The Power Of The Article

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I have the power!

I have the power!

I have the power!

No, I’m not Batman, I just write articles.

Here’s a real life story that should give you (if you needed it!) a kick up the toosh to write some articles, or even a (singular) article – that’s all I did!

As a lot of you probably already know from my sometimes cryptic emails, I run loads of mini-niche websites that make me more income that any of my “Well known” sites, but they don’t get anywhere like the same number of visitors that my “Well known” sites receive.

To cut a long story short:

–  New Site Uploaded Last Week
–  Submit ONE Article To Ezine Articles
–  12 Website Visitors In Past 2 Days
–  2 Affiliate Sales
–  £25.00 For Me (About $50.00)

Of course I also needed to select a good product to promote, and a good keyword to target but after that, the article does the work for me.

Not only does it get me traffic from people reading the article, it provides me with a really quick and easy way to get the website listed on Google. Take the site I created last week, when my article was approved at Ezine articles, my site was listed on the first page of Google for my search term within 8 hours, not quite a record but very fast I’m sure you’ll agree.

The point I’m getting at here, is that marketing, getting your site on the first page of Google and making sales is only as difficult as you make it. There is no need to try and over complicate things.

–  Find a good product to promote
–  Check the keyword searches and do a bit of keyword research
–  Produce a simple, well laid out website to promote the product
–  Write an article targeting the keyword
–  If you’ve found a good keyword you should be able to get onto the front page of Google

I’m sure I’ve mentioned all this before but the £25 from 12 visitors made me want to write about it again. Now that you know how I do it, go out and try it for yourself. Imagine if you had 10 of these sites online brining in that sort of income!

Of course, the £25.00 from 12 visitors isn’t going to be enough for me to retire to Jamaica and marry a porn * but it’s a start!

What I’m going to do now is continue to submit some articles over time, and get more back-links to the site. At present the site is only number eight on Google for the search term, I’d ideally like it at number one.

I also tend to target two different keywords for each site, I pick one easy keyword and one that will be a bit more difficult, but still achievable. The keyword that got me to page one on Google was the easy keyword, so now I’m going to put my efforts into the other keyword, it will be slightly more difficult, but if I manage it, those 6 daily visitors could easily turn into 400 daily visitors!

Thanks for reading, and before any of you ask…No, this isn’t a sub-conscious warm up for my new product. That’s still a long way off; I seem to have a constant case of writers block when it comes to putting everything that’s in my mind onto paper.

As always, questions and comments can be added below.

Until next time,

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16 Responses to “The Power Of The Article”
  1. Edson says:

    Hi Dan

    Great Post!

    What kind of quick niche website is it? 12 visitors and 2 sales. I would say that is pritty good. keep writing the articles and I’m sure you’ll find that porn * that loves an article writer 🙂

    Take Care

  2. Dave Ovenden says:

    Hi Dan,

    Great post & vey inspirational. I’ve heard a lot of people promoting article writing as one of the best ways to generate free traffic but it’s great to see a real life example.

    I put up a new website myself last week so I’m off to try your article / keyword approach to see what happens.

    Thanks again

    Dave Ovenden

  3. Dan (el_passo) says:

    Hi Edson,
    It is indeed a very good conversion ratio, although it’s good to bear in mind that the keywords I target are already something to do with the product i’m promoting, so if they come to my site then they are already interested in the product.

    Maybe I could find a porn star that not only likes article writers, but likes writing articles, I’m sure she’d be able to multi-task 😉

    @ Dave. Let us know how you get on. The main thing is to find the right keyword or phrase to target, if the keyword is good everything else falls into place!

  4. Bryan Hee says:

    No doubt article marketing is very effective to generate targeted traffic. No traffic=No sales. Article marketing is long term
    strategy to generate streams of traffic.

    To Your Success
    Bryan Hee

  5. Alen Farlow says:

    Congrats, Dan! And thank you for the blueprint. We certainly appreciate it.

    I just made another sale today ($37) from a mini site and all I’ve done to get traffic is write two articles (submitted to Ezine Articles) and sign up for Google Alerts for my keywords and make posts in reply to them. I think I’ve maybe made four posts on different blogs.

    It works for me, it’ll work for you!

    Thanks again.

    Oh, FYI, you should only date porn stars, not marry them…but good luck on that anyway!

  6. Dan (el_passo) says:

    Thanks for the advice Alen, I’ll keep that in mind before I get down on 1 knee!

  7. Julie says:

    Thanks for your sharing. The power of an article is so amazing. Hope to hear another great tips from you soon!

  8. Pat Graham says:

    Great post, Dan. It should inspire those who were hesitant about writing articles to take some action. It really does work, as your experience just proved.

    BTW…are you old enough to date a porn * ?


  9. Dan (el_passo) says:

    I didn’t know there was an age limit Pat? I’ll have to check out that newly released eBook “The ULTIMATE insider guide to dating porn stars 101” 🙂

  10. KentF says:

    Hi Dan – Thanks for the motivating article. It’s my understanding E-zine articles does not allow a direct link to a sales page? I’m sure you use some nifty feature that we dim-wits don’t know about.

  11. Dan (el_passo) says:

    Hi Kent,
    As far as I know you are fine to link to a sales page, you just can’t use a direct affiliate link to someone elses item.

    I’m not 100% sure on that though so someone chip in if you know any more!

  12. Pat Graham says:

    Here’s the link to EzineArticles Submission guidlines page:

    FYI: Here’s a few rules I copied out of there:

    * We do not allow HTML tags of any kind in your TITLE

    * We do not allow your AUTHOR NAME or any WEBSITE URL to be in your TITLE

    * If you sell hard in the ARTICLE BODY by including your URL or product pitch or blatant self-promotion, we will toss your article without notice. The RESOURCE BOX is where you get to pitch yourself or your website address.

    * WEBSITE LINKS/URLS There is a total limit of (4) active or inactive links allowed in the article, which consists of both the BODY and the RESOURCE BOX.

    * Maximum of (2) “Self-Serving” active or inactive links/URLs to a website that you own, control, or have an interest in.

    * We do not accept articles with active or inactive links in the first 1-3 paragraphs. Please put your active links in the resource box below the article body. The article BODY is your “GIVE” and the RESOURCE BOX is your “TAKE.”

    * If you put both of the active self serving links that we allow in the body of your article, we will reject it.

    Hope that helps get you started.


  13. Don Driscoll says:

    I enjoyed the article ,but was left wondering exactly what you did. What was your site like? Just one page? What keywords did you target? etc

    Here’s an idea for you. Do a $7 report on exactly how to set up what you did wth illustrations and so forth.

    A problem most of us have is not knowing exactly How to do something. We get told what to do but rarely how to do it.

  14. Dan (el_passo) says:

    Hi Don,
    The site is just a one page site with good content and a simple layout. I do plan to release the guide at some point this year….but I’m afraid I won’t be pricing it at $7 🙂

  15. Hi Dan
    I’m very much a novice in the internet marketing game but have found some success with a similar strategy to your article idea.
    I subscribe to as many relevant blogs as possible (like this one for example) then when I receive an email advising the blog has been updated I post a comment (ASAP, so it is at the top of the list….I was a bit late on this one!)
    The comment includes an update about my own project and a link to my blog.
    For example last night I posted a comment on a Terry Gibbs’ blog article about creating information products, I mentioned my own series of tutorial videos aimed at teaching the beginner to do just that and the address of my blog where they will be posted for FREE!
    This morning when I opened my inbox I had six new subscribers to my blog!
    Not enough to retire on, I agree, but I have built up a nice little list over the last few weeks using this strategy.
    Keep the great ideas coming

  16. Peggy Baron says:

    Hi Dan,
    Great info, as usual. This is fun to do if you like to write articles, and I agree that the sales is inspiration to write more articles. 🙂 I’ve never had 2 sales with so few visitors or articles though. Good for you.

    Kent F – As far as linking to an affiliate link, here’s what you do:
    Get a new domain name on the cheap and just redirect it to the affiliate sales page. Not hard to do and you’ve made Ezine Articles happy by complying with their TOS.

    Love your blog, Dan.
    Not going to touch the porn comments… I’ll leave that to Randy.