Undeniable Facts About Article Writing and How It Can Increase Your Cash Flow

One of the easiest ways of promoting your website, service or product on the Internet is completely free. This free method can drive traffic to your websites, increased sales and double or triple your current income.

What is it? Articles. One of the easiest, most sure fire ways to increase traffic to your website is through writing, submitting and placing articles on your website.

How does this happen?

First, you’ll need to write relevant articles about your website and submit them to article directories. These article directory submission sites are completely free and have tons of traffic. It’s easy to do, takes little to no time and can increase website visitors, and in turn, sales of your product or service.

Boost traffic and increase income through article writing?

Yes. Free content sites will take your article and place a link back to your website. Because it’s such a high traffic site, it gets tons of readers. They’ll read your article, and if they like it they will click on the link at the bottom and visit your site.

Your article submissions are also available so that other webmasters can publish your work on their website. At the bottom of every article that a webmaster uses will be your link, which increases traffic to your site.

As your list of published articles expands more and more of them will be picked up by webmasters and put on their various sites. The total number of link backs to your website increases exponentially. As this happens, major search engines take notice and a place more and more significance for the incoming links to your website and your site grows in importance.

As you get more incoming links to your website, search engines will list you higher and higher as a more important site. This increases your website’s placement in the search results.

When visitors arrive at your site, they will see articles that you have written about your specific topic. They will also see any products or services that you are promoting. Even browsing visitors will return, if your site is interesting, how full and useful. So, writing articles that are also placed on your website is a good business decision.

Most people visit the site with a specific problem or question on their mind. When they search on the specific keyword or key phrase, they have something on their mind and are looking for information that will answer their question. If you are listed high in the search results, chances are they’ll stumble upon one of your articles, read it and come to your site, because they felt that the article was beneficial to them. When they arrive, they will see everything that you’re promoting, and the products which are selling. All of this is free and easy to do.

Search engine results are made up of websites that are indexed and listed in their database. They also list the published articles and will index an article that is relevant and on-topic, that’s on your website. When someone arrives to read the article, they are already interested in what it has to say.

This translates into a traffic funnel the costs you nothing to maintain. It just takes time and effort to write articles and the knowledge of where to get them published, so that search engines take notice.

That’s one of the big reasons that so many webmasters are shortening up their old writing skills and taking some time to write articles that arose in to their niche, as another way to promote their products and services.


  • Matthew Lord

    Reply Reply December 9, 2008

    Reed I agree completely with you. My first form of traffic generation with affiliate marketing has writing articles, and it still continues to bring me a good amount of traffic on a daily basis. I have submitted over 200 articles on the web, and it has been very rewarding.

    As always, insightful information Reed.


  • Paul Penafiel

    Reply Reply December 9, 2008

    Writing an article that captivates your audience attention takes alot of practice. Individuals who are writers or authors by trade can produce articles everyday without breaking a sweat.

    One tip I learned for writing new articles is to buy an ebook and write a review about it, publish it. In the signature line, I would direct the traffic to a short report about that ebook to build a list. You just have to entice your readers by giving 2 or 3 points found in the ebook.

    The report can be in a pdf or better yet, a blog format with adsence ads in them. So what happens when your readers visit your squeezepage containing your short report, they will be clicking on the adsense ads.

    Thus killing 2 birds with one stone or is that 3 birds. Not only you are getting backlinks but you are also building your list and earning money from adsense ads.

    Take care.

    Paul Penafiel
    My blog —> http://www.paulpenafiel.com

  • Nickolove Lovemore

    Reply Reply December 9, 2008

    Hi Reed,

    Article writing and marketing can indeed be very rewarding but there is an art to writing articles. I’ve learnt so much about article writing since I first stumbled into it but still consider I’ve much more to learn. There are a lot of pitfalls to avoid.

    An article marketing and writing expert is Jeff Herring and he will be doing a free teleseminar with Jeff Mills on
    “How to Outsource Your Article Writing and Marketing”.

    Click the link below for full details:

    Outsource Your Article Writing

    Best wishes


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  • PV Reymond

    Reply Reply December 9, 2008

    Hi Reed,

    I agree with you, one of the most powerful ways to generate meaningful traffic is Article marketing.

    Even if you are not good at writing you can hire someone that is good at it and give him the right directions to have good articles written.

    ^PV Reymond


    PV Reymonds last blog post..Internet Marketing For Newbies… The First Step

  • Paul Livingston

    Reply Reply December 9, 2008

    @Paul Penafiel —

    The Adsense thing isn’t a bad idea unless you’re promoting something else. I wouldn’t want a bunch of 25-cent links competing with my affiliate link 😉

    Heh, I should listen to myself. I have Amazon ads on my page. Gotta fix that.

    Paul Livingstons last blog post..Boost Sales and Build Your List with Free Pre-made Videos.

  • tmobil8

    Reply Reply December 9, 2008

    Greetings Reed, Thomas Richmond here, another way of marketing, your just too good buddy lol. A method i use perhaps not related, would be list-building, if you have your own auto-responder you can build a list and submit your articals to that list, then perhaps when you have enough members who by the way trust you thats why they joined up in the first place is try elling them one of your products, and always remember in your artical emailsyou send them to put somekind of link in, could be a product? could be a freebie but have tham get use to clicking those links. Best regards Reed p.s. thanks for the marketing video page 🙂 Thomas R. Admin http://superseosubmitter.com

  • Cheree

    Reply Reply December 9, 2008


    Apparently great minds think alike! I just published an Ezine article about this very subject, and linked it back to my site for a free report on article marketing. Which, if anyone’s interested, can be picked up at the link below.


  • Linkmagic

    Reply Reply December 9, 2008

    Article marketing is a very important avenue when doing SEO. One unique article with you link in it can be picked up by many different sites and your one way links (and traffic) can explode in a very short period of time!

  • Femi

    Reply Reply December 9, 2008

    Article Marketing is one of the best free marketing methods to ever happen to internet marketers. I know I will continue to take advantage of it because it works.

    – Femi

  • Timothy Millar

    Reply Reply December 9, 2008

    Hey Reed, Article Marketing will bring in lots of traffic to your site, Hub pages are real similar to ezines even with Amazon and Ebay ads.
    I have had 450 visitors to my hubpages in 3 weeks and 2200 to my blog since I started hubbing.Have a Wonderful Day, Timothy Millar

    Timothy Millars last blog post..Affiliate Power Videos Review

  • Kevin Perera

    Reply Reply December 9, 2008

    Hi Reed,
    Thank you very much about your above well written article.I think anybody who wants to drive traffic to his or her website must read your artcle it got lot of information about writing and publishing articles to get traffic well done Reed I always read your blog when ever you have written a article keep up the good work Reed I will always visit your blog to learn something.
    Best Regards,
    Kevin perera
    Historic town of chertsey

  • Susan

    Reply Reply December 9, 2008

    How do you get around the duplicate content issue with articles? If a bunch of webmasters use your article on their site as-is, with your resource box, won’t that create a bunch of duplicate content that the search engines hate?

  • teasastips

    Reply Reply December 9, 2008

    Good information. I have been using article marketing for the last year and I highly recommend it.

    teasastipss last blog post..Grow Your List Building With These Tips

  • Christine Imamshah

    Reply Reply December 9, 2008


    All valid points. What I love most about articles is that they produce results PERMANENTLY so you do the work once and reap the rewards forever. That’s a great benefit, especially since they are free to publish.


  • Greg

    Reply Reply December 10, 2008


    Informative as always. Writing articles is a very good ‘set and forget’ type of traffic generation. It’s just fantastic that something that I may have written 12 months or even 2 years ago can continue to bring me traffic… awesome!

  • Kim

    Reply Reply December 10, 2008

    I have found that its easiest to write a article about products using keywords straight from my stats than any other type of advertising. You have hit it right on the nose about article marketing. Why some are so afraid to write surprises me at times.
    The only problem I have is creating a really good sig file. Someday I will get that right..
    Blogging can be as good if done correctly as well.

    Thanks Reed!


  • faria

    Reply Reply December 10, 2008

    I am happy that i subscrited to ezine i realy appreciate your articles they are very informative please continue. and thank you

  • lily

    Reply Reply December 10, 2008

    Reed, Articles are like the life blood to the marketer the veins are the auto responders . hubs are great the point is everyone is in need of fresh content and whichever you spin the most original is the top .No one likes the same old content with just a few changed words . Hub pages get their content on my sites to be strictly First even my artist review is on artistryathome/hub/hubpages.com it is another of my hubs but remember what you write becomes your makeup.You can also check out life core/hub/hubpages .com
    and stillmore coming lily

  • Ari Lestariono

    Reply Reply December 10, 2008

    Yes article writing can generate free traffic and search engine will crawl naturally to boost your indexing and will automatically givig you quality back links, yet it will take some times to get there

  • Alan Cheng

    Reply Reply December 10, 2008

    Article writing is without a doubt one of most effective ways to get free targeted traffic.

    However what most people don’t realize is that they have to know how to write and article, how to do keyword research and how to create a compelling resource box before that article can work its magic in traffic generation.

    Article marketing is a technique which without a shadow of a doubt, works. So spend time studying it and you can generate targeted traffic on demand.

    Alan Cheng
    Professional Ghostwriter

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  • Derek Anders

    Reply Reply December 10, 2008

    Writing articles is by far one of my favorite ways to increase traffic. I never really liked writing until I found that it is a great traffic generator. Another reason that article marketing is great is because you are giving information away for free, which my be helping someone in some way.

    Derek Anderss last blog post..Got Traffic? How to keep them coming back

  • Srinivasan

    Reply Reply December 10, 2008

    An article which hits the bulls eye. I have about 80 articles on the top article site ezinearticles.com. I just started writing as a hobby and not to promote any business. After seeing the phenomenal traffic I have now started directing my links to monentized web pages and slowly building my internet business. Other traffic methods like PPC could really be a money sucker whereas article writing is considerably easy and traffic pulling.

  • David Enders, D.C.

    Reply Reply December 10, 2008

    Articles are a great way of getting traffic to your business websites, when done properly. It also saves a lot of time to use a Article Submitter to at least get your articles to the top 10 or 20 Article Directories

  • tharanga

    Reply Reply December 10, 2008

    very good thinking about client servicybility
    also increse the busness performance,,its is good way,,bro,,

  • Susan

    Reply Reply December 10, 2008

    How does everyone feel about automatic article submission software, where the software fills in the forms and sends them off? Do you like it or hate it? If you like it, what is your favorite tool for doing the submissions?

  • Marianne

    Reply Reply December 10, 2008

    I love article submissions. But I like the results I get with syndication the BEST of all!! I get results so fast, it’s a great thing!

    Mariannes last blog post..Blogging, Article Marketing on STEROIDS

  • Jeen Hao

    Reply Reply December 10, 2008

    Hmm…I like writing articles. This is the oldest method but it is still very effective and it really will bring tons of traffic.

    Jeen Haos last blog post..How to Increase Your Blog Traffic

  • Slavica

    Reply Reply December 10, 2008

    My favorite method to display my work and easy for me at the same time,being writing is my choice.Most important of doing it, by my opinion is unique content and original style of writing.To offer to everybody something written heartily,which you really experienced.That is i give away:my personal life experience that can be trusted and given a try to achieve by everyone.
    Even if you have no talent for writing there are ways to use free contents over the Internet and put some of yours in,by making wonderful story.
    ps;if you want to feel my love of writing read my last Story on my blog/here is link/

  • Richard

    Reply Reply December 10, 2008

    Great post again Reed. For those who doubt the value of posting articles to free directories, just submit a few articles and check the article stats every week or so – you should see the stats increasing quite rapidly. Checking stats for your posted articles will also help identify the most popular topics which is a useful indicator for what future topics to write about.

    Richards last blog post..Website Traffic Generation At No Cost

  • delords

    Reply Reply December 10, 2008

    Writing and Submitting Articles is a great way to drive massive traffic to your site, and its the best way to get good targeted traffic because you are writing articles related to your site content and people reading your articles must have found something related to what they are looking for and would decide to take a look at your site to learn more and that can generate good sales if you have products you are promoting on your site.

    In my Experience Article writing has contributed a lot to some of my success online,some years ago when i started some online jobs i was promoting my referral link for a paid to read email site, that’s hits4pay, and submitted some articles on it to directories and forums to my greatest surprise i stopped promoting that since last year or early this year but till now i still see people joining the site almost every week through my link, at a time i got confused cause i can’t even remember the sites i posted on that i had to ask some of them how they saw my link, I have gotten up to 200 people through that,and that also helped me in building a good list of internet business newbies.

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  • Timothy Millar

    Reply Reply December 10, 2008

    Hey Reed, Hope you are having a nice Day, Just wanted to say thanks for your great knowledge on
    affiliate Marketing, I took your advice about using the Product name for Target keyword on my blog and I am getting Search Engine traffic on that keyword, Even on a free blog it works!
    Congrats on the contest win, Jeff seems to have a strangle hold on first tho. Have a Wonderful Day, Timothy Millar

  • Kevin

    Reply Reply December 10, 2008

    Hi Reed – thanks for all the great content on your site. I’m really new to all this and am finding your “soundbites” to be of real value to me.



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  • Frankie Teo

    Reply Reply December 10, 2008

    Initially, it could take some time to write articles to promote their products and services. Reasons might be, what to write or what to post again ?

    Huh..Reed, you are right as it really takes time and effort to write articles.

    Frankie Teo

    Frankie Teos last blog post..Turn On The Traffic With Ultimate Tag Ranker !

  • Matthew Lord

    Reply Reply December 10, 2008

    Hey Reed, there is no doubt article marketing can be beneficial for marketing in virtually any niche.

    The key to article marketing is volume. You cannot just write a few articles for success. I have written over 200 articles which have given me tremendous results.

    I think it is great Reed that you are encouraging your blog readers to article market, because it is the best form of free traffic generation.


  • normz2

    Reply Reply December 11, 2008

    I have to agree with the comments on aticle writing, they are all positives. I have been thinking about creating articles for some time now. I have a very large data base to draw from, but I cannot seem to get around to getting started.

  • Pat Gunning

    Reply Reply December 11, 2008

    Like many writers, I wasn’t a natural writer… it took research, practice, patience and lots of rewrites to write well recieved articles!

    As a result of many hours invested and some patience I’ve had the privilege of being listed as an Expert Article writer at Ezine Articles…

    It certainly has paid off for our business and can for yours as well..

    You know your business so just put that knowledge into words on-screen and you are on the way…

    Best of Luck!

  • Geoff Dodd

    Reply Reply December 11, 2008

    Reed, Like Timothy I’ve been placing some articles on Hubpages as well. Traffic from them is good only when you create some inbound links to each hub page, especially from high PR tag pages and web 2.0 sites, incl social bookmarking sites, then getting more inbound links to THOSE and on and on .. building a linking structure.

    Geoff Dodd

  • Jenny George

    Reply Reply December 11, 2008

    Hi Reed,

    I agree with you as well, but what about people that have a hard time writing? Do you think that having some one write for you would be okay? I know that a few people I have talked to love there products but get blocked when it come’s to writing for themselves..

    Thank you for all the great info.
    Jen George

  • Cahyana

    Reply Reply December 11, 2008

    This is a very good lesson for me. Writing a good message will make benefit of others, but in returns it will also give another kind of benefit to the writer.
    It is the same with a very basic principle of life: Everyone who gives more will receive more abundantly.
    So, I am very much agree with you, Reed. God bless you. I will try at best to do it more and more!

  • Melody Baker

    Reply Reply December 12, 2008

    Well Reed,

    No matter what I do, I am not able to increase my profits from $o.oo

  • Martin Lodey

    Reply Reply December 12, 2008

    Writing a good article enables you to pre-sell your website visitor before they have even visited your site.
    With an informative and well written article you should see an increase in conversion rate of both opt-ins and sales.

    Thanks for the great information you are giving us here.

  • Shawn Horwood

    Reply Reply December 13, 2008

    Article marketing is my main form of traffic generation. It gives you free, highly targeted visitors for as long as your articles are on the web.
    The first article I ever wrote got picked up by 5 websites in a week. And it was the first one I ever wrote! Now I am much better at writing articles, and I have learned to write so that people actually want to go to my website and check out what else I have to say

  • admin

    Reply Reply December 15, 2008

    @Matthew congrats

    @Paul good tips

    @Nickolove I agree there is an art to it

    @PV agreed

    @Thomas yeah using your list can do wonders

    @Cheree nice to see us thinking alike

    @Linkmagic agreed

    @Femi great

    @Timothy congrats

    @Kevin you’re welcome

    @Susan rewrite them

    @teasestips thanks

    @Chris yeah I like that a lot as well

    @Greg yeah that’s fun

    @Kim you’re welcome

    @faria you’re welcome

    @lily I’d actually say the list is the lifeblood for my business

    @Ari yeah it can take time

    @Alan good points

    @Derek you can definitely help people with article marketing

    @Srinivasan it’s very powerful congrats

    @David agreed if you’re going to submit to a bunch you should use an article submitter

    @tharanga thanks

    @Susan I’ve liked them but haven’t used one in a long time so not sure what’s the best one at the moment

    @Marianne congrats

    @Jeen that it will

    @Slavica I agree a lot of people love to read a story

    @Richard good points

    @delords very nice

    @omar hi?

    @Marina1965 thank you

    @Timothy Which contest?

    @Kevin you’re welcome

    @Frankie it takes a bit but not too much time

    @Matthew congrats 🙂

    @normz2 Write out a couple bullet points on something and just expand on it and you’ve got your first article

    @Pat agreed

    @Geoff good point

    @Jen outsourcing is fine, I outsource a lot of my article writing

    @Cahyana keep us posted

    @Melody are you building a list?

    @Martin you’re welcome

    @Shawn congrats

  • Nancy Boyd

    Reply Reply December 18, 2008

    One point I think you missed here is that even though the ultimate result you may want from writing an article is to make a sale, you cannot write your article the same way you write a sales letter or a promotional piece.

    People don’t read articles to be sold or told; they read articles to get information and learn something — or possibly to be entertained.

    So it’s important to keep all the “pushy” kinds of language out of the article, because it will definitely turn the reader off. And that’s not the goal of any article, I’m sure!

    Just a thought here.


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