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Internet Marketing for Newbies

How do You get Traffic to Your Blog?

Traffic for Growth!

One of the biggest problems for me for years, in the past, had been how to get people to visit and engage, with my blog, my blog posts and my other websites.
Traffic Generation (Targeted Traffic) has been a huge challenge for Newbie Marketers for many years, and unfortunately, I think it always will be.
In fact statistics show that it is getting harder, as more and more websites are out there.

There are also many people out there, all offering different advice, and so there becomes so many different choices. How can someone new decide which will be right for them?

The problem for me, was mostly due to listening (or reading about) so many different ways to send traffic to my sites, that I was trying to do so many different things, that I never saw any of them through to full set-up, so I wasn’t mastering any of them, and I’m sure this applies to pretty well all
newbies, and many veterans too.

What I have done, moving forward, is to select one method of driving traffic, take all the required action to get it working fully, then select another method, and again learn it, implement it right through and get it working… and so on until I have traffic flowing in from several sources.
This is really the best thing I did, no longer putting all my eggs in one basket, but still working on on each particular method long enough to get it rolling along, before moving on to the next method.

Another problem, especially for newbie traffic drivers, is with some of the more popular methods, the rules change so often that we often just get going, and we have to start learning all over again, and changing things out.

A couple of the worst offenders of this problem are Google (and other search engines) changing their algorithms for SEO traffic, and Facebook also change their rules and set-up methods for FB posts and FB ads quite frequently.

I have read many times over, particularly of late, that all traffic costs! That there is no such thing as FREE Traffic. The only choice you have is whether you want to pay with your money (paid traffic), or pay with your time (free traffic). In my case, I have decided to go for a split between paying for
some quick and fairly instant traffic and then also doing some work to gain the slower but often more targeted traffic.

Free traffic is only more targeted, if your effort is consistent and you do a little research first!
Paid Traffic can also be targeted, particularly if you know what you are doing, there is a steep learning curve, and this learning curve can be costly, if you are not aware of the pitfalls.
Some of the many methods that are commonly being taught around the net, right now are:

Paid (with money) methods;

Facebook Ads
Bing Ads
Google Adwords
Solo Ads
Youtube Traffic

Free (paid with time) methods;

Social media sites (FaceBook Profiles, Twitter, Instagram, etc)
Pinterest Traffic (Treat as a Search Engine, not a Social Site)
Forum Signatures
Blog Commenting
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Ad Swaps
Joint Ventures (JVs)

There are also many others that are also used alone, or in combination, such as:

Guest Posting on other Blogs

Once you are a little established, and have your own product(s), run your own Affiliate Programs.

I have a very helpful book called “Easy Traffic Tactics” available at a Special right now, for just a few dollars!
It covers several Traffic Generation Methods, it’s fresh updated info, and worth a lot more than I’m charging.

In all of above I haven’t mentioned the most important one of all…
and that is to build your own email lists in your niche(s), and have a ready made list of customers to send your links and offers to. This takes time, and has costs involved, but is definitely the most profitable method.

Whatever you do online to make money, do not follow what I have done for so long, and ignore List Building, it should be your number one priority!

Have you got Your List Building rolling along nicely?
Please let us know in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading,
All the Best!