What’s going on?
I know it’s been a while since I gave an update on my challenge but I hope you understand that I have a lot of work on my hands. That’s not to say that I am neglecting you, as a matter of fact, I will try to update more often so you can get the info as fast as possible and start implementing what you learn to improve your income.
Ok so let’s get started…..
Fistly What Have I Been Up To So Far?
Honestly, I am way behind in all my tasks :(. The truth is, I made up my task sheet (I actually wrote it with pen and paper) with all the task that I am suppose to complete on a daily basis. Even though I hate to admit it, I don’t know of a day when I even get as much as 40% completed. Sad but true. Well all that is changing slowly so just stick with me ok.
In the last post, I gave you some article marketing tips. Now I am going to give you some more tips on what you should do after you have written your article to get maximum exposure and profits from your articles. This is what I have been up to and i am going to share with you what has worked for me.
How To get The Most out Of Your Articles
After you write your articles, there are a number of things you can do to get maximum exposure from it. A lot of times we as marketers just write our articles, submit them to ezine articles and wonder how we make so little sales. The reality is, the web is bigger than we think, with millions on people online at any given time. This means that it is our responsibility to get our articles/offers in front of our prospects. Here is what I do (suppose to do – I don’t do it all the time lol) with your articles:
Step #1 – If you have a blog/website, post it there first. It’s your content so you should be the first to publish it. Not some articles directories who will make a ton from adsense from it.
Step #2 – Ping the article on your website. I use http://www.pingler.com and it has done well for me. Also, if you don’t want to go to pingler, you can copy all the pinging sites in pingler and paste them under your own list of pinging sites in your blog.
Step #3 – Bookmark your article on every bookmarking web 2.0 sites that you can. If you have a software like bookmarking Demon then this will be very easy for you.
Step #4 – Rewrite the same article 4 Times. Submit one copy to Ezinearticles.com, one to Buzzle.com, one to goarticles.com and one to articlesbase.com. Each of these articles directories (with the exception of buzzle.com) will allow you two links. Point one back to the original article on your website and one back to the root domain which should have your pre-sell.
Step #5 – Use an Article Submitter to spin/rotate the 4 articles and submit them to as much directories as possible. All with links pointing back to the original article on your website.
Step #7 – Bookmark The articles on Buzzle.com, goarticles.com, ezinearticles.com and articlesbase.com.
Step #8 – Rewrite the article slightly to create web 2.0 properties linking back to the original article as well as to the articles on the 4 articles directories above. The web 2.0 properties should be: hubpages.com, blogger.com, weebly.com wetpaint.com and squidoo.com.
Step #9 – here you need to get the web 2.0 properties indexed so that there links will count as soon as possible. So you are also going to bookmark each of these web 2.0 properties and ping them. Again you can use bookmarking Demon to do your mass bookmarks.
Step #10 – Go to Yahoo Answers and look for questions in your niche. Answer at least 5 and place a link back to each of your articles. That is on your website as well as on the top 4 articles directories listed.
Step #11 – If your articles (original plus rewrites) is already in word format then join http://www.docstoc.com and upload them. Make sure you fill your title with the keywords that you are targeting.
Step #12 – Covert your articles to powerpoint slides and then joing slideshare.com and upload them there.
Step #13 – Bookmark and ping all your slides and documents.
Step #14 – Record your slide presentations and convert them to video. Upload them to youtube.com and other video sharing sites.
mmmm I bet you never know that it was so much work?
Now For An Update on My $80 K challenge
Before i continue, I would just like to say a big thank you to everyone for all there encouragements and well wishes. I want you to know that it means a lot to me and it helps to keep me motivated even when I want to sleep all day lol. Thank you guys, you rock.
Earnings Up Until January 24th.
Paypal Earnings – $151.11
Independent Affiliate Earnings – $67.97
Adsense Earnings – $26.54
Neverblue Affiliate Network: $160
Cx Digital Affiliate Network – $70
Clickbank Network: $2,848.06
Total Earning so far 2010 = $3,323.68
Target Remaining: $76,676.32
Days Remaining: 341
So far, I am averaging $130+ per day. I haven’t done most of what I was supposed to do and thus I am behind. I am not worried though as my plan is still in place. Most of my articles are now steady climbing up the search engines so I should see an increase in earning soon. Once I get them high up (1-3) position then things will cathc up and hopefully surpass… But let me not get ahead of my self too soon 🙂
I gues that’s it for now! I will keep giving you more tips and keep you updated. However, if you want to be where I hang out the most, you can join me and other like minds over at wealthy affiliate university. (my username is yesacpow over there.)
As always I welcome your comments: thoughts, critiques or whatever. lets get to know each other some more and make 2010 our best year o date!
To your success!