Article Marketing: Personal Approach

Article marketing has been one of the best ways to drive targeted traffic and to build back links to a website. In this article I’ll emphasize on the personal approach in article marketing and how this should be the way to generate good income on the Internet.

Actually I’d like to call from this article for a “revolution” in making money online against the teachings of the “black hatters” and the “loop-holers” so that we all make money on the Internet while enriching the web with valuable knowledge and life experiences.

Without any more delays here is the theory around which this method is built:

In the real physical world the best kind of investment is real estate. And the best of which is the one that generates residual income on monthly, weekly, or even daily basis. Examples are rented apartment buildings, vacation time share, and hotels. It’s the best in terms of the amount of work from your side in order to get this money. All of the work is done by the acquisition of the property and hiring someone to do the maintenance and collect the rent, and in case of hotels you hire a company to manage it for you and collect the money.

At the end of the day your property is still yours, and could be acquiring more value with appreciation, and you get to make stable residual income as long as you own it. If you need a loan to start another business you can easily get one because you can back it up with your property ownership.

So far so good, but how to do that online?

On the Internet there is a whole virtual world of property called “websites”. Yes, people buy and sell websites, and rent advertising spaces on high traffic sites, and there is a whole industry built on flipping domains and websites.

If you can control a website or a blog with high traffic volume you can rent advertising space for a certain amount of money that’s proportional to the amount of traffic and the kind of audience of your blog.

The beauty of the idea is that it’s easy to own such property because a domain name is in the $10/year area and a hosting could be as low as $1.99/month (All Inclusive Plan for only $1.99/mo). Even if you can’t pay for those now, you still can build a free personal blog on blogger.com and when you have the money buy a domain name for $10 and change your blogger blog settings to be on your new domain.

What do I Mean with Personal?

When I say personal I am not talking about the whole “you” here. Personal can also mean just one side of you. Maybe the one side you don’t want to speak about out loud with your friends and family who don’t understand you, or the most exciting experience you ever had in your life, or even the hobby that you have a strong passion for and have gained experience around it over the years. Anything you like, but just one thing, is what you can blog and write articles about from a personal perspective.

I know that you might be thinking that article marketing can not be personal and successful at the same time. Don’t jump to a conclusion yet. I have a plan for you, just be patient and keep reading.

Why Personal?

If you have been around the Internet marketing field for a while you must have been over exposed to the “keyword research” concept. There will be a little keyword research that anyone can master in a matter of minutes, and does not involve a lot of thinking because you will be doing it in a “personal” way. Here is how:

The best company to rent your advertising space to is Google through Adsense program. The program displays Google ads in blocks that you have already installed the ad code on.To be accepted by this program it’s easier if your blog is personal.

Another reason is that we want to make money while enriching the Internet with your knowledge and experience. It’s YOUR touch that’s needed here for two reasons:

1. The audience gets more easily attached to a personal blog than to a corporate website. This means more loyal visitors to your blog.

2. You can be referred to as an authority in your subject by name. Names are easier to remember than urls or brands. It’s also easier to credit you for any content copied from your website even if the copier don’t do so. Your audience will know and your job of getting their host to take them down will be easier.

Most importantly, a personal blog complies with all the TOSs of advertising companies as far as I know (not a guarantee though).

Where is the Article Marketing Part?

It comes after you blog about yourself, your passion, your hobby, your education, your political or religious views, or anything you want to blog about. There is no keyword research here. All what you are doing is that you are spelling your guts out on the web.

This blog will be your personal website where people who want to know more about you can come and visit, like your friends on facebook and twitter.

The article marketing comes after you have a few posts on your blog, got accepted by Google adsense as a publisher, and you are ready to receive traffic to your blog to read your content first, and to see the ads second.

This blog will be your signature everywhere you go; in your email, on the forum signature, in your social media profiles, on your personal cards … everywhere.

The article marketing will not be marketing at all. It will be a contribution from you to the Internet society with your knowledge, views, experience … anything you like. And your signature here is no exception from the above list.

How to Do the Article Marketing:

Here comes the technical part which involves keyword research, but it has nothing to do with keyword tools. Here is the plan:

1. Go to Google Trends and find out what is the buzz about now. See if you can write about one of the top 10 hot searches or topics. If yes blog about it on your personal blog.

2. Go to ezinearticles.com and rewrite what you had on your blog in a formal way and publish it. Your bio box will include your personal blog and a few words about you as an author.

3. Do that daily if you can. Some days you’ll not find something you can write about. Take what you wrote yesterday, rewrite it and publish it elsewhere, like Squidoo.com, HubPages.com, GoArticles.com and AcrtilesBase.com.

The above plan takes 30-60 minutes at most if you are blogging about something that’s part of your personality. I mean you are not going to need a lot of research to come up with a 300 word article about something you love.

The kind of people who will visit your website is the “general audience” type. This means that a lot of “branding” advertising will show up on your blog. The beauty of “branding” advertisers is that they don’t care about immediate direct response and they do have the budget to burn. All what they care about is getting their name in front of as many eyeballs as they can, which is what they will get from your blog visitors.

To keep track of who visited your site, where they came from, what did they do on your site, how they exited your site, and how long they stayed there you can install the code from statcounter.com.

Let’s all focus on providing the valuable content and money will follow.

Are you with me?

Forex is where the real money is

I have been working online for years, and this is how I provide for my family. But recently I attended a webinar by a real estate and forex multi-millionaire and I was shocked.

It turned out that the real money is in the trading of oil, precious metals, and currencies.

The real money is in FOREX!

Every day, every single day, there is an average of $3.91 Trillion being traded.

Can you imagine how much is that? Every day more money than enough to feed the whole world for years is being traded in certain places accessible from anywhere as long as you have a computer and Internet connection.

You can buy and sell oil, gold, sliver, platinum, and foreign currencies for less and sell them for more. You can do that several times a day.

Is it ethical?

Whatever it is … it doesn’t seem to bother the governments, national central banks, other banks, and all sorts of financial institutions that participate in the trading activities every single day Monday to Friday.

Individuals engaging in Forex trading are increasing every single day. And those come from all walks of life. I personally know a university professor and a college drop out doing it and they both seem to be happy with their results.

Is it a good time for you to hop in?

An honest answer from what I understood is that it is not. The best time to take your share in forex trading is long gone already.

But …

Now is better than later. Today is better than tomorrow. Here is why (according to the seminar and after I searched Wikipidia):

Since 1971 the whole world adopted the currency floating regulations so that any currency is just a piece of paper with no real money deposited in the central bank (formerly known as bank notes, now it’s just currency).

With the exponential inflation rate the currencies tend to lose value over time, and this is expected to continue until the currency value equals 0.

It’s not something new or mere predictions, the currency systems have been used 4 times in human history, and every time the currency ended up with 0 value and a disaster (usually a war).

If you want your share you need to start immediately. Don’t wait until tomorrow. I am personally starting to devote 1 hour/day from now on until I get hold of it.

Where to start?

If you are a regular reader of my blog you’d expect me to refer you to a really good course out there to help you understand the basics before you start. But not this time.

This time I recommend that you download a piece of software and practice on it. After you see how the software works and practice enough (for a couple days, weeks, or as long as you need) you can start experimenting with real money while reading and learning how to do it manually.

You see, this software automates every thing, it reads the charts for you, predicts the trends and gives you recommendations in real time so that you don’t need to be good at understanding trends, reading charts, or making predictions. You only need to know how to click with the mouse!

It is also useful to understand how it works and to know how to do it manually. But you can put that off for now. Just make money and then learn how it works. It’s really that simple.

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Please come back after you try the software and let me and the readers know about your experience. I promise to approve your comments as long as you don’t insult or spam :-).

Why do you need to build a list?

There are several models of online businesses. There are online shopping malls, niche stores, affiliate marketing, memebrship sites, and a lot of other forms. There is one common feature among all forms of online businesses: Money is in the List.

Even offline, stores like Old Navy, Sears, Gap, Banana Republic, Best Buy, and a lot more are using emails to multiply their sales several folds through coupons and special offers.

They all do that for a reason. They all realized the MONEY is really in the LIST.

Building a list is the one trend in marketing that never gets old. The method of communication might change with the advancement of technology, but the principles are the same.

The first thing that might have come to your mind is that those businesses are big already and they are seaking to spread their businesses to reach more customers. You are right, in a way.

Those businesses started on the ground. They have locations and over the years they have already built a brand name with reputation. But for you to start a business on the virtual world, whatever your business model is, you’ll need to build a list and capitalize on the power of email marketing.

Think about it as a crowd of customers that gave you the permission to sell to them. All what you need to do to make money is to find what you’ll want to sell to them, and  send them an email about it. That’s it. It’s like a virtual ATM machine.

Your list can also be the fastest source of traffic to flood any website with visitors.

This is as true for affiliates as for merchants, except that affiliates have no after-sale obligations.

List building is easy, it is actually the easiest thing to do in order to create a steady source of decent income within weeks from now. But not any list will do it. There are strategies and research involved in the process. You need to know those in order to be making a good use of your marketing efforts, time, and budget.

About the budget, it doesn’t have to be a big one. In fact, there are ways to build that list without any upfront investment. Just keep in mind that as soon as you have the money you’ll have to start investing in building your biggest asset for earning online; your list.

In the following few days I’ll be writing regularly about list building stages, strategies, tools, and how to monetize the process of list building.

Stay tuned my friend. This is going to be the best investment of your time.

FOMT Admin

Work At Home does not equal MLM

Whenever you mention working from home people jump to a conclusion that it is an MLM. Whether they are negative or positive about it, it is not necessarily the case. There are hundreds of ways to work from home without having to be involved with a multilevel marketing (network marketing) company.

Nothing against the industry, but a lot of scams have been disguised as MLM companies. This gave the industry a bad reputation even to those who’d never heard about it. Consequently, when you mention that you work at home, some people start judging you without even giving you the chance to explain what you are doing.

There are hundreds of work at home models that don’t involve recruiting, autoships, commissions, or any MLM-like activities.

Examples are: Virtual assistant, customer service representatives, catering, baby or pet sitting, dog breeding … just to name a few.

There are companies and small business that outsource some tasks, like writing, coding, accounting, designing, even some lazy students outsource their assignments.

You see … Working from home does not equal MLM.