Think that content marketing is only for folks who can’t get traffic through more “advanced” marketing methods? Do you find the notion of creating content tedious, monotonous or just plain boring to boot?
I want to tell you a secret.
I’m NOT a big fan of writing articles all day.
Life is short…and content creation OFTEN feels like heavy lifting or swimming upstream on a downstream kind of day.
But after more time working full time online than I can count…
I can tell you without any equivocation that content creation, and writing articles for syndication is the absolute BEST way to generate qualified readers, visitors and subscribers.
And of course, it also happens to be 100% free. (other than the time it takes you to create the content)
Here is the thing:
I’ve personally written over 5000 articles, in a multitude of pen names, niches and markets that have generated many millions of readers. I’ve also managed another 3 or 4 thousand submissions that have done equally as well.
But in the beginning, maybe a lot like you right now…I STRUGGLED to get there. I almost gave up many times.
There are 2 key things I learned that literally transformed my business, and generated about 1 million new visitors to my articles, and hundreds of thousands of affiliate hops, subscribers, sales, readers, fans and friends.
Filed Under: Niche Selection
The truth is, as an affiliate picking the niche you are going to publish in is HUGE. And for me, picking big niches, with tons of volume and lots of traffic was a critical hoop to hurdle. Once I stopped focusing on small niches, and micro markets like lots of the “gurus” were trying to teach, my volume went through the roof in record time…and I found myself counting commas and zeros in my traffic…rather than looking at single digits!
Filed Under: Titillating Titles
Here is a fact and a truism that remains accurate to this very day in MY business. (your results may vary) The longer my titles are, the more traffic they generate. The more creative keyword combinations I can create while being compelling, confrontational, comedic, or controversial…the more people will open MY article than that of my closest competitor. The fact is, your job as a content creator is to stand up and stand OUT. If you don’t do that….your traffic will go to someone else who will.
Those 2 things – picking BIG niches and then creating titles that were bold, audacious and ambitious literally through my whole business in a new direction. The good news is, you can do both yourself…and neither one of these strategies, or shifts costs a penny to boot!