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					?Ok, you have probably been Internet marketing for awhile, at least long enough to
have heard about article marketing and list building techniques. These are two
separate things, by the way.

When used together, list building and article marketing are the dynamic duo! Together
these methods combine themselves to intermesh and create a monster of a traffic
generator that is unstoppable.

Many a time has an Internet marketer experimented with these two separate elements,
creating a monster that fed back to them too many hits, making them too much money.
Alas, what is to be done? Article marketing and list building is like cheese on pizza, it
was just meant to be!

As a model, let us just say that you do not have a market right now. You are a pet
owner with 4 cats and 5 dogs because you really love cats and dogs. You created a
newsletter to email to a few other pet loving friends you met in your pet forum.

As it turns out, you are a natural writer! All of your forum pals love your newsletter
about pet tips, etc. So, for a couple of months, you create a new edition to your
newsletter every week, and then send it to your friends. It has occurred to you that
maybe you could make some money with this "newsletter thing". The problem is, how
will you market this?

You have been ordering a few things for your pets at an online pet supply store. While
shopping this store one day, you notice a link to become an affiliate and market their
products for them. They will even pay you a commission of 25% of everything you
can sell. You join and create your very own affiliate website to promote the company's
products.

The next day, some article marketing friends of yours lets you in on article marketing
secrets. You begin to write articles about pets and submit them to article directories
with a link to your pet supply website at the bottom of every article.

Amazingly, readers are beginning to read your pet related articles and visiting your
site, but hardly anyone is buying anything. What will you do to increase sales?

Suddenly, a big light goes off in your head about your newsletter. The next day you
are article marketing and leaving a link with a message at the bottom of your articles.
"To subscribe to my free weekly newsletter, "The Cat and Dog Show", please click on
my link below!"

Suddenly, you are getting more subscribers to your newsletter than a dog has fleas! In
fact, you are getting so many subscribers now that you have to contact an auto
responder service to outsource the emailings on a regular time table. You are now
leaving resource information back-linked in your newsletters to your site, too.

You have suddenly become knowledgeable, trustworthy and the expert. All of these
pet lovers are a part of a list of subscribers to your newsletter with more subscribers
com


ing in every day! These people are visiting and book marking your site, buying
everything under the sun from you. You have become the cat's meow.

				
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