First things first, there are no affiliate links in this post, its pure content to help you, so give me your feedback once your finished good, bad, or indifferent.
Its been a long while since I've posted in the forum and to be honest I miss it. Time is just flying and business is growing. So I will take some time again to come back and post and try to provide value to the membership.
Now this subject seems to be at the heart of your problems so I figured I'd help you out as best I can.
That subject is TRAFFIC!
Everybody wants it, so few can get it.
Traffic isn't hard to get. It all depends on how you want to get it.
You can either...
*Buy it (ppc marketing, ezine advertising, cpa networks, cpm mail drop, pay per post)
*Borrow it (JV partners, Ad swaps, etc)
* Create it ( generate your own content)
Without getting into too much depth as this would be an entire ebook or audio or video series I'll just break it down for you and tell you how to drive massive amounts of traffic to your site with relative ease.
Yes I did say with ease, even if your a newbie.
So lets say you got no money period! as this is the state most people are coming online have to deal with.
All you have is an internet connection and computer access.
So lets roll ;-)
Step 1. Do your research into a very hot and hungry market and before you say "yea I know that", most don't.
What's a hot hungry market?
Well one where there is quite a bit of competition from advertisers and people are consuming information on a regular basis like buying multiple products a month or subscribing to 1 or 2 services on a monthly basis.
That's a hot market, and there are tons of them out there.
Don't be fooled into believing you should be finding small niche markets with very little competition, HAH!
Very little competition means your going to limit yourself even before you get out of the gate.
Believe me I've subscribed to that theory in the past and the only way your going to make substantial money in that kind of environment is when your selling a high ticket product or service to make it worth your while.
Your going to find 30 of these small niche markets with little to no competition and spend the next 14 months developing them so you can make great income.
(Believe me I've been down that road as well.)
But I'm digressing lets get back to what this about.
How to get traffic.
Ok so you've got no money, which means you've got all the time in the world. So lets work smart.
You've done your research and you've found a hot market where people are rabid buyers of information products and just can't get enough.
So lets say I'm going to move into the "business opportunity market"
This is an absolutely gigantic market with an insatiable appetite for devouring information.
Do you think there's some traffic from this market?
I'd say, lets go to the google keyword tool at
and type in "business opportunity" without the quotes
Now at the time of me writing this post, the keyword tool is under some sort of spell and pulling results saying "not enough data" which figures, but anytime you go to the tool you'll get some results that will shock you as to the amount of search volume for this keyword phrase.
Which basically means, there is a boatload of traffic for this keyword phrase and the competition is very fierce. But so what you don't care because now you found a market keyword phrase to drill down with and find a find a niche.
Whats a niche?
A niche is a subsection of the market you've just found.
So in this market space there are thousands of niches to get traffic from,
so lets just pick one.
Well I figure with the "business opportunity" market what are they trying to do? what's the problem?
Well they want to make money, build a business, sell a business, buy a business or a host of different things so I figure what usually is a good starting place when you want to do something?
Usually it starts with "how to do x"
So I dig down and find the phrase "how to make money" nice niche.
Now the "how to make money" niche is hungry for information and there is a ton of traffic from this niche actively searching and buying information.
So we've got a market (business opportunity) , found a niche (how to make money) and we know money is being made in this niche because everyone is trying to figure out "how to make money" everyone wants to be the next internet success story. Everyone is buying "how to make money" type products
You see it everywhere you go.
Ok now lets move on to getting that traffic.
Well like I've said you got no money and only time on your hands, so your going to have generate content to get that traffic.
Step 2. go and get a free blog at wordpress.com or blogger.com or any of the other free blog sites that are online.
Step 3. Read the TOS, terms of service agreement with these blogs so you don't spend your time building massive amounts of content to your blog and then one day wake up to find your blog is no longer there.
(I've done this multiple times, so take it from me and learn from my mistakes)
Step 4. Post highly relevant content to your blog about one area of interest which concerns your niche, (i.e. how to make money with surveys, how to make money with blogs, how to make money with articles, how to make money with adsense, etc)
Step 5. Post everyday to your blog at least 4 - 5 times a day for 2 weeks to start. And make sure the content is good
- sidebar I'm sure your asking "I don't have content I don't know anything"
(No worries, you can "swipe" content from other blogs, websites, forums, article directories, etc and reword them with your own personality. totally legal, just don't copy word for word make it 100% unique by adding at least 2 or 3 new paragraphs and use a tool like this to make it even more unique MyArticleGenerator.com - Make Your Articles Unique... For Free! this tool is totally old school but works like gangbusters, I use it occasionally for quick down and dirty content generation and the engines still love it)
keep in mind you have no money here so that's what we're working with, free tools and you don't know jack.
Step 6. At the end of the day ping all your content so its gets noticed. You can use this service right here, Ping-o-Matic!
there are a bunch of other pinging services out there so just pick one.
Step 7 use a Social bookmarking service like Social bookmarking service. Fast tagging and posting to all major social websites - SocialMarker.com to get your blog noticed by most of the web 2.0 bookmarking craze going on.
Use this tool every 3 - 4 days for maximum results (only use it for a few bookmarking sites at a time then wait then go back and use it again, don't use it for every post)
Step 8 Turn your post into video's - its web 2.0 the engines love video, so make sure your videos provide value like creating a "how to video" or demonstrate the benefits of a product or service you want to promote.
BIG WARNING HERE
1.Your free content blog should have nothing but content on it, if your going to promote an affiliate product or service, make sure your video on your content blog points to another blog that's cool with you promoting affiliate stuff, like a hubpage or squidoo lens
(now if your saying to yourself..." Peter I don't know the first thing about video" no worries I got your back.
You can use a service that's free, CamStudio - Free Screen Recording Software or you can get a 30 free trial that will more than serve its purpose for what you want to do by going here Download Camtasia Studio 30-Day Trial
You get step by step instructions on how to create video and you can totally just make what John Reese calls "Ghetto videos" to start.
You don't have to be perfect.
Matter of fact it's better if your not perfect, it gives you the "down to earth I'm just like you feel", which is what most prospects like as their thinking, "hey this person is just like me, if they can experience success with this product or service and their telling me about it, I should be able to experience results to"
Step 9 Turn your post and videos into press releases.
You can combine a bunch of post and videos to make press release's that talks about a problem in the marketplace and how you found a solution. Submit your release to most of the free press release services out there, that target your niche. Just google "free press release" or "free press release submission"
Step 10. Go back and use socialmarker.com again and markup your press releases.
Now there are a few more things you can do but this is a good foundation to drive a ton of traffic to your site if you got no money.
Will it take a long time to do it? well that depends on the person.
All this can take a matter of two weeks to get it down, then you simply wash rinse and repeat
what are the results?
Well, I'll let a couple of my students give you their findings.
They talk about how they now have the ability to drive traffic and make sales to their websites.
I thought about posting the testimonials here, but then figured it might be considered by some a tad self promotional and that's not my intention. I'm here to provide content and contribute as much as I can.
So if you really would like to see how I want to help and contribute to the warrior membership some of the testimonials are sitting on this free blog at Rat Race Annihilation Video Review
(again no affiliate links are on this blog either)
Only go there if you really want to see how well some of my students are doing ;-)
ok lets continued on.
Now keep in mind I gave my students and clients a few more ninja tricks that I can't reveal here but the foundation of what I just gave
you is exactly where they started and with a few neat little twist, the traffic they generated came in like a tsunami in less than
So when your making the money, the next step is to simply outsource the whole motherload to triple your traffic and explode your
income from that point onwards.
So there you have it, since you have no money your absolutely flat broke, you don't know a thing about JV's and getting other people to work for you that's one of the down and dirty, no cost money out of pocket ways to get traffic.
Finally put to bed.
Just your time and energy to get yourself going.
Again if you got money, then hell yea outsource the whole thing, and that my friend is a whole new ball game in itself ;-)
I hope this post helped you and put the mystique about traffic finally to rest. Its not hard to get traffic you just have to want to get it.
If you want to get into paid methods like...
*Buy it (ppc marketing, ezine advertising, cpa networks, cpm mail drops, pay per post)
*Borrow it (JV partners, Ad swaps, etc)
I'm sure you know where to find me.
and yes if your wondering, I am in over 30 different niche markets using multiple pen names with half dozen other partners.
That's something I learned from Frank Kern long ago
As always, love to get the warrior feedback good, bad, or indifferent as to how you think the content is.
Your feedback makes me learn and get better.
To your continued online success.