Each article has the owners byline placed under it so that those who eventually read the article will know who wrote it (or at least who owns it) and will be able to get in contact with or visit their website for further information.
Articles directories are a great place to put your articles so that they will make you money. By using this method, people who are interested in your product or service will see your article, view you as an expert in the subject, and will visit your website. Even if you cannot write or do not have any knowledge on the subject in which you are promoting you can always hire a writer to do the work for you. Getting quality articles written will be expensive up front, but they will pay for themselves in no time, either through affiliate sales or selling your own services, and everything from then on is pure profit.
Lets take a real life example. Imagine that you are an accountant working from home. You write an article on an accounting topic and place it on various article directories. Those who are looking for the subject you wrote about will read your article, see that you have the knowledge and skill that is needed to do a job for them, and visit your website or contact you via e-mail. Your article just gained you a new client who may use your services regularly, but will definitely give you a nice profit at least once.
Furthermore, since you have posted it on a free article directory, others who have affiliate websites about accounting will inevitably use your article for their website. Since they must attach your byline to it, this will bring you even more exposure for every website that re-posts your article. This because you will be benefiting off the traffic that they get to their website. Not only will you get traffic from the actual articles,you will also get higher rankings from the search engines when their robots find more and more links pointing to your site.
There are numerous article directories out there for you to utilize. Your best bet is to put a copy of each of your articles on every one for maximum exposure. It will eventually help to bring more traffic and customers to your website, which will lead to new orders and more profit. You may want to spread out distribution though. It is good to submit one article to a few directories a day. This is because major search engines like to see natural link growth.
Following these guidlines, allways do the right thing and have fun doing it and your websites will prove to generate loads of money for you and your family to enjoy for years to come.
Joshua Spaulding is an Author providing Ordinary people an opportunity to make Extraordinary Money through his website at http://makemoneyonline.josh4info.com Joshua also runs an Article Directory where webmasters can get Free Website Content from Quality Articles at http://www.articlesalley.com