LEARN THE 4 FREE TRAFFIC SOURCES
THAT YOU SHOULD AVOID
Nothing you do online will work without traffic..
I’ve been doing affiliate marketing for the past 10 years. The early years were very difficult with a lot of uncertainty..
I often followed the advice of other Internet Marketers thinking they were successful (as far as I could see) and that “they should know” what works and what doesn’t.
It’s not to say that you shouldn’t try to imitate or follow an already successful strategy, it’s just that following the wrong method can be very costly in both time and money.
It is frustrating to put you heart into something that you want so much you could literally taste it.. only to be repeatedly disapointed.
When I was starting out with affiliate marketing (a little over 10 years ago), I was certain that to make the REAL money online, you needed to have “traffic,” Traffic to your affiliate offers, traffic to your website/blogs.
I spent a LOT of time finding out everything I could about getting online traffic… I found that there is NO one right traffic method.
Without a few reliable online traffic souces, Nothing else you do will would work either.
My hope is that I can save you from wasting your valuable time, effort and money on
4 FREE traffic sources to avoid that always DISAPPOINT affiliates.
1. I tried “Launch Sniping”
Ideally, you should get free buyer traffic this way.
In reality, I was ranking against thousands of competitors who did the same thing.. So I got nowhere. I think I made like $41 doing product launch sniping.
2. I tried “Article Directories”
This one consists of writing around 800 word articles and manually submitting them to 10 different article directories.
By placing a link at the bottom of each article it was assumed it would eventually have a snowball effect of sending a flood of free traffic to my blog pages and affiliate offers.. I was wrong.
3. I then tried Forum Posting
This is the one where you create a signature file with a link to an affiliate offer. You then go around forums commenting with helpful information and hope they click on your signature link because of how helpful you are. I wasted a lot of time before I figured out it doesn’t work.
4. Then I tried Social Media Marketing
That’s where you add a bunch of people on Facebook every day and then try to help them with something. It involved a lot of “friending,” “liking” and “commenting.”
I’m not saying that social media marketing doesn’t work.. it certainly does and can be very effective if used correctly. It just that the amount of time and effort that must go into it is astounding.
There are individuals making incredible amount of money on Pinterest and facebook posting to name a few.. many time they use a combination of free postingcommenting and paid ads to accomplish this. There is also platforms like Youtube that can be highly targeted and bring in a flood of traffic, sales and leads.
But like any type of social media it requires continuous posting of original video with the proper tags and backlinks the send traffic and get views.
I used all of these for months on end.. It didn’t make me any money though. Not one sale after 6 months of (mind-numbing) daily work.
Social media marketing is a “long game” approach. Unless your in it for the long run, don’t expect any real significant results. If this is the only traffic source your counting on, I expect you’ll be disapointed.
It’s not that these 4 free traffic sources to avoid don’t generate web traffic, it’s that the amount of time and effort the they require is not an efficient use your time. I believe that time could be much more productive focusing on more effective methods.
THE BEGINNINGS OF KNOWLEDGE
Going through this learning curve taught me one very important lesson.. that is, that successful affiliate marketing isn’t about hard work or persistence!
Although I could argue that I was very persistent.
Between these “4 free traffic strategies to avoid,” I had invested about 18 months of my life of daily, diligent effort into my affiliate business with nothing to show for it.
But, it was an 18 month long education course. An important course that taught me – hard work doesn’t help if you’re working on the wrong plan.
Not surprisingly, when I changed my approach to one where I was working smart and not hard, where I had true leverage – that’s when things took off for me..really fast.
I turned into an “overnight” affiliate marketing success (actually took me years)and to be honest, it was a whole lot easier than anything I’d done before.
It’s a LOT easier when you do things the Right way.
If you’re working hard, without seeing results, isn’t it time you did the same?
Wishing you every success,