You have a brand new business. Let’s say a shop front. But you have no foot traffic (people) or car traffic (people driving past). Disaster!
No traffic + No Sales = No Business
That is the exact same formula for failure for any business. Whether you have a shop front or a website or both. Today we will focus on 3 free traffic sources for your website:
- Search Engines
- Global MoneyLine (GML)
- Social Media and
Before we continue, there is one warning. All these sources are legitimate and available for free. However, they all require time to be successful. Therefore although you can achieve in all 3 very much without spending a cent, there is a time commitment required. For some, time is money. But if you can put that to one side then read on.
1. Search Engines
I have already written a number of posts on this topic which I will include links too. But in summary, if you are writing good quality content that solves a problem(s) for your niche audience then you will rank very well in Google, Yahoo and Bing search engines. The key to success in this area is good quality, relevant and consistent content.
2. Global MoneyLine (GML)
This is a membership-based business that is focused on giving you access to free traffic to where you wish to send your ‘Moneyline’. This money line is growing on a daily (minute) basis. To be honest I have only just joined myself from a recommendation from a trusted Super Affiliate. I will write a review on this business once I’ve spent some time experiencing it for myself. Then I’ll be sure to link to it here. If you’re curious to know more now, you very much can sign up for free find out more here.
3. Social Media
All social media networks enable you to create an account for free. But before you join every network. Think about who your niche audience is? Where do they hang out in social media? Is it:
- Google Plus?
- Twitter? or
What about YouTube and Amazon? They’re not search engines I hear you say. But they attract loyal users that log in and search every day.
There are many to choose from. I would begin with 3 initially. I focus primarily on:
- Instagram because I love the aesthetic of high-quality images telling the story
- Google Plus to help with SEO and
- YouTube because this is the 2nd biggest search engine after Google. Plus many people prefer video to blogs (reading).
Then the key is to decide on how regularly you will commit to sharing content. Be mindful here, the reason why these networks are called social networks is that they are exactly that. The online version of people connecting face-to-face in a room. Therefore make sure you are posting fun or social posts and not just selling what you do in every post. It is also good to provide ‘social proof’. This is when someone on the social network jumps onto your profile and provides a positive comment, testimonial or experience with your business.
Writing this particular post has highlighted to me the need for me to create a post focused on generating traffic from social media networks so I will do so and then link that article back here for you. I will summarise the top 10 social network traffic sources that I believe are the most worthwhile. So stay tuned.