Traffic Profits

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I've been at this “internet marketing” deal for a LONG time (since about 1997).

I've learned tons over the years. Many things have emerged and a lot has changed.

But there's one thing that really hasn't and that's C–>T–>P–>M.

In order to be a successful marketer, you need a few “basics,” and these basics cover the following:

  • Content
  • Traffic
  • Pre-selling (or just plain selling), and
  • Monetization

If you want to be a successful internet marketer, you need a few things.

You need a blog, webhosting, and a domain name. Get an email service provide like Aweber and collect email addresses of your visitors.

You need to publish content. A LOT of content. It can be on your website, but it can also be in Facebook groups and pages, YouTube, your email marketing, LinkedIn, Twitter, you name it.

Once you have that continuous content creation routine in place, you need to drive traffic to it so people can consume it.

A lot of your traffic-driving comes simply from the content creation itself, in terms of SEO. Google WILL pick up your content, index it, and run it through its algorithm. If your content is good, it will get ranked in the top 10.

But you still would be wise to drive your own traffic to your content because you should never put all your eggs in the Google basket.

Your content, of course, should not just be informational. It should “ask for the sale” or–at the very least–“pre-sell” the sales page you're about to send them to (if an affiliate offer).

And, of course, that “selling” should result in money. Revenue. It's why you do what you do.

This ain't no hobby. It's a business and you must treat it as such.

Part of any business–a big part–is selling. There is no way around it.

Which brings me to today's offer: Traffic Profits. This VERY INEXPENSIVE course will teach you how to drive traffic to your content so that you can monetize it and build a profitable internet business.

Forty pages of no-fluff, quality traffic-driving content, strategies, and tactics that will get people to your site. THEN you can sell 'em something.

Traffic Profits will show you over 100 ways to drive free traffic to your site. It covers content syndication to sites like Quora and Medium (HUGE traffic-generators, if done right).

All in all, this is an indispensable traffic-getting resource. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Once you learn how to drive traffic to all of your offers & content, you will never eat pork ‘n beans again (only if you want to–and that makes you a sick sick person, IMHO).

How to Create a Sitemap in WordPress (XML and HTML)

WordPress sitemaps
Use sitemaps! They are great for search engines and humans alike.

From the article: “Learn how to create a Sitemap in WordPress. You can create two sitemaps: XML and HTML sitemap. Understand the difference between XML and HTML sitemap as well.”

Sitemaps are critically important for both your users and search engines.

Search engines first:

Google and the other SEs LOVE XML sitemaps because they tell the web crawlers EXACTLY where to go to find ALL of your site's contents.

The easiest way to add XML sitemaps to the Search Engines is through the Yoast SEO plugin, which makes several sitemaps for your WordPress site automatically.

You do still have to tell Google and the other SEs where to find them. But once that's done, and their spiders hit that sitemap, your content should be indexed pretty quickly.

At least in theory… 🙂

Now, HTML sitemaps are awesome because, like XML sitemaps for search engines, they help actual PEOPLE know where to find all of your content.

I cannot tell you how many times I've gone to a massive site (loads of content) that had crummy, non-intuitive menus, and just wished for a human-readable sitemap.

Well, that's what an HTML sitemap will do for your WordPress website!


Source: How to Create a Sitemap in WordPress (XML and HTML)

Get More Traffic from Google (SEO)

From the article: SEO often seems complicated and takes too much time so we often neglect it. Matt Diggity is here to convince us why we shouldn't. With a little effort, you will not only have more traffic but find the people who are ready to purchase.

“SEO” is a PITA. At least it used to be. You had to either do some “blackhat” SEO stuff or do outreach campaigns where you got influential bloggers to either share your content or let you write guest posts for them (still good strategies).

But it's not that hard. You do have to work, though. Give this podcast a listen.

Source: Get Google to Deliver the Right Customers to Your Website | ActiveGrowth Podcast Ep.42

Nine Ways to Stay Inspired and Avoid Blogger Burnout

This post is based on episode 170 of the ProBlogger podcast.

Most bloggers start off with a huge burst of energy and excitement. But then at some point (often in their first year or two of blogging) they come up against their first bout of “blogger burnout”.

Why Does Blogger Burnout Happen?

Blogger burnout can materialise in different forms and for different reasons.

  • You may have run out of topic ideas, and feel you’ve said everything there is to say.
  • You may have become disillusioned with your topic, your niche, or blogging in general.
  • Despite working really hard on your blog, you may not think it’s paying off.
  • You may not be reaching the goals you set for yourself.
  • You may feel overworked and worn out.
  • Your blog may no longer align with the reason you started it. For example, you may have wanted to be creative at first, but now you’re focused on making money.
  • You may be overwhelmed by everything you need to do to keep your blog running.

Whatever the cause of your burnout, here are some practical things you can do to tackle it.

  1. Know your limits and set realistic expectations
  2. Get into a blogging grove
  3. Identify your sticking points
  4. Look after your body
  5. Take breaks on a daily, weekly, and yearly basis
  6. Build relationships and look after them
  7. Fit inspiration and learning into your day
  8. Play, pivot, and evolve
  9. Do something that matters

If you’re going through a tough time right now, please look after yourself. And feel free to reach out for help and support in the comments.

Source: Nine Ways to Stay Inspired and Avoid Blogger Burnout

Image credit: Luke Porter

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