I suck at driving traffic

by kgcm
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Hello, I just signed up so I know this is a new account. I'm really struggling with making money online. I've watched hundreds of YouTube videos and paid for so much training and premium affiliate programs.

I know the really important thing comes down to driving traffic...as long as you can do that you can make money.

I can't do it. I've tried Adwords, and no results. I've tried looking up SEO tutorials and I never understand it. I've even paid for Udimi courses and had no results. I just don't know how to drive traffic and it gives me a headache. I suck at this. I need seriously help with driving traffic.

I also don't have any money as I am flat broke and I can't pay for any paid traffic. I need free traffic.

Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Meaney
    Targeted traffic will make you money, but things have to be perfectly aligned.

    The traffic you're attracting must have a problem that needs to be solved, and you must know how to solve it, or point them in the direction towards someone who does.

    You don't need that much traffic, I know a guy who's making thousands a month from around 50 visitors a day.

    SEO is ok as part of a longterm strategy, but paid traffic will get you results a lot quicker.

    If you're flat broke maybe consider doing something else until you have enough to invest, or be prepared to create content for a few years until you build up a following that way.

    Some free traffic methods:

    Facebook groups
    Guest blogging (it still works if you do it right)
    Article marketing (it still works if you do it right)
    Making youtube videos (if you do keyword research)

    If you're not building an email list, start today. Mailchimp lets you have 1,000 subscribers for free.

    When you're making content, asking yourself "Is this share worthy?", and if it's not, change it so it is.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rory Singh
    I don't think you suck at driving traffic. I think you suck at sticking to one idea long enough. There are a zillion ways to drive traffic but this is a process.

    Pick one Free Marketing method, learn it. Master it.

    Don't try one and then quit looking for something easier.

    This is what most people are doing.

    Don't do that.
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    • Profile picture of the author shmol
      Originally Posted by Rory Singh View Post

      I don't think you suck at driving traffic. I think you suck at sticking to one idea long enough. There are a zillion ways to drive traffic but this is a process.

      Pick one Free Marketing method, learn it. Master it.

      Don't try one and then quit looking for something easier.

      This is what most people are doing.

      Don't do that.
      Exactly,

      Find one free method and keep at it.

      Yes, free traffic takes longer, and it will take some work--but, if you have no money this is the way to go.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    I've tried Adwords, and no results.
    How did you "try Adwords" and not get any traffic??

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  • Profile picture of the author John47
    Here some free methods of generating online traffic, some of which you may
    not have tried yet.

    Target Social Media such Facebook and Pinterest and then others such as Twitter, Instagram etc.

    Articles on Slideshare. Upload a pdf to the site with your article.

    Tumblr and Google+ for blog postings.

    Optimize your site for the search engines and ensure that it loads quickly .

    Blog commenting in your niche. Look for the top blogs in Google and make helpful comments about the posts.

    Try to guest blog on blogs in your niche. Go to the highest traffic ones if possible. If this is difficult, then go for medium traffic ones.

    Upload YouTube videos.

    Answer questions on Q&A sites such as Quora.

    To learn more about free traffic methods, read the blogs of top online marketers such as Neil Patel, Matthew Woodward, Pat Flynn etc.

    Look for the major traffic forums in your niche and join them to answer questions and be helpful. Don't spam them or you will get banned! If done properly, this will build credibility and drive traffic and sales.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mabu Map
    One method at a time until you get traffic.

    You can try this one: Facebook groups - i am doing it myself until now and still getting leads everyday

    It's completely free, and it's the fastest way to get free traffic once you joined groups

    Just post and traffic will come.

    Hope this helps
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    Can you go into further detail on what you've tried? It's important for is to know to be able to help.
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  • Profile picture of the author dburk
    Originally Posted by kgcm View Post

    I can't do it. I've tried Adwords, and no results.
    Hi kgcm,

    Fortunately for you, and anyone else who may have tried AdWords, It did not cost you anything to try AdWords. It's Pay-Per-Click, so you only pay for results. If you got no results then you also paid nothing.

    Originally Posted by kgcm View Post

    I also don't have any money as I am flat broke and I can't pay for any paid traffic. I need free traffic.
    You may think you need free traffic, however Free traffic is often the most expensive traffic you can seek. It requires a lot of resources to get free traffic. I have seen and heard of many folks going broke, or even bankrupt in their pursuit of so called "free" traffic.

    My advice to you is forget about free traffic, or any other type of traffic except one type:, profitable traffic.

    It does not matter how much profitable traffic costs because it is always paying you more that it costs, hence the term "profitable". What matters is the positive return ratio,and availability, not the cost.

    Pick several types of traffic generation that are among the most well established and used by real businesses (not some fly-by-night traffic scheme). Run a short test on each of your chosen traffic channels to see which one that you get most traction on, and focus all your efforts on mastering that channel.

    Since you are flat broke, you might want try to get a job, earn some money, save as much as you can and then come back for a fresh try. No money, no skills, and no practical knowledge is not plausible starting point, especially with the beaten down spirit that seems to permeates the tone of your post.Get a job, get some money then come back and take action.

    The key to success does not lie in watching videos, or taking courses, it is in taking massive action. Time to put down the training courses that are telling you how rich they are going make you, stop watching the videos, and start taking action, lots of it each and every day.

    HTH,

    Don Burk
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  • Profile picture of the author deejaaymark
    Great comments by everyone... however, no one mentioned "Tracking". Anytime you are paying for traffic it is extremely imperative to track all your campaigns. That way you can split test ads, landing pages, opt-ins, funnels, etc...

    You can also track keywords, that way you can differentiate buyer keywords from just clicks (then optimize based on what's generating sales). The tracking tool I use is Clickmagick... I believe they have a 14 free trial.

    Good luck!!
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  • There are hundreds of method to get traffic, focus anyone traffic method and correct the mistakes.

    Free Traffic Methods

    - YouTube Videos are hot cake traffic
    - Facebook Groups ( not high quality as compare to Facebook Paid Ads )
    - Blogs

    Paid Quality Traffic Networks

    - Bing Ads
    - Facebook Ads

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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Originally Posted by kgcm View Post

    Hello, I just signed up so I know this is a new account. I'm really struggling with making money online. I've watched hundreds of YouTube videos and paid for so much training and premium affiliate programs.

    I know the really important thing comes down to driving traffic...as long as you can do that you can make money.

    I can't do it. I've tried Adwords, and no results. I've tried looking up SEO tutorials and I never understand it. I've even paid for Udimi courses and had no results. I just don't know how to drive traffic and it gives me a headache. I suck at this. I need seriously help with driving traffic.

    I also don't have any money as I am flat broke and I can't pay for any paid traffic. I need free traffic.

    Thanks!





    You already have the answer, you just don't realize it.

    Why are you here on Warrior Forum?

    The reason you're here is, you need solution to your problem. This is the basics for all the traffic that will ever exist in any niche. Everybody needs/wants something, that's why we visit webpages.

    So... what does your own traffic need/want? If you don't know from personal niche experience, ask your traffic. There's your answer.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
    I've been flat broke more than once.

    But I've never stayed that way.

    I've always managed to bootstrap my way out. Sometimes that meant getting a job to keep up the cash flow while I worked things out. Sometimes it meant doing things for free or on the cheap, then reinvesting in better tools.

    Sounds like that might be where you are now.

    I think part of the problem many people have can be traced back to the phrase "driving traffic" itself.

    You can't (short of some kind of screen hijacker or other illegal tactics) drive anyone to your web page. You can do things which attract them.

    How?

    Go back and read Yukon's post again.

    Everybody wants/needs something. Unless you are totally off the wall, there are people out there that want what you offer. Your job is to figure out what that is and how to offer it to them in a way that makes them want to click. You also have to figure out where they hang out online and how to reach them there.

    Once you start seeing some revenue, reinvest as much as you can into the business.

    Don't try to high jump to the top when there is a perfectly good stairway avaliable.
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  • Profile picture of the author luciesmazanska
    combine as much as possible sources to get traffic
    it definitely works, if you dont have a time buy a traffic thats only two ways which can help you earn money
    I know what im talking about as an entrepreneur
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  • Profile picture of the author DURABLEOILCOM
    Free traffic means get on every social media and work super hard adding pictures, articles, and videos. Work all the Free Classifieds Craigslist, Backpage etc. Blog. Reddit. Quora. Blog Commenting.
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