If you have found a profitable niche market and have built your website it is vital that you take action to generate traffic to your site. If you do nothing, you are wasting your time.
Of course, the methods you choose to use will depend on the nature of your business and what you are comfortable with. Some generate more traffic than others and some methods are faster than others.
The list is not exhaustive but it is enough to get you started.
Writing Articles – this is one of the most effective methods and lasts for a long time. The articles will improve your SEO rankings and provide valuable links to your website, but don’t forget to add your URL and a brief description of yourself. One of the drawbacks to this approach is that it isn’t instant and may take a little while before you see results. It also takes a long time to submit your articles so it is well worth sending your article to an article submitter website such as Featuring.com or articlebase.com. They will submit your articles to a selection of sites on your behalf saving you valuable time.
Craigslist – Craigslist.com is a local directory specialising in local businesses. But it is a large site and it is free to register. The bgest policy is to register your site in the biggest US cities.
Press Releases – This is a very effective way to launch your website. This genertaes organic traffic to your site which will last a while. Remeber, though, that press releases are designed for journalists and need to be factual in nature. Don’t sell too hard and bone up on the style of other press releases first. You can try pressreleasenetwork.com or freepressrelease.com
Comments on blogs and forums – this is well worth doing to establish links to your site and ghet yourself noticed as an expert in your field. But be careful not to post obvious adverts or your comments will simply get wiped off. You will have to wait fro something relevant to comment on but it is worth keeping your ears to the ground.
Social networking sites – sites such as facebook and yes, squidoo provide good oportunities to promote your name and your website.
Joint Ventures – find someone in a business similar to yours but who isn’t in direct competition – ask them if they’d like to promote your product for 50% of the profits and ask him / her to send them to your site. The best internet marketers use this strategy very successfully. One site where you can register your name for related JV’s is www.jvalert.com
Viral Marketing – this is a great way to build a list. If you can give something away for free they will tell their friends. You can build your list and sell them more products later on.
Affiliate Marketing – if you go to clickbank.com you can sign up for any number of affiliate programs – this simply means you refer customers to a website or product for a share of the profits. This can range from 10% to even 100% (if the product owner is just building his / her list). This is one of the most effective ways to build a name for yourself.
Newsletters / e-books – similar to JV’s you can ask website owners with related products and a list of names to promote your website address on their newletter or in their e-book with a link – if you have a good product send it to them for free and ask them to promote it for you for 50% of the profits – if you’re complimentary enough they might agree
Directory Submissions – this registers your site in link directories – this should be one of your first steps – but beware – there are about 400 of them so this can be a lengthy process unless you use an automatic directory submitter
Banner Ads – these seem to have lost popularity these days but may be worth considering to build your brand
Google Ads and Yahoo Ads – these aren’t free but they are an excellent way of genertaing instant traffic – plus it is easy to set up – just make sure you are in control by setting your spending limits each month and refining your best keywords regularly
EBay – a good way to build a list. Simply sell something of low value top build a list of names that you can sell to repeatedly Of course, if you are selling on EBay you have millions of customers already with credit card in hand!!!
This is not a comprehensive list but it offers a quick insight. I wish you all the best luck in the world with your enterprise
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