We all know that traffic is the lifeblood of our online business. But many questions have been raised on how to really get traffic to your site on a consistent basis. Driving traffic is not rocket science, it's simple if you know what to do. Many internet marketing gurus know how to get huge amount of traffic, but they also started as a newbie before they get to the position they have right now.
There are a lot of strategies surrounding the internet on how to get traffic. There are free and paid ways to do this. Here are some of the strategies to get traffic to your site:
1.) Write and submit articles to article directories. If you at least submit 1 article per day, then in the long run, you will see the result. Article marketing takes patient and determination, you may not see the result immediately, but once you've established yourself, eventually people will start recognizing you and will be interested in your site and what you offer. Just make sure to write valuable article and put links on the resource box.
2.) Forum Marketing. Same thing here, write valuable post every single day. you can leverage yourself by signing up to at least 5 forums in your niche, then write 5 posts per day per forum.
3.) Viral Marketing. This is one of the most powerful technique when it comes to traffic generation. Provide free report to your customers and let them give away the free report. You can also put an affordable price, let's say $7 and offer 100% commissions so the people giving away your product will be motivated to give it away, don't worry about the initial sale, you can put an OTO (one-time offer) product at a higher price and the back-end sales will be yours.
4.) List Building. While you do all the above-mentioned strategies, be sure to also capture their email address. Huge amount of traffic is useless if you don't capture their email address and convert them into buyers. Also, while you are letting others to give away your free report or a product with an affordable price, make sure to include an opt-in box. By doing this, you can leverage from other people's efforts. You build your list, and let others build it for you as well. By having a huge, responsive subscribers list, you will have instant traffic for every product launch that you may have in the future, just send out an email promotion and you will have buyers lining up to your product.
There are a lot of traffic strategies out there, especially the paid ones, I just shared here the free ones and the strategies that I use the most. Keep in mind that for every traffic generation strategy that you may implement, do not forget to always try capturing the visitor's email address, because once they leave your site, they are gone forever. As the saying goes, "The Money Is In The List".