Successful online businesses know that article marketing is a very important part of their marketing mix. In fact it could be the most important part for many small business online today.The truth is I didn't always think that way. When first starting my internet business, I was taught that Article Marketing was what I had to do to grow a strong business. Unfortunately I didn't see how writing a bunch of articles could do that. Especially since writing was extremely painful and time consuming for me. I felt there were better uses for my time than struggling to write for people that would probably never in a million years run across my article anyway.