Newbie with a site.

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Hi All,

I own a wordpress site that aggregates 5 interesting posts per day. I have not done any marketing whatsoever but get almost 200 visits per month. My questions are:

1. How to increase traffic to the site.

2. How to monetize from above traffic.

I am very low on cash, but have a lot of free time. I am willing to put 40+ hours a week on this.

Also, this is a niche I quite enjoy therefore would like to monetize on it and provide a quality user experience.
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  • Profile picture of the author vorrafashion
    Hello I am newbie on this site.
  • Profile picture of the author David Jones42
    first of all what niche of traffic you get? check it out and post content with same niche. you can monetize your site using adsense and affiliate marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author luongquyen89
    To increase your web traffic, you can use the free marketing channel such as Social Media Channel: Facebook, Youtube, ...
    Post your post into the famous forum, this is to make the other know about you and your site.
    This is just the first step of increasing your web traffic. For the long term, you should learn about the SEO and other digital marketing channels such as email, push notification...
  • Profile picture of the author Nitesh Pundhir
    you just need to market your website as much as you can.
  • Profile picture of the author dbeeiii
    I agree that social media is huge to increase traffic so I would use that to direct people to your website.

    The answer for question 2 would be to ensure you have a way to capture emails on your website so that they can sign up for more. From there you will be able to monetize by doing affiliate marketing.

    All the best,
    Dbeeiii
  • Profile picture of the author trevordd
    What do you think about promotional videos for your services? I want to try make one for my online service using video maker online. I guess it is a really prospective marketing method these days. Can't wait to try it in the field!
  • Profile picture of the author Naomi Lopez
    If you are just starting out your website, you need the help of professional writers, editors and content marketers.

    In order to minimize the cost that you need to cover for your website, I suggest that you try hiring Filipino writers, editors or marketers here

    I've posted a job there just two days ago (by the way I'm a content manager) and I've hired 5 great Filipino writers for my client's website.
  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    I suggest that
    And I suggest you stop trying to promote your link here.
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    • Profile picture of the author Marcus W K Wong
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      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      And I suggest you stop trying to promote your link here.
      FYI: Not self promotion or affiliated link.
  • Profile picture of the author DavePipitone
    Do you collect email addresses and then drive traffic back to your site when you post new content? Repeat visitors turn into buyers with repeated exposure to your website. When you email previous visitors, they tend to return, whereas if you don't, they probably won't come back.
  • Profile picture of the author NewEnglandah
    Here are some ideas for getting you website out there. You can place an ad in Craigslist. You can write an article about your site with a link and put it on an ezine. You can write a press release and submit it through one of the press release sites.

    Remember to include you website in all of them and of course include a way to capture emails.
  • Profile picture of the author Jay Mz
    Use instagram!
  • Profile picture of the author katherinwatsonjr
    Wow it is very impressible with your works and your visits when you do not have any marketing on it. It shows that your site has great potential.
    You can use guest posting, collecting email... to increase traffic. Register for GA, affiliate to monetize it.
    Keep up your good work.

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