Profitable Article Marketing – Uncover 6 First Methods to Accelerate Your Article Marketing

Article marketing is one of the most powerful ways to promote your online business. It does not only allow you to generate more traffic to your site but more importantly, it gives you the opportunity to show your expertise to your potential clients. If you want to accelerate your article marketing, these 6 first methods are definitely for you:

1. Learn the ropes of article marketing. Continuously update yourself with latest innovations and breakthroughs that can help you improve your article marketing strategy. You can easily do this by reading articles or tutorial to learn a thing or two about this strategy. Remember, you cannot afford to miss valuable information about article marketing because it can make a big difference on your projected result.

2. Master the art of writing a killer resource box. Your resource box must have the ability to make your readers visit your website, buy your offering, or sign up on your e-mail list.

3. Never resort to article spinning software. While these are great tools in creating different versions of an article, they are not suitable to be used in article marketing. Remember, your potential clients would like to read something that you personally wrote and not articles that just repeat the information you presented on your previous articles. Also, this software cannot guarantee the quality of your articles and this can greatly affect your objective in showcasing your expertise to your potential clients.

4. Submit articles on a regular basis. Make your presence felt by regularly posting quality articles that are useful to your potential clients.

5. Direct your visitors to appropriate web page. Depending on your call to action, the link posted on your resource box must direct your readers to where they can do what you want them to do. You can either direct them to your squeeze page or product page.

6. Make sure that your articles are of high-quality. The success of your article marketing campaign will largely depend on the quality of your articles. To succeed in this endeavor, make sure that all your articles are well-written and useful to your potential clients.

Wall Street Conventional Wisdom and Stock Market Corrections

During every correction, I encourage investors to avoid the destructive inertia that results from trying to determine: how low can we go; how long will this last? Investors who add to their portfolios during downturns invariably experience higher Market Values during the next advance. For just as surely as there is a Santa Claus for every five year old, there is another “value stock” rally for every fingernail biting fifty-five year old. Value Stocks have entered the sixth month of a broad downturn, and nearly 50% of all Investment Grade companies are now down more than 15% from their highs. Seventy percent of those are down more than 20%. Working Capital Model users should be running out of cash about now, while they add more issues to their portfolios, and more shares to existing holdings. Investors know that good companies rarely close their doors, or even cut their dividends.

Corrections are as much a part of the normal Market Cycle as rallies, and they can be brought about by either bad news or good news. (Yes, that’s what I meant to say.) Investors always over-analyze when prices become weak and lose their common sense when prices are high, thus perpetuating the “buy high, sell low” Wall Street lunacy. Waiting for the perfect moment to jump into a falling market is as foolish a strategy as taking losses on investment grade companies and holding cash. Corrections in both Equity and Income securities produce the same kind of hysteria as a spring sale at Macy’s… but in reverse. The fundamental quality of value securities does not change simply because their prices fall in response to market conditions. When all value stocks are moving lower, it’s an opportunity, not a problem. When all [insert: bank, insurance, agriculture, oil, entertainment, travel, transportation, advertising] are lower, it’s an opportunity, not a problem.

During every correction, I’m amazed at the shocked reaction of the Media, the confused explanations emanating from the Market Gurus, and the incredibly poor advice streaming forth from the Oracles of Wall Street… every last one of them. It’s no wonder that the average investor is in a state of panic! If they could buy a new car, a new business suit, or a new house for half price, they would be ecstatic! Why does a lower price for a share of a high quality stock make them go bonkers? The Conventional Wisdom from Wall Street makes it so; the Conventional Wisdom from CPA land reinforces it; the Conventional Wisdom from financial advisors preys upon it. Experienced Investor Wisdom is boldly different. For example: (1) Corrections are always buying opportunities, the broader the correction, the better. Wall Street thrives on the fear and suffering. (2) Rallies are always selling opportunities. Wall Street would rather stroke your greed button with visions of upward only prices. Your accountant doesn’t want you to take profits, and has you convinced that losses are really better than gains. (3) Higher Interest rates are good for investors… so are lower interest rates. Wall Street doesn’t really care. They push short-term vehicles to address investors’ fear of price fluctuation, and shun simplex income producing strategies while they promote complex derivatives that always unwind badly. (4) The calendar year is of no particular investment relevance. (5) Investment performance analysis should be an objective based program monitor instead of 365-day horse race with irrelevant Market indicators. Wall Street used to agree with (4) and (5). Since then they have learned that they make more money from unhappy investors.

Repetition is good for your CPU, so forgive me for reinforcing what I’ve said in the face of every correction since 1979… if you don’t love corrections, you really don’t understand the financial markets. Don’t be insulted, very few financial professionals want you to see it this way and, in fact, Institutional Wall Street loves it when individual investors panic in the face of uncertainty. But uncertainty is the regulation playing field for investors, and hindsight isn’t welcome in the stadium. Rarely do corrections kill good companies, no matter how bad the news, how big the scandal, or how troubled the economic outlook. If you’ve been investing in quality companies and have a secure cash flow within your portfolios, you will weather any storm. Loss taking is never smart, savvy, or necessary… even if it cuts the tax bill. Buy more of lower priced good companies while maintaining smart diversification according to the Working Capital Model. Add to lower priced income securities to reduce the cost per share. Make your retirement plan contributions yesterday!

There is an Investment Mindset Solution for the problems that most people have dealing with corrections, recessions, inflation and the Red Sox. Bad news creates opportunities; so does good news. I’ve never understood why yard-sale prices in the stock market are so scary. And recession? Most people don’t realize that a recession is just two consecutive quarters of lower GDP. Not a big deal until it happens, and then, really good things get done to fix it! In recent years, Wall Street and the media have turned the process of investing into a competitive event. What was once a long-term, goal-directed activity has become a series of monthly and quarterly sprints. The direction of the market isn’t nearly as important as the actions we take in anticipation of the next change in direction. Performance evaluation needs to be “rethunk” in terms of cycles!

The problems, and the solutions, boil down to focus, understanding, and retraining. You need to focus on the purposes of the securities in the portfolio. You need to understand and accept the normal behavior of your securities in the face of different environmental conditions. You need to overcome your obsession with calendar period Market Value analysis, and embrace a more manageable asset allocation approach that centers on your portfolio’s Working Capital. You need to stop looking at your account on line so frequently and go to the movies. You need to elect new people who know how to connect the economic dots and who will restructure the tax code to eliminate all taxation of investment earnings. Corrections fuel rallies, it’s just a matter of time. But for now, relax and enjoy this correction. It’s your invitation to the fun and games of the next rally, when you will see that correction is spelled o-p-p-o-r-t-u-n-i-t-y after all.

Internet E-Mail Marketing – Effective and Easy

Everyday more and more people are turning to the Internet to make purchases and find services. If your business does not have a website you are definitely missing out a on huge market. With that in mind, the cheapest and best way to get the word out about your services is through e-mail marketing.

The days of direct mail are not over. The rules have just changed. Instead receiving a ton of direct mailings in your physical mailbox, direct mailing arrive by e-mail. This is a great way for businesses to get their name out into the world. The environment will thank you as well users that will not have the clutter of envelopes and paper to worry about.

E-mail is a wonderful means of communicating. By marketing through e-mail you can reach potential customers around the world. By choosing a service that will only send e-mails to people who have a agreed to receive them will increase the chances of users opening the e-mail.

The way that e-mail marketing works is that e-mails are sent out to people who have agreed to receive them. These people use a service that is an affiliate partner of yours. For instance, if someone takes a survey or registers at a health related website receiving information from affiliate partners. If they respond yes, they will receive e-mails from the sites affiliates. Most of the time affiliate partners have similar themes. A health and fitness website may be an affiliate partner to yoga, weight lifting and herbal supplement websites. People who are interested in these subjects have a much better chance of opening up an e-mail from your closely related website.

The major issue with e-mail marketing is the chance that the e-mail ends up in the span bin. If the person is receiving similar mailings in their e-mail box, your e-mail stands a better chance of getting through.

There are companies that offer e-mail affiliate programs. Some of these services are free but others can charge hundreds of dollars. While these opt in services can be very useful, they can also be extremely costly. Doing the leg work yourself can be time consuming. Contract someone to help out with acquiring affiliate partners or join one of the free services.

The free services are very easy to sue. You submit your website and dozens of webmasters review your site. If they are interested in being an affiliate partner, you will receive an e-mail with html codes or banners to cut and paste on your site.

The more affiliate parents you have the higher you will rank in the search engine. Your site also will be exposed to a larger audience. While there are no guarantees it is better to have some exposure opposed to none. Especially if that exposure is free.

E-mail marketing is most effective when the e-mail that is sent is eye catching and interesting. Remember, most of your audience will be clicking on an e-mail that they know is an advertisement. You only have a few seconds to get them to stay.

E-mail marketing is a wonderful way to keep track of what customers respond to keep track of what customers respond to. Sending out coupons and newsletters to customers may or may not be effective. The best way to figure out who is responding to what is being sent out is to compare how many coupons are redeemed. Include links to articles or coupons in newsletters. E-mail marketing works well when it is interesting ad useful.

Affiliate Marketing 101 – Basic Vocabulary – Part 1

So, you are interested in using your computer to make money on the internet. Congratulations! It’s a fascinating area, and it can be unbelievably rewarding. However, it can also be unbelievably confusing. Even some of the words you encounter can make you think you’re reading a foreign language. Here’s a quick summary of the basic vocabulary you will need to know.

As you know, thousands of products are sold on the internet. Some of those products are sold directly by the people who created the product. For example, if you order a computer from Dell, you are buying directly from the manufacturer.

Other products are sold by “middlemen.” On the internet, these middlemen are called affiliates. It’s sort of like wholesale and retail in the “real” stores. If you want to buy a pair of Levis, you don’t go to the Levi Strauss manufacturer in San Francisco. You go to the Gap, or Sears, or wherever you buy Levis. Levi Strauss sells their brand new Levis to, let’s say the Gap, plus a lot of other stores. The Gap and all those other stores then advertise to get you to come to their store and buy your Levis from them. In this example, Levi Strauss is the wholesaler, the Gap is the retailer, and the customer is you.

It works the same in internet marketing, but with different terms. Here, we are focusing on selling information in the form of ebooks. What is an ebook? It’s just an internet term for information that is delivered to you in electronic form instead of in a physical book.

The person who writes an ebook is called the “publisher,” similar to Levi Strauss being the wholesaler. The publisher can sell this book directly to you. Another possibility is this: ebook authors (“publishers”) can’t reach every person who might want to buy their books (products). So the publishers have “middlemen” — “retailers” like the Gap. In the internet world, these “middlemen” are called “affiliates.”

Product affiliates choose ebooks that they would like to sell, and then they tell other people about those ebooks in various ways. (On the internet, “promote” means “advertise.”)

When a customer buys an ebook advertised (“promoted”) by an affiliate, the publisher (the ebook’s author) shares the money from that sale with the affiliate (that money is the affiliate’s commission).

Commissions on most ebooks are between 50% and 75% of the cost of the ebook. Most ebooks cost from $20.00 to $100.00. So you can see, earning 50% to 75% of each sale you bring to the publisher can start to add up pretty quickly.

Sound interesting? Keep learning more about the many benefits that being an internet affiliate marketer can be bring into your life!