Is free traffic worth the price you are paying?

One of the biggest problems for the beginning marketer is where to find traffic. Certainly in the early days, spending large amounts on individual ads or pay-per-click advertising is not always an option, especially if you choose the wrong provider or make the right decisions, you could spend a lot of money for very little return. , thus causing discouragement and calling the whole thing a scam. If some benefits can be made by using low-cost or no-cost traffic, it’s much easier to maintain personal morale and make success a little more likely.

So what free traffic sources are there?

Let’s start here – using Article Marketing.

Article marketing is not for everyone. Having a good command of written English is essential, as is the desire to write. Nor is it a short-term thing. You need to be very patient for your articles to be discovered and one of the best ways to be discovered is to write a large number of articles, preferably on the same or similar topics. It’s best to put the lead capture link in the resource box at the bottom of the article, and be aware that some article repository sites are picky about the type of links you use. On the bright side, your links will be there forever or at least as long as the repository remains up and running.

Link exchange

This is an idea that works but may require a bit of confidence. Find people with offers similar to yours, put their link on their download page in exchange for having their link on yours. The downside is that you need a certain amount of traffic to begin with. If no one visits your site, no one will see yours either. The trust issue is that they won’t remove your link (or you won’t remove theirs) as soon as your back is turned and also that you are both sending equal amounts of traffic to each other.

Video marketing

This depends on a certain amount of skill, just like article marketing does. Doing careful research on viable topics to find what’s popular, then making videos, in whatever style (talking head, cartoon, presentation) is the most essential here, and the research will likely take longer than creating the video (or article). ).

Everything related to any advertising is going to take time and / or money. If you can put both, in large measures, success is practically guaranteed. If you don’t have a lot of money, you will have to invest a lot of time. This is probably the newbie marketer’s biggest downfall – forgetting that, like any other business, online marketing requires research, and that always takes some time to get right.

The observer will note that I have not mentioned search engine optimization (SEO) as a free traffic method. This is because while some of it is under your control, a lot is not and depends on the search engines liking what you do (at least this week). If they change their mind about what is nice, then their work could be for naught.

Stay with the things that are most in your control

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