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My Method To $400+ Weekly With Free Articles & Fiverr

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  1. Tvision10

    Tvision10 Regular Member

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    Okay guys, here's a method I've been using for around 4 months that has not only made me a decent amount of money, but has by far been one of the simplest methods I've used in a while, usually only taking around 5 hours each day.

    Everyone knows about article marketing, but as of late I'm seeing a lot of users giving up, and going as far as to calling the method itself "non-working"..

    Well, I've been promoting products on CB using only free articles, and no, not through Ezine. Articlesbase is the only one I'm really using, and has accounted for around 80% of my profits. Ezine has grown a bit too spammy, and the approval time for articles can be weeks at a time.

    Articlesbase usually gets an article approved within a day or two, and after around 12-15 articles are written, you are then able to write unlimited articles on auto-approve. This is a huge time saver.

    At the moment, I am making around $380 each week simply from promoting products through free articles. I also use Fiverr as an extra cash boost, which we will get to later.

    Now, on one of my last threads, there were quite a few nay-sayers, but that will come when anyone doesn't find the success with which I have regarding this method. The technique itself DOES work, the question is whether you are implementing it correctly.

    And from what I can see, a big chunk of marketers, are doing just that.. Not working the method correctly.

    There is no big secret to making this method work. But here's what you need to take into consideration when choosing your product and niche.

    Gravity

    You may have heard that when looking for a good product to promote, the Gravity is the first thing you want to base your decision on. This is right, but also wrong. A high Gravity will usually mean that the product is selling well, but with a high gravity, also comes higher competition. When looking for products, I will look at several things in making my choice, with the Gravity being last.

    These are some very important things I look at when choosing a product to promote:

    *The salescopy - Does it contain correctly formed paragraphs, spelling and proper wording?

    *Site design - Professional graphics, buttons and logos are a key to whether you'll get a sale.

    *Subject matter - Is this something you would buy yourself? Does it tend to a problem many have?

    *Bonus packages - Are they of good quality, or are they just a bunch of junk extra ebooks?

    *Price of product - Use your common sense. The price can be a deciding factor of a product's success.

    *Gravity and Keyword competition - Is it worth your time to promote?
    When looking for products to promote, you need to have a good eye.


    What Your Going To Do:

    - Pick 2-3 products each day

    - Write 3-4 quality review articles for each

    - Submit - Up the votes for visual appeal to readers

    - Promote articles through Twitter, Bookmarking, Fiverr, etc. If you choose.

    - Rinse and repeat. (Seriously, it's that simple.)


    So basically, I will choose 2-3 good quality products each day, and write 3-4 articles for each product, and no more than that.

    You need to start thinking "quality over quantity" rather than the reverse.

    When writing these articles, I try to personalize everything. Your not creating a s*les letter. This needs to be an objective review that warms the reader up and softly leads them to clicking over to the product page.

    Don't worry about hype, the product page will do this for you. Instead, tell the reader about your personal experience and how this product helped you.

    When writing your articles, you want to be the least spammy as possible. Your readers dont want to see a sales copy when they click on your article. Instead, take great care in making sure your article is personable and relative to the topic.

    Many people like to flood their articles with affiliate links in the form of anchor texts. I find this yet again, to be a sign of a spammy s*les copy, something a potential buyer will spot miles away. Theres just something about most people, that will cause them to shy away once they find out you are going to profit in any way from a sale they make. So you want to make the article as normal and unsuspecting as possible.

    Simply talk about the product, who created it, a little bit about the author, why it's better than other products on the market and how it personally helped you. Once your article is complete, simply place one link at the bottom in the form of something like:

    "When it comes to (article topic here), I HIGHLY recommend a wonderful resource called (Anchor Text with affiliate link here) Check it out!"

    This will make you come across as a normal person simply supplying a link to the product site out of good nature. You can also place one link at the beginning of the article using the product name as the anchor text.

    Now, unlike Ezine, Articlesbase allows you to place affiliate links in the article itself through the form of a url shortener. I Use ShrinkMyLink, and it works like a charm. This will take up less time in that you wont need to create a blog or purchase a domain.

    Despite popular belief, direct linking to the product page has worked just fine with me, and commissions are rolling in. This is why the article needs to be of good quality, so that by the time they are done reading it, the only other place they'll want to go is the main product page.

    What's the key to really pounding out solid traffic/commissions? - Your Title.

    I'll keep this short and sweet, as it's actually pretty simple to do. When it comes to keyword research, this is the time when many marketers get a bit worried. I'm here to tell you that despite what you've heard, your not going to be spending hours on a bunch of technical SEO type stuff to get this done.

    It's as simple as going to Google and doing a simple search. What we want, is to find 3 or 4 good quality keyword phrases that competitors aren't targeting. These phrases will consist of the product name, author name, and a few other general search terms. Let's break it down below:

    Let's say your doing the product "The Last Traffic Secret", which is written by Kelvin Houghton.

    Here are some of the basic keyword phrases I use, and that you should check for in Google:

    * The Last Traffic Secret by Kelvin Houghton
    * Last Traffic Secret Ecourse
    * The Last Traffic Secret - Is It a Scam?
    * The Last Traffic Secret Ebook by Kelvin Houghton
    * The Last Traffic Secret Ebook Review


    The 5 basic titles that I have the most success with are:

    "Product Name Ebook Review"
    "Product Name by Author Name"
    "Product Name + Software"
    "Product Name + Ebook"
    "Product Name - Is It a Scam?"


    Now obviously, you may have to tweak or change these up a bit, but you get the idea. Simply look for exact phrases that buyers would search for, and whether they are being targeted by anyone else. More often then not, they arent. You will be amazed at the amount of keyword phrases that big-time competitors are NOT targeting. Blows my mind.

    Many of the articles I submit will hit #1,2,3,4 spots on front page Google within minutes, and they'll stay there. This is where most of your profit will come from, but the article directory itself will also account for many.

    One more thing: PRODUCT LAUNCHES

    This is where I make a big, big, big part of my profit. Targeting a product that is about to launch can get you over $400 in one day. Simply go to a few big name sellers, sign up through their opt-in on their affiliate page, and wait until they send you word of any new launches.

    Write a few good articles, and publish them the day before, or no later than the day OF the launch. This will get you way ahead of the competition and help you rake in commissions like crazy. I did this for one of Rob Benwell's last products and it made me a small fortune, and continues to bring in profit over a month later.

    To Top It Off.. I also use Fiverr. I create gigs that I can easily complete, such as SEO work, video testimonials or whatever, and then I'll push a product to the user once they are happy with the gig I did. It's easier then you think, and plus you make money from the gig. I make around $150-200 off Fiverr alone each week. ANY method no matter how small, should be used if it will put more money in your pocket.

    That's basically it. Rinse and Repeat. Work on it every day, with a few products each day, 3-4 good articles each, submitted in different categories.

    This method does work, in fact every other person I've shown this method to has made money within usually a day or two. Many of these their first commissions ever. It's all about doing the method correctly. Flooding a directory with 30 articles on one product will do nothing but punk you out as a spammer, remember your readers aren't dumb. Quality over quantity.

    Here are some tips to sum everything up:

    * Don't hesitate to create multiple author accounts on Articlesbase - This will keep you covered in case any one of your accounts were to get disabled for any reason. This can also be used for split testing different niches and products.

    * Remember, don't just focus on IM products, as there are many other untapped niches available.

    * Don't place any affiliate links within your Articlesbase author box. Simply write an honest sounding description about yourself and where your from. Only place affiliate links within the article body.

    * Use other forms of promotion to increase your article traffic and clicks. eg. Youtube, Fiverr, Digg

    * Submit articles no later than one day after a new product launch

    * Don't over-promote the product, but simply tell a sad personal story that the reader can relate to

    * Don't over-complicate things! You will become a better writer with each passing day, and before long will be able to knock out articles within a few minutes apart.

    * Don't worry about low view counts, as we will make up for this through our wide range of products

    * Tweet each article after publishing as it will add extra views and better ranking in Google

    * Use a nice graphic or photo for your author pic - Girls work nice.

    * If you do choose to publish articles on a directory that DOESNT allow affiliate links, simply create a free Blogspot blog containing an extended review or testimonial of the product, with a link to the product page at the very top and very bottom of the blog post. This will save you money on a domain also.

    * Don't over-complicate things. Simple is safe, just take your time and work every day. You will see sales.


    I continue to use this method and my sales are growing each week by around 15-20% - I'll keep you updated with anything new I find that works.

    Best Wishes
     
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  2. Jillthetoolgirl

    Jillthetoolgirl Newbie

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    Thanks for sharing your method. I really like how you explained everything. Now it's time for me to take some action and see how well I can do this :)
     
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    Very good writeup. I'm sure a lot of people will feel inspired by this thread. I do the same exact thing taking advantage of Magic Article Submit, that's a piece of cr4p of a sw, but gets Article Base lookalikes covered pretty decently and spreads the word effortlessly.

    So, there you have it: another monthly income source. Nice job OP!
     
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  4. unconventional

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    Thanks for taking the time to write this up, Very good info. They key here is just doing it and taking action. Thanks again for the post
     
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    excellent write up indeed. glad to see the love for article marketing.

    here's a question that can potentially help anyone interested in this technique...

    what's a good way to hear about product launches for CB or any other digital products for that matter? The easier it is to hear about the launches the more articles you can write and be prepared for them.

    OP or anyone know a good way to stay on top of this?
     
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    Ive used a version of this method myself for several months now with very little success.

    But what i am liking about your method is the none promotional approach to the article writing, i have always done a professional magazine type review for my articles and put a link to a sales splash page in the author box which seems to have put the readers off clicking through.

    So im going to change my whole approach like you have suggested and test the results.

    Thanks for the advice and the inspiration to try something new.
     
  7. Tvision10

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    Well, as I said earlier. Go to the CB marketplace, and find some big selling vendors and products. Find the affiliate tools page and sign up through their opt-in. This way whenever there will be a new launch, all affiliates, including you, will get a heads up on new launches. There was also a website that has nothing but news about launches, I'll have to find it and get back to you.
     
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  8. Tvision10

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    Be personal. That's the key to promoting products through articles. The actual product pages are the ones that will hype it. You are there to softly pre-promote. Make the user think your actually just giving a thoughtful review out of the kindness of your heart. Heck, tell the reader some things you (Didn't) like about the product, just to make it more real. Just be sure to have more good things than the not. :)

    Even then, there are some products or niches that just don't work well with articles, and on those you have to just suck it up and move onto something else. I myself stay away from Forex, just in my opinion.. And if you're going to promote an IM product, you better make sure it's a winner, or else you can be seeing a heck of a lot of refunds.

    I learned that the hard way.. Rob Benwell.. "Millionaire Blogger" my *ss..
     
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  9. PicStar

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    Not entirely sure how you promote your article with Fiverr, care to explain?
     
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    I would like to know as well... I remember reading in a ebook about a site, but I can't remember where it was. Will have to do some digging and see if I can't find it
     
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    To PicStar:

    I don't promote the article through Fiverr. I simply use Fiverr as an extra cash boost, which when added to the article method, nets a hefty bonus each week.

    Why is Fiverr more important than just the measly $5? Because let's say you have a gig where you do a little SEO work for someone. You get the gig, you do a little magic and get a few visitors to his site. He's happy, and wants more. This offers you a chance to do more work for him outside of Fiverr, for a lot more money, and also a chance to recommend any of CB products that'll help his site.

    These are usually newbie site owners, and they're willing to spend money for any help they can get.

    Many people dismiss Fiverr as a waste of time because your only making $5. But that's not the reason it's valuable. The real reason is what I said above. The huge potential to make REAL money off of a very targeted audience.
     
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  12. Tvision10

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    For anyone wanting a complete rundown of my article method. Here is the download link to a 100% free copy of an ebook I wrote just for BHW. This forum helped me when I first started, so it's the least I could do.

    ----> mediafire*c*m (forward-slash) ?15rns8yimf2odh2

    Hope you all enjoy.
     
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    I liked your method. I would like to have a small talk with you via gtalk or MSN. I shall wait for your PM urgently.
     
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    what about those keywords man? they are not even in google adword keyword tool.

    but good read.

    I wanted to try something similar, but instead of article marketing.

    I would buy a domain with the keyword in the domain (its only like $14 any ways).

    Then do every thing else like you said.... wait for a hot pre-launch product and then go for it hard :D

    All the best sir.
     
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    It is a good method, but not a passive one.
     
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    It is a good method. In fact, I know people who are making 80 grand a year JUST from article marketing on Ezine and the like.

    No one said you have to use this method alone. I use this tactic in conjunction with 2 other's and it nets me a decent $2,000+ weekly, sometimes more.

    Sure you can do a whole bunch of tedious link research, but it doesn't take this to make the method work. Use your common sense and you'll find that selecting good titles is a lot easier than people make it out to be.

    UPDATE: Just today made $287.40 in sales thanks to 3 little articles I published around 2 days ago. $600 a week here I come..
     
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    Nice method.
     
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    Hi Tvision10,

    Thanks for your effort to share this method in a nice and easy way. From your post its clearly visible that you are a good writer and know how to organize your writings. I completely agree with you regarding quality of article over the quantity.

    I have few questions, if u can share your though about these, will help me a lot.

    • Do you write all your articles alone? like you said 3-5 articles per product and 2-3 product each day sums up with 6-15 articles per day. or you outsource couple of them?
    • If I want to submit same article in several article directories, do I need to rewrite them? Does they check copyscape before approving articles? Do you submit one article into a single directory each or multiple directories?

    It would be nice if u can put some light on above factors.

    Thanks
     
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  19. utkarshpaliwal

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    Great method. Its worth the effort.
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    I know ezine works from my experience.