List building, as you should know by now, is one of the primary ways of making long term residual profits online. Now, when I say residual, I do not mean, you do not work, I mean, you build it and then you only maintain it.
When I first started list building, I understood that one of the most important things was creating traffic. And I tried a lot of different things, too many to list here. One of the things I tried was article marketing. But I was doing it so that I could gain search engine results. And I did.
But what was really interesting is the amount of direct traffic I was receiving to my web site. As much as 100-200 visitors per day, just from the article directories. And by the way, I only get that kind of response from the ‘big three’ article directories. I think the other 497 are fine if you are looking for backlinks, but if you want immediate traffic, the ‘big three’ is the way to go. So I continued testing, and I ended up with this idea of article marketing for direct traffic to my squeeze pages – and I have built a truly responsive list.
So my question again – are you maximizing your use of articles in your list building? If you don’t know, I recommend that you submit like 25 articles to the ‘big three’ article directories and find out. By the way, when you do that, set up your squeeze page on a separate web page so that the only traffic that is going to it is from your articles, that way you know for sure how much the articles are helping.
One of the really nice things about article marketing for list building is that when someone opts in to your list after reading one of your articles, they already have an interest in learning more from you, about the topic they were reading on. They trust you – they are highly qualified leads in your system.
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Sean Mize is a full time internet marketer who has written over 800 articles in print and 9 published ebooks.