I’m sad to say this is the last day of this week’s Featured Internet Marketing Expert, Carrie Wilkerson, the Barefoot Executive. It’s been a great week jam-packed with awesome home business strategies. As always Carrie over delivers! Today she is talking to us about getting traffic to your site even if you have a shoestring budget.
Here she is, Carrie Wikerson…
The most important qualities you must possess in order to succeed in any business whether it is online or offline is perseverance. The drive and the proper mindset will all pay off in the long run. You must be willing to put in long hours to generate traffic along with the research to find ways to generate more traffic.
Now although there are ways to market your business online to generate traffic that you can certainly pay for such as advertising, there are also many ways you can implement that won’t cost a dime.
Some great ways to generate traffic to your site are:
- Online forums or communities – there are many forums and communities online, do your research and find the one that contains your target market. Be sure to build relationships and then share your information. Don’t join to bombard the community with ads that is a definite turn-off and can be detrimental to your business. With online communities and forums you can build a reputation for your company or your brand. Show them what you are made of and wow them with your range of expertise about the subject, with that you can build a reputation and build trust with the people in your expertise and knowledge.
- Newsletter/Ezines – Providing an online newsletter doesn’t cost a dime. All it will require is your time and energy but you can include interesting and entertaining articles as well as show off your products. If you make it really interesting and entertaining, more people will sign up for your newsletter and recommend it to other people. The more people who signs up for your newsletter, the more people there will be that will go to your site increasing your traffic.
- Writing articles – articles will attract visitors to your site, but don’t just simply post them on your site. Be sure to add your articles to article directories, or better yet, add a resource box to your articles in your newsletters and your site and allow others to use your articles on their sites. This will not only help them in relieving them from writing an interesting article, but it will also expose you to more traffic.
- Great content – as mentioned above providing good content on your site is essential. Search engines track down keywords and keyword phrases used in your articles and on your site. It’s not necessary to have a professional write your content, you can very well provide your own. Just remember to keep it not only entertaining but informational as well. Folks searching for particular items or information will usually use keywords or phrases; with the right keywords you can get high rankings in search engines which of course results in no cost to you.
All of these methods and more will drive more traffic to your site for free. All it takes is a bit of effort and perseverance to succeed. Learn all you can about the methods depicted here and you will soon have a site with a great traffic flow without the usual costs that come with it.
Carrie Wilkerson is the voice of experience. From corporate life to teaching high school to direct sales, she has ‘been there and done that’ professionally and personally. An ‘overnight mom’ to 2 toddlers through adoption, her priorities instantly changed and so did her workplace. She’s now built several businesses and coached others to do the same while overcoming extreme debt, losing 110lbs and having 2 more children, for a total of 4 children, ages infant through 12!
As ‘The Barefoot Executive’, Carrie and her network of experts have quickly become the definite resource for helping women achieve extra income and career goals while working from home. Visit http://thebossmovie.com
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I’ve thoroughly enjoyed featuring Carrie this week as our Internet Marketing Expert. I hope you learned a lot and have taken away some good ideas. Make sure you connect with her on social media and keep on learning from her!
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