You have already made up your mind to start writing articles with the goal of marketing your products or affiliate products to make sales. But the question is - do you know how much each article is worth to you? Do you know how much your time is worth?
If you decide to value your time at $50 an hour, then taking 20 minutes to write an article will approximately cost you about $16.67. Will that article make more than $16.67 over the long run? That is the question you have to ask yourself and about your business model.
If your business model is to work on sending traffic to a blog or website and aim to get AdSense clicks, and each AdSense click is worth an average of $0.30 (and that's a pretty bullish estimate, most AdSense clicks are worth far less), that means you will need to get 55 clicks on your ads just to cover the time cost of writing the article! If your site won't get that much traffic (you will need at least a few hundred clicks to your website, not article page views), then you are doing work for less than you value your time.
So re-look your business model. If your goal is to build a list, and a subscriber is worth an average of $3 over the span of a lifetime to you, then you only need 6 subscribers or more from every article you write to be on track! That is certainly a very realistic number to aim for! That's why I would recommend going for list building with your article marketing efforts, because over the long run, you will get much more out of it.
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