Finding the Time For Your Article Marketing

Over the last few posts I have been talking about how Article Marketing is a great method of generating targeted free traffic to your website.

Today I want to cover the answer to the most asked question I get about Article Marketing. “How do I find the time to write good articles when I am so busy?”.

Generating Extra Time

Everyone from the President of the United States to those living in the shanty towns found around the world, has exactly the same 24 hours in the day, no more and no less.  It doesn’t matter who you are you cannot change this fact.  What matters is how we use this precious commodity of time.

Now if we have set ourselves a new priority, (and Article Marketing should be a priority, if we have a website), we also then need to set what Brian Tracey calls a posteriority. That is an item, tasks etc. that we are no longer going to do, so that we can work on our new priority, in our case Article Marketing.

What kind of things can we set as a posteriority?  We could get up an hour earlier, but only really works if we are spending to much time in bed in the first place.

Do we spend too much time surfing the net searching for the next big opportunity or course that is going to make all the difference to our lives?

We all have something that we currently do that we could stop doing or at least reduce the amount of time we spend on it.

In my particular case it was (and to some extent still is) watching too much television.  By reducing the amount of television I watched by an hour a day and spending that time on my new priorities I gained an extra two weeks per year, in fact it is 15 24 hour days plus a little bit.  And I do not miss the TV that I was watching one little bit.  Now I still watch some TV so as to keep up with various news items and some documentaries.

Please do not fall into the trap I nearly got caught in, I had successfully cut down on the TV only to start wasting that gained time on Facebook etc.

If you do just one thing after reading this post, pick one item that you can easily set as a posteriority and then start to use that time for your Article Marketing, it will pay you back several times over.

Writing Articles – Your Secret to Free Traffic

Do you own a website that is receiving so-so traffic or receiving no traffic at all? Would you like significantly more website visitors without spending any money? If your answer is YES to both questions, then you should try a method that has been kept secret by knowledgeable website owners and marketers as a top website traffic generator — writing articles!

The idea behind writing articles to drive traffic is simple.  You write as many quality and original articles as you can, and then submit each article to as many article directories as possible. These article directories in turn will drive traffic to your site.

Note that when writing your articles, you must deliver content that is helpful, informative and non-promotional in nature. Moreover, your article content must focus specifically on the
service or industry your website is targetted for.

After you have written your articles, spell-check and proof read each and every one of them. Don’t waste your readers’ time with a hastily written or grammatically incorrect article. You will not get any website traffic with a poorly written article.

Now that you have your proof-read articles in hand, what next? Submit your articles to as many free-content, free-for-reprint article directories as will accept your articles. There are also some niche article directories that will cater to your industry and you should also submit your articles to these.

So where does the traffic come from? An article directory will typically allow you to place a link back to your website in a section about the author. Readers who like your article will be able to click on that link and visit your site.

Write one article and submit them to 1,000 article directories and you have obtained 1,000 inbound links free of charge. If several ezines pick up your article for redistribution, then your article can potentially reach hundreds of thousands of people via the ezines’ mailing lists. If you wrote 100 of such articles and repeated the process for each one of these, can you imagine the volume of web traffic you will be receiving?

Writing articles clearly gives you a free, zero capital method to increasing your website traffic. Start writing articles today!