It’s not absolutely necessary to have a website to make money, but if you choose to have one it needs to be well optimized for marketing. Then… you have to “help” people find your fabulous website. The general term of your visitors is, traffic. You’ll have a better opportunity to get optins, or sales, or whatever you want with the more traffic you can get to your site. This is the goal for every internet marketer: to make as a high a profit as possible. So now we’ll go into how you can increase those traffic numbers to your site.
Press releases are an often-ignored method to get traffic. There are lots of press release distributors on the internet these days. As with most everything else, you can find sites that charge for premium distribution, and others are free to use. If your press release is well written, and the products you are offering are top notch, your press releases could get picked up by media outlets like Google News. You could see a major spike in your traffic. So imagine what would happen to your sales?
Another approach, or strategy, is to write articles which you can submit to directories, repurpose, etc. And do not forget your link(s) in the article bio box at the bottom of the article. You want to submit your articles to as many directories as possible. Some article directories, the better ones, will frown on submitting an article that has also been submitted to a lot of other places. Some directories are pretty hard about this, and they’ll ban you for doing it. But, if you write a handful of new articles every week and use a good content spinning program, you’ll get around this problem. The more content you put out there, people will become more aware of you and your traffic will increase.
You should try to take advantage of offline marketing, as well. Never discount the power of this form of advertising for websites. A well-written classified ad in magazines can bring you a lot of traffic. Giving away freebies like coffee cups, mousepads, and pens, etc can help to spread the word about your site. A lot of people you reach via offline marketing may not be accustomed to online marketing strategies, so they could be a source of easy sales for you.
People just don’t realize how many different ways exist to create traffic to a site. The real trick to traffic generation is to keep at it. If you give just an hour, or so, each day to this activity, you’ll find it well worth your time. Each visitor represents a possibility for a sale, or a lifetime customer. If you keep at it, you’ll be able to create a full-time income for life.