Think about this...45 articles. That's not a lot.

And yet, this niche is now bringing me in sales on a daily basis.

I can only imagine what kind of an income this niche will bring me once I've
reached several hundred articles.

I can't even imagine the income once I've hit 1,000.

Point is, the niche you tackle can make such a HUGE difference in the
results you get, even with just a small amount of promotion.

Article writing, in general, for some niches is a lot more effective than for
the IM niche, which is what I've been primarily writing in for years now.

Just more statistics to make me wish that I had avoided the IM niche from
the very start and just concentrated on niches where...

refunds are fewer
people are less skeptical
competition isn't as fierce

I'm certainly not going to give up my main source of income, but boy, my
life could have been so much easier had I gone in another direction.

Something to think about if you're first starting out.
#main internet marketing discussion forum #articles #ezine #major #niche
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  • Profile picture of the author Frank Bruno
    No doubt Steve there are some really hungry and rabid niches besides IM out there.

    The good thing about IM is that its almost like a service, a b2b service where there is an ROI when you sell something to your customer and you can keep selling to them over and over even without a subscription or membership.

    But good to hear your new good fortunes........

    Frank Bruno
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  • Profile picture of the author jjpmarketing
    One could really diversify their clientel, by writing an article per day for 30 days. Then changing to a different niche each month. You could really attack sub/micro niches for a big niche this way... or you could do completely different niches to diversify your clients each month.

    After a while you have probably built up a lot small lists, which if something great was released in any one of these niches, you could promote and make sales from it easily, and not have to worry about when your email promo slot will be free.
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  • Profile picture of the author napoleonfirst
    Thanks man, really good info.
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  • Profile picture of the author CDawson
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    like always, I already knew this post was worth reading. That is very inspirational Steven, when I first started IM I automatically wanted to get into the IM niche but the enormous amount of competition scared me away in heart beat. I do agree with you though there are some untapped niches out there that are in need of marketing and can be way more profiting than the IM niche.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rachel Rofe
    Wow, surprising to hear you don't think that 45 articles are a lot!

    1,000 articles for a niche... crazy. I thought my 55 in one niche was a lot!
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    • Profile picture of the author Frank Bruno
      The new stats graphs are really a great new feature, but I don't like looking sideways at the new stat graphs. lol

      Frank Bruno
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  • Profile picture of the author Ouroboros
    I agree with you on that Steven, but don't you love those graphs! I actually think they went online while I was bumbling around in my account. One minute they weren't there and then the next WOW!

    I think they'll make a great deal for data-analysis, wish I could group them by niche.

    They're also a bit humbling when you see that article you ground out and sent in unedited beating the crap out of that one you spent all of a Sunday afternoon trying to perfect!

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    • Profile picture of the author jjpmarketing
      Stephen... that is useful information indeed. I post intel (their name for articles) on Qassia from time to time... and seems like some the articles I wrote in 5 minutes with no editing fare better than the ones I spend hours laboring over. Maybe I should submit a request for that to be added to Qassia.
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      • Profile picture of the author lincolnn
        wow 1000 articles, how long did that take you to accumulate?
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        • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
          Originally Posted by lincolnn View Post

          wow 1000 articles, how long did that take you to accumulate?
          I opened my account in May of 2006 with EZA, but I didn't really start
          writing until March of 2007. So it's been about a year and a half.

          But that's just the articles for one author name and doesn't include other
          author names and articles I've written for my blogs and blogs as a guest
          author or articles I've ghost written for pay.

          I'd say I've probably written about 2,000 articles in the last 2 years.
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      • Profile picture of the author cylwac
        Thanks for the post, very insightful!

        Finding "your" niche, something that you have interest in and believe in is very important.


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        • Profile picture of the author Sylvia Meier
          Your very correct Steven.

          I just checked out all the graphs when you mentioned it and all my most viewed ones per pen name tend to fall in the same niches. That being said, dependent on the pen name and associated niche, what is good for one is way under performing for another. Need little visuals though to see how each article progresses on it's own.

          Thanks for sharing this little tidbit with everyone,
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          • Profile picture of the author jjpmarketing
            Wow. That is like 3 articles per day like clockwork. How long is your typical article? About the same as your original post on this thread?
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            • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
              Originally Posted by jjpmarketing View Post

              Wow. That is like 3 articles per day like clockwork. How long is your typical article? About the same as your original post on this thread?
              I used to make sure all my articles were between 400 and 600 words but
              lately I'm getting a little lazy and if I come up with a 350 word article, I'm
              happy with it.

              The thing about the articles I write is that they're all about topics I can
              write about in my sleep, so I don't have to do much research, if any at all
              and with DNS 9, I can crank out an article in a few minutes.

              Truth is, I've gotten terribly lazy. I used to write 6 articles a day for a while,
              but now, 3 articles in a day is pretty much it for me. Sometimes I'll write an
              extra one for my blog or a guest author blog.

              But like I said, I'm getting lazy which is why I need to start doing other
              things to drive traffic. Article marketing is a lot of hard work.
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              • Profile picture of the author jjpmarketing
                Good to know... my 1000 word articles are probably overkill... although I have yet to use EZine.
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                • Profile picture of the author ibringjoy
                  Steven,

                  Did you just post these 1,000 articles to EZA, or did you also send them to other article directories as well?

                  Also, the 45 in the niche. That's great that you are making regular sales from these also! So are these click thrus and sales just from posting them in EZA?

                  Enquiring minds want to know...

                  Kathryn
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                  • Profile picture of the author NeelsTheron
                    " Articles that I wrote well over a year ago are still getting a decent number
                    of monthly views, which explains why my daily opt ins are increasing at
                    an arithmetically progressive rate."

                    Steven,

                    Thanks for the info!

                    Can I ask: In your experience what do you think one should concentrate on with article resource boxes: sending readers to optins via squeeze pages? Product review pages? Combination of these? etc Or does it depend on the niche?
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                    • Profile picture of the author JamesW
                      You're right about the choice of niche being so important. I used to write a lot of internet marketing articles myself but found that it just wasn't making me enough money, despite getting a lot of page views, so I ended up writing about other topics instead.
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