While there are a myriad of strategies to make money online, one of the most popular is affiliate marketing. However, even in the subset of affiliate marketing there are many ways to make a buck online.
The best way in my opinion is affiliate article marketing.
Writing articles and putting affiliate links in them is what affiliate article marketing is all about.
Article directories are definitely popular for anyone who even remotely has any search engine optimization efforts.
Let's say you want to promote a money making product online, for example. Now we'll assume it is a guide on how to make money from ClickBank. ClickBank is a popular affiliate retailer.
So let's continue still and say that the keyphrase "making money with ClickBank" is the one your site will target.
Your keyphrase (in this case "making money with ClickBank") is what you want to rank highly for in the search engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing.
Enter the affiliate article marketing aspect. You now want to write articles on how to make money with ClickBank.
You can get some great ideas from the sales page of the product you want to promote. Confused still?
When you promote someone else's product online, you are said to be an affiliate of that product. Every time a sale is made through your affiliate link, the owner will pay you a percentage of the sale. One of the best ways to rank high in the search engines is through this affiliate article marketing.
When done writing, submit it to an article directory.
Pay attention, a lot of SEO'ers forget this:
Article directories do not allow you to place links in the articles themselves. You can, however, put them in the signature box. Do not forget to do this!
Backlinks point back to your site. Do not forget to use anchor text in your backlinks.
To avoid duplicate content, I recommend submitting one article to only one article directory. The search engines take duplicate content very seriously. It will negatively affect your internet marketing efforts and undermine you affiliate article marketing strategy for sure. Write more articles, get more backlinks, get more traffic, make more money. Thanks for reading this and I wish you the best in all of your affiliate article marketing efforts.Affiliate Article Marketing 101