This is a pretty simple thing I recently tried just to see how it was going to work. I wasn't expecting great results due to the sources I was using but the end result was far better than expected.
You need just a few things
1- a website
2- a free sumome account (plugin)
3- several free Safelist accts
Now I know what some of the more seasoned pros are thinking here.."safelist traffic is for the birds" but this is more for the person looking to get traffic for free to their site and yes I agree that safelist traffic is low quality, if it has any quality at all, but it does have an end benefit with this particular method.
Sumome is basically a credit based system where you get credits for each visitor that lands on a page where you have the Sumome ads placed. The more visitors you get ,the more credits you get . Simple
When you have credits in Sumome, you can set up a share ad to run on other sites within the Sumome network, meaning your ad will run on websites in a similar niche to your own.
Within the share option for Sumome you can choose a specific category to run the ad and in most if not all cases, a sub category.
Example-you are in the Travel niche. So you pick the travel category and your subcategory has different options as well such as Accommodations, hotels, airlines ,roads and highways, tourism , etc.
So your ads will run on sites with those particular options.
So Here's what you do.
Set up accts at several safelist sites
There are many others but these are the ones I used to get started. You will earn credits at each of these sites for the emails or ads you read or watch. Most of them you can open several different tabs and earn credits without even looking at the ads.
When you earn enough credits to send out your own free mailing, send out a mailing linking your capture page or your site, but be sure you are linking a page that you have Sumome set up on.
When other people from the safelist look at your ads they will be landing on your site and you will be earning the credits on your Sumo me acct.
Although the safelist is pretty crappy traffic, the Sumome network is a bit more targeted if you choose the proper category to share your content.
For each visitor from your safelist mailing, you will earn 20 -30 credits for your Sumome share.
In a little under 1 week I was able to earn over 10, 000 credits in the Sumome network meaning my ad was going to be seen on 500 other sites that were closely related to my niche.
Approx 10 hrs (I worked on it a few hrs each day )
This includes the time it took me to set up accounts in all the safelists
I had Sumome set up already but this only takes a few minutes
Clicking on ads or emails in each safelist and gaining enough credits in each to send my own mailings
23 subscribers total
18 that came from the Sumome ads
and 5 that came specifically from the safelist mailings
Not huge results for a first run, but I must say that I was switching my categories in sumome every couple days to see if there were going to be better results from a different category. I should have left it where I initially set it so I could get a better idea.
So overall, not huge results, but if your needing some free traffic and you got a little extra time on your hands then certainly give this a try. After you get the initial setup of the safelists and Sumome done, you can spend as little as 10-15 minutes surfing ads in the safelists to gain enough credits for your own mailings.
Another way to get credits to share more of your Sumome ads is to open a free account at http://rankboostup.com/
Rank boost up is a traffic exchange site that I only use to boost my Sumome credits and nothing more.
Simply sign up for a free acct and put your website info in.