One way of promoting your website and product can be achieved for free through Articles. As an additional bonus, this “free” method can boost your site’s revenue and sales, doubling or even tripling your income.
Articles are One of the easiest ways to promote your website in order to generate traffic and increase your earnings.
Using Articles for Marketing
Write articles relating to your website or blog and Optimize for Search Engines like Google and Bing. Or use other effective ways to drive Traffic to your Site; monetize these Visitors or Users and Get back much Profit from your Efforts.
So, let me make Some Assumptions;
- I assume you are Offering some form of Paid Services, Selling of Products, or hosting a Paid Membership, be it a Course, etc.
- I assume that you’re into Affiliate Marketing, promoting Services and products for other Brands and earning a commission for Sales and Leads.
- I assume you might be Monetizing your website or Blog with Google Adsense or other advertisement Networks.
- Lastly, and most importantly, I assume you have a Website or blog with Quality Contents.
After writing a Series of high Quality Blog articles and Optimizing them for Search Engines or driving traffic using other ways, you get to receive a decent amount of Traffic flowing to your Blog or Site. These are highly targeted Traffic sources and the Users are likely to be interested in your Content, which is why they clicked on your link in the First place.
The Question now would be, how do I drive Traffic to my Blog and monetize these Visitors or make money of them? KEEP READING!
Internet Surfers keep searching everyday for what seems like an endless tunnel for Information on Various Topics and Subjects. These surfers are searching passionately for this information because they need it for various reasons. Offering these users quality Information about these Topics and Subject will make them want to go deeper into it, they don’t mind purchasing an E-Book as long as they are guaranteed to get quality information on the Topic at hand, they don’t mind joining a Service you recommend to them, they don’t mind clicking on Adverts that give them value for that subject.
Guess, I’m already talking too much, let’s get into ways of Monetizing your Articles and Blog to generate a decent amount of Traffic and Revenue.
Using Articles to Generate Traffic
There are several ways people use Articles to generate Traffic to their Site, below are some of these ways stated briefly:
- Writing Articles with targeted Keywords and optimizing for Search Engines (SEO) is so far the most effective way of driving traffic to your site for Free using your Content and Articles.
- Write articles relating to your website’s content and submit them to “free content” sites. Easy to do, takes little time and can increase your website traffic, sales and of course, your income.
- Guest Blogging for other related blogs with higher Domain authority and traffic, and adding two or three links to relevant resources or contents on your website or blog.
- Sharing your Articles and Blog posts on Social Networking Sites and platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, etc. can be a good way to drive traffic to your Blog through Social Media Marketing.
- Sharing relevant content links to Forums and chat groups.
- Embedding content links to your answers in Q & A Websites.
These are some of the Most effective ways of driving traffic to your website or blog through your contents or articles.
Moving on, you’ll want to Know how to Monetize these Visitors and Users on your Blog to generate Income…
How to Make Money from your Articles
1. Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate Marketing simply involves promoting other people or brand’s product and earning a commission for each qualified sale or lead which could be in form of Signup, clicks (PPC Model), etc. This is a very lucrative way of monetizing your blog, you can promote other’s products and services and earn a commission for each sale or lead you refer.
2. Selling of Products
As a blogger, you could promote and sell your own products such as E-Books, Subscription, etc. It is a good way to earn money through your blog. For example, you can create an E-Book about a particular topic (related to your Blog Niche) and put it up for sale at a fixed price, you get to earn anytime someone purchases that E-book. This is a Long-term income source as you just have to create an E-Book Once and watch it bring in steady income for a very long period without further Work.
3. Advert Placement
This shouldn’t be something strange, this is one of the most effective and most popular ways through which people monetize their blog contents. They signup to Advertisement Networks such as Google Adsense, Adsterra, Monetag (formerlly, PropellerAds) and Exoclick. They submit their websites or blogs for approval, after which when approved, they place ad codes on their blog pages which allow those advertisement networks to show personalized ads on their site and they make money through it. The main factor for monetization here is traffic. You need to get a reasonable amount of visitors and users on your site for you to make money with adverts, you earn per 1000 views on the ads or per click (or both).
4. Hosting Online Courses
Selling of online Courses is another way many Bloggers use to generate passive income for long period, these visitors who come to your site to get information on a topic or subject could be very glad to see that you have a course on that subject, those who are passionate about learning more about these topics would surely be interested in Joining your Online course.
On your part, you should ensure that your online course offers detailed, in-depth information and tutorial on the topic for which it was created, this would give your Students value for their Money and would make them want to learn more from you, they could go ahead to enroll in more of your Courses when they seem to get value in what you’re teaching. There should also be some form of uniqueness in your Manner or Teaching and Tutorial as there are many other Online Courses on the same Subject, being distinct will make you stand out and make your students appreciative of the Value offered, it also helps to build trust.
5. Selling of Ad Spaces
Similar to using Ad Networks, you could sell out Ad Spaces on your Blog or Website to Brands and businesses who may be interested in running adverts and sponsored posts to your Readers. This is a better way of monetization when compared to using Ad Networks, because you’ll get to show more relevant ads to your website users and you’re likely to earn more if you scale the business well.
6. Offering of Services
This can also be a very lucrative way of monetizing your website visitors, offering paid services like Consultancy, Graphics Design, Web Designing, etc. can also be a good long-term revenue source. You could even run a Freelancing Firm, where you get to offer many paid freelance services related to your Blog Niche and content.
Content is king! That is why writing articles is one of the most utilized Internet marketing strategies today. Internet surfers just can’t get enough of information on various fields. Providing information through these articles is a surefire way to drive hot traffic to your website and generate long-term passive income or revenue.