Question - I thought your model seemed clear and concise. But how do you get on with article robot really? And how do you write 10 articles a day - are you writing 10 articles for your site? This seems excessive. Thanks for your help!
Answer - It is not necessary that you use article marketing robot to submit your articles. You can use any submission service that you feel fine that is working.
I used article marketing robot before, now I will be testing 'Distribute Your Articles' to see whether the service helps me to distribute my articles better than article marketing robot.
Whatever service you use it is important that you test it. Once you have submitted your articles wait for 7 days and then put your article title in double quotes in Google and you will know where your article has been published.
Yes, I do write 10 to 15 articles per day to my site. I then submit them to ezinearticles.com and later on to article distribution service I talked about earlier. This is a simple model I use.
It takes me hardly 4 to 5 minutes to write an article. Every article gets me approximately 1 lead to my website instantly. I mostly work in internet marketing and skin care niche and these are competive niches so you can get better results if you are in a low competitive niche.
However, as I said one article gets me one lead instantly and in the long run between 3 to 5 leads. I make $10 per lead so it is really impressive that I make $30 profits per article which takes me hardly 5 minutes to write. If I work for an hour and write 10 articles per hour I make $300, not a bad return on investment of time.
If I get freelancers to write my articles it will cost me $3 per article, which is again a 1000% return on investment if I earn $30 per article. The fact is that this is not difficult to achieve. You have to develop this speed if you wish to create a long term profitable internet business.
The reason why most people say article marketing does not work is because they just try writing one or two articles per day and they expect a tsunami of traffic. It is tough to get this kind of traffic with a hand ful of articles and the only way you can get tons of visitors is if you get lucky, some one picks up your article and broadcasts it to his list of 10,000 subscribers.
When a newbie gets started in a new niche he cannot expect to write 10 articles a month and then expect one of them to get in the hands of an ezine publisher who will mail out to his list.
The reason you should focus in knowing how many visitors, leads and revenue each article will get you on an instant and long term basis is that once you have these numbers you can control your article traffic.
If you know that one article will get you one lead instantly and you are starting out in a new niche where you want to make $100 the first month, you will have a plan. All you need to do is write 100 articles this month, you will get 100 leads instantly, then do a mail out of an affiliate product and you sell few of these products. This will give you control.
However in the long run your articles might give you hundreds of leads, many of them might get distributed to other websites, ezine publishers might pick up few articles and do a mail out to their list and Google might be happy with few of your articles and put them in page one. Consider all this as an added bonus.
To focus right now you must have control on your traffic if you wish to earn money this month. Therefore get your approximate numbers and start giving quality content. Quantity also matters when people look at the work you are doing in your niche.
If you are in fitness niche and you are ranking as the number 1 author in the fitness category in ezinearticles.com, don't you think this will add to your credibility and people will look at you as an expert in that niche. You bet they will and they will take your advise seriously.
If you think writing 10 articles per day is huge work then it is. Here are few things you can do to boost your article writing speed right through the roof...
1. Gain tremendous knowledge in your niche. Learn everything you can.
2. Create an outline based on your knowledge. Your outline will be your blueprint to create your products, emails, content, articles and everything in between.
3. Increase your typing speed. Take a speed typing course. I have developed it and therefore I can write 120 words per minute. For now if you are a slow typer grab 'Dragon Naturally Speaking Software'. Don't get anything below version 10. It will help you to speak and convert your speech into words.
How much time will it take for you to speak 4000 words? That is what it will take 'Dragon' to write 10 articles for you.
4. Focus in one niche. Be an expert in that niche. Be an authority in that niche.
Create the best products, high ticket coaching programs, membership sites, high ticket products and consultation packages in that one niche. Be the best in it.
This will help you to create a solid sales funnel that will help you to earn $30, even $100 per article you write or get others to write. So your initial focus before you start writing articles for traffic is to develop a solid sales funnel that will give you big returns for your traffic.
Your returns from your articles will solely depend upon the sales funnel you have created.
Therefore along with your article writing and submission work you will have to simultaneously focus in creating your sales funnel which will include...
1. Constant creation of quality products and testing them.
2. Building your list and communicating with them using emails for relationship building.
3. Setting up your products in a compact sales funnel where your leads will go through and then testing the value per lead you are receiving in the long run.
Only when you have all this in place you will generate good returns from your articles. In fact you can now outsource your articles for $3 to $5 and make a solid return on your investment.
Is it tough to do all this I have said above? Yes, it is initially, your first 3 months.
Is it hard work? Yes, for first few months but when you get the ball rolling you can get others to work for you.
Like I said, there are many side effects of this model...
1. Google will give you top ranking for your targeted keywords you include in your anchor links in your article resource box.
2. You will get traffic from hundreds of websites for long time to come.
3. You will constantly get new leads and visitors from the articles that you publish daily.
I am sure there will be many who will not like the above plan saying that it is rubbish creating 10 articles per day, that's fine with me.
The reason is, every one has a different model. There will be many who will just focus in writing one article per day, publish them all around and contact 1000 ezine publishers hoping few of them to do a mail out.
My model is different. I don't contact any ezine publisher to do a mail out of my articles, I don't even expect Google to rank my articles on page 1, however I would be happy if all this happened and I would consider all this as a side bonus.
All I do write now is focus on my numbers and produce content. I know the results will appear slowly and steadily.
All the above that I have shared is not theory. Here are some testings I have personally done using the above model...
- Here's my story...
I had set up a test website where I wrote around 487 articles when I was a newbie. I had created 4 products in my niche.
I was disappointed with my results as it happens with many newbies who get started with article marketing.
I stopped writing articles as it did not give me returns as I had expected.
This is few years back when I did not master the testing and tracking part of setting up an online business.
Now that I know this and have some knowledge about systems I looked into my numbers. I really felt stupid.
This is what happened. These 487 articles even though made me very little money instantly it slowly spreaded like a virus and got me...
- 6000 highly targeted leads in my funnel.
- Over $20k in sales from just 4 products.
- In fact as a side effect it got me thousands of links pointing to my websites and solid search engine ranking for few keywords I was targeting.
- The next year when I distributed these articles it got me 10,000 visitors only from Google, again a major side effect.
The fact is that my campaign was highly successful. All I was lacking was the right mindset.
If I would have set up my article numbers before when I got started, I would have ended up with probably a million dollars in sales right now.
Here's my second testing I did in skin care niche...
I got a project of one skin clinic in India. It was an offline project where I had to get local clients.
I applied the same model with approximately 687 articles. This site got over 10k visitors, 2500 leads and 1200 inquiries who gave their name, email, mobile numbers and the exact problem they were facing.
I was stunned. This site easily made the skin clinic over $30k, that is my least expectation considering the fact their average service sold for $1000.
That's the reason I am saying. Know your article numbers, pick up one system and then focus on speed and quality.
Keep the momentum going on and you will be amazed with the results. Article marketing still works, it might have got little difficult but it still works.
Hope this helps...