Archive for August, 2013

August 20th, 2013

Article Marketing With PLR Articles

by Rahimah Sultan

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Article marketing is by far the best free means of promoting your business and increasing your sales and opt-in subscribers. Article marketing with PLR articles is a good way for for non-writers to get started. Usually when people think of Article Marketing, they focus on how to write the article rather than how to market it.

 

You can submit articles to article directories, ezine publishers and article announcement lists. Most people are familiar with the first two, but maybe not the last one.

 

Article announcement list

 

An article announcement list is a type of mailing list that receives free reprint articles. People who would like to receive free online content sign up for the list, and when the articles are submitted they receive them by way of email. This means that to send your article to the mailing list, you need to join the mailing list and agree to receive content from other people. In this regard, it’s like a safelist—you can end up with thousands of emails in your box.

 

When you submit articles in this manner you achieve several things:

 

You establish yourself as an expert in your field

 

Readers are more likely to listen to you if they feel you know what you’re talking about.

 

You give the reader a link to your website

 

By attaching a resource box to your article, you are giving the reader a link to your website. If readers are impressed with your knowledge, they’ll probably click on your link to see what it is that you’re offering.

 

You increase your search engine page rank

 

Your search engine page rank is increased by providing a non-reciprocal link to your website. Search engines seem to give extra weight to non-reciprocal links in their page rankings.

 

But many marketers are not comfortable writing their own articles. That’s why there’s such a demand for private label articles. You can then run into a problem since there are many of these services available.

 

Depending on how these articles are used, the results can be ugly, bad or good.

 

The ugly: Many marketers put so many links in their article that it becomes one long ad. This will not only get you rejected, but ultimately banned if you do it often enough.

 

The Bad: Laziness plagues many marketers who use private label articles. They simply copy and paste an article and submit it with no personalization. So give yourself a fighting chance of getting your article approved by at least changing the title and the wording in the first paragraph.

 

Most article directories require that your articles be approved before they’re posted. But it’s highly unlikely that they actually read the article, as dozens, even hundreds are submitted daily. They will use software for the task.

 

Most directory software will automatically search their database for duplicate titles. If the title of your article matches one in their database, yours will be rejected. Most directories also check the body of the article for the percentage of duplicated content.

 

The Good: When used correctly private label articles can give the non-writer a big boost over other marketers. They can increase your traffic, sales, and opt-in subscribers.

 

Article marketing with PLR articles is a way for non-writers to get content and to advertise. A good article contains useful content for your readers, whether they buy your product or not. It will increase the chances of them clicking on your link in the resource box. Private label articles are a great tool when correctly used.

 

August 6th, 2013

Make Money with Writing, Blogging, and eBay

by Rahimah Sultan

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I’m going to show you three quick and dirty ways to make income online, by working as much or as little as you want, from anywhere in the world, whenever you choose.You can make money with writing, blogging, and eBay and other ways, although the focus today is these three.

 

Freelance Writing

 

Online freelance writing jobs are plentiful, if you know where to look and can distinguish the legitimate opportunities from the potential scams.

 

Most people don’t have a clue about the wide variety of writing opportunities available to them all over the Internet. These include writing simple articles, press releases, and even complete e-books.

 

Some clients pay upfront for your material, offering a certain amount per word or per assignment. Others will pay you per the hour for other writing and publishing related tasks such as proof-reading and editing web content.

 

Freelance writing networks such as “The Freelance Writing Jobs Network” are a great place to start looking for writing jobs and advice. And then there are what I call “freelance matchmaking” sites or “job boards” like Elance.com and Freelancer.com.

 

On these sites, almost every day, thousands of businesses post various types of writing projects, gigs and requests. If you get aggressive in applying for these open spots, then there’s a virtually unlimited supply of writing opportunities that can make you money relatively quickly.

 

When starting, reply to as many project requests as possible, offer to work at a reasonable rate (but not dirt cheap), and be quick and responsive.

 

Landing that first gig is always the hardest step, but once you’ve built up a portfolio and some clientele, you’ll get more and more consistent work.

 

The key to making money with freelance writing is to quickly produce as many quality pieces as you can for your portfolio, and then use job boards and social networking strategies to promote your writing. The more traffic you get to your online work, the more companies you’ll have approaching you to write for them.

 

Here are some additional tips when setting up your portfolio:

 

1. Set up a professional web page with your resume, contact information, and some writing samples.

 

2. Establish yourself as a reputable, talented freelance writer by submitting only your best quality work to potential clients.

 

3. Network with other busy writers who may be able to send extra work your way. Participate in writers forums by writing useful comments and including links to your website and online work.

 

Making Money with eBay

 

If writing is not your thing, then hop on over to ebay.com and you can start selling almost anything you can imagine within just minutes.

 

Imagine having access to 100 million cash-spending buyers. That’s exactly the kind of gold mine that’s waiting for you on eBay. It has over 100 million registered users, all of whom are out there shopping for great deals.

 

To become a successful eBay seller, first you must first figure out what to sell. You can sell your own items, check out trade shows in your local area, or search online directories like Doba.com and Alibaba.com to find hot products.

 

Here’s how to get the most out of your eBay listings and auctions:

 

1. Create good titles and descriptions, and include quality photos of the items. Write descriptions that stand out, but do not make them obnoxious by using all capital letters or excessive punctuation. Also, be honest about any defects in the items you have for sale.

 

2. Consider starting your own eBay store for selling large quantities, since they have a longer run time than typical auctions. Participate in the eBay community and read the forums to stay involved.

 

3. Other ways to get traffic to your auctions and items for sale include creating a page on eBay and linking to your auctions from other sites. You also could register a domain name dedicated solely to promoting your own auctions.

 

Once you find a hot product, keep selling it, and then gradually find more and more products you can promote. Over time, your income will grow exponentially.

 

Make Money with Your Own Blog

 

Blogging is another easy way to make money online. The secret to profitable blogging is to focus on a particular that is, your area of expertise or a very specific subject that is popular in the search engines.

Here’s how to get started blogging
:

 

1. Like freelance writing, you should approach blogging with the intent to write unique, quality content. Offering useful information and establishing yourself as a trustworthy resource to your readers will quickly lead to lots of word-of-mouth traffic to your blog. Readers can tell if you do not know what you are talking about, so do your research and focus on producing quality content.

 

2. Starting a blog is as simple as getting a free account at WordPress.com, Blogger.com, or another blog hosting site. You can also pay for a domain name and hosting services if you want to personalize your blog even more. I suggest you start with the free options.

 

3. Once you have established your blog, then you can focus on monetizing it by incorporating relevant ads through advertising networks like Google AdSense or Chitika. Affiliate programs such as Amazon also are becoming increasingly popular ways to earn extra revenue. In addition, you could sell private ads or review products on your blog.

 

4. Promote your blog by utilizing social networking opportunities such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and blogging forums. If you’re creative, then you’ll find endless opportunities to promote your blog throughout these social communities.

 

So, that’s how to make money with writing, blogging, and eBay. Freelance writing, selling on eBay, and blogging are only three of the many ways to make money online. They might require an initial investment of time and effort, but you are likely to see some quick income and even huge profits in the long run if you follow these hints.

 

Now you can make money with writing, blogging, and eBay using this new, Internet revolution that’s helping people like you to start their own dream business, create absolute financial freedom, and escape the rat race for good, faster than they ever thought possible.

 

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