Article Submissions Help You Make Money

Ok, the title in this post here at Make Money Blog should get you thinking about article submissions as a way of link building to your website which will result in you making money from the extra traffic.

For submitting articles to directories, there are two schools of thought from an SEO point of view. Some believe that duplicate content is ok, others don’t. I personally believe that there is some merit to using duplicates in low quality article directories, while keeping originals for the top directories like (probably the best in terms of SEO).

Are There Alternatives?

Another alternative to article directories is something called, which I use to submit original articles to. Articles rank well on their own thanks to the domain’s authority, giving good link juice. You can also earn extra cash from the adsense revenue share if you want to.

Each article there is only really good for one link, but I’ve been seeing better results from only using a single link in an article rather than using multiple links.

Article Directories

Then there are the multiple article directories that are less well moderated than Ezinearticles and you can get away with sending spun articles to them with links in your resource box. The value of these links vary according to the authority of the article directory, but in general they are fairly low value. If you need a resource, then here is a list of article directories here: that you can submit to.

A link is still a link and the more you can get, the better. Remember to alternate your long tail keyword anchors so you don’t end up sending your site a thousand links all with the same anchor, or that will only get you penalized by Google.

Duplicating Content

If you want to send duplicate articles to these directories using automated software, you can, but Google generally ignores duplicate content and any links that are in there. The good news is that the other search engines don’t seem to mind and count all links, including no-follow. They all generate targeted traffic and are therefore relevant. They just don’t send you as much as Google.

The choice is yours at the end of the day and how much work you’re prepared to put in to make money with your home business and generate fewer quality links or just a ton of crappy ones!

How to Make Money Online with a Home Business

Everyone who works from home using the Internet as their primary source of income wants to know how to make money online from a home business.

Some people are actually doing just that, while th vast majority of people are not. We’ll look at what separates the two.

Those Who Do Not Make Money Online

Those that do not make money online from their home business are the ones who are generally bloggers chasing social traffic to gain a large readership in the hope of either eventually attracting advertising revenue or selling affiliate products or earning money from PPC ads. They fail because the kind of traffic they are chasing are never going to convert into cash.

Why is this, when all the so-called A-list bloggers are telling everyone that they are making a mint from advertising because they have such a large reader base, which is what the advertisers require in order to spend money on placing their ads on your blog?

Well, actually, advertisers soon realize that the very type of traffic that the A-list is attracting does not convert for them, so they move on. They generally make peanuts from any PPC ads because social bloggers do not click on the ads, and the ones that do rarely convert, which results in your blog being served low cost ads.

One way that the A-list make a lot of money is from new products that are released on Clickbank. Because their readership is huge and made up mainly of bloggers who also want to make money online from blogging, they are an easy target for this or that latest must have money making product or ebook and because of their status and high volume of blogger traffic, they generally get to promote new releases before they are generally released.

This means they steal the march on everyone else, especially when it comes to MLM type sign-up lists or membership sites. Bloggers will sign up fast in the hope of taking a slice of the pie they just bought into, without realizing that the A-list blogger they just copped a commission for has virtually cleaned up in the first day or two and the scraps left for everyone else are not worth fighting over.

So where does that leave the blogger wanting to make money online from blogging?

Without a pot to piss in, usually. These are the failures in the home business market and statistically they fall in to the top 95-99% of all Internet marketers who try to get started in this business.

Those Who Do Make Money Online

Those that do make money online know what the A-listers do not tell their readers. They know that the kind of traffic they need to attract comes purely from the search engines and not the social media.

Why is this?

Because it’s targeted to the keywords their blogs and websites are optimized for, which in turn means that they are visiting the site because the site is (or at least appears to be) offering what they are looking for

In the case of PPC ads, the targeted traffic is much more likely to click them because they will be served to a fully optimized site as being totally relevant to that site’s topic. They will also be more likely to convert into sales for the advertiser, meaning the site will be served the top priced ads.

If the site is selling affiliate products, again, the traffic will have turned up at the site because that is what they were searching for and will be more disposed to buy.

The best part is once a site is generating a large volume of regular, search traffic, advertisers are much more interested in buying space on your site, because that traffic converts, period!

So now you know the difference from those that do and those that do not know how to make money with a home business where the Internet is your main source of income.

Or not as the case may be!