# What Kind of Experience Do I Need?
When you are trying to make money with articles , the beauty of it is that you don’t really need previous career related experience and that you can learn the ropes as you go . That being said , there are some skills that you will need to teach yourself or pick up along the way to make your sites successful . You can’t go in not knowing anything , not learning anything , and still expect to make a good income (or any income at all) .
First , you will need to know how to pick out the correct articles to make your sites successful . There are many types of content , from free content to high dollar content , and each comes with its own advantages and disadvantages (although high dollar content is more likely to give you a successful site in the end) .
Second , you will need to know how to choose keywords that can help you get a good amount of traffic , without being too competitive to get on the first or second page . If you choose highly competitive keywords that are used by large , mammoth website , you are likely to never get up to those much needed first two pages .
Third , you will need to know how to optimize your websites for various search engines . Search engine optimization skills will allow you to get high rankings for your chosen niche keywords , which will help to get visitors and make profit .
Fourth , if you opt for a large website that you will focus most of your internet marketing career on , you will also need to know how to market your website to your intended audience through paid banner ads and text links . If you prefer very small 2-5 page niche sites , then promoting all of them this way will not be cost effective and will eat up more profits than it is worth .
If you can capture some of these skills and attack them aggressively during your first few small websites or the first few months of a larger website , then you will eventually become an expert . Since you can learn the ropes first hand on your own , the only thing that you will need to do before you begin your new career is to read up on how to get started (maybe purchase an internet marketing e-book or two) and make sure that you have the funds available to start a small site . . . . . . .