I bet you already knew this.
The two largest problems that online home businesses face in 2005 is creating traffic and creating a profit. It seems like everyone has great “ideas” about how to help you increase both your website’s traffic and profitability, but when you try these “ideas” yourself they don’t seem to work as well as “they” said they would. Well, finally…. You’re going to learn some simple tactics using free website content to create either traffic or profit (your choice) that are GUARANTEED to work as long as the internet exists.
The reason that these simple tactics will work is because they’re based on an even simpler formula. If you remember nothing else in this report remember this:
GOOD FREE CONTENT + LINKS = TRAFFIC or PROFIT
All too often the elegance of the above formula is devalued, but the truth is… the above formula IS the internet. When you search the internet for information you’re using the above formula to find the information that you seek.
Here’s what I mean, when you put a search query into one of the major search engine and press search you get a list of content and links. Here’s how the above formula applies to the major search engines. You ONLY use the major search engines to find whatever it is that you are searching for because you TRUST the websites that the major search engines bring you are the most relevant to what you're searching for (or in other words high quality free content). Because you view the content of the major search engines as valuable you click thru on the links. The reason major search engines are credible and seen as valuable by you is because you value the quality of the free content that they provide. Google and Yahoo make billions of dollars a year ONLY because they are able to give you the quality content that you seek. I don’t mean to belabor the point, but I just want you to see the value of relevant free content.
The major search engine use complex mathematics to bring you relevant information to get your clicks - you, on the other hand, have to take the other route. You must provide the high quality content FIRST then give your links in order to get the clicks. The simplest way for you to do this is by picking a topic that you know a great deal about then find out if that information is something that will be of interest to others. If that content does hold some universal interest then you simply create an article or report based on that topic plus add a link to whatever you want at the bottom in your “resource box” and then distribute that content to those that would be interested in the information that you provide. At this point your content hungry audience will take care of the rest for you.
Let’s break down the steps just so they’re simple for you to implement…
Finding a Topic and Determining its Value:
Think about something that you know a great deal about and then brainstorm around that idea. After you have a few good ideas based on your brainstorming you'll want to determine whether or not there’s an audience hungry for information based on your ideas. You do that by going to http://www.digitalpoint.com/tools/suggestion/ and checking a few keywords based on your topic for traffic. If your topic seems to produce a good deal of traffic then you’ve found a hungry audience that’s ready and waiting for your article or free report.
Creating the Article or Report:
Now for what you probably think is the hard part, but honestly writing an article or report based on something that you know a great deal about will not be much work at all. The hardest part will be organizing your ideas and getting yourself to actually sit down and start writing. After that the thoughts will just flow onto the page for you.
Here are some article writing guidelines and tips…
First: Determine what type of quality content you want to create.
Second: Organize your content.
Now that you know what type of content you want to create take a few minutes to write out an outline. You want to have an opening paragraph that will describe what you plan to achieve with your article or report, and then a few body paragraphs to elaborate your major points of discussion.
Third: Create a strong headline.
In an effort to keep things simple, a title that is structured as a question or begins with “how to” generally pulls a better response than headlines that don’t. If you’re stuck on this point here is a great article to help you along:
Fourth: Flesh out your outline.
Now that you know what you’re going to write about, all you have left to do is flesh out each point in your outline with a few sentences. Honestly, you can cheat at this point if you want by hiring a ghostwriter to flesh out your content at www.elance.com, but I would advice you to go ahead and write your article yourself. The truth is you’ll probably enjoy doing it. So, don’t be scared give it a try!
Last: Add Your All important link.
At the end of your article you get to add a link to whatever you want. If you want that link to refer your audience to your web site for personal site traffic then use it for that. If you want your link to refer your audience to an affiliate program then use your resource box link for that purpose. Immediate cash or site traffic it’s all up to you!
How to Distribute your Content to Your Hungry Audience:
Now that you have your quality content ready for your audience you need multiple ways to distribute it to them. I contend that there is only one online method that is worth your effort so I will discuss it here.
Submit your Article to Article Content Directories
Article directories are the internet’s free content hubs. These are sites that many web marketers use to pull free content for there audiences. These sites contain multiple categories - more than likely you will be able to find a suitable category to submit your article or report. Once you find the correct category simply submit your article.
These sites are truly great in my opinion because once you have submitted your content your done. Other webmaster will find your article and post it to there site or use it in there online newsletter. The result is this will expose your article to more webmasters and web publishers who will in turn use take your content. If you’ve done your homework and delivered an article to an audience that is hungry for your information the results can be truly amazing. Posting your article once can literally start a chain reaction that can lead to your article being posted on hundreds or even thousands of websites which in turn means more free links and traffic to your desired site or affiliate program.
There are literally thousands of content directories online and the trend looks as if these types of site are going to be on the rise in 2005. Where should you submit your content? I say start with the www.goarticles.com, www.ideamarketers.com, and www.ezinearticles.com. You’ll find more specific sub directories for your topic by doing a few search engine searches for your specific topic + “submit articles”. As a general rule you will probably get the largest amount of traffic from the major article directories, but more is always better. The more places that display your content with your links the higher the probability that someone will find it and use it. A quick tip… as you find new directories keep a running list as this will come in handy for you as you get the hang of using free content for profit and traffic and start creating more articles and reports to give away.
Tips to Help You Help Your Audience Distribute Your Content FASTER:
Now your content is in front of your hungry audience and things are going well. You’re getting traffic and or you’re making a few affiliate sales. Here are a few tips to help you speed up the distribution of your content so you can get more traffic and more sales per article or report faster.
Tip 1: Let your audience know that your article or report is available for reprint.
I know you probably think this is too simple to really matter - your audience already knows that your content is available for free reprint because it’s in a FREE content directory. Your right, but we have to think ahead… what about when your article is picked up by other webmasters and they post your content on there site? Will the new audience know that your article is freely available for reprint? Some will and some won’t. To make sure that everyone knows that your content is available for free reprint no matter where it’s posted you have to let them know. Just add a short blurb in your resources box that say that the article the reader is currently reading is available for free reprint. Now no matter where your article is posted there will be no question as to whether or not it is available for free reprint.
Another point on this tip, many who read your articles may not be in the mindset of seeking content to publish. By letting your readers know that they can freely republish your content you open an entirely new possibility to many of your reads that they had not considered (just a subtle behavioral psychology point to consider).
Tip 2: Show your audience how they can benefit by using your free content.
Money talks! Show your readers how they can make money by republishing your content and they will be much more likely to use it. How can your audience make money using your content? There are two simple ways to help others make money with your content; show them how to add PPC ads to your article so that when they post your article to there site they’ll generate revenue from clicks-thrus or allow them to change any affiliate links in the article or report to there own so that they are able to profit from affiliate sales generated (if you do this I suggest that you use 2 tier affiliate programs so that you profit as well).
Tip 3: Make it as simple and easy as possible for others to use your content
The easier you make it for people to use your content the more likely it will be that they use it. Keep things simple! One thing I like to do to keep things simple is I keep a page on my website that displays all of my free web site content for reprint so that my visitors can easily find ALL of my resources available for reprint in ONE place. On that page I add a copy and paste version of my resource box (which of course included a link to my free web site content page) so my visitors don’t have to worry about doing anything more than copying and pasting what they want to use. To get e better idea of what I’m talking about check out my free web site content page here:
Conclusion: That’s it…
If you want to profit from free content I have given you everything that you need to make a pretty penny online using free website content the same way the major search engines do. Do you remember the formula I gave you before?
GOOD FREE CONTENT + LINKS = TRAFFIC or PROFIT
Remember this and you cannot fail!
I have a confession to make…
What I have given you here is incomplete. There is no doubt that you can use the above information to create a good income from free content, but if you want to take your info publishing skills to the next level. If you want to create a large residual and growing income from your content publishing efforts you’re going to need more help than I can give you here in this report. You’re going to need proper guidance and best in industry info content publishing tools. So, as a final recommendation and to make this report truly complete I’ll leave you with one final recommendation.
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