List Building Using Article Submission
You can build your list in many ways. But I'm getting ahead of myself without you already have a list or you already know what a list is.
This article will be the start of a series of articles that will concentrate on you building your list.
In the internet marketing world a list is a compilation of the names and email address of prospects that you have permission to market your promotions to. List building is one of the keys to successful internet or affiliate marketing.
You can build your list by writing and submitting articles. Note that it takes both. Just writing articles will not complete the process. You must publish your articles. Some of the possible places to publish your articles are:
This article will talk about submitting your articles to article directories. Regardless of your area of expertise or business, you can write articles and most if not all of the popular article directories will be happy to publish them. This is especially true if you provide good content and follow their guidelines.
In addition most of their readers are looking for pertinent and useful content for their needs – blogs, newsletters, etc.
You get an opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge about your subject and / or business. Each article that you write enhances your acceptance by the article directories and their readers.
As a result more and more of your articles will be read and picked up and published by others for use in their newsletters and on their blogs / websites. You are using your articles to leverage traffic back to your site.
The tool that provides that traffic is the resource or bio box that you are allowed to attach to your article. The bio box will contain a link to your blog and / or squeeze page.
Your effort here should be to collect the reader's contact information so that you can contact them in the future about what you are doing and promoting.
If they read your blog maybe they will subscribe to your newsletter. You should ask them to do so. The better the content that you provide, the better the chances are that you will get a faithful reader and probably a future customer.
In the end you get to build your list and brand yourself and the only cost to you is your time and effort to write and submit the articles.
This is also an example of viral marketing. It's viral because your article contains links to you and your products. As your article is passed around it spreads like a virus – it becomes viral.
As more and more people see your links and signup for your newsletter, your potential to make money online increases. So, since you know that list building is a necessary part of internet and affiliate marketing, make the process of writing and submitting articles a part of your affiliate internet business online.