Article marketing is, of course, the process of writing articles, including links to your web pages, and submitting them to the various online article directories for distribution.
Affiliate profits are created when, through the process of marketing, profits are made by sending traffic to a third party web site which pays you a commission when a product is sold.
Affiliate marketing thrives on traffic – generally the more traffic, and the more targeted that traffic, the more you will sell, and the more money you will make.
Now that is the really nice thing about article marketing for affiliate profits is that article marketing produces some of the most highly targeted traffic possible online. When someone reads an article, clicks through an optimized text anchor link, and lands on an affiliate page, they are about the highest quality traffic source you could ask for. Specifically for affiliate marketing, about the only thing that can be much more targeted is an actual product review that is targeted to the exact affiliate product being sold – but this is traffic that is hard to create consistently. So article marketing is the best traffic that is consistent online, that I know of. And I use article marketing myself everyday to create sales of my own products, and to create nice conversion rates on the affiliate products I represent.
So the idea is to write articles about the topics of your affiliate products. Now the way I prefer to route things is that I send that traffic to my own squeeze page first, then I send them to an affiliate page at some point in the email campaign. I find that it is much more profitable to build a list and send that list to the affiliate web sites than to send the traffic directly to the affiliate web sites.
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Sean Mize is a full time internet marketer who has written over 800 articles in print and 9 published ebooks.