I Need Decent Traffic Sources

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I've been in and out of Internet Marketing for a number of years now. I've been scammed by some of the best crooks in the business. Now that I'm back in it again, I STILL get emails from Vendors telling me to "Hijack Other Peoples Videos and Get THEIR Traffic to Your Offer"... This week, my emails include: "Get Traffic in 60 Seconds!!!" Their offer is for me to pic a photograph, and add some words of wisdom to it, and doing that will supposedly bring me tons of traffic in 60 seconds! We all know what RUBBISH these ideas are!
I would like to get away from Affiliate Marketing and market things that everyday hard working 9 to 5 people NEED. What kinds of Paid Traffic sources work the best? Is there a website that ranks these sites for their honesty? I need a way to find a site that will rank the best-Paid Traffic sources. I've done tons of posting and some paid ads on social media without much success. I've also used Bing and Google, but the traffic, for the Affiliate offers just doesn't convert. So I want to branch out, and get away from the Saturated Affiliate Offer programs. Multilevel / Network Marketing scammers screwed me ages ago, so please don't bother recommending one of those to me. I just want to market offers that are not in a Saturated area of online marketing maby Ill have better luck there. I also need to replace my mailing list. My old one was lost. So I'd appreciate any Mailing List building ideas also. Thanks for reading all of this and for any reply.
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  • Profile picture of the author IGotMine
    Adwords, Bing and Facebook are about the only ones you can be sure won't be bots. "Paid traffic" is a minefield of bots and scammers.

    I suggest you try the big platforms with built-in traffic like Ebay, Amazon, and Etsy.
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  • Profile picture of the author DURABLEOILCOM
    The best paid traffic is Google Adwords, Instagram Ads, YouTube Ads, Quora Ads, Reddit Ads, LinkedIn Ads and Yelp Ads. Email marketing is dying out as emails are becoming obsolete. I recommend getting into Text Message Marketing.
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    • I hear Facebook Ads is pretty good


      Originally Posted by DURABLEOILCOM View Post

      The best paid traffic is Google Adwords, Instagram Ads, YouTube Ads, Quora Ads, Reddit Ads, LinkedIn Ads and Yelp Ads. Email marketing is dying out as emails are becoming obsolete. I recommend getting into Text Message Marketing.
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    • Profile picture of the author nomad576
      Thanks for your answer. You didn't mention Facebook or Twitter. I dont blame you. I struck out with them too. Ill try the other avenues you suggested. Thanks again.
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  • Profile picture of the author cheese1688
    Man, the best traffic sources is of course google, adwords. I think the problem is not about the traffic sources, but about your marketing. Maybe your affiliate offers are bad, maybe your landing page are bad. Try different offers, test more products, test different landing pages and so. If you test tens of different apsects like i mentioned before, when you can think about different traffic source. People are making killings with free traffic or with paid but low quality, but they have killer sales funnel in place.


    Good Luck
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    • Profile picture of the author nomad576
      Thank you. I've only heard about how Free traffic is picking up speed. I've done tons of "Free Classified Ad Sites" and Safelists too. I just don't know WHICH "Free" traffic methods work best. I've done Free ad posts on social media sites, and spent alot of late nites after coming home from an 8 hour job, and worked a few hours into the late hours on Free Traffic sites in the past. Which "Free" traffic works best? Thanks again for your previous answer, and for any new reply.
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    • Profile picture of the author nomad576
      Originally Posted by cheese1688 View Post

      Man, the best traffic sources is of course google, adwords. I think the problem is not about the traffic sources, but about your marketing. Maybe your affiliate offers are bad, maybe your landing page are bad. Try different offers, test more products, test different landing pages and so. If you test tens of different apsects like i mentioned before, when you can think about different traffic source. People are making killings with free traffic or with paid but low quality, but they have killer sales funnel in place.


      Good Luck
      Thanks for your reply. I wish I could find those good Free traffic sources. Where do you go to find the different landing pages? I know one or two sites, but their stuff is limited. And other sites that advertise good landing pages require a monthly membership fee to use their Landing Pages. Do you use separate domains to test different landing pages? Thanks again.
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  • From reading your post, it seems that you
    have been scammed by some junk offer that
    promised overnight traffic but didn't deliver.

    This usually happens when we don't a clear
    direction of what market we want to get into.

    Have you chosen what you want to do to start
    the business? Reading through your post, the
    only clue that I see of what direction you
    aim to take is this:

    "I would like to get away from Affiliate Marketing
    and market things that everyday hard working 9 to 5
    people NEED."

    Being an affiliate and selling things to
    hard working 9 to 5 people don't conflict
    each other though, a lot of affiliate products
    are aimed at normal, everyday people..

    Would you like to clarify on what market you
    would like to enter?? Is this market right for
    you? And why is it right for you??

    Answering these questions may not shoot you to
    success right away but they would be a good
    starter. Without choosing a clear direction
    on what market and products you want to promote,
    no amount of Mailing List building techniques
    would be of much use to you, your direction
    and big goal comes before any marketing and
    traffic generation techniques
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    • Profile picture of the author nomad576
      Originally Posted by Liangteng Tianjie View Post

      From reading your post, it seems that you
      have been scammed by some junk offer that
      promised overnight traffic but didn't deliver.

      This usually happens when we don't a clear
      direction of what market we want to get into.

      Have you chosen what you want to do to start
      the business? Reading through your post, the
      only clue that I see of what direction you
      aim to take is this:

      "I would like to get away from Affiliate Marketing
      and market things that everyday hard working 9 to 5
      people NEED."

      Being an affiliate and selling things to
      hard working 9 to 5 people don't conflict
      each other though, a lot of affiliate products
      are aimed at normal, everyday people..

      Would you like to clarify on what market you
      would like to enter?? Is this market right for
      you? And why is it right for you??

      Answering these questions may not shoot you to
      success right away but they would be a good
      starter. Without choosing a clear direction
      on what market and products you want to promote,
      no amount of Mailing List building techniques
      would be of much use to you, your direction
      and big goal comes before any marketing and
      traffic generation techniques
      Thanks for your reply. I've mainly done the Affiliate Marketing thing for ages now. Since that area is so saturated, I want to find affiliate offers for everyday products that everyday people need. Some people need Diapers for their kids, other regular rich people might like some fancy new Wine Cabinet, etc. Some CPA offers have offers for Baby products, and others are for Scholarship offers, etc. My problem is, I need material on how to find affiliate offers that are not for the Internet Marketing niche. Its just too saturated. There's a ton of Ebooks on Affiliate Marketing, but those are only geared toward Affiliate Marketers, building mailing lists, etc. I'd like to promote higher end offers I guess. Finding the info on that kind of marketing is hard. Thanks again.
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      • Profile picture of the author infogenius
        Originally Posted by nomad576 View Post

        Thanks for your reply. I've mainly done the Affiliate Marketing thing for ages now. Since that area is so saturated, I want to find affiliate offers for everyday products that everyday people need. Some people need Diapers for their kids, other regular rich people might like some fancy new Wine Cabinet, etc. Some CPA offers have offers for Baby products, and others are for Scholarship offers, etc. My problem is, I need material on how to find affiliate offers that are not for the Internet Marketing niche. Its just too saturated. There's a ton of Ebooks on Affiliate Marketing, but those are only geared toward Affiliate Marketers, building mailing lists, etc. I'd like to promote higher end offers I guess. Finding the info on that kind of marketing is hard. Thanks again.
        If you are looking for affiliate programs for everyday needs. Then you start of with Amazon associates. You sign up as an affiliate an and begin to market great products that people use everyday and earn commissions.

        Another plus is that whatever your referral buys after going through your link to your offers, you will get a commission.

        For FREE traffic sources, it depends on what you finally decide to sell. Instagram, Facebook, pinterest and quora will be fine
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  • Profile picture of the author Lisa Ford
    ditto to what IGotMine said !
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  • Profile picture of the author Kurt
    Depends what markets you're in. A number of products can do well on Pinterest ads, such as clothes and jewelry. With any of the major platforms it's often more your offers and skills that matter most.
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    • Profile picture of the author samkadya
      Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

      Depends what markets you're in. A number of products can do well on Pinterest ads, such as clothes and jewelry. With any of the major platforms it's often more your offers and skills that matter most.
      I agree. Pinterest is a good platform for such kinds of products although it works for internet marketing if you have thousands of followers.
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  • Profile picture of the author George Flm
    Adwords has a lot of competition. But it can bring home the bacon and then some more.

    Don't try to sell them, educate them. Affiliates now have to grease some elbow and offer
    unique content that speaks in the heart of your prospects and addressing a specific need.

    Keep testing.
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  • Profile picture of the author MichaelSv
    I have a feeling that traditional SEO methods are not very effective. I waisted a lot of time. But it seems the right approach is to use Facebook ads, Google Adwords and I believe reddit has some advertising program too.
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  • Profile picture of the author TradeNero
    Paid traffic is hilarious. Always bots. 100%. Spend 2 seconds tops on your site and will do you no good.

    Adwords and Facebook is most effective.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan S
    I like the one-off paid traffic provided by Facebook through boosting some of your highly coverting post/ads.
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    If you're looking for FREE and pre-qualified traffic, why not mix quora marketing / instagram marketing with Whatsapp marketing?

    WA is great for lead generation type offers if paired with a decent content funnel

    WARNING: Don't just publish your WA A/R # because this spam doesn't convert. You have to plug it into a content/value funnel
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  • Profile picture of the author 1Bryan
    Where would your best customer hang out when they are in a buying mood? The answer is slightly different depending on a bunch of whatevers. But that's the simplest way to figure out how/where to get traffic for an offer.
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  • Profile picture of the author Profit Expert
    For paid traffic bing + facebook.
    By the way amazon market is still hot and organic traffic converts best
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  • Profile picture of the author codyhay
    Or you can try luck in generating traffic from social media channels using paid or organic methods.
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  • Profile picture of the author depotgang
    It all works. Just need commitment and budget. And a decent fair offer.
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  • Profile picture of the author boris33
    First of all, make sure that your offers convert.
    Secondly, there's no such thing as "Free traffic", at least not a very good one.
    Third, go with FB ads for targeting. They're the best ones, if you're looking to advertise and far cheaper than Google (usually).
    Fourth, if you wish to dive into some verified niche email or mobile lists, forget those shady resellers of ancient lists and go straight to the source like Bitmanta or Infolists.

    Either way you choose, be determined and patient. Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author White Pearl
    youtube is one of the great platform for high quality targetted traffic.
    There are quick ways and slow ways.
    Quick ways involve low effort , no maintenance , high risk but hands free earning.
    Slow method involve time , effort , quite low risk .
    Choice is yours
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  • Profile picture of the author depotgang
    Combine Youtube with Blogging and social media. Boom quality endorsed traffic. It's not tons of clicks but those clicks are very targeted, very interested and if you do it right...ready to buy.
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  • Profile picture of the author blackbelt
    Solo ads in my opinion is the very best. Not just any solo ad provider but a solo ad provider that delivers. I recommend jazdeep you'll find him on facebook. He is good.
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    Instagram Ads are Working Fine Nowadays! They have 1 billion monthly active users. More than 500 million active users are using the platform daily.
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    Personally after my funnel is set up I use solo ads, not just any solo ads. I've had great results using Jazzdeap you can find him on facebook. He comes highly recommended not only by me but other high profile marketers. Also depending on how you do it and what your odder is Facebook is good.Also if you have a list you must keep them involved so that they trust you.
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  • Profile picture of the author DIABL0
    I've been promoting affiliate / CPA offers for 19 years. However, I do things quite differently than most.

    I heavily promote PPL (pay per lead...lead generation) offers. This is because there is no credit card / purchase required to complete an offer. All a user has to do is fill out a form, so conversion rates are typically much higher compared to offers that require a sale to be made.

    I favor offers that have a make, get or save money benefit to them, as they have overall worked the best. They also tend to have the greatest mass appeal (will be of interest to a large general audience), so the potential exists to produce high volume and they are fairly easy to cross-promote on the back-end.

    Some of the verticals (niches) I have done extremely well with are: education, insurance, loans, debt, credit, mortgage, assistance, discount offers, homeowner offers, etc...

    The bulk of the PPL offers that I promote pay $20-$40 per lead, but I also promote offers that pay more and less. You don't want to get too caught up on what an offer pays because how well it converts is just as important. For example, if you have an offer that pays $9, but if it converts at 2X or more of a $20 offer, then it will perform about the same or possibly better. At the same time, if you have an offer that pays $90 and it converts poorly, it may not even be worth promoting.

    I have also done just as good with dating website sign-ups and pretty good with free trial + S/H offers. I also promote a very limited number of offers that are straight sales. For them, mass appeal is still the number one thing I look for and I also look for one of the following...

    1) The product is new and/or novel-unique and you can't purchase it locally or even something similar. I don't waste my time with it once something similar shows up in Walmart.

    2) The buyer can truly get what is being offered at a decent discount.

    3) Solves a house is on fire type problem.

    However, I mainly promote non-PPL offers on the backend.

    Bottom line, it's far easier to get someone fill out a short form than to get them to pull out their credit card and make a purchase. So why struggle with trying to sell this or that, when you can provide free information that users want/need and get paid well doing it.

    I drive traffic and build responsive email lists by acquiring different forms of email data. Essentially what I'm really doing is monetizing the data using PPL offers.

    Fresh / targeted 3rd party data, which is email leads of users that have shown an interest in a specific PPL niche or offer and have given permission to receive messages from third parties. You get the opt-in record of each user and it's 100% can-spam compliant.

    Generate real-time Co-reg, which works by placing an ad for a specific PPL offer on a co-registration network and their publishers display it and users that view the ad can request more info about the offer. When a user requests more info, their contact info is automatically imported into your ESP (autoresponder) account / campaign and they are immediately sent details regarding the offer, along with future follow-up messages. You pay on a per lead basis.

    There is also rev-share data, which is basically 3rd party data (typically fresh / targeted) that you get for $0 upfront costs and you split the revenue generated from sending it with the data provider. Those that provide rev-share are typically just aggregating the data and aren't marketers and provide it to those that know how to monetize it.

    So with the above, I am getting fresh / targeted leads specifically for the PPL offers I'm promoting. However, they are not typically as responsive as a high-quality opt-in list that you build yourself. So to compensate for this you need to work with higher volume. This is not a big deal since the cost is much cheaper and highly scalable compared to traditional list building methods.

    When mailing, you want to skim off the top any fast-track conversions and then for long-term success, you want to always be collecting your opens / clickers, segmenting and removing unresponsive users...converting the leads from quantity to quality and into responsive lists. Which you can then also cross-promote other offers on the back-end.

    So basically the real reason I promote PPL offers because they provide the path of least resistance to generating conversions / $$$ and converting the data into cash-producing assets.

    There's actually more to it than it sounds, but done right it can be extremely profitable. Everyone that I know that is in the business and knows what they are doing, for the most part, does 6-7 figures. While that's a huge range, much comes down to one's ability to scale and effectively build / manage the infrastructure needed to scale.

    One other thing. Once you have experience promoting PPL/CPA offers via email, you can also find companies that have opt-in and/or buyer lists that do little with them or nothing at all via email marketing and help them fully monetize their data.

    These are mainly companies that call all the users and or don't know anything about promoting affiliate / CPA offers. This requires more work because you have to find the companies, wherewith the other options above it's easy to get access to data. This is what would be considered 2nd party data, as you manage the companies data and monetize it for a percentage of the net profits generated.

    Something to think about.
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  • Profile picture of the author Johnny12345
    Internet marketing isn't just about traffic.

    Assuming you have a good product, to succeed you need THREE things...

    1) TARGETED traffic.

    That is, you need to target your BEST prospects.

    2) You need to do some MATH.

    I had a guy come to me once. He said, "I'm selling a product, but I'm losing money."

    Come to find out, he was using Adwords and paying about $1.00 per click. His product was priced at $17. So... 100 clicks cost him $100. Every time he bought 100 clicks, he sold 1 unit (a 1% conversion rate). That means, he paid $100 to make $17 -- a LOSS of $83.

    In a nutshell, he didn't know his NUMBERS.

    3) But, more often than not, the REAL problem isn't traffic -- it's CONVERSIONS.

    And conversions are mostly about your SALES COPY.

    With better sales copy -- and, perhaps, a higher price and a cheaper traffic source -- the guy above could have likely turned his loss into a PROFIT.

    The trick is, you need ALL THREE of the above elements.

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  • Profile picture of the author devbackham079
    You can go with your industrial forums, question-answer sites like quora as well as social media.
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  • Profile picture of the author naviown
    The most valuable traffic source would be organic google search of course.
    But it cost money and a time to rank websites.
    If you looking for some free ways, maybe tray Pinterest, I saw many people are using Pinterest with huge success.
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    By reading your post, seems to me like you are a little negative and have a negative mindset.

    This is the ONE thing you have to change FIRST if you want to succeed online.

    No traffic source will work for you IF see everything negative. Your attitude will make or break your success. This is very true.

    Always, no matter what, see yourself as a success and not a failure.
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  • Originally Posted by nomad576 View Post

    I Need Decent Traffic Sources
    Just stay out of porn, man. Now that hits a lot of your questions.
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  • You Can Take a Solid Info Product Which Pays Higher.

    Then You can use blue ocean marketing to bring traffic to your offer.

    You need to use your facebook profile as profile funnel.

    Then identify your dream audience according to your product.

    Then don't start to sell, provide value regularly.

    You will see your customers will ask you to buy from you.

    Summary is that you need to provide value to get free traffic !
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  • Profile picture of the author meann425
    I use Udimi. The Conversion is slow but they will not tell you Rubbish thing lol.
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  • Test these options: Google Ads, Bing, Facebook, Taboola, Outbrain
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan AFFMark
    I heard Udimi has pretty good conversion rate...For me building a Facebook Fan Page worked pretty good. I built it to 10k followers and after that it grew organically to 340k Tier 1 followers in 18 months through posts, memes & videos.
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