If you are an artist, musician or small business person looking to sell your products and services on the web, videos on free hosting sites are the way to go. How-to DVD's are one of the most profitable products to produce because of the high content and high perceived value they carry to show off your expertise. Using pieces or 'snippets' of video taken from the DVD itself and marketed and shared on YouTube, can generate a ton of traffic to your website. There are many video hosting sites that you can advantage of other than just YouTube. And most of these are free for non commercial businesses.

You need traffic to support your website and sell your products. Article marketing and video marketing both are important sources of traffic for you. They are content rich and have the ability to show critical information about you and your business. This kind of traffic is far more targeted and qualified that leaving random links to your website from Twitter, Facebook or other social networking sites. Articles and videos are cheaper to market than pay-per-click ads as well.

This is the important part of getting traffic. There are sites out there that have been building quality traffic for years. They have done a majority of the work, and now you get to benefit. How? By submitting expert articles to those sites for inclusion on their guest columns. Almost every website needs content. And they are willing to look at any expert article to help them out. They usually won't pay for content, but the link back to your site is very powerful. It can drive a ton of targeted traffic to your site that you would not otherwise get on your own. Think of how much mileage you could get from one article that only takes a few minutes to write? This is a great way to build yourself as the expert as well.

The kind of traffic you get to your website is the determining factor to whether you make a sale or not. The traffic has to be pre-sold on the content to get them to click. Articles and videos can do just that. High content advertising for cheap is the most effective way to get the most sales for your time. Videos and articles can literally pack more punch than a press release or paid ad and they work for you 24/7.

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Author's Bio: 

Alka Dalal, MA. , MS., (NYU and Rutgers University) with many years of corporate experience, founded i-Speak Consulting to enable individuals to take a pro-active approach in being effective communicators in the workplace. She has enjoyed success with different careers, family life and business. She is thrilled to share the stories of her struggles and triumphs in spite of adversities with others, to help them build their dreams and succeed in their own ways and finding their own creativity.She draws upon her vast experience to provide valuable tips on how to succeed in today’s economy using great tool called Internet Marketing.