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How To Write An Article For Article Marketing
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One of the easiest ways to start making money online is through a process called article marketing. Article marketing is simply writing an article, to a particular audience who has a problem, and then offering a solution to their problem.

The solution you’re offering to them, at the end of the article, will be in the form of a product or service. If your reader purchases the product or service you receive a commission. Learning how to write an article is not too difficult, but you must avoid these common mistakes.

Here are a couple of common mistakes I see people make when article marketing and when starting to learn how to write an article.

1. Targeting the wrong audience

2. Not using proper keywords

3. Selling and promoting your product too much

Understanding your audience is critical when figuring out how to write an article. Say you have a product that teaches you how to housebreak your dog. With this product we would generally only want to write articles that focus on new dog owners since, naturally, these are the most common group of people that could be of use to this product. If we targeted dog owners as a whole there would be a lot of people that would not be interested in your article or product since they no longer need to worry about housebreaking a dog.

Once you have understood who your audience is you need to write articles around certain phrases or keywords. You do this so your articles will be listed in the search engines for that particular keyword. If you do not do this properly you will have much fewer readers and sales.

Using our audience of dog owners, who need help housebreaking their dog, we could write an article that focuses on the keyword "How to housebreak a dog". This is extremely relevant and your article will, more than likely, be showing up under the search term "How to housebreak a dog" which means your audience will be of relevance to what you have to tell them and how you can help by offering a solution in the form of a product.

We would not want to write an article that focuses on the keyword "Dog training" This is far too vague and would result in a lot of readers who don't need what you are offering and will leave. Many people fall trap to this mistake in the beginning as they learn how to write an article. Don't let it be you!

Again it is important to make sure you target relevant keywords to your audience. If not you will not have many readers stick around or click on your product link.

Audience relevancy + keyword relevancy = success and is extremely important! Take a bit of time to research them both. This is very important to understand when learning how to write an article.

Finally the biggest mistake I see from people, when they are first starting out learning how to write an article for article marketing, is not providing insightful and helpful information. You MUST provide your reader with helpful and informative information.

You DO NOT want to write your article and the only thing you talk about is your product or service. All that would be is one big sales pitch and it will turn your readers off quickly.

Your reader wants to get help for their problem. By you offering help in the form of free advice, tips, strategies and first hand knowledge your reader is going to be much happier. They will also be far more prone to trusting you and clicking your product link which can result in a lot more sales for you.

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