Simple steps on how to turn your articles into cash and drive traffic to your website

I guess you’re wondering how the heck you can turn articles into cash, like I was when I started researching advertising with my articles. They’re simply the best free form of advertising you can hope to find, but to turn them into money-making nuggets of information, there are a few simple things you need to do.

Many of you have probably done some research on the use of articles as one of the free and most effective forms of advertising available on the Internet. The problem most people have is that their articles get rejected or returned for editing by article directories, but why is this?

Article directories receive hundreds/thousands of articles every week. They also need to earn money, so they tend to choose articles that offer quality content/information.

If you’ve submitted an article to a directory, chances are you’ve been sent a few for editing, no matter how much you review the article yourself before submitting. It’s hard to prove your own work for a very simple reason, you know the message you’re trying to get across.


Give your article to a few of your friends to read first, even if they don’t know anything about it.

Ask them, when they have read it, to tell you if they fully understood the points you were trying to make in the article. If they don’t, chances are the administrators of an article directory feel the same way. If they don’t understand, ask them what you need to change to make the post understandable.

Don’t take their advice as criticism; these people are the key to making sure your articles get distributed virally and thus create profit/traffic for your website/company.

Webmasters use these articles as web content and as newsletters; If the information is simple and clear to everyone who reads it, most of the people who search for it will use your articles.

It is important that when submitting an article you DO NOT submit duplicates. By this I mean that you should not copy someone else’s text directly, not even a single sentence.


If your articles are written by you, then they are unique. Article directories, search engines, and webmasters love this. Sorry to sound a bit cliché, but this is probably the only tip that will save you a lot of editing time and effort. If you duplicate other articles, the directories (the people you want to impress) will most likely reject them.

Google also knows when content has been duplicated (when their Googlebots parse the content of the page) and they don’t like this. They penalize pages with duplicate content by placing you lower in search engines, and since Google drives around 80% of all online traffic, you want to keep them as sweet as possible.

They will reward you by placing you higher if your content is of good quality and unique by placing the page higher in search engines, this means more exposure for your posts and a better chance of the article being distributed virally.


Keep your articles short and to the point. Keep out any obvious statements like

“To find the best auto insurance deals, you need to shop around.”

That’s obvious and it will mess up your quality content.

Readers are looking for a quick fix, so that’s what you should give them. The optimal size of your article should be between 400 and 600 words full of useful tips and advice. This will only make your articles go viral and thus create more exposure for your business or affiliate links.

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