Internet Marketing and List Building: Articles Are the Bomb!

 Rick Burdo Here!

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 If you’re into Internet marketing, I would say that your highest goal is list building? Yes or no? Want to know the best way to do that?

Writing articles.

That’s the best way to be list building. An article creates interest and credibility. When you are an author, you’re an instant expert. Does that make sense? So the point of the article is to get people to trust you, to believe in you, to become interested, and then the article has to leave them hanging.

Do you ever watch TV? I very rarely do. I actually don’t even have cable, but what I do is I watch the series “Lost.” I watch it online. If I were you, I would go to and look for “Lost.” Watch the first episode. You could even go ahead and go to your local video rental store and rent a couple of episodes of one of the most recent seasons or even the first season if you want to. I’d like you to watch that first episode, and then I’d like you to just try not to watch the second one. Just try. It’s almost impossible. The reason it’s almost impossible is because it’s incredibly entertaining, incredibly interesting, and it leaves so many questions in your mind that you want to know what happens next. Does that make sense?

That is how every television series works, and the good ones are very good at this. The bad ones don’t last very long. It’s a lot like Internet marketing. I’m not a big soap-opera fan, but soap operas are incredibly good at this for their target market. They set up all these bizarre love triangles and blah, blah, blah. They leave people wondering what is going to happen next from episode to episode to episode, and people just get drawn into the drama. That’s what you’re trying to create with your articles. You’re trying to draw people in and then leave them hanging to the point where they want more.

They want the solution, and guess what gives them the solution? Your squeeze page does. “To find out the answer… link to your URL.” Then your list building page should relate back to that article. You can set up all sorts of different list building pages if you want to that give them some of the answers to those things.

Articles are meant to drive people to your squeeze page so that you can be list building. The whole thing about credibility, getting them to know you, and all that stuff is bogus in Internet marketing. You can’t measure any of those things. You can measure the amount of traffic that comes to your website, and you can measure the percentage of people who opt-in to your list. Does that make sense?

What nationality are you? Okay, so why not write about Hispanic, Indian, or whatever-nationality-you-are home-based business or how to make millions of dollars even if you’ve only been in this country for a short time. Or maybe you’re an older woman who wants to make an Internet marketing business for herself. Or, you’re a retired Naval officer. I don’t know! Come up with a way of drawing people in based on something unique about you and the way you think about things and do things.

Nationality was just the first thing off the top of my head. My name is Tellman Knudson, and for some random reason I get tons of Scandinavians signing up for my list. I’ve never marketed to Scandinavians, but I bet if I did, it would be that much easier. Do you see my point? Work with your strong points. Write articles about them, and watch your list and your Internet marketing business grow.

 Tellman Knudson, CEO of OvercomeEverything, Inc., is a master list builder and well-known for his List Building Club. Tellman teaches students how to build a successful online business. Create your successful business from his step-by-step videos at:

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