Article marketing is one of the most effective ways to market a product. Affiliate marketing with the use of articles is no exception to this rule. In fact, article marketing allows you to differentiate yourself from other affiliates who sell the same product or service.

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Because article marketing is so effective, many affiliate program owners/managers provide their affiliates with articles to submit to the various article repositories on a regular basis. The affiliates, of course, replace the links within the articles with their own affiliate links for submission.

Article marketing accomplishes many different things. First, it can be used to establish yourself as an expert in the field that your topic relates to. Next, it can be used to drive traffic to your website, and third, it can be used to actually promote the affiliate marketing product in question.

However, one must be very careful when using articles to promote a product. The article must not be a sales letter disguised as an article. This won’t work. Instead, write the article about the topic at hand, such as a problem that the product will help, or a desire that the product will fulfill, and then recommend the affliate marketing product at the end of the article.

Another way to promote affiliate products within an article is to make the article a review type article, where you compare three or four different products or services. Of course, you will provide affiliate links for all of the products that you review, but you should be honest about how well each product or service addresses the problem or desire.

If you do not write, and the affiliate program does not provide articles for your use, you should consider hiring a ghost writer. Ghost writers are relatively inexpensive, and can turn out quality articles on a regular basis, which will include your affiliate links.

Finally, you should write or have articles written for you consistently. Ideally, you should have one article per week to submit to the article directories, and these articles should also be sent to related e-zines that accept submissions as well.

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Free Article Marketing Overview

Article Marketing Overview – a simple guide to the basics of article marketing, for those not familiar with marketing using articles. Overview & e-zine are free for your signup. Confused by all the hype over Article Marketing? Not sure if Article Marketing is right for you? Wondering what the article format is for successful Article Marketing? And just what the heck IS an ‘Author’s Resource Box’ anyway?

Well, don’t fret, my friend – the answers to that and a whole lot more about Article Marketing are including in this short report & audio, designed to give you a quick overview of article marketing.

 

Doug Champigny's Beginners' Key To Understanding Article Marketing

Understanding Article Marketing – For more serious affiliate marketing using article marketing, “Doug Champigny’s Beginners’ Key To Understanding Article Marketing” covers all the essential aspects of article marketing and explains why it is the most effective way to promote a business today.

Download this amazing resource and you’ll quickly learn all the article marketing tips, tricks and techniques you need to use article marketing as an effective weapon in your affiliate marketing arsenal. If you intend to build a successful affiliate marketing business online, this e-book is a must-read!

 

Submit Articles To Hundreds Of Directories At Once!

Article Marketer – Serious article submssion for serious affiliate marketing! What holds most affiliate marketers back isn’t the time it takes to write an article, nor the cost of having one ghostwritten – it’s the tedious hours of submitting that article to enough article directories to make that article an effective affiliate marketing tool. Article Marketer’s article submission service makes that a non-issue!

Now affiliate marketers can upload their article to one site and have it distributed to tens, hundreds or thousands of article directories for them, by the most respected, most trusted and most efficient article distribution company online – and for way less than their competition! With an upgraded membership you can submit an unlimited number of unique articles at once – even set deadlines for when to start delivering them and when to stop distributing them if you want!

(Captain’s Tip: If you can afford it right now, take the lifetime membership – for one simple payment you can submit unlimited articles for years to come without ever making another payment, meaning you’ll never have to hesitate in your article marketing if money gets tight at some point!)

 

Serious affiliate marketing plans always include article marketing, especially since you can start article marketing even before you have a website or blog of your own – in fact many part-time affiliate marketers use ONLY article marketing for their promotions – but since the Captain’s blog is aimed at serious affiliate marketers, my advice is to use article marketing as just one technique in your professional affiliate marketing plan of attack!

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