How do you get traffic? Getting traffic is one of the most challenging aspects of having a website…right? Contrary to popular belief that may not be the case. What is traffic and how should you monetize the traffic you do have? Some Gurus will tell you that traffic is hard to get. True in some cases, where do you draw the line of traffic you want? 1,000 visitors a month, 20,000, 1,000,000 a month?
Most marketers start out as I did in the beginning trying to generate traffic which is the obvious thing you want. Without traffic what do you have? A template in the tumble weed town of cyberspace? No visitors… I admit the mindset is a bit different until you start working. Some people will have you to believe that it doesn’t take work. Well it does but not totally what you think.
Doing social media, videos, word of mouth, using software tools, Web Directories, search engine submissions, or active search results you name it. These are all great, but what is the missing ingredient?
You have to ask yourself… If there is a one all be all solution, someone would have cracked the code already and everybody would get it. Take a look at what the big dogs are doing, FaceBook, Google, Mashable, TechCrunch, Fortune 500 companies or your favorite blogger with a bunch of readers. Did they master it all with a software application? No…Did they master it with a billion Backlinks? No…
Ask yourself the right questions about what you want to accomplish and most of all why and target that. In my few years online I realized there is no traffic problem all the traffic is here. It’s one of those things where you have to stand in the middle of cyber street, get attention, stand out, be unique and offer value not just a product.
I had a lot of programs and software that didn’t do me any good until I got an ah ha moment that opened my eyes. It doesn’t matter about the traffic ,the traffic is already here. What matters is your offer, free or paid, and an audience who’s looking for it, you got it…targeted traffic! A ton of traffic is good, be honest could you handle Facebook’s traffic right now? Two most important things to take away here is consistency is key and having a genuine desire to help people and their lives get better.
Whether you have a small list or huge one. It’s all marketing….there are people probably on your list that never buy anything and don’t intend to, but they are there for a reason they will eventually buy right? I don’t recommend going in blind without a plan, hope marketing has to end as Jeff Walker put it.