Recently I was on an Article Marketing webinar with David Wood and to my surprise he is a very enthusiastic rock star marketer. His back ground is with Amway and from what he says a few other MLM companies have seen the dust from his heartfelt efforts in this industry.
David’s story is very common in the industry, jumping from one MLM to the other and one not working any better than the other. Sound familiar? Considering he has only been marketing online for a short time he really has made an impact in the last 3 months. Receiving over 10,000 visitors to his website within an 8 weeks period and raking in over 50 leads on a daily basis, no wonder they call him a rock star.
Most of his techniques he calls secrets and I guess they would be secrets to the average Joe Blow. It’s simple really. David is using attraction marketing, web 2.0 technology, article marketing and video marketing to brand himself as a leader, however he mainly uses video and article marketing to market his brand with consistent and powerful results.
I do need to say that one of the most important components of an expert Internet marketer is to find the one aspect of marketing that you really love and do it to the best of your ability. Like David, do what you love, do it well and reap the abundant rewards. A combination of hard work, consistency and a proven 4 step theory is the key to his online success.
4 Article Marketing Success Steps
1: Write an original article with relevancy to your niche and post it on your blog
2: Using Only Wire, bookmark your content on all the top social bookmarking sites
3: Make a short video anywhere from 3 – 5minutes long, introducing the content of your article. You can then submit your video to video sharing sites such as Traffic Geyser or Tubemogul.
4: Using Automatic Article Submitter you can then distribute your article to hundreds of article directories with the press of a button.
The key to the above 4 steps is consistency and determination and plenty of hard work, which of course has made David the Internet Marketing Rock Star.
Like David I have also had great success in using these 4 secrets listed in this article. If you would like to share in the same success, you can with a little hard work and a lot of dedication I guarantee you will write your way to serious online income. Access your copy of Automatic Article Submitter here. More Free Internet Marketing Training
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If you are new to article writing you might find it a chore to write lots of articles per week.
By following the tips I give you in this article, overcoming your article writing challenge should be a breeze. It won’t be long before writing becomes routine and you’ll be writing 10 or more articles a day.
To some of us writing comes naturally but for others it can sometimes be a difficult task. For successful article marketing you need to adopt a strategy and learn some tricks for your content to flow naturally.
The best way to illustrate this is with an example.
Every time you have an idea for an article you need to jot it down in an ideas journal. You then pick one idea from your journal and use it for the core of your article. Your best results will be achieved by writing your article in a list format. Perhaps it could be a list of how to information. Write down each tip step by step, and then expand on each tip with about 3 or 4 sentences about each one. This will act as a skeleton for the 10 articles you are going to write and you can even use this outline for an article on its own.
After you have made your list take each point in your list and turn each point into an individual article. Add an introduction and a summary at the end to add up to about an extra 150 words. If you are having trouble finding the words you can always use an example if it is appropriate to the article or a story that explains what you are trying to say to your reader. Use stories from your own personal experience, as stories also make good articles.
So, now you have an article about the first tip on your list. All you do now is rinse and repeat for your second tip until you are at the end of your list. I never run out of ideas for writing articles because I always jot down every idea that comes to mind in my ideas journal.
Another way to resource article ideas
I’ve been doing this for a while now and you can also use this method. When you are waiting for a doctor’s appointment for example most people have a flick through a magazine…. right? There is an endless supply of article ideas you can find in magazines and then adapt them to suite your niche. What I usually do is just put them into the notes section of my phone and put them into my ideas journal when I am at my laptop next. This way you will never run out of ideas.
Now that I’ve given you my secret to article writing, you should give it a try. You will be amazed by the results. You will start getting unique visitors to your website in droves just by using this step by step method. This simple tool will save you loads of time when submitting your articles to directories.
What exactly is Article Marketing?
Article marketing is the process of writing small to medium size articles about your niche. You then go through the process of submitting your articles to article directory sites to promote your article. This in turn brings targeted traffic to your website. This is one of the easiest ways to generate free online traffic to your website.
How long should your Article be?
As a rule I generally write articles between 300 and 500 words. If they are much longer than this you can make the mistake of boring your reader to tears and find they will click off your article before they get to the punch line and will miss the opportunity to send them to your website. Make your article interesting and take your reader all the way to the end. The punch line is also known as the author’s resource box. This is where you will drive your traffic to your blog or website to promote your product and is a crucial part of your article writing and marketing.
How to drive your traffic
One of the best ways to drive traffic from your recourse box to your website is to offer your reader a free eBook. Many online marketers offer free eBooks for you to give away through your resource box. Everyone likes something for free! A good idea is to start a collection of eBooks targeting your niche. i.e. Internet Marketing, Article writing, traffic generation, whatever is specific for your niche. Also available for you to promote yourself even more is a branded eBook. This is an ebook that someone else has written that gives you the opportunity for a small fee to put your own name and websites in. So when anyone clicks on the link in the book your business or website is promoted.
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What to do when you’re Domain Name is already taken can easily be fixed when you are looking to brand yourself online. Ok, so you’ve found the perfect business opportunity online and now you want to start branding yourself so you can promote YOU Inc and your new business.
I am writing this article because this is exactly what happened to me. Pressed with the question of how I will brand myself when my domain name is already taken. That’s when I decided on the brand name WhoisSandyMoore.com.
Branding YOU Inc.
Branding myself online and having my own domain name.com was important for my business growth. When I attempted to register SandyMoore.com it was already owned by another Sandy Moore, my identity was gone, Oh NO! How was I ever going to rank on Google out of about 1,150,000 results for Sandy Moore? Of course I would love to be ranked on page 1 of Google and that’s exactly where I am headed. However, considering I’ve only ever used free methods to advertise my brand I’m happy with my position for the moment.
Find a Domain Name
First find yourself a domain registrar, there are many online to choose from. You can check to see if your domain name is already registered by going to GoDaddy or Crazy domains. Just type in the domain name you want and see if it’s still available. Here you will be given some other suggestions if your first choice is already gone. I don’t recommend you go with most of these suggestions as they would most likely not be great choices for branding your business.
If you are desperate to have your particular domain name you can always look up the who is for that domain and approach the owner and ask them if they are prepared to sell. Quite often you will find that the domain name is being parked or no longer used and this is a way for the owner to make money from selling it to whoever wants it.
I can’t emphasise enough the importance of using your own name to brand yourself online. After all, it is common knowledge that people join people and not businesses.
By using your own domain.com name to brand yourself people will get to know you and trust you and therefore will want to know more about you. Firstly through social networking, email marketing, your blog site and all the articles you write about your business or interests.
Domain Name Options
Here are some other options for domain name branding if your name is already taken. Ok, let’s say your name is John Smith and of course johnsmith is already taken as it’s a rather popular name. You could choose a variation of your name. For instance you could choose whoisjohnSmith.com, IamJohnSmith.com or Johnsmithonline.com, JohnSmithsWebsite.com or pop in your middle initial JohnWSmith.com. So you see here are many possibilities available to you even when your domain name has already been taken by someone with your name.
Until next time……