Article Marketing Your Way to Business Growth
We’ve heard it said time and again in the world of marketing on the Internet – content is king. What does that really mean, however? Simple, by providing great content or information, you are establishing yourself as an authority in your industry. Content does more than just fill your website and blog pages, however. Do you know how do you use content to market your business for no out of pocket cost?
One of the fastest and easiest ways to use content to promote your business is through article marketing. Article marketing is the technique of writing articles about your business, products or services and then submitting them to article directories on the Internet.
Article directories are websites that gather together vast amounts of free articles on every topic under the sun and then allow others to publish those articles on their websites, blogs, in emails and newsletters. Article directories provide valuable services to business owners. By having fresh content to use and publish, business owners can quickly and easily provide information to their clients and prospects.
So how does article marketing help you promote or advertise your business?
Every article submitted to an article directory includes an author’s bio information at the end in the resource box. The resource box gives the author the opportunity to tell the reader a bit about who they are and what they do. It will also provide the opportunity to include a link or two back to your website.
When someone chooses to publish your article from an article directory, they must also publish the resource box with your author’s bio information. As a result, every time someone reads your article, no matter where they find it, it will include an instant “mini-ad” about your business as well as a direct link to your site.
Once the reader clicks through to your site, you have the opportunity then to capture their email address through an autoresponder for a newsletter or mailing list. Once you have their email, you can begin to build a relationship with your prospect and eventually turn them into a customer.
• The other thing article marketing can do to promote your business is establish you as an expert in your field. People want to purchase products and services from an educated and informed business. By writing and publishing well-written articles offering useful, informative, accurate information, you let your prospects know you have a level of expertise in your industry. They will learn you are up-to-date on the new and trending information in your business. You can show them how your business product or service solves their problem.
Try writing articles about your industry, services and products to see how you can use article marketing to advertise, promote and market your business for no cost. Write and submit articles to the directories on a regular basis and watch how your website visitors multiply. Once you get people to your site and capture their contact information, you are in the perfect position to turn them into new paying customers.