When it comes to finding your internet marketing online solution, you need to consider many factors from the online marketing arena. First of all, you will find a lot of misleading information, that’s how the so called “gurus” keep you away from the real stuff. You will not get any help from those guys because their business is to make money and they don’t want you to crowd their traffic sources. You need to do a lot of research on your own and get into the forums and other discussion groups to find out.
It’s going to take hard work and dedication to eventually find out what will work out for you. Let me repeat my statement so you don’t forget, “There’s no traffic shortage in the Internet, just need to be smart about where to find the audience that is looking for what you have to offer”. Be prepared to get frustrated many times over, but keep pushing your limits because there’s a fierce competition out there. My advice is to trust your gut feeling but always test, test, and test some more until you fine tune your traffic source.
Paid VS Free Traffic
There are two main traffic types that will boost your internet marketing online solution. Free traffic are people or “eyeballs” that are just looking around, but in reality they’re not in the buying mode. These “tire kickers” are referred as “Untargeted Traffic”. This type of traffic source is very unreliable and I would not use this source for my online business, you will fail from the beginning if you go this way.
Now on the other hand Paid traffic is the one called “Targeted Traffic” because these are specific “buyers” that are looking for something specific in a category like weight loss, fitness, weddings, pets, books, income opportunities and so forth. The companies that are providing this traffic type have already categorized their audience so you the online entrepreneur just choose from the many categories and then they will direct that traffic to your website.
There is a word that I would like for you to never forget as long as you have an online business and that is “RELEVANCE”. I want for you to understand that before you get any traffic, your website has to deliver to this Targeted Audience or else you will fail. Relevance means that your product or offer has to match a 100% the specifications of the customer, remember these people have their credit card by their computer to purchase what they’re looking for.
Be certain that your website is no phony site, that is well-built, with the right content, that the links work, the images are closely relevant to the product, make sure your customers can do secure transactions on your website with no problem. The internet buyers are the smartest people in the online world and they will catch anything that may go wrong with your site, they will not sit around waiting for your homepage to come up, they will leave in a heartbeat and go somewhere else. You have an average of 5-10 seconds to capture their attention, that’s it, no more than that.
Testing Your Traffic Solution
I hope you have noticed that I have started talking about traffic first rather than building your website and other SEO things that you need to know. I am doing this on purpose because for so many years I failed so many times, I spent a thousand of dollars in all the latest internet software gadgets that money can buy and nothing really worked for me, and that money I spent on fake internet marketing software solutions took a toll on me, that I finally decided to give it up trying to start an online business.
Whatever you do, always test your software or marketing solution before you decide to use it. Test it with some done for you affiliate marketing websites before going public to make sure it works. I tried so hard to make it with Google Adwords, Bing Ads, Yahoo Ads, other online platforms to promote my websites but nothing worked, my big mistake was that I thought that with Free traffic I could get a “free ride” and make it big, I was so wrong. Paid traffic platforms like Google Adwords are so expensive and if you don’t have a budget to spend, you well will dry quickly. There is a Paid Traffic source that is under the budget and it’s very efficient and it’s called PPV/CPV (Pay Per View/Cost Per View). I will talk about that type in another post.
Research, Research, Research, Test, Test, Test and don’t ever stop testing because that’s how you will become an expert.
Patience Has Its Virtue
There’s a quote that says “Winners don’t quit and Quitters don’t Win”. I love quotes because those are a true source of inspiration, besides good advice that will change your life for the better. Winners are always looking for solutions and Quitters never can find the solutions because they quit way before the time. In order for you to make it in this type of venture you must have patience otherwise might as well quit now.
Patience is a virtue and only those that can go thru all types of trials and tribulations, and are willing to take risks, those are the ones that will reap the big rewards. To be successful it takes time but mostly patience because it requires failing many times to get to that one solution that will work for you for a long time.
Establishing Your Budget – Reinvest in your Business
Online entrepreneurs tend to spend the money they earned paying those bills, or taking that long vacation to Hawaii, but hardly think of reinvesting that money back into the business to acquire more traffic to test their website content, product, images to see what can be improved to increase the audience.
Set an amount of money on a monthly basis to use it for your business until it grows at a steady pace, then as you go you can plan on how you will manage your capital. It takes money to make money, that is so true, but please do it wisely. If you need to get advice from a professional do it, remember it’s your money.
. After failing so many times and quitting, I concluded that there had to be some other way to make it online. My main failure was finding the traffic to promote my websites. So I decided to start backwards this time around, so I am know testing three traffic platforms that I will soon will share on my website. Then I rejoined the Wealthy Affiliate guys (Kyle & Carson) to get all the tools that I need to be successful. I am a winner now and I don’t intend to quit this time!