Traffic Building Ideas

This is a brainstorm, not necessarily an ordered list of how to bring traffic to your website. It's designed to get you thinking. I'm sure you can come up with a better list!

  • Build backlinks by setting up accounts at different websites that allow you to put up links to your website
  • Comment on other people's blogs
  • Submit your website to Directories
  • Write articles pointing back to your website and submit them to article directories (called article marketing)
  • Join a link exchange
  • Set up a PPC campaign and pay for your traffic
  • Submit useful posts and replies on forums
  • Put your signature with a link back to your website on all your email correspondence
  • Run classified ads
  • Sell physical products on Amazon and eBay for a nominal fee. On that physical product, put your links back to your site
  • Submit your posts to “social media” sites like digg, stumble, reddit, twitter (or better yet, get your friends and business partners to do it)
  • Blog about your site. Make sure an RSS feed is available and prominently displayed on your blog.
  • Squidoo
  • Guest blog
  • Hold a contest
  • Give something away. Within the freebie, place links back to your site
  • Advertise in physical media like newspapers, magazines, flyers, business cards
  • Put video and images on your blogs and website. Search engines like Google love this!
  • Do interviews on radio and television
  • Attend fund raisers and hand out business materials
  • Advertise in ezines
  • Create “viral” reports
  • Write and distribute press releases
  • Make sure your website is optimized for search engines (SEO)
  • Add “tell a friend” scripts to your blogs
  • Answer questions at Yahoo Answers
  • Write a useful post at Google Knol

That's it for now. Let's just say that you have to focus on a few of these and let the others rest for a bit. In order of importance, I'd say the SEO is near the top of the list. Then build backlinks by following the first 5 bullets. Set up a free blog or two and refer visitors of that blog to your website.

Easy PLR Profits

Private Label Rights products are in high demand, and the market is absolutely full of PLR e-books and reports to choose from. But most of the content being passed around this sector is nothing more than recycled junk!

Customers are hungry for real quality and you could easily fill this need. The sad truth about the current state of the PLR arena is…

  • There are not enough solid marketing related PLR products to choose from.
  • The majority of PLR reports and e-books are of low quality – sorry but it's true!
  • Too many private label “reports” are not even completed documents!

Read more here.

Email List Automation

As you know, the “money is in the list.” Having an email list is like having a Rolodex that you can refer to any time you want to make some extra cash (is there such thing as “extra cash”?); you can “sell” to it any time you want.

Of course, the main purpose of having a list is to interact and build a relationship with each of your list subscribers. Here are a few rules to live by when corresponding with your subscribers:

  • Always use a double-optin method, like AWeber uses.
  • Build a relationship with your subscribers first; sales and profits come later. You have to get their trust first. How do you do this? Offer value.
  • Make constant contact with your subscribers. Don't leave them hanging. Offer free reports, refer them to valuable information on the web (it can be links to your web properties or others' — it doesn't matter as long as you're offering value (there's that word again).
  • Requests to unsubscribe must be fulfilled right away. Don't email the requester with the question, “Why?” You can put a text box on the unsubscribe page asking why, but don't EVER ask Why? after somebody has unsubscribed.
  • In terms of offering value, try attaching PDFs to your emails. I have found higher open rates on emails I send that have attachments. I send out free reports all the time.
  • Send people to your sites and blogs through your emails. There, you can put up offers that people may want to read about.
  • DON'T pepper your subscribers with offers. I will unsubscribe right away if I get 2 or 3 offers in a row from a single online marketer.

I personally use AWeber. I love the services, reliability, and support they offer at a very good price ($19 a month, which is a deal, especially if you consider how much time would be stolen from your day if you had to do all of this manually).

However, there are many solutions out there that offer similar functionality; some are in the form of software you have to install on your own domain to solutions similar to AWeber.

Either way, you need an autoresponder. It makes life so much easier, plus it gives you yet another avenue to connect with your readers. Plus, if you build a quality list, you can market to them in subtle ways while providing value that they expect.

Related Post: Six Steps to Six Figures with List Marketing

How to Make a Six-Figure Income Online

If you earnestly want to quit your day job, you need to have a plan to build your business. And the BEST business you can build right now is an online business. Many folks who want to become "Internet Marketers" get bogged down in chasing one "proven method" after another, moving to the next "big thing" before they've fully digested the last "big thing." Below is the order link to Jimmy Brown's "How to Make a Six-Figure Income Online." I won't go on and on about the benefits of getting the report. Let me boil it down to its simplest form:

Jimmy has a plan. He's made literally millions creating and selling information products. He's going to share with you the exact plan that he uses in his own internet business empire.

The report is $9.95. Buy it. Read it. Apply it.

Piggyback Profits

You have undoubtedly heard about or read stories about an "Internet Guru" who, on the first day of his product launch, made $100k.

Or $1 million.

Or whatever.

Some true.

Some not so true. Maybe exaggerated. Perhaps outright lies. However, it has occurred. More than once, too.

How would you feel if you were able to earn that kind of cash in one day? Would it change your life? If not change it, would it make you do a little dance? Pay off some bills? Drive down the debt?

Would it put your mind at ease…just a little bit?

Odds are, you aren't an "Internet Guru."

Yet.

Someday… Until then, though, it's going to be very hard for you to have such a stupendous product launch. You can make it happen. Here's how.

  • Find a guru to do it for you. There are innovative strategies you can use to entice a real "internet big wig" to promote your product for you.
  • Create a viral lead product that promotes your product. This one works really well.
  • Find an affiliate manager to help you launch your product. Obviously similar to bullet #1, but a little different.

Of course, these are high-level concepts. You can learn more about these "Piggyback" methods here.

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