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Perhaps the people most affected by the problems with the economy are those who are preparing to retire in the near future.

Many people woke up to find that one day their stock portfolio had been reduced by half or even more.

And when retirement is only a few years away, it can be devastating to take such a loss.

Don’t Be Quick To Dispair

If you’re in this group of people, you may be wondering how you’re going to retire or stay in retirement.

However, you don’t have to resort to reentering the workforce in order to replace what was lost.

There are many…


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Sometimes it’s not the writing that has you bogged down, but it’s conducting your article marketing research that has you stumped.

Where do you get ideas from?

How do you know what to write about?

Here are six fail proof methods to give you plenty of fodder for your article marketing brainstorming sessions — and I’ll give you good examples for them.

Spy On Competitors

There’s a difference between spying and plagiarizing.

You can go to dozens of article directories and see what topics your competitors are writing about.

So let’s pretend your niche is dog food, okay?

You could take a peak…


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Without using article marketing, one kind of product promotion business owners will often use is the pay-per-click method.

It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that PPC can be a very costly way of doing business.

The goal of PPC is to get people to your site, more specifically to an offer.

So you bid for keywords, your ads pop up during searches and if they click on the ad, you then pay because they clicked.

Just because the visitor clicked on the ad doesn’t guarantee a conversion.

Which means you can get a whole lot of clicks that…


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Everything in Internet marketing has a strategy attached to it.

Whether you’re talking about graphics or joint ventures or an article marketing strategy, you want to have a plan of attack in place before you embark on a campaign that could cost you time, money or both.

With Blog Marketing, Two Primary Factors Are Involved — Quality And Quantity

You can’t neglect either one if you want to have success as an article marketer.

If you churn out a high volume of crappy articles, then they won’t convert and your time will have been wasted.

Likewise, if you take too long working on individual articles, you won’t see the kind of traffic…


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During a period of economic instability, it’s hard to know where you should keep your money.

And when you lose your hard-earned dollars on unsafe investments, your stress levels can soar.

But you can find ways to invest, even in today’s world, that will keep your money safe and still offer you the chance to grow your wealth.

The Stock Market Can Be Stressful

It moves up and down — sometimes at an alarming rate.

So the stock market isn’t the place to put money that you want to use in the next few years.

If you’re close to retirement age, it’s not the best way…


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Are your business article marketing efforts leaving you frustrated?

Are you not seeing your goals reached the way you thought they would be?

Don’t give up.

As with any type of marketing, there’s a fine line between doing it the right way and getting rewarded for your efforts and doing it the wrong way and drawing a blank.

But if you’re not seeing results, there’s a pretty easy way to fix that problem.

There are three main steps that can improve your marketing strategy.

Step #1 — Message

The first step is to ask yourself what the message is that you’re getting across.

Customers…


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If you’re a TV news junkie, you’ve no doubt been inundated with news about the economy.

For some people this news is important, but doesn’t cause a lot of problems.

But for others, economy news can cause an adverse stress reaction.

Tension Buildup From Information Overload

You may be feeling depressed, anxious, and overwhelmed by the news.

When those feelings come, you may need to take action to handle them.

First you need to decide what’s exactly causing your stress.

If you’re not in the position of losing a job or even a home, you may be confused by your feelings of stress when it…


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One question those unsure about promoting businesses often ask is, “ Does blogging have any drawbacks? “ and the answer is yes.

There are always cons to pros and negatives to positives.

There are never ANY perfect systems to use.

However, you can make it nearly perfect for you if you know how to maximize the potential you have for article marketing.

The Downsides

Some of the drawbacks are that it’s not instantaneous like Pay Per Click marketing.

You won’t see results that fast.

Sometimes, you might get articles put up and wonder if anyone’s paying attention.

It takes more patience to…


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Sometimes stress — even money related stress — makes it tempting to spend more money.

Retail therapy is very common among consumers today because it offers a quick high when you run that charge card or pay for something new.

However, spending money to relieve stress can quickly turn into a problem.

The Downward Spiral

The cycle of addiction is referred to frequently as a downward spiral.

That’s because you get a high the first time you do something and you never get that same high again.

Instead, you find yourself doing more and more of the drug and never feeling as good…


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Have you ever thought that article marketing is not for everyone?

If you have, you wouldn’t be alone in your thinking but you would be mistaken.

You would also be passing up a golden opportunity to spread valuable information about the products you’re offering.

It’s easy to understand why some would be reluctant to get involved with writing articles.

Who Likes Writing Articles?

For some, writing ranks as high on the fun meter as paying a large tax bill on April 15 thevery year.

But even if writing articles isn’t your idea of a good time, there’s still no need to pass up using…

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