6 Free Traffic Techniques For Broke Marketers
When newcomers to Internet Marketing first get involved in the entire process of creating their own products, designing sales or landing pages and trying to stimulate enough traffic to make sales, they often get lost.
Losing your way in the Internet wasteland is not a failing on your part, but a by-product of information overload and a lack of the specific steps you need to take to accomplish your goal.
We’ve all been there.
When I first started out, I had to get creative when I realized I didn’t have a budget of ANY kind to market my products and online business I’m glad I did because the techniques in this article are the best in terms of getting traffic to my sites and I use them FAR more than any sort of paid advertising.
This article is conjured with you in mind, the newcomer to the most critical part of Internet Marketing…driving traffic to your sites. If you do not understand the powerful options available to you for generating a traffic flow of interested visitors, you will not make many, if any, sales.
The entire focus is how to generate FREE traffic with any or all of the successful techniques presented here. You are advised to try one method at a time and not too get scattered trying to tweak and master too many things at the same time.
The main ways I get traffic to my sites are:
1. Viral marketing.
Writing and distributing FREE reports and e-books that also come with resell rights (so people can pass them on and so and and so on).
I put links back to my sites in the e-books. I’ve not gone into great detail about how to do this in this article purely there’s not much to tell – write a report, put links in it back to your products – give it away.
2. Article marketing
The most effective way to make sure your articles get used by as many people as possible (therefore generating the most traffic) is to make them interesting. The best way to do that is to visit similar sites and see which articles turn YOU on. If they interest you, they’ll interest others so write a similar article. If they bore you, they’ll bore others so stay away.
3. Forum Posting
Don’t underestimate this method.
If I have a launch on my blog (or a viral report I want to give away) then I’ll get stuck into the forums for a few hours. I change my signature as much as I change my underwear (uuuuuurgh) and every time I have a new launch, I post on the forums. Don’t forget when you change your sig, on most forums it automatically changes on every post you’ve ever written too (posts are GREAT for getting picked up by search engines so make sure you use long keywords, so all your past posts’ sigs will also point to your latest post.
4. Blog posting
Post on other people’s blogs – especially HUGE gurus’ blogs (they don’t get as many comments as you might think) and make sure you leave a link back to your products. Don’t do this in the body of the post – just make sure you include your website when you sign up to leave a comment and it should be automatically included at the bottom of your post.
5. Write a newsletter or E-zine
Write a newsletter or E-zine and get opt-ins in exchange for it. Include links in each e-zine you send out. The easiest way is to send out a simple email newsletter. Make sure you write quality content – people aren’t stupid, so don’t treat them as though they are – would you want an inbox full of useless e-zines? (I know you already have! – so if you write a GOOD e-zine, you’ll stand out from the crowd and get more traffic)
6. Swapping links with other site owners.
Most site owners will be fine with this. But choose people on your own level. If you approach a guru, he usually won’t even reply to you because there’s not much in it for him, and he’s not your mum. If you go for someone at the same level you’re at – newbie – intermediate – whatever, you’ve far more chance of him being more than happy to help. AND there’s a strong possibility you’ll make a friend AND a JV partner.
The main thing is to just pick a couple of the above – the ones that appeal to you are the best ones to start with – and get stuck in. You’ll quickly find out which ones you like and which ones you don’t.
The good news is that they all work extremely well so as your business grows, you can outsource workers to do the ones you don’t like. As you build more sites (and if you get into Internet Marketing, you can be sure you will), one of the best ways of driving traffic is the simplest of all.
Put a link on your sites, that tells your readers about your OTHER sites. Sounds obvious?
You’d be surprised how many marketers forget to do this.
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Ari Tumijo is a full-time Brand Consulting Practice Executive as well as Head of Digital Strategies with Rayan Daniyal Consulting (RDC) brand practice. He possesses 5 years of digital marketing experience and this website is the result of his continuous seeking and sharing of knowledge. With RDC, he is responsible for developing the solutions for clients seeking to improve their digital presence and brand equity in the social media space. In addition to account servicing role, Ari is also involved in business development for Brand Capital, a subsidiary brand of RDC. He has a Diploma in Mechatronics Engineering and spent his early career years in F&B Management and Semi-conductor industry.
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