Lately, there seems to be some confusion between Article Marketing and regular article writing. People wonder why I would write articles when I'm not getting paid for them. Paid, of course being traditional way where money is exchanged for labor.
Article Marketing is not "article writing" as you may know it if you're a writer or reader of magazines, journals and such.
Article Marketing is a new concept that's being used by web experts to help spread word about their businesses. It's a tool that's meant to increase your website's visibility.
If you're familiar with link exchanging and link distribution, you know that more websites who include a link to your own website, more exposure you get and more chance you have for making a sale.
Of course, drawback to Link Distribution is that there's nothing about your link that stands out in a crowd. But what if I told you that you'd be able to include information along with your link? And that information could be written in form of a short article?
That's it, that's Article Marketing. It's not *really* about fantastic writers creating amazing and life-changing articles that took months of research and development.
It's about marketers and savvy web entrepreneurs who want to increase their popularity on web while at same time using a personal touch - an article - to draw in a loyal following who will be interested in purchasing their products.
Imagine what you could do with a little space to add some words and warmth and compelling copy to that website link of yours! Imagine no longer. Kids, dream is here and it's Article Marketing.
Article Marketing Explained in 4 Points
1. Article Marketing starts with an article syndication site. 2. The site collects articles written by marketers and writers. 3. The article authors are asked to include a personal bio and link to their website. 4. The articles are then picked up by other websites who want to showcase fresh, relevant content in a specific niche.
As I mentioned in first paragraph, I don't get paid cold hard cash to write articles for my own company (although you're welcome to pay me cash to write yours!). My payment for article marketing is exposure.