Affiliate Article Marketing 1/7 – Overview
By Ralf Skirr.
Introduction to Affiliate Article Marketing
Admittedly, affiliate article marketing may sound like something complicated, but on a very basic level, it really isn’t.
It’s pretty simple:
1. You want to make money promting other people’s products. For each purchase that happens through your recommendation, you’ll earn a commission.
2. You build a web site that promotes that affiliate product.
3. You distribute articles that bring visitors to your promotional web site.
The one and only aim of that form of article marketing is to get visitors to visit your website through the backlink of a submitted article and then get them to buy an affiliate product you promote.
That’s why I call it ‘affiliate article marketing’.
Of course, in order to successfully do that, it isn’t enough to just submit tons and tons of articles and then hope that people click the backlink.
True, if you went by the quantity over quality approach then you’d probably end up getting a couple of visitors here and there, but it would be more time consuming, and less effective, than going about it the smart way.
Really, the only reason that people tend to flop at affiliate article marketing is simply because they don’t think it through from the get go.
So, in order to avoid going through the same tedious rigmarole, we’re going to look at article marketing from the ground up; from the theory right down to the practice. By doing so, you should end this eBook with a firm grasp of what you need to go out there and do, and how you can do it.
Basic Theory of Affiliate Article Marketing
“What do you think is involved in affiliate article marketing?” If you were to pose that question to a group of beginners who are just starting out, 9 out of 10 will probably say that it just involves submitting articles to article directories.
While that isn’t wrong, it is only part true.
Submitting an article to an article directory would get it on the internet. That part is what’s correct. But, it won’t mean that the article will actually get viewed, and it also won’t mean that people will click the backlink.
Basically, you could end up with 1,000 articles that each get 1 view a day since no one can find the article, and getting a total of maybe only 10 click-throughs.
Which is why, the basic ‘dummies’ theory of affiliate article marketing is this:
1. Position your articles where they can be found
2. Write headlines that gain attention
3. Evoke interest in the article body
4. Call to action in the resource box
5. Get more visitors to visit your article
Chances are, unless you’ve done article marketing before, you probably didn’t understand any of that.
In this 7 part series on affiliate article marketing we’ll a look at them one by one. The next installment will show you how to position your affiliate marketing articles where they can be found not only by random people – but by potential buyers.