Would you like to get more value out of every article you write for article marketing? If you’re just using your articles once, you’re throwing money away. Discover how you can get more out of your articles.
Articles are powerful, and you love what they do for your business, but no matter how successful you are with your articles, they can do much more.
For example, in addition to syndicating your articles when you use them for article marketing, you should also be using your articles on your Web site or blog. Using your articles on your own sites is commonsense. But why not offer them to others in your business network too? Each additional site which publishes your articles gives you several more links, which boost your search engine rankings.
Let’s look at how you can get more value from each article.
1. Articles Are Assets So Start With the End in Mind: Think Multiple-Use for Your Articles
Your articles are business assets. Start thinking about additional ways in which you can use your articles BEFORE you write them (or have them written for you.)
For example, every business needs publicity. Offering a free report in your next press release would get you more publicity, both online and offline. So think about a topic for the report, and write five to ten articles on that topic — bearing the structure of your report in mind.
You’ll be able to use those articles for article marketing just as you usually do. Then you can transform them into a report by writing an executive summary, tweaking the articles, and writing a conclusion.
2. Review Your Article Archive Regularly
Review your article archive: which articles could you use again, in different ways? Could you tweak several dozen articles and turn them into an ebook, or a print book, which you could sell from your site?
Perhaps some of your articles could form the basis of podcasts, or videos.
3. Old Wine in New Bottles: Create a Blog from Your Articles and Sell the Blog
Businesses have discovered the power of blogs, but for many businesses starting a blog from scratch is a little intimidating. Check your article archive for topics you’ve covered. Select ten articles on the same topic, and tweak them slightly.
Next, buy a domain name, get hosting, and install a blog. Upload your tweaked articles. Promote the blog, and once it’s getting traffic, sell it.
4. Perfect Promotions: Use Your Articles for Publicity
Many businesses find that their articles make great publicity material. After all, you can reuse your articles in your business’s newsletter, can print them out as flyers and distribute them, and can add them to publicity kits.
Most business articles are evergreen, so you can continue to use articles for years to come.