When it comes to having a profitable website, there’s one critical element you need – without it, you can’t make money.
And that’s traffic.
Specifically, you need high quality targeted traffic if you want your site to be profitable.
So let’s cover some ways to get that traffic.
If you have a list of people who’ve signed up for your newsletter or if you have a list of people who’ve purchased from you in the past, then to get them to come back, just send them an offer via email.
This can be a highly effective way to create revenue on demand, the only problem is that if you have a new website or a small list, then this tactic probably won’t be all that effective for you.
email list, which brings me to my next way to get traffic…
You may not have a list or people yet but you can be sure that somebody out there does. Team up with them, and offer them a cut of the sales for recommending your product. Most people overlook this method, but it’s extremely effective so if you’re serious about making money, learn how to use joint ventures.
This is a favorite method of many people since you have so much control over the traffic. The one problem with pay per click advertising is that it’s becoming expensive as more and more competition enters the arena, but if you can make it work, you’re set.
Here’s another classic way of advertising your website. A lot of people claim that banner ads simply aren’t effective, and if they’re not targeted to the right audience, they’re not. However, getting banner ads on niche sites can work like gangbusters, and they’re cheap so don’t overlook this method.
One of my favorite methods is to get traffic from the search engines. Probably because it’s free, these people are seeking you out so you know they’re targeted, and because they buy.
When it comes to getting free traffic from the search engines, there’s a couple things you need to keep in mind.
1) You need to update your site frequently, and add new content on a regular basics.
2) You need links. You absolutely, positively, have to have links pointing to your website, and they need to be the right kind of links.
I could go on and on about this for hours, but instead, I’m going to point you to this new video series that will guide you through the process of building links and getting free traffic from the search engines.
It’s called Mission Unlinkable, and I’d highly recommend you consider these videos if getting more traffic to your website is something you want to do.