Do not focus on sales.
YouHi everyone, how many of you have the mentality of focusing on sales to make more money? There is something much more important than focusing on sales and that is focusing on traffic because without traffic you will have no sales.
I know what you are thinking, this is affiliate marketing is a type of marketing based on commission and if I don't have any sales how can I get any commission? Patience grasshopper patience, Rome was not built in a day and your website will not be successful if you rush into it.
Where can I get traffic at? I don't have any money to buy traffic or leads. The good news is that you do not need to pay for traffic or leads, you can get them for FREE.
9 Free Ways To Get Traffic
1. Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
If you have a website that you will be using for affiliate marketing, Search Engine Optimization is an absolute must. It's free, relatively easy to do, and in Wealthy Affiliate you are taught exactly how to use it. You are given a free keyword search tool that you can use to find out what your audience is looking for.
2. Using Social Media
If you are not using social media then you are missing out on a huge market. More people today are using Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Linkedin than ever before. By using social media you can share things like, information, promotions. You don't have to advertise your business, in fact it's a good idea not to. You can be responsive to the people that want to be a part of your group. You can let people know exactly who you are and by not advertising you will be showing that you are loyal.
3. Be A Guest Blogger Or Be A Part Of A Podcast Etc.
By sharing your expertise on somebody else's blog, you will be showing your credibility. When you are a credible guest, more people will want to see exactly what you are about. You can get interviewed in a podcast, webinar, on TV, part of an article in the newspaper and many other things.
4. A Press Release Or Publicity.
I'm talking about letting people know about and award you have received, a milestone you have reached, a promotion, all these will let people know that you are credible. There is nothing wrong with getting free publicity.
5. Using A Joint Venture
Most people do not know what a joint venture is. It is actually very simple, all that is required is to find a partner to work with. It is usually somebody with a business that is not connected to yours but they are willing to promote your business in exchange for a percentage of the business that their promotion brings.
6. Being A Part Of A Forum Or A Discussion Group.
This usually takes a fair bit of time as people in the forum or the discussion group will need to get to know you. By taking your time you can learn exactly where your market is and the things they are looking for. This also gives you the opportunity to help other people and let them know where your expertise is.
7. Using Videos
Everybody loves watching video, especially those that provide some kind of help or are entertaining. Most computers, laptops or cell phones are fully capable of making videos. There are many free video editing apps and most are simple to use., If you want to be successful in using videos then you must make sure that they are both helpful and entertaining.
8. Speaking Or Teaching
What do I mean by this? There are many opportunities where you can both increase your credibility and also teach others how to grow their business. You can do this at places like your local Chamber of Commerce, Rotary club, Lions Club and places like that. If you are uncomfortable in speaking in front of a group you can always join your local Toastmasters.
9. Offering Freebies
People are always looking for free items you can offer things like a free subscription to your newsletter, some type of free 15 minute coaching call, a free e-book, I'm sure there are many other things that you can think of but you can offer someone. Also a great way to build your email list.
As you can see there are many ways to get traffic to your website. You don't need to spend tons of money in advertising, you don't need to spend all your time on the phone trying to get people to come to your website. I know there are many other ways that you can think of to get free traffic. I hope this list will give you some things to think about. All the best