Anyone making GOOD money with this Article Marketing?

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I have been focusing on PPC and SEO for promoting my local offline business. Have tried affiliate marketing 1-2 yrs back but have not been very successful. Managed to make few sales and I didn't have the motivation to go further.

Recently I decided to focus on affiliate marketing using article marketing. I have created 4 landing pages (review sites) for 4 different niches.

I have started to write and submit 2-3 articles to the top article directories, including ezinearticles, amazines, goarticles, searchwarp, etc...Everyday.

If i will to write and submit 2 articles each day, I will be submitting 60 articles each and every month.

The problem is I have just started this business model for one and a half week, so have not yet seen any GREAT results (Money I Mean).

Anyone have been using article marketing (submitting 2-3 articles a day) promoting affiliate products (clickbank, commission junction etc). How much are you making per month? (I know it is rude to ask this, but perhaps someone are willing to share)

Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author SullyUI
    It's not the method that makes you a lot of money but rather how you do it. Really any marketing method can make you a lot of money if you apply it in a unique and effective way. And, it takes time and patience, something many newbie marketers don't have much of.

    What I don't get is why some people on this forum think that article marketing or any marketing method is a get rich quick idea? Any idea that is a get rich quick idea is also get poor quick idea. You have to build a business, not make a bunch of money really quickly and then be poor after your method is no longer effective.
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    • Profile picture of the author bigtex
      " I didn't have the motivation to go further "

      Thats why the vast majority of people fail at internet marketing.

      Everything, whether it is affiliate marketing to product creation requires motivation to move forward even whn things are not going well.

      The stigma in internet marketing, is that success happens overnight. This is probably due to aggessive marketing in the im niche, but it is just not the case.

      I went a full year of only profiting $300 per month, and for the hours I put in I would have been paid better working at Taco Bell.

      Thing have changed big time now and I no longer have a 9-5 job .

      Failure is the best teacher, and is the only true guru.

      Keep working, and find the motivation to keep moving forward, and I promise you will find success.
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      • Profile picture of the author Hamida Harland
        First of all, learning what other people are earning per month WON'T help your case. There are plenty people making 4 and 5 figures a month doing article marketing, but knowing that isn't going to increase your earnings.

        If you want to use article marketing as a business model you should be writing at least 10 articles a day (there are many people on Ezinearticles submitting 20+ per day). Those articles could be submitted to directories, your own sites, web 2.0, used to build a list etc.

        If you're ONLY submitting articles and sending traffic to your landing pages then 2 articles a day submitted to Ezinearticles should average 1 sale a day if you do it right. You can't expect great results from only half an hours work each day though.
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        • Profile picture of the author vintaysg
          [QUOTE=Hamida Harland;782726]
          If you want to use article marketing as a business model you should be writing at least 10 articles a day (there are many people on Ezinearticles submitting 20+ per day). Those articles could be submitted to directories, your own sites, web 2.0, used to build a list etc.

          Thanks for the advice, this is what I want to know. I don't mind hard work, but I want to see results in the long run. Although my offline business is doing well, but I still have time to create another source of income, that's why I am looking into Article Marketing.

          Anyway One of my article just got approved by Ezinearticles, within one day I got 100 page views, and the click through rate to my link is about 20%. It's still a great motivation for me.

          By the way, what is the percentage of click-though to my link that's consider ok?

          Thanks
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        • Profile picture of the author steve39
          There is nothing that will motivate a person like success.

          For most starting in this biz, you've got to have a certain amount of faith. Faith that your hard work will eventually pay off. In the beginning, there is no proof that what you're doing will ever amount to anything - it's tough to keep slugging away under those conditions.

          However, once you experience some success and you are able to attribute that to specific actions you took, your motivation will go through the roof, giving you the energy to scale your model, improve it, and venture into new areas.

          Unfortunately, many give up before they get to that point.

          When it comes to article marketing, I found that there was a tipping point where things just started to take off and I was making consistent sales. It didn't happen right away though.
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          • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
            The results you get with article marketing will depend on way too many
            factors to go into detail here, which is why so many people fail with this
            model. The list of factors alone is staggering.

            The niche you pick
            The keywords you choose
            The directories you submit to
            The title of your article
            The content of your article
            The closing of your article
            The resource box
            The landing page you send people to
            The product
            In general, how well you write
            Social bookmarking and networking to get your articles exposure

            Any one of these things can derail your whole campaign if not done
            correctly. It isn't just a matter of slapping together an article and tossing
            it up online. There is a ton of work involved.

            I write articles in one of the most competitive niches online, making money.

            It took me years to get to the point where my articles alone are regularly
            bringing me in sales on a daily basis.

            A less competitive niche might do better, but then that also depends on
            the demand and what kind of demand it is.

            Are these people with money to spend or are they just looking for free info?

            It's just not as easy as some people will lead you to believe.
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            • Profile picture of the author vintaysg
              Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

              The results you get with article marketing will depend on way too many
              factors to go into detail here, which is why so many people fail with this
              model. The list of factors alone is staggering.

              The niche you pick
              The keywords you choose
              The directories you submit to
              The title of your article
              The content of your article
              The closing of your article
              The resource box
              The landing page you send people to
              The product

              It took me years to get to the point where my articles alone are regularly
              bringing me in sales on a daily basis.

              A less competitive niche might do better, but then that also depends on
              the demand and what kind of demand it is.

              Are these people with money to spend or are they just looking for free info?

              It's just not as easy as some people will lead you to believe.
              Thanks for your answer. I have made a few sales for the past week so I know it works, but it also depend on many factors that you have mentioned.

              I ever heard someone mentioned that there are few categories of people who want to make money online:

              1) hardly make a $100 bucks
              2) Occasionally got a few sales
              3) Constantly bringing sales in a daily basis

              No. 3 is my goal and I am working for it.

              All the warriors here are nice, thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author The Great Gordino
    Blimey - 1 sale per day from 2 articles per day? That seems a high figure?
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  • Profile picture of the author cowy
    I don't use ezinearticles because they takes time to review and need certain quality to pass: which means I have to pay higher for content writer.

    I love using article marketing with squidoo because it generates many traffics, good seo, and high pageranks which loved by google

    And also, article marketing and seo in my own site works well too using WP
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  • Profile picture of the author Dominic Anderton
    I love using article marketing for affiliate programs that pay lifetime commissions. Instead of promoting clickbank products, you might want to focus on physical products in a niche such as health.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
    There is an art and science to article marketing, which is under the umbrella of content marketing. Article marketing on it's own can garner good results, but a lot of people start writing articles and submitting them before investing in some solid how-to article marketing information. When you have Warriors like Steve Wagenheim, Ross Kenny, Tim Gorman, Allen Graves, etc. giving solid advice with their posts (and their products / services) there's no excuse not to learn more about article marketing.

    Then think about how you can re-use your content on blogs (others and your own), in press releases, and even in offline publications (grab a copy of the Writer's Market for 2009 and your eyes will be opened at the possibilities in the offline world). Look for content networks or services that can help automate the process. If you do a search in this forum under "article marketing" you will find a ton of information.

    Lastly, you've got to view article marketing like a mutual fund. Each article that you write and submit is like a mutual fund share. The traffic will tend to fluctuate based on a lot of different factors, but in the long run, the more you've got out there the sooner you will hit critical mass because the articles you submit begin to have a compounding effect. Some people hit critical mass in 6 months, others in a year, and others in 18 months. It's a long-term marketing strategy and should be viewed as such.

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  • Profile picture of the author shan beach
    Seriously - you need to give this longer than a couple of weeks

    Stay focused, articles bring traffic! Good traffic!
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      Originally Posted by shan beach View Post

      Seriously - you need to give this longer than a couple of weeks

      Stay focused, articles bring traffic! Good traffic!
      The first statement is true. You do need to give this more than 2 weeks.

      The second is, unfortunately, not an absolute.

      You can absolutely be wasting your time writing articles if you don't know
      what you're doing. Staying focused is not enough. That's like telling somebody
      to keep beating on that door with a feather duster and eventually you'll
      break it down. Um, no, you won't. You need something a lot heavier.
      And unfortunately, when it comes to article writing, some people just don't
      have the right tools. That isn't to say they can't get them, but until they
      do, they're wasting their time.
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  • Profile picture of the author pavionjsl
    All of us new marketers have to understand their is a learning curve. You do not just get a couple of basics and apply them then expext results. Continuing education is the key.
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    • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
      A person I've been following closely over the past couple of years, other than our very own Steve Wagenheim, is another one of the good guys named Tim Gorman. Here is one of his very useful threads: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ges-again.html

      There are some very key elements to making this work and Steve W. already mentioned some of them. The marketing fundamentals still hold true. You should have a fluid sales process. You should do your market research (keyword research, competitive analysis, product research, etc.). You should build a compelling blog / sales page / content squeeze page / whatever fits your over all strategy, etc. A big part of it is finding out what people are buying and why. You also do not want to limit yourself to just article marketing. Begin learning other ways of getting traffic. Master one method, then move onto the next. Let's take Pay-Per-Click (PPC)....it took me a good 3 months of studying and implementation to really learn to get a handle of this beast.

      Jeremy Kelsall had a recent thread where he shared how he set up two blogs and now gets some decent traffic to them. There's a lot of gold in this forum, albeit, sometimes it's difficult to find, but it's here.

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