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December 20, 2010

Use Article Marketing and Social Media Marketing Together to Reach a Target Audience

Article marketing and social media have worked well together since 2008. You can start telling people about what you are writing, finish writing your article, and then discuss the content of what you have written once it is published. I have tweeted three hundred word articles, sentence by sentence, but there is more to it than that.

When you are combining article marketing and social media marketing, think about the topics you will cover, the target audience you are trying to reach, and the purpose of what you are doing in terms of how it will build your online business.

I ask the people on my list, in my blog posts, on Twitter, on Facebook, and on LinkedIn which topics they are interested in knowing more about. This is how I come up with the articles that are making me so much money. Ask the people you are connected with online what type of information they want from you, and then provide it for them.

If you are not an expert in the area they are asking about, spend some time doing research and you will become more and more of an expert as time goes on. I honestly believe that we can become experts in almost any area having to do with the Internet is two months or less. I have done this myself since coming online at the end of 2005. Writing lots of articles will help you to do this faster than ever. Reach out to your target audience. They are already online, so find them and invite them over to your sites to join your list.

This is best done with an opt-in page, but you may want to start with a blog, as long as there is an opt-in box there for them to use to sign up. Once you start the conversation about your niche topic by writing articles on everything you know, you may be surprised at how many people find you on the social media sites. Remember that it’s all about keywords, so use the words your market understands in order to reach them. Once you begin finding your target audience, decide how you will monetize what you are doing.

This should really be your focus from the very beginning, but there is no time like the present to figure out what you will sell. Remember that someone must purchase something, either directly from you or through your affiliate link, in order for you to make money. Keep that in mind as you begin to create your own products and recommend those of affiliates.

Article marketing gives you content that can be easily repurposed into products that will sell. Write your articles and share them on social media sites. It will not take long for you to build a profitable business, as well as have enough content to create whatever type of products or membership sites you want to set up.

Remember that the reason to start an internet business is to give you the time and money to live the life you choose. Download a free teleseminar on building your online business by visiting Social Media Marketing to learn how to write articles, blog, become involved in social networking and learn the technology needed to build a profitable online business.