Writing Articles Can Be a Lucrative Part of Online Marketing

Most of us don’t necessarily enjoy writing about anything, however, once you learn the process and start writing, promoting your business and making money, writing can become a money making source that can provide a constant flow of residual income. Just writing an article once in a while and then doing nothing to promote that article is of no value now or in the future. Your writings can be in the form of informative articles or just using a basic blogging format, either way your efforts in writing can be a rewarding personal and financial experience.

It has been my experience that by writing often and publishing my articles to multiple article directories has boosted my page rankings rather quickly with the search engines. There are many other options that you may choose to publish your writings depending on the subject matter you choose to write about. A good example would be: if you write about a rare illness that you or a loved one has had and you’ve experienced some remarkable results with an unusual medical protocol, then you may want to publish your writing in the health and wellness categories of numerous article directories. If your writing is unique, accurate and compelling your article may even go into syndication.

If you happen to be one of those individuals who just can’t bring yourself to writing, then you might want to outsource your content ideas and have someone else write for you. Make sure that you get the exclusive rights to publish if you choose this course of action. If you have a published website you can include your writings in a blog that can be attached directly to your website. One word of advice that will help you succeed quickly is to always include a resource box at the end of each writing which should include a brief description of who you are, your credentials and no more than 3 links pointing back to your main website. Make sure you keep your resource box to less than 300 characters including your links.

Most any type of article will do, however, a keyword rich article regarding your chosen subject matter will draw a lot more traffic of viewers as well as getting more recognition by the search engines. This simply means that your website or article can earn “Top Positions on Google, Yahoo, Bing” and other fine search engines. Most writers don’t think that their articles can make it to top 10 positions with the search engines. I am here to tell you my friend that writing good keyword rich relevant content articles and publishing them on a regular basis can earn you those coveted search engine positions rather quickly.

There are varied opinions on how long your articles or blogs should be. Some bloggers try to keep their blogs to around 200 to 300 words in each blog. This is fine and can be extremely effective. Most of my writings whether I’m publishing in directories or posting to blogs will normally have around 800 to 900 words. Sometimes if I get a bit carried away I will end up being 1000 to 1200 word article.

Many readers like the shorter articles, however, those readers who are interested in learning a specific subject may find the longer articles acceptable. Many writers will even take a longer article and divide their writing into multiple segments. This is fine for your regular readers who follow your writings, however, first time visitors may not subscribe to your RSS feed and miss out on some of the most vital segments that you’ve listed in the rest of your series of writings. This is a personal choice for each writer to determine.

Your main objective here is to generate traffic to your website or blog. The more traffic you generate the more chances of making money with your quality information. After all isn’t that what marketing is all about? The main thing to remember here is that your writings belong to you and you can post them anywhere you like, as often as you want. There are even companies online who will pay top dollar for good quality articles. There are other online marketplaces where you can post your articles that you may want to sell. Be sure and get your share of profits using this incredible business opportunity strategy.

If you are one of those writers that’s never shared you opinions with the general public, then you don’t really know what you’re missing. A good marketing idea that is worth consideration may be to build an articles link in your website and then promote your articles from your website. You’ll be amazed how much interest you’ll generate with this one simple step. Readers love fresh information and they will keep coming back for the quality information your writings provide. For the users benefit it’s always helps to provide them with an RSS feed link to click on.

Your articles must be truly unique and you must avoid plagiarism at all cost. Some hefty fines, sanctions and court cost can occur if you are caught plagiarizing someone else’s work. Sometimes outsourcing you ideas and letting someone else do your writings may include some serious copy and paste tactics. If you do choose to outsource make sure you check for uniqueness and copy infringements in every outsourced article. It’s your future at stake here so check, double check and protect your online reputation at all cost.