So you got your first website up but you are not sure how to get traffic to your website. In this article, I will share with you a collection of methods that when done together will then trigger a larger source to then send you internet visitors for free.
Many affiliate marketers think they know how to get traffic to their website but usually, it’s only via one method or two methods that require you to constantly be monitoring.
Assuming you are looking to drive traffic from people looking to make money online via affiliate programs, I am pretty much going to show you here an introduction to what a $10,000 affiliate training program will tell you to do.
No one traffic method is the golden ticket. You may get leads focusing on one method but when you do a little of every method I will be sharing with you here at least two or three times a week, then you will see how your email list will always grow organically with the right people and not just freebie seekers.
Why Blogging Is A Must For Every Marketer
It boggles my mind how very few affiliate marketers and business people, in general, have a blog. Your blog is your hub online like your home is where you eat, sleep and spend time with local friends and family.
If someone in your family wants to see what you have been up to lately they will come to your home, right? The same thing goes for businesses, at least those who know better.
Not only that but blogging separates you from the pack and labels you as a leader and not just another inexperienced entrepreneur only posting memes and quotes all day on social media.
Besides, nowadays we open our mouths to talk about everything and everyone under the sun but we won’t blog about topics that will build our business. Wake up!
If you do not want to write then outsource it but if you do nothing, you will forever be starting over with traffic generation. I will expound more on this later.
A proper blog should have a lead magnet setup to collect emails so you can follow up with them on a regular basis. Accompanied by good SEO one blog can make your life-changing income.
How To Get Traffic From Solo Ads
Solo ads is for affiliate marketers that are just starting out, that is all. Why? Because generally, solo ad traffic is mostly freebie seekers or low-budget buyers.
This will help you get your business going and you will get sales but unless you are buying thousands of dollars a week in solo ads, which would be silly because there are better-paid traffic methods, solo ads alone will not put you in profit.
You want solo ads to build your email list so you can then start to establish yourself as an authority figure in your email list. Spamming your email list asking for money is not the ticket I don’t care what any “guru” says.
In fact, be weary of anyone who says that this “one thing” will be your golden ticket. Success online is doing several things on a regular basis until all those things grow organically on their own and are automated.
Email Marketing For Traffic
If you are blogging then every new blog post you create you can send to your email list! If you blog twice a week at least that is eight emails you have to send!
The more you blog the more content you have to share with your email list. A solo ad campaign with a follow-up email series is gold when done properly, especially for affiliate marketing. Email IS NOT dead.
You can email me about anything that is on your mind. In fact, it is better to not send promotional emails and just add your link to our signature.
How To Get Traffic From Instagram
Now if you are photogenic or good at creating graphics then Instagram is for you. Social Media is no longer the traffic monster it once was unless you spend thousands on ads and those ads actually convert.
So many people are still stuck in the old strategies of “Brand Yourself”, “Find your target audience” and other obsolete methods.
The thing with these methods is that it takes years to see results and if you do they will be meager, especially for the newbie just starting off.
Instagram I use it only for the backlink to my blog and for here-and-there selfies and memes. That is all. Personally, I share my blog posts on Instagram. You have to be different but the same.
How To Get Traffic From Facebook
As an affiliate marketer on Facebook you want to create your business page as an entrepreneur. Again share your blog posts to your business and join groups AS YOUR PAGE and not as your personal profile. Very important.
This will give your page better reach and you will start to get organic traffic. If you have seen my profile I rarely share it from my blog but I share to my Facebook page everything.
Why? Because then I can create an ad around that post or “boost” it to target the right people. Boosting your fan page posts is the new thing and very few marketers are doing it.
Also, share your content from your page with at least 20 groups a day. Only boost blog posts that share helpful info and NEVER affiliate links or calls to action.
You may have heard of “organic” traffic via groups and again these methods are mediocre at best. If you are looking to make a life-changing income you need to leverage social media the correct way.
How To Get Traffic From Pinterest
Pinterest is my personal favorite. Pinterest is probably the only social network that allows you a large audience at will depending on your efforts.
Unlike Facebook which will only show your content to maybe 2% of your followers and even fewer will interact, Pinterest will put your content into over 8%.
That doesn’t sound like a lot but you can quickly acquire a following on Pinterest compared to other networks. Also, the quality of your audience will be a bit better as long as your content is better.
The best thing is you can automate this with software that will pin, auto-invite, comment, and do other tasks on autopilot while you focus on other areas of your business.
How To Get Traffic From LinkedIn
After Pinterest, LinkedIn is my favorite social media network. Everyone who is active on LinkedIn is there to have a business relationship.
No need to send them a message “Are you interested in making money online?” because it is obvious they are. You just need to establish on your timeline a history of sharing valuable content.
Do a people search for “affiliate marketer” and you will instantly have hundreds if not thousands of profiles of other affiliate marketers already with a business mindset.
How To Get Traffic From Google For Free
Now we get to the main traffic source that is the best because it is free. Google is and will always be the best source of traffic. Why? Because the traffic will always be in buying mode and not social mode.
It is better to get less traffic that is targeted than a bunch of “likes” from lazy people who only spend their time on social media all day sprinkling pixie dust hoping their business will get somewhere.
If you implement all of these methods even just once a week into your business I promise you you will start to get the momentum you want.
Google loves social media backlinks. Remember, Google will show results that is always relevant and/or trending.
Sharing your blog posts to all these social media networks will boost further boost the SEO of your blog because of the clicks you will be getting from your emails and social networks.
These methods are what I do to build my affiliate marketing business and gain more exposure. If you are interested in learning more about these strategies and other similar guru methods I would like to invite you to join our community.