You need to drive traffic to your website in order to make money because to maintain a website requires a certain cost, whether it is the domain name, the hosting, website design and time. If you have significant traffic to your website, the next step is to monetize it, either by promoting affiliate offers, Adsense or even CPA. I highly suggests that you start building a list once you get consistent traffic to your website. Check out Non-Stop Traffic Formula for an extensive tutorial on traffic getting strategies.
One of the best ways to drive traffic to your website is by utilizing Google search engine. Google gives targeted traffic. You can use either Google Pay Per Click or SEO. Recently, Pay Per Click on Google has become quite expensive resulting in many website owners and internet marketers to look for an alternative way. Most have started to learn SEO. SEO is great because of its long term benefits. It is less costly than Pay Per Click and the effects of SEO on a website is more long-lasting.
Besides using search engines, you can also utilize channels such as niche forums and blogs. The strategy is a bit different than search but the results can be quite good. The way to do this is to select great forums and blogs in your niche market. Then, you need to build your reputation by contributing to the forums and blogs by providing valuable contents and comments. Visitors to forums are wary if you try to sell them anything so don’t come across as someone who is desperate for a sale. Give good feedback and sooner or later, you will find people who are more receptive to visit your website or blog through your forum signature. The same concept applies to niche blogs.
For niche blogs, you need to capitalize on the repeat visitors that visit these blogs. Always give valuable comments that link back to your website. You should also aim to be unique by not following what spammers do. Build your reputation and when the time comes, you will notice a surge of traffic to your site.
Youtube is also a good channel to get traffic. Please remember that you don’t need to have special skills. By just understanding the fundamentals of making a short video, you can start to post on Youtube with a link back to your website. If you don’t have a lot of time, try to build alliances with existing Youtube channel owners. Work with them by either giving them a percentage of the sales or a certain fee in return of links back to your website.
Building traffic to your website also requires consistent follow-up as the results won’t be seen seen in a day or two.
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