Everyone that wants to make money online knows that one of the most important things you need is traffic to either your website or to an affiliate website. Today I’m going to talk about how to get traffic to your website faster than you ever thought possible.
I was going through the Warrior Forum the other day and a woman asked a question about paid vs. free traffic. She couldn’t understand why anyone would pay for traffic when they could get it for free from the search engines.
First of all, you should never depend on any one source of traffic. That type of thinking can put you out of business very quickly.
Second, free organic traffic is great but you are at the continued mercy of the search engine algorithms every time they make changes. We all know what they call that when it comes to our friends at Google, SLAP!
While I like free traffic I have to go with paid traffic. Why? It is more predictable and you can easily scale it up to almost as big as you want. The reason is that there are so many different paid traffic sources out there vs. there only being one source of organic traffic.
You can use paid sources like PPC, PPV, solo email ads, banners, co-registration, domain redirects, etc. and that is just to name a few.
To prove what I’m saying is true I’ll give you a really fast traffic method right now. Go to Google and search “expired domain traffic.” You will get a list of companies that you can pay to send you hundreds of thousands of real visitors from a specific country or from all over the world starting today at very reasonable prices. Just be sure to remember that I gave you this tip for crying out loud. LOL!
So the question that I asked in the beginning of this post as to if traffic is really that hard to get? The answer is no. You just need to find the right traffic source for what you are trying to do and always make sure that whatever you pick is the right type of traffic for your offer and for the overall growth of your business.
If you are just getting started and want to know how to get free website traffic, I am going to give you one fast surefire method.
This method is one that will blow your mind because I’m not going to tell you to use Social Media Tools like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. This free website traffic method works extremely well and is very underground.
The method is ghostwriting for super affiliates. You see most all super affiliates have followings and subsequently run blogs with newsletters. You can just Google your niche + blog, your niche + powered by wordpress, inurl:jvblog, inurl:jv-blog, “jv leaderboard” etc. Also you can go to sites like JVNotifyPro.com to find super affiliates by looking at who has committed to participate in the most recent launches. Trust me, all of these people can send you tons of free website traffic.
Next what you need to do is to create a high quality 10 to 15 page pdf report (OpenOffice.org has free software that you can use to create reports in the pdf format) about a hot topic within your niche but there is a twist! The twist is that you’re going to ghostwrite the report; meaning that you will include the super affiliate’s photo and name as the author.
At first you might feel like you are doing a lot of work and someone will get all of the credit but don’t. Remember to keep your eye on the prize; free website traffic. Because you helped a super affiliate with something that they always need, fresh new content, most of them will help you in return. They might send you free website traffic by way of a blast to their email list or mention you in their newsletter. I recommend that you send them to a squeeze page where you give them something for free so that you can build a quality list.
People that I have told this method to always want to know where to find the high quality content that will go into their reports, and that is actually easy. Just do a search in Google to find forums (your niche + forum) within your niche and check out the hottest topics with the most activity. There you will not only find the questions, but also the answers as well.
So when it comes to great, high quality and free website traffic you can’t miss with this method…
I guess that the title of this post is a bit vague but if you are into online marketing, driving online traffic is a skill not to be ignored.
When most people begin their education online, they usually start with free traffic methods because most of the time they don’t have much money to spend. But what people don’t realize that their time is worth money, making the free traffic methods not so free after all. You will have to be consistent with putting out content and will need to be patient because the free traffic methods are slow.
Then you have the people that want speed, so they pay for traffic. This can get expensive if you don’t know what you are doing and you can lose your shirt if you aren’t careful. But if you can learn how to drive online traffic this way you can get critical information back very quickly and make a lot of money in a very short span of time.
What people don’t realize is that if you can master sending targeted traffic to specific places on the Internet, you can pretty much write your own ticket! People that I talk to worry about the wrong things when it comes to online marketing. They think knowing how to build a website is the most important thing but it isn’t.
First you need to know how to drive targeted traffic to a congruent lead capture page. Why a lead capture page? The absolute second most important thing is building a database of people interested in what you have. When you capture leads you are building a real business asset for the future.
So when you are considering what to start learning in the vast online marketing world, learn how to drive online traffic because that is a skill that is critical to your success…
This post was supposed to be up last Friday but I felt that the Google post needed to be put up.
Now I’m going to talk about the advantages of free traffic as opposed to paid traffic.
Paid traffic is lightning fast but the possibility always exists that you will lose your money. This is probably one of the biggest deterrents when it comes to this type of traffic barring not having any money to spend.
Free traffic is much slower but after you put the work in it lasts longer. The volume of traffic that you can receive will be much less for the most part unless you are able to rank for a highly competitive keyword phrase. Ranking for highly competitive keyword phrases could take anywhere from a few months to a few years! It all depends on what keywords you are targeting.
My recommendation is that you begin with something much easier. Local search terms are much easier to rank for and they are the next big thing. You can rank for keywords that get good traffic (at least 300 searches per month) and dominate the first page of the search engines.
Once you have your sites on the first page, you can monetize them with Google Adsense, direct joint venture agreements with local merchants or sell the sites outright. The options are limitless, just use your imagination.
As for utilizing free traffic methods for affiliate marketing, don’t plan on it happening overnight. You must be patient and don’t give up at the first signs of failure. With free traffic you are the tortoise not the hare. So plan on seeing results in months not days…
Most people that start out in Internet Marketing (IM) naturally gravitate towards free traffic methods because their funds are usually limited. The only problem with this is that the free methods take more personal time to implement and longer to see results than most people have the patience for.
When these same people hear about the incredible speed of paid traffic methods they let them pass by because of the fear of losing money during the testing process. If your time is limited and you need to get something going quickly, paid traffic doesn’t have to be that expensive.
There are methods out there that can get you really cheap traffic. You can get people to your website or to an affiliate website for as little as a penny. I know that it seems as if the times of really cheap traffic have passed us by but if you know the right system it is still possible to get it today.
My suggestion is to follow someone in the IM space that you really respect and who has a lot of integrity. Get yourself a paid traffic mentor to guide you so that you don’t make that many mistakes on your journey to financial freedom.
I know individuals right now, from up and comers to gurus, that are absolutely killing it with paid traffic. They keep their costs low and their return on investment high. With paid traffic you do more campaign monitoring than labor. So it is up to you how you wish to go about making money online.
On Friday I’m going to flip to the advantages of free traffic methods that take more time to implement but are beneficial for those that want to go that route. Be sure to come back in a couple of days to get the other side of the story…
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