Articles can be the ticket to a lot of targeted traffic for you website/blog, but, once you have an article written where do you go from here? What is the best way to distribute your article to the masses of people all waiting to spend their money on your next big product? Many of us have been here before and many people are still at the stage where they have their first article sitting in a file somewhere on there computer, proud of their hard work but thinking to themselves,
The first thing to do would be to find one or two article directories to upload your first article, this will start the traffic flowing to your website/blog. Now while that first article is floating around a few article directories you should work on your next article and repeat the process as much as you can, this will help improve your writing skills and you will naturally develop your own article writing style. Keep doing this until you have around 10-20 articles written and submitted to a few article directories. Once you reach this point you can choose to do one of two different things.
Secondly, you could become a member of an article submission site. This is a site which, for a small monthly subscription fee, will submit your article to 100s of different article directories for you. You may be thinking that this could be done by yourself as submitting articles is not the most time consuming task in the world. For example, say it takes you one minute to submit an article, not a long time really? But then imagine doing this 500 times over, is that small monthly subscription starting to look a little more attractive now? The benefit of these sites is you do a few minutes work submitting one article they do the rest. You can then move on to other furthering your business in other ways while they carry out the boring monotonous task of submitting the article to all the directories.
Third, you could pay a one of investment and purchase for yourself some article submission software. This has the benefits of being able to choose which article directories you would like your article submitted to. Also after a certain amount of time you will eventually make back your money on your initial investment and all traffic gained after this moment will be for free. The only downside to this option is the larger initial cost than the submission service.
We all know that that articles are an excellent way to generate traffic but to a beginner who has just started out using articles this way it can be a confusing time, wondering what to do next when really it is relatively simple. You just need to start submitting to one or two sites till you have a good amount of articles and experience then either use a site or software to make these submissions on a much larger scale.