Information marketing for authors has become extremely popular, and it does not require a lot to get started. Internet marketing is not for everyone, though. Authors considering this type of job need to be creative, unique, and willing to overcome obstacles. Information marketing for authors is a field of occupation that can be positive, whereby you can make money with your message, as well as target your niche to create products, design websites, web copy, subscription forms etc.
Ultimately, information marketing is writing content and, or, creating product(s) for a given niche. You have to do some legwork first, however, meaning you should have a solid understanding of the product and subject you intend to write about. Nothing is more fruitless than spending hours upon hours writing something that no one will use or buy. Information need to be unique, not something that has been regurgitated repeatedly numerous times on other sites. If you are successful in providing quality information in your specific niche, then you could also benefit from both traffic and advertising profits.
Companies are constantly creating new products and they need advertisers. This is an area where you can help. If you are willing to write articles, blog posts, forums posts and more, then these companies want you. By you writing articles for them, they do not have to use their resources to market their product as much, and many of them will pay you decent commissions for each referral that you send them.
It’s important to be a quality provider versus a blast provider, though. Blast providers send out whatever they believe will get them instant cash. Internet marketing is not instant cash. Quality providers on the other hand, take their time, are known for providing excellent information and they make a solid income from their efforts.
When a company or a niche needs content, they use Internet marketing. For marketers, this is a great opportunity to make money in a relatively short space of time. In addition, you do not have to create your own products if you don’t want to, as there are a lot of companies willing to use your services. However, if you are able to create and market your own product, then your ability to make even more money increases exponentially.
It is in your best interest as an Internet marketer to ensure that your content is not plagiarized for a few reasons.
- One, you can be sued for plagiarism.
- Two, search engines do not like duplicated content and will most likely penalize you, and
- Three, people will ignore your content because they’ve seen it before; there’s no freshness and as such, bears no value to them.
It’s not worth wasting your time copying other people’s work. So, is information marketing for authors the way to go? If you are:
- Have decent writing skill
- Have a strong perseverance
Then you most likely could succeed in Internet marketing.
Now, here is the challenging part … you have to start writing or creating something if you want to be successful. I know it seems pointless for me to say it, but truthfully, that is why so many people fail – they fail to get going, because they are spending time trying to create ‘perfect’ content.
The trick is to get started. The sooner you do, you will make the lives of those whom you are serving better and you will also start making money with your message. So, go on, get started.
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© 2012 Cherry-Ann Carew
Cherry-Ann Carew, aka The Power Writing Coach, Editor, Amazon best-selling author and Founder of Writetastic Solutions is passionate about helping aspiring fiction and non-fiction writers bring out their creative expression to write their books. Learn how her coaching and editing services can help you Write It, Work It and Publish It™ at: http://www.writetasticsolutions.com.
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