We’re all familiar with writing articles and submitting them to article directories to get traffic. Sadly, this doesn’t usually result in anything more than a trickle of visitors. But what if you took those same articles and instead of submitting them to article directories, you used them in a slightly different fashion to get real traffic? It will take you the same effort to write the articles, but now you’re seeing significant numbers of visitors – and it’s almost as easy as submitting to article directories.
The first method is to find offline newsletters in your niche. These newsletters are constantly searching for new content, and, by being a guest author, you are immediately perceived by the readers as being an expert. Simply offer to write content for these offline newsletters and include your website information in your author’s box.
The second method is to do this online: Find blogs that rank well in Google and/or have a high Alexa rating, but aren’t being continually updated with new content. Depending on your niche, you may find hundreds that meet these 2 qualifications. Now ask if you can write guest posts for them, placing their affiliate link for your product in your resource box. Not only do you get great traffic, new list members and new sales, but the blog owner gets commissions on those sales. Talk about a win win situation – if you can write a great article, then few blog owners are going to say no to this request.
If you really want to go the extra mile, here is what I really suggest. Take your articles and re-purpose them to the extreme.
By that I mean turn the articles into an ebook. Use Audacity or Camtasia to create an audio file from the ebook. Then use the audio to complete a slide presentation you can sell as a full-blown e-course. Bam!! You now have your own product.
It may take a bit of time at first, but you’ll soon be kicking out products faster than the speed of light.
I’ll hook you up with some resources that will allow you to be able to do this easier than you think. I’ll cover this in the next post or two. Stay tuned.
Until next time. . .
Just take action.