One of the best things about article marketing is that it can cost you absolutely no money. This means you will have to work entirely for yourself; however, that can be extremely beneficial. You write, backlink and market yourself, according to your exact specifications. Try different resources and set aside a certain amount each day to campaign for yourself.

Keep your copy simple and short. Don’t forget, writing for the internet is different than writing for other mediums. Don’t skimp on information, but if you keep your article concise and under 2,000 words, you will be able to make the reading experience more enjoyable for your readers.

Use social media sharing buttons like “Post to Facebook” and “Tweet this” on the site where you post your articles. If your article resonates with someone, they may well share it with their friends and drive additional sales. Don’t use the buttons yourself, though, since an article that is “independently popular” is less likely to be perceived as spam.

Make sure that every article you provide is full of useful, interesting information. Remember that search engine bots may read for keywords, but people read for interest and entertainment or because they are trying to find something out! Your articles should have fresh, timely information about subjects people are interested in.

After your article has been accepted and published at an article directory, remember to visit it, and verify that all the links in the article function properly. Good links are a major part of any article marketing strategy. Broken links will be penalized by search engines, hurting or even erasing the positive value of publishing a linked article.

Do not, under any circumstances, plagiarize. Not only will your article be rejected, but you could actually get in trouble with the law. It is perfectly fine to use other resources (such as the internet) when writing an article. Just do not take the information and copy it word for word.

It is extremely important to truly understand the wants and needs of your target audience. If you are concentrating on writing blog posts, keep your articles short and casual. If you are focusing on the professional realm, focus on longer content.

Develop a regular pattern for releasing articles. It can be every day or every week, but figure out what you can do and adhere to your self-imposed deadlines. This is one of the most important ways to generate results. In the beginning, try to release something every day for a month and then go from there.

Make sure your article is short and easy to read. Creating an online article involves a different set of rules than if you were writing for a magazine or journal. Do not include any filler text, thus making each of your points clear. You want to appeal equally to both a reader who does not know about the topic, and a reader who has some knowledge in the field.

In conclusion, article marketing can be 100% free, if you go about it the right way. You cannot outsource your articles, backlinking or article submissions and you must use completely free directories. It is easy to work for yourself and will probably be worth it in the long run. Enjoy your financial freedom!