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Internet Marketing: How Do You Make Money from Scratch?

When you have zero capital and you want to take a shot at Internet marketing, what is the best way to start?  Any experienced Internet marketer would tell you that article marketing is the best business model for a beginner to follow.  It requires very little or zero capital to start.  All you need is your computer, an Internet connection and your head. 

Of course, you will need to hone your writing skills because, as the name of this marketing method suggests, article marketing entails writing a lot of articles and submitting them to article directories and Web 2.0 sites.  You will also need to set up a free blog either at Blogger.com or WordPress.com. or a website at Weebly.com  You need to write articles as part of your efforts to promote other people's products from sites like Clickbank, Commission Junction and Paydot.com.  You will get a commission for each sale and the best part is your only job is promoting the products.  Those who own the product will take care of closing the sale, customer service, inventory and the like.

If you hate writing or think that you are talent-free when it comes to putting your thoughts into words, do not despair.  Writing articles is not rocket science.  All you need is the willingness to make the effort to study, research and write. 

Writing an article is simple.  You do not need to produce a literary masterpiece.  Just write as you talk.  Your mission as an article writer is to provide information that your readers need.  Also, you do not need to write lengthy articles.  When you write for the Internet, you need to be as concise as you can possibly be.  Your readers have short attention spans.  You need to get right to the point or else they will stop reading your article before they reach your resource box.

What is a resource box?  This is the part of the article where article directories allow you put the link to your website or blog.  Here, you offer more information to your readers which they will get if they click the link.  This is how your website or blog gets exposure.  These links count as a back link which will help you in your search engine rankings.  A back link is a link to your website found in another website.  To Google and other search engines, a back link counts as an authority vote.  The more back links you have, the higher your authority and the higher your ranking in the search engine page.  The higher your ranking in the search engine page, the more likely your target client will find your website.  More exposure equals more chances of making sales.

To sum up, if you do not have a red cent to invest on Internet marketing, article marketing is perhaps the best way to start your business.  You can set up free blogs and write articles to submit to article directories to promote products.  Article writing does not require much skill, but it does require the willingness to put in the needed effort to make this marketing method work.  Article marketing provides exposure for your website or blog through the research box.  People will see the link to your website or blog and will click through it if you offer more of the information that they are interested in.  The link will also count as back link to your website or blog and help you rank higher in search engines.  Article is a powerful marketing strategy and it does not have to cost you anything.  It certainly is the marketing method of choice if you are just starting out.


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