Article Marketing: Insight on How to Sell Information Products Using This Free Form of Internet Marketing

Today’s post dispenses some article marketing tips. It’s a little email exchange I had today with someone who’s new to self-publishing. He read the extensive post I did here yesterday on how to make money selling ebooks, and sent me a couple of questions.

I fired off a quick response, and since self-publishing/information selling seems to be a hot topic (from the number of comments the post I did yesterday received), I thought I’d share this insight.

Email from a Newbie to Self-Publishing about Article Marketing

Have you ever considered higher priced products such as courses? Info marketing is getting big here in the UK as more people copy Dan Kennedy etc I’m new to self publishing, hope you don’t mind a couple of questions??? I went through a lot of stress running my old business, I know how to reduce that stress. I’ve sold my old business. My mission is to help other small business owners avoid the rubbish I went through. But Small business is a competitive niche!

You say article marketing has worked well for you.

Any suggestions on the best [article marketing] sites?

If I submit to more than one article marketing sites do the articles have to be exclusive to each site?

Thanks in advance.


I’ll give some quick answers here and will elaborate in more detail in a not-too-distant future post [Editor note: I will do a longer post soon – promise!].

article-marketing-tipsRE “Any suggestions on the best [article marketing] sites?” First, every article directory has its own submission rules.

I use EzineArticles.com. It’s the #1 article marketing directory on the web because they are persnickety about the content they accept, and each article has to be unique. Of course, I also distribute content via my own personal article directory, YuwandaBlack.com.

And RE “went through a lot of stress running my old business …” Have sooooo been there, so good 4 u for chucking the old and doing something else.

Stress kills! 🙂

Inkwell Editorial’s “Information” Courses

As an aside, I didn’t say this in my correspondence to this reader, but Inkwell Editorial has two e-courses: one on general freelance writing, and the other on SEO writing.

Self-Publishing Is Growing!

Before we sum up, one thing I’ve noticed is that a lot of readers of this blog are branching out into self-publishing and from the feedback I’ve received, the info dispensed here is helping a lot of newbies.

This just tickles me to no end because the whole purpose of this site is to help others become successful freelance writers – and that could be writing for clients, or writing for yourself . . . or a combination of both (which is what I do).

I’m soooo glad to see so many writers taking charge of their careers like this and diving into self-publishing.

Go get’em tigers!

Share Your Article Marketing Tips / Send In Your Article Marketing Questions

Have any tips along these lines you can share, eg, your favorite article directory, a good article writing service, an effective article marketing strategy, something you’ve always wanted to know about article marketing? Use the comments box below.

And, don’t forget to share this post if you found the info useful. It’s ridiculously easy! All you have to do is click on the Share / Save button at the beginning or end of the post.


ArticleMarketingP.S.: I’ve written well over 1,000 articles and earn 4 figures per month selling information products (ebooks) online.

This is one of my favorite online marketing strategies.  Why? Because it works!

It drives web traffic and sales for years. And, it’s something anyone can do.

This ebook details how to market via this medium – the right way.

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    1. @Christina:

      You’re absolutely right about it being a good idea to have links pointing from your site from lots of different sources, esp high-ranking ones like you outline.

      I’ve written for hubpages before, but when they stopped allowing affiliate links in posts, I stopped submitting to them b/c I used to promote a few products (and my own) from Clickbank there. But again, if used JUST for link juice purposes, it’s a good idea b/c the site does get such good SE recognition. I have abt 100 hubs there, but earn very few dollars per month from them. But again, that wasn’t my goal.

      For anyone who’s interested, you can learn more about the advantages/disadvantages of write-for-pay sites like HubPages.

      Thanks for sharing your insight Christina.

    2. I’ve tried EzineArticles and heard good things about IdeaMarketers.com, but my favorites are Squidoo.com and Hubpages.com. The pages you create on these sites are more interactive–you can include as many pictures as you want, videos, charts, maps, and tons more. These sites have high PR and good link juice, and they have revenue-sharing programs, so if your pages do well you can earn a few extra bucks a month (some writers on these sites earn all their income from writing on them). And when you’re just getting started, it pays to have links pointing to your site from lots of different sources.