Online article marketing may not be new or trendy, but it’s a fabulous way to build a long-term, self-sustaining online business.

Many people try article marketing and give up because they don’t get immediate results. Those that have the dedication and perseverance to continue with online article marketing are able to generate a steady stream of online leads, 24/7, while they are golfing, sleeping, spending time with family, or doing other things they love.

I have personally found online article marketing to be one of the best ways to generate a ton of free targeted web traffic to my blog, get opt-ins, and increase my online income. But don’t just take my word for it. Here’s what one of the top online marketing guru’s has to say about article marketing:

“The number one strategy on the internet for free traffic is Article Marketing.”

– Alex Mandossian

Wow. It’s hard to argue with Alex. And the best part is article marketing is not very difficult. It’s actually pretty simple and straightforward and does not require any technical knowledge.

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Online Article Marketing

Online Article Marketing Content

If you already have a blog, you can take content from your blog, tweak it a little bit here and there so it is not duplicate content, and turn it into articles that you submit to the top article marketing directories. After the first few times it should only take you 15 minutes for each article.

If you don’t have a blog, don’t worry. It doesn’t take very long to write content from scratch, and I will teach you some ways to leverage the content of others as well.

Online articles don’t need to be lengthy. In fact, readers don’t have time to read long articles, so the shorter articles typically get better results. You only need 350-800 words and you’re good to go. I generally write 350-500 word articles.

At the end of your article you provide a resource box with a call to action for your readers. You can send them back to your blog, or a lead capture page, or anywhere else you want, although some article directories do not allow you to provide a link that goes to your affiliate page.

Once your article is complete, you can submit it to any number of free article directories. There are literally hundreds of article directories, some for specialized niches.

EzineArticles.com Online Article Marketing

At a minimum you should submit your article to the biggest and best article directory, EzineArticles.com. It currently gets 15,000,000 unique visitors every month! That’s a lot of potential readers for your articles.

When I started submitting articles, I submitted 5 per week, for a total of 25 articles over the course of a 5 week time span. On EzineArticles.com alone I had 1073 views, even though some articles had only been active for a few days. This strategy works and is used by 6 and 7 figure earners.

If you have more time or have a virtual assistant, you can get more results by submitting your article, unchanged, to the top 5 free directory sites.  Don’t worry about duplicate content, just submit the same exact article to 5 article directories.

Tools To Turbocharge Your Results

If you want the maximum results from online article marketing, you can use a tool or service that submits a single article to hundreds of article directories. I use Unique Article Wizard and just love it!

Most of my articles get distributed to over 900 article directories, driving massive targeted traffic to my blog.  One article submitted via Unique Article Wizard typically drives 45-50 unique visitors to my blog per day!

Another tool I use converts one of my articles into a video with the click of a button! You don’t need a camera, a microphone, or anything else. Just tell it where you article is and “poof” it creates a video. It then submits the video to over 17 video sites automatically. This nifty tool is Article Video Robot and you can’t beat the free trial. You have to see it to believe it!

Benefits of Online Article Marketing

The best part about online article marketing is that once published, your articles are all over the internet, working for you 24/7, day after day, week after week, month after month.

The number of views on my online articles will increase, even if I don’t submit any new articles. Now that’s powerful. Yes, you need to put in some work upfront to write and submit your articles, but then you can go and work on other online marketing lead generation approaches or you can take a vacation!

Online article marketing can bring you traffic very quickly too. I have one article that generated 241 views in less than one week!  In time, it is not uncommon for popular articles to get tens of thousands of views. Done correctly, online article marketing can bring you massive free targeted web traffic.

To Your Online Article Marketing Success,

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Karen