If you are reading this page I can only assume you either have your own blog or website(s) or are planning to create your first site very soon.
I am basically a returning novice to the internet/affiliate marketing game myself, and want to share with you what I have learned so far in terms of capturing the all-important ‘traffic.’
I should mention here that I have been fortunate in having made a few good sales in the past, but let life get in the way of seriously pursuing internet/affiliate marketing, social media marketing, etc. I am now ready to give it a solid shot, knowing it will take much time and effort, and involves a high learning curve to achieve true success.
Fortunately, there are a myriad of resources on the Net to help those entering the internet marketing arena for affiliates specifically. A quick Google search will reward you with pages of excellent resources you can tap into.
FOR NEWBIES – BUILDING YOUR FIRST BLOG/WEBSITE
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If you have never attempted this type of challenge before, it can be quite daunting. When you are feeling totally stressed out and getting confused with all the conflicting information at your disposal on the Net (and trust me, this will happen to you) do yourself a favour and take a ‘short’ break, and walk away from what you’re doing for 20-30 minutes.
If you still don’t feel confident or comfortable enough to return to your project after your short break, let it go, and go out for a while. If your goal and commitment are both clear and strong enough, it won’t be long before you are back working away to get your site just the way you want, and launched. That is very exciting and feels awesome!
Having your own blog or website takes a great deal of work, but rewards you with the greatest sense of accomplishment, while simultaneously getting you on the road to ‘building your personal brand’ on the “Global Stage.” IF you incorporate affiliate marketing on your sites, you open the door to creating substantial, passive incomes.
TRAFFIC – Well, first of all, whether you have one site or several, they will mean nothing without traffic! Ideally, of course, you will endeavour to drive traffic to your site that have a predisposed interest in your product or service, or if a hobby site, draw others that share your passion.
Whatever you decide to create, or perhaps have already created, all your hard work will be for not if no one is visiting your site.
There are several avenues you can use to stimulate interest and drive traffic to your site(s). Here are just a few examples of what I mean:
- Facebook Page;
- You Tube Channel;
- Forums (Sites specifically for bloggers, niche forums, etc.);
- Your Email provider (signatures include links to sites);
- Free Classified Ad Sites; and
- Traffic Exchanges (FREE!).
Your site names and links should always be in your email sign-off, and on ALL social networking sites that you join, or belong to now.