Writing articles and submitting to article directories is one of the best ways of Virtual Assistant marketing. Article marketing allows you to promote yourself in a natural way, and potentially reach a large audience.
When you submit articles, you’re also allowing the directories to allow other ezine and content publishers the rights to reprint your articles. Anybody reprinting your articles has to provide your resource box along with the article. What does this mean to you? This means that you get a wide variety of exposure on the Internet.
Make sure to be very in-depth in your articles about your knowledge and experience as this is how your next client may possibly find you. Always keep in mind the real reason that you are writing these articles; so that you can promote yourself and attract a buzz around your own knowledge and services. It is imperative that your resource box is interesting and informational enough for readers to want to click on the links to learn more about your services.
Something else to keep in mind is that the more articles you write, the more back links you’re going to get for your website. The more back links your site has, the better it will be positioned in the Google search engine. And we all know that’s a good thing!
In your Virtual Assistant marketing campaign, make sure to focus on keywords when writing your articles and the resource box. This will be picked up in search engines so make sure to use your keywords a few times throughout the article.
Also remember not to just post your articles on all the top article sites but make sure to post your article on your personal site as well. Your site will rank higher in Google because it has great content. You can use the content for your own newsletter too.
Here are some simple rules for submitting your articles to article directories and sites:
o Come up with some good keyword phrases for the articles.
o Make sure your resource box is appropriate for each article directory.
o Make sure that articles are between 300 and 500 words.
o Submit to the top article directories.
Once your article is accepted, your article will be listed for the world to see. Your article may be picked up and displayed by the search engines too. Prospects will find your article, read it and then hopefully they will click on the link to your website, thereby bringing in new clients who want to work with you!
Most of the article sites have a control panel which provides the stats of your articles, so you can easily log in and see how many people are viewing your articles. By following the simple process listed above, you should be able to make the article sites work for you, thereby increasing your Virtual Assistant marketing success.