How to Start Making Money Online – Get Noticed Through Article Marketing

There are many people who try to make money on the internet. There are people who sell products via different internet shopping sites. There are others who create websites which they open to advertisers. Still others try to make money through article marketing. How you earn through the first two techniques is easy to understand. With the first, you earn directly for every product you sell. With the second, you earn from whatever the advertisers will pay you depending on how many of their own products they sell or how many visits generated from your site they get. But what about article marketing? How do you make money with it? Here is a simple discussion on how to start making money online through article marketing.

Article marketing is done by submitting articles related to your products or your website to any of the different article directories found on the web. You do not directly sell anything but you direct readers to your website or to wherever your products can be found. You see, it is important to direct traffic to your site because people will not automatically see your site after you create it. If it ranks low in search engines, your chances of being seen and read is also low.

Article marketing will help increase the number of your readers and it will also improve your search engine ranking. When you submit good articles to article directories, people will get interested in you or in what you have to offer. They will be enticed to click on the link provided at the end of the article or in the author box. Well-written articles have great chances of producing a lot of visits so you really have to exert effort to create good ones. You are not limited to submitting just an article or two so it will also be to your advantage if you will write a lot. With this increase in visits plus your article’s prolonged presence in article directories, it will only be a matter of time before search engines take notice of your contents and rank you high on their list.

However good your website is or how useful your products are, if nobody will take notice of them, you will not earn. Thus, it is important that you do article marketing to get people to notice what you have to offer.

Fear and Greed in the Financial Markets

Have you ever heard that fear and greed are what drives financial markets? Well it’s true. It’s been shown that the best times to buy stocks are often when it seems everybody else is most afraid to, and that the best times to sell stocks are often when it seems everybody else wants to own them, and is happiest about how much money they have been making in the market. The problem is that this is often very hard to do, and psychologically difficult to actually take action at these times. The reason is primarily due to human emotions and the role they play in making decisions that create anxiety for most people, specifically when it comes to their finances and the money they have at risk in the financial markets.

In addition to “going against the crowd” when attempting to buy when others are afraid, other sayings abound such as “don’t try to catch a falling knife”, etc. that intimidate people into going against “conventional wisdom”, and not “going against the grain”.

Fortunately, as we all have seen, financial markets behave very similar to other principles found in numerous examples in nature – like the tides for example, which can only go in and out so far, or like a pendulum that can only swing so far in one direction before momentum stalls and it will begin to swing in the other direction. Financial markets will always eventually begin to move in the opposite direction after some time, when these extremes are reached and can be identified.

Knowing this, what if there was a trading system that could show you exactly when to buy and sell in these situations because you have been able to identify, with proven historical accuracy, when the probability that markets will continue to rise or fall has gotten to a minimum? This knowledge could in turn give you a high comfort level in following through with your decision to buy when fear had reached an extreme, and to sell when greed had reached the other extreme.

This type of system should be able to help you identify market extremes, similar to being able to predict how far the tide will go out before it starts to come back in, or how far a pendulum will swing in one direction before it starts to swing in the other. In this manner, no matter how far markets have risen or fallen, one can with a reasonable degree of accuracy, identify when markets should be about to turn in the other direction.

If one is able to make this determination, one can then apply this information by executing any one a number of different trading strategies to take advantage of the upcoming expected market move. These strategies include buying ETFs, index funds, options on indexes (directional strategies) that will profit with a move in the expected direction, and/or selling credit spreads on stocks or indexes (non-directional strategies) that will profit with a move of the underlying stock or index in the opposite expected direction.

Have you ever been frustrated by seemingly always buying and selling at the wrong times when investing and/or trading in the stock market? Chances are it has been because of peaks in fear and greed. A successful trading system should be able to confidently identify, and profit from, peaks in fear and greed in the financial markets.

The True Internal Simplicity of Email Marketing Programs

List building is simple, as are all effective email marketing programs. It takes some work, but it’s also really pretty easy. A lot of times people complicate it all because they feel like it has to be this complicated process. After all, if it were simple, they would have figured it out already, right? Then they jump from complicated system to complicated system, and never end up building much of a list for themselves. Well, I’m going to break down the list building process for you right now, and you’ll see how simple effective email marketing programs really are.

There are just a few things that you need to have and few things you need to do to build a list for your email marketing program…

First, you need to have qualified traffic. Some people make the mistake of just thinking that you need traffic. General traffic isn’t going to do; you need what we call qualified traffic if you are going to succeed at direct email marketing. Basically speaking, traffic is qualified when it is composed of people who are interested in what you are offering. Simple right?

Next, you need a web site that is capable of building a list for you and your email marketing program. This is a site that is designed around capturing the email addresses of the qualified traffic you are sending to it. Generally that means that the site is built around getting people to fill out an email form that you place on it. Generally you bribe them into doing this by giving them some sort of free offer, like a small free eBook or the like, if the give you their email address for your direct email marketing.

And that’s it. There are only two steps to this process. Find qualified traffic, and drive it to your site that is capable of building your list. It’s true that there are a number of different ways to go about finding and driving traffic to your site.

It’s also true that there are a number of different ways you can design the site that’s going to succeed at getting people to give you their email addresses. These are both true, but there’s no need to complicated the overall process more than you need to. In fact, it’s generally better to keep these processes as simple as possible for your email marketing campaign. Simple is better. Simplicity breeds success.

Now do you think email marketing programs are really inherently complicated?