I would like to explain my article marketing progress so far, then get any suggestions/advice that I can from you guys - cuz I'm getting just a little broken hearted.
I've been working at IM for a little over 2-3 years part-time now and have tried many different methods. After all of my efforts however (being completely honest here, as I would like completely honest advice in reutrn) - I have totaled, probably a little under $200, is all....
So...I began to simplify my efforts and focus on a single targeted goal. My passion and best quality would be to write articles, so I began writing and submitting 5 articles a day to Ezine Articles.
I promote a love/relationship product with a rather decent sales conversion rate and I direct link to the sales page.
I do understand that linking to a site you own, building a list, and having your site/articles indexed in google before submitting them elsewhere is all well and amazing - but I really wanted to make an income keeping everything extremely simplified for now - so I write, submit, and direct link only to EZA.
I have been working at doing this steadily now for about a month to two months, I have about 70 articles on my EZA account:
and my Click-Through Rate for my articles is at 11.7%
My goal was to increase my conversions, earn a steady income through direct linking, and then focus on the next (upper) step - which would be my own site/listbuilding/etc. - all that good, though more complicated stuff.
1. I was just wondering I suppose, if this process of mine is sufficient for the time being, or would anyone suggest otherwise?
2. If I do begin my own site, etc. - would I be able to use the articles I have submitted to EZA? Plus, would I somehow be able to get them indexed and ranked on my site before other directories, or are they now ruined and 'stuck' to EZA for ranking, since they were submitted there first?
See - my initial thinking was that - there is so much competition out there, that a newbie website I make is NOT going to rank for my articles keywords. So instead of making a site, I would write, submit, and generate a profit quicker if I direct linked with quality articles, a product that converts, and strived to consistenly increase my CTR.
I just wanted to get some suggestions and ideas - I would like to continue with the progress that I have been making (as it isn't bad progress, just slow and not what I had hoped it would be)
I tend to get frustrated and overwhelmed when faced with too much too fast, though I am willing to hear some advice and open to try anything that might help, and will actually work to increase my improvement a little quicker.
Thanks so much in advance for any responses! :rolleyes: