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How to Market articles online

Updated on June 8, 2013

Learn from a networking guru

Step by step approach to friendly networking

First and foremost you will need to rethink your online strategy a bit, especially if you're looking to earn a passive income by drawing in tons of web traffic to your web location, blog, or hub articles online.

Below are some simple steps to get you going in any networking community:

  • If you have joined various social networking websites such as Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, and the list goes on and on. Make sure to optimize your profile image.
  • Think of a wiser approach to posting your content there, be bold and experiment, but never over do anything.
  • Don't go posting outlandish nonsense that is rude or obnoxious it shall turn people off and will result in the opposite of you being able to establish a web of trust.
  • Posting content regularly is good, but never duplicate your posts or post repeatedly.
  • Overloading any single web location, comment space, or news feed is considered social spam, and people if anything will no longer think to click or share such content over time.
  • Playing fair is the key, being humble is yet another way to master the balancing act.
  • Show that you really truly care for what someone else has posted, just don't continuously like things and share things without leaving an insightful comment, this is also an indicator to them, that you may just be trolling and seeking for them to favor you and without you caring about what they have to offer up.
  • Expecting for others to reciprocate such excessive compulsive, or evasive attack pattern strategies online and performing such activities isn't wise even though many folks do it regularly (Being balanced is far better, meaning 1-3 posts per day per networking locations is OK and sharing fairly with others there helps to contribute to a community oriented cause, deterring selfishness and thus favoring supportive positive attitudes & outlooks)
  • Stay far away from posting duplicates of your content on the same networking location specifically in a FB group, Google+ community, and even on your FB timeline, or G+ wall stream. (Duplicate posts deter others from following your content over time, it also plagues any networking community as is looked at as you being a spammer if anything.)


Things to know while networking

Many people find it most difficult to do the networking thing, while simultaneously trying to master the art of hub writing, blogging, website maintenance and keeping up with it all today.

So it is also imperative to take breaks from it all from time to time, and when you need to don't hesitate do so, but remember that you need to communicate to folks with lets say a Facebook post, or get onto a Hubpages forum and make such a thing known to all who follow you, the word will get out from that point on, by your supporters and especially if they love your articles, poems, or hubloving supportive activities, what have you.

No nonsense networking poll

What sorts of things have you fell for in the past while trying the network marketing thing

See results

Have you had issues networking?

Network marketing is something that isn't always understood today, many online web locations are so designed to mislead people. You need to understand that we are all dealing with an arena where people of all walks of life, races, sex, ethnicity, religions, creeds and cultures are here as well, and not all of these people are going to play fair or care to do anything right by you or others on the Internet. (Also be mindful of your own activities towards them, being intrusive or burdensome will turn on you in the long run and you can get labels negatively.)

So you must also be on high alert at all times, because anything you do, say, post or choose not to do, can be used against you on the internet and in any way they see fit. (That isn't to say for you to be afraid, but be knowledgeable to the fact that it isn't always cookies and cream out here.)

This is why the digital world is very dangerous, and needs a watchful set of eyes to handle all business transactions and or endeavors you partake in. (Working together with people, forming group collaborations works best in policing any network, it equates to strength in numbers.)

The question posed to folks up above in the subtitle, is designed to be thought provoking only and to see where you stand. The poll on the right of the screen there is for statistics purposes of making certain determinations for the authors future topic and subject article selections, which will most definitely help this author, be equipped to help anyone who makes communications below in the comment space. (Feel free to take the poll and to provide positive feedback if any)

Other ways to improve your marketing skills online

Write a blog
Use Blogspot
Use Wordpress
Optimize your articles
Proof read em before & after publishing
Use Google Adwords keyword tool for titling
Study up on SEO
Communicate effectively
Provide useful feedback
Work on your grammar
Do your research
Keep in touch with your viewers & fellow writers

Social networking pro advice

Join many Facebook groups, get on Pinterest, create a community on Google+, heck start your own FB group, fan page, or business page. These are all viable options for helping you to market your hubs, and of course there's tons more, but in order to make it happen there you need to communicate with people effectively, and not just to market your hubs, you need to play fair, maybe help folks every now and then with their online campaigns, hubs getting shared elsewhere etc...

This is what I've been doing on a daily basis, and it does work wonders when folks get to know you and begin to trust in your online activities more and more. Pretty much you need to build a web of trust and not one that's fake, or misleading, you need to support others efforts in what they are doing to be able for them to also decide to care for the likes of your online pursuits and efforts.


Rev up your video powers!

Making communications online is far easier using Youtube, and by sharing your true lived expertise.  Just try to learn how to edit your videos (Intelligible screen transitions) and use high quality HD video tools, camcorder, video camera etc...
Making communications online is far easier using Youtube, and by sharing your true lived expertise. Just try to learn how to edit your videos (Intelligible screen transitions) and use high quality HD video tools, camcorder, video camera etc...

More useful networking tips

  • Being an effective communicator also means you need to take the time to get to know people, invest some time in conversing fourth and back with whomever you made connections with and consider them to be digital friends.
  • Since you are hidden behind a computer screen, it would be highly advisable to share a video of yourself, and maybe do a Google Hangout so folks can at least get to know the real you.
  • Many folks are shy, or wanna stay unseen for privacy reasons, and that is understandable.
  • In order to maximize your voice and ability to market your creative works online, you also need to take such a risk sometimes, because the rewards may be much larger than you perceive them to be in the end.
  • Video on Youtube is powerful, learn to follow the trends and utilize their keywords to help boost your online potential, it works!
  • Maybe create your own social media platform to track the trends, and from your Youtube channel. (The author of this article has done so, give his location a look to learn how - FPCVirtual Youtube channel - Achieved over 250,000 views as of the publishing of this hub article.)

Don't fear exposure embrace it!


Learn to share effectively with others, it surely helps

Paying it forward on hubpages helps in this as well, which is also known as spreading the hublove. I done it and continue to help support my fellow writers in their writing efforts and this help also extends onto their blogs, their business websites, I even have purchased books from them, helped to promote them on my blogs, websites etc... (Work on your hubtivity aka well balanced hubbing activities here and in all aspects of the sense.)

When you have a community of writers behind what you are attempting to do online, it will help you multiply your voice digitally, and that is one sure fire way to achieve digital lift off.

The final equation to the whole thing is your true ability to provide useful, insightful, and intelligible feedback to them through and through on every single article you have chosen to read/comment into and care for sharing potentially.

You also need to keep up with all the communications that you have mustered up between those whom you choose to make effective communications with (Followers and those you choose to follow), this is the final straw and besides your talent you've plugged into your online writings aka hubs or articles elsewhere online.

A video about bringing Q&A here on hubpages and extending it onto Youtube, just one idea of how to give exposure a try


Everything stated in this article is where your visibility online, can become a key instrument in marketing your very own niche brand to come, or professional portfolio you already have mounted up online.

Keeping in consistent effective communications is essential. If you do decide to go the community route. So if you eventually decide to do whats right for yourself and all others you contact or have already been doing so, then your on the right path.

Using these method shall work more effectively as time goes along, you also need to work on the overall quality of your content you offer up, then and only then shall marketing online today begin to pay off, unless you have the money to pay for advertising. (Keep in mind that content is still king in all aspects, so working on it consistently also yields higher and higher feedback, and web traffic results.)

Note: (For hubpages authors and those interested in becoming a member)

Please don't hesitate to drop the author of this hub article a comment, all are accepted. Thanks for caring to read, to share and to provide feedback if any is to surface. He will try his best to return the favor whenever possible.

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Authored by Mike Pugh aka CloudExplorer


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      Mike Pugh 4 years ago from New York City

      @DDE, thanks for checking out my video, glad you felt it was relevant.

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Awesome ideas here and most helpful for newbies

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      Mike Pugh 4 years ago from New York City

      @ChristyWrites, yay! its nice to see you here and I'm glad you dig my hub here. Marketing anything is tough online and mainly because the quality of whatever we choose to offer up is going to be heavily scrutinized, so its no joke today, unless we on Youtube and doing something outlandish or straight out crazy, funny, etc...

      Yupper, engagement time is like face time, and the more eye candy we offer up, the more views pore on in for sure.

      Thanks for sharing CB.

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      Christy Birmingham 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Very useful advice here, CE! You do a thorough job of covering the subject and I completely agree that a balanced approach is best. Engage and then engage some more, but do so on a regular basis. Vote up!

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      Mike Pugh 4 years ago from New York City

      @FullOfLoveSites, glad you enjoyed the tips I loaded up here.

      As long as your risks are wise and calculated out to help others, I bet it shall score for you in many more ways then one. Good luck and thanks for giving my hub here a try and for commenting.

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      FullOfLoveSites 4 years ago from United States

      Thanks for your tips. I will try to take more risks in marketing my articles this time. Who knows, they will turn out good for me. Up and useful. :)

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      Mike Pugh 4 years ago from New York City

      @carol7777, thanks for the cool comment and for sharing. If you need any tips on video making, setting up your Youtube account, Youtube Partnership or anything video related let me know I will most definitely help you out.

      I help many fellow hubbers on Facebook with it all and I have some simple tutorial videos I been creating when ever folks need help, so I can send you some from my Youtube channel if needed as well.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Powerful hub....So many good ideas here..I am going to attempt doing some videos though I don't have a clue ...Thanks for taking the time to share all this information. UP and pinning.

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      Mike Pugh 4 years ago from New York City

      @always exploring, thank you Ruby for the cool comment and for sharing as always.

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      Mike Pugh 4 years ago from New York City

      YW, Thank you Lurana for the visit, for sharing and commenting.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      You always give excellent ideas, now to find the time!!!

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      Lurana Brown 4 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      More helpful advice and ideas...thanks Mike!

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      chrisinhawaii 4 years ago

      Hey Mike, I love the emphasis on being genuine in all our outreach/networking efforts. There's so many fake people out there; it gets irritating after awhile =) Aloha!

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      Mike Pugh 4 years ago from New York City

      Thank you Sweetie for choosing to give my hub here a run for its digi-bucks :)

      Yeah markerting online today isn't as easy as it once been when the age of backlinks mattered a great deal and SEO or as they say quality was king.

      Today there's many more elements involved for sure and most of them are of a social nature for sure.

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      sweetie1 4 years ago from India

      Very interesting tip and I must say I learnt a lot about marketing my blogs online. Thanks for sharing.

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      Mike Pugh 4 years ago from New York City

      Thanks Jimmy for the cool comment, I figured I'd help a fellow hubber in the Q&A area, this is a massive answer for such a person. I'm glad you liked the hub :)

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      It does help greatly, Mike....I know for a fact my views skyrocketed after becoming part of the Facebook crowd....the downside is the amount of time it takes to do it on a regular basis, as you well know. It is a juggling act with time being the balls in the air.

      Thanks for the tips my friend and have a great weekend.


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      James Paterson 4 years ago from Scotland

      Great advice for new Hubbers and a great reminder for us oldies, thanks for sharing....jimmy