Starting a Free Online Business with Article Marketing

Starting a Free Online Business with Article Marketing
All online businesses constantly require content. If you can write an article, you have the capacity to start and build a profitable online business. Choose a niche or topic you are passionate about then start writing.

7 Strategies for Starting an Online Business with Article Marketing:

1. Web Site Content

An online business needs a web site to sell your product or service. You need content for these web pages that persuades visitors to purchase from you. An article can easily be converted to a sales page or content for web pages. For ecommerce websites selling many items write an introductory paragraph or two before displaying the item images.

2. List Building content

Building an email list is essential for building relationships with your visitors. Your newsletter helps you to stay in touch with your visitors so they will trust your recommendations for purchasing future products and services. Offer your audience your best written articles first before distributing them on the Net. If you build a large list of 1000s of subscribers you can send one email to this list that generates instant sales.

3. Traffic generation content

For your web site to succeed it needs constant traffic. Writing lots of articles, submitting them to article directories, blogs, social marketing sites and including them on your own web site will attract lots of visitors. The amount of traffic you receive is proportional to the number of articles you write.

4. Multimedia content

Content on the web these days is not confined to text only. Video and audio is being used to appeal to a wider range of visitors. Some folks prefer to listen or watch to consume content. Some prefer all three methods… read, listen and watch. You can satisfy your customers’ needs by repurposing (converting) your written articles into video and audio then distributing it all over the web.

5. Search engine friendly content

Search engines spider content containing keywords people are searching for. For instance if you write a series of articles on “dog training” that includes keyword phrases such as dog training equipment, dog training collars, dog training collars, search engines will find your content and deliver visitors to your web site.

6. Autoresponder content

Autoresponders are essential tools to keep in touch with your visitors. A customer sometimes needs 7 exposures to your message before purchasing your product. Offer an email course from your web site or to newsletter subscribers by writing a series of 7 short articles. Load these up in your autoresponder then send a different message for alternate days of the week. Each message should conclude with your product offer.

7. Link building content

The number and quality of links pointing to your web site determines your ranking in the search engines. Include your web site links in the resource box at the end of the article. People reading your article will link to it or place it on their web site, blog or in their newsletter. If your article gets placed on many web sites your rankings will increase dramatically because there are many links pointing back to it.

If you apply these 7 strategies consistently, you can dominate any niche. Now go ahead and choose the niche you are passionate about and start writing lots of articles.

Learn how to start and build a profitable online business with

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Herman Drost is the Certified Internet Webmaster (CIW)
owner and author of Affordable WebSite Design


  1. Thank you for a great article. You described the basic steps to start an online business. On my opinion what is the most important is content: website content with wisely used keywords, newlstters that will be sent to subscribers, sales emails, articles, videos, etc. Not only does this all stuff allow promote on online business, it’s also a great way to build links. And links are necessary to rank well in search engines.

  2. Can you provide more information on this?

  3. Hi James,

    For more information on “Starting a Free Online Business with Article Marketing” please read the other articles in this category:

  4. Sweet article, justa small Q, what is a good average search amount for a niche site? about 300 per month?

  5. Baby…shoot for keywords that get 10,000 searches/month or related keywords that add up to the same amount.

  6. This is a nice blog, It seems like you put a lot of time and effort into it



  8. Grant…I wrote this article in response to requests for a free way to start an online business. This is how I got started with my online business and still write articles to market my business. I would highly recommend it to anyone that has little or no money but has time.

  9. love the site bookmark it for later

  10. Being a brand new dog owner I welcome all the tips listed here. I would like my puppy to be well trained and have a healthful setting to live in. Many thanks for the insight.


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