Ok, so I’ve been busy working on driving traffic as efficiently as I can. The first thing I did was start posting in multiple internet marketing forums and internet marketing related blogs. Both options have shown fairly decent results so far.
The jury is still out since it’s only really been 3 days, but I think they will end up being extremely powerful methods of creating a steady flow of traffic to this site. The replies I posted on related blogs have shown better results so far (at about a 2:1 rate actually), but I think forum traffic is more of a long term thing anyway.
It takes a while to build credibility on a forum but once you have it people will be looking you up all the time as an authority.
I’ve also created a free trial account at www.onlywire.com to socially bookmark my blog posts for me. For those that don’t know what social bookmarking does, it really has two benefits. First it creates bookmarks on social sites like digg and facebook so more people can find out about the things I’m bookmarking and and it makes my content more visible to search engines like google and yahoo.
I also setup a couple accounts on traffic sharing sites like iliketraffic.com. In the future I might buy website traffic but for right now I want to use only free methods so you can see how to create a following without paying for it. I doubt this will give me any high returns in the end but even a few extra eyes seeing the site can lead to an extra patron or two and in my eyes every person counts. That’s one extra person that can learn from my mistakes so they don’t have to commit them in the future.
Yesterday I setup a twitter account and after following the more recognizable names in the industry like Jay Abraham, Mike Filsaime, Brad Gosse, Eben Pagan and more I started replying to their tweets and making a few of my own. It’s been about 24 hours and I already have 42 followers at the time of this post.
If I can keep that up for a month I’ll have close to 1300 followers. The great thing about twitter is that when I create a new blog post I can tweet the link and I’ll have 1300 people seeing an advertisement for my post by the end of the month. Can it get any better than that?
In the near future I think I’ll do a post on what has been working to generate more followers on twitter. Leave a comment and let me know if that would help you out.
You Can’t Do It All!
The last thing I’ll be looking into today is using the site www.fiverr.com to outsource a bit of my work. The great thing about fiverr is that you can get a countless number of services done for only $5 a piece. From things like keyword research and writing articles to backlinks and even setting up full websites for you the limits are almost boundless.
I’ll probably end up paying someone $5 to take some of my blog content and rewriting it into a spinnable article. Then I’ll pay someone another $5 to spin that content into 100s of unique articles and post those articles on many different article directories. I’m hoping that it ends up paying dividends. I’ll let you know in the near future.
I want to leave you with one last bit of information. Since I’ve started driving traffic I’ve seen a definite increase through my website analytics. The line is pointing upwards and I’m going to make sure it stays that way. Check back soon and I’ll let you know which of my methods was the most successful in getting traffic.