If you want to have a profitable blog, you will need traffic. Don’t let anyone tell you that you don’t need a lot of traffic to your blog to make money with it. This kind of reasoning is the reason that so many people fail in the realm of online marketing. Targeted traffic definitely equals more sales.
Don’t be deceived by the “gurus” who say that you need to buy their $500 product in order to learn how to make money blogging online. As soon as you buy that $500 product, you will get contacted by the same company with an offer to buy their $1,000 product, that will teach you the REAL secrets of blogging profitably. And about 5 months later… you will be contacted again to attend the seller’s 3-day seminar for $2,000.
As you can see, none of this makes any sense, but this is what people are actually doing online. Blogging isn’t that hard where you need to spend $500 on a blog marketing course. There are a ton of resources out there that can show you how to earn money with blogging simply and easily.
And the best way to make money with blogging is to simply get a lot of traffic back to your website. Simple and easy. If you would like to know what some of these traffic strategies are for making your blog a success, then you have landed at the right place. I want to show you some tips that you can use to get traffic, and get people clicking through to your AdSense ads and your affiliate products (or your own products) that you have created. Here’s the first tip:
1) Use PPC
PPC (pay per click) marketing is an awesome way to get traffic now to your blog. You can receive traffic in as little as 24 hours, and depending on your advertising budget and how much you’re spending per day for traffic, you can even get sales the same day also. PPC can be good when getting immediately traffic, but you should know that it can become addictive.
You will find yourself tweaking all parts of your blog and campaign – all the while your pay per click cost is growing, growing… and growing some more. Monitor your campaigns and make sure that it’s actually making money from you – instead of causing you to go broke. Here’s another traffic strategy:
2) Viral marketing
This can be done with a simple free ebook. Create a 50-100 page ebook, and offer it for free on your blog. Include your product and affiliate links in it, and tell people that they have your permission to distribute your book all over the internet. Soon many people will have their hands on your free ebook, and they will distribute it all across the internet themselves also.
This is a great way to get more free traffic to your blog. You can literally “set it and forget it”, and just put the whole thing on autopilot. This is a great strategy, and is something that you should be doing today.
Take these traffic tips and use them to have the kind of blogging success that you’re looking for in your business.
Good luck with using blogs to market your products and services today.