1 Little Known Traffic Secret

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If you've been around internet marketing for a while, you know that there are TONS and TONS of sources of traffic out there.

Well, here's a little tip that took me a long time to learn.

-> Focus exclusively on 1 traffic source until you're doing at least $200 a day with it.

All of the people I know that are doing 6 & 7 figures each year, do really well with 1 traffic source and then they supplement with 5-7 other traffic sources.

So let's take me for instance. Here's what I know I'm good at, and what makes me money...

1. Facebook Ads (Main source)

Other Traffic Sources I'm Using Or Learning

2. Media Buying
3. SEO
4. Affiliates (Calling new affiliates, keeping current ones happy etc)
5. Blogging/Content
6. Youtube Vids

My main goal is to have 5 traffic sources that are all bringing in a similar amount of money each day. This way if one of them gets knocked off, I'll still have 80% of my traffic coming in.

Also, one MAJOR thing to keep in mind is you need to use traffic sources that directly relate to how much money you're trying to make.

If your goal is to make $100 per day, you can do that with pretty much any traffic source. But if your goal is to make $500 per day, you'd be better off learning paid traffic such as media buys, Facebook and PPC.

Trying to make $500 a day off a blog is MUCH harder than making $500 a day doing paid traffic.

Make sure you keep these in mind, and make sure you focus exclusively on 1 traffic source until you're doing really well with it.

- Justin
#secret #traffic
  • Profile picture of the author Matt Poc
    Yeah, I agree. Focus on one thing and you will become a master of it.

    However, if you don't have some extra cash which you are not afraid to lose, when I would recommend to stay away from PPC.

    At the momment I am mastering social bookmarking
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  • Profile picture of the author entrepreneurjay
    I agree ppc can be very lucrative but only if you know what your doing. Or else you can lose the shirt off your back.

    I agree with your main point I concentrated on article marketing pretty much exclusively for about a year before I ventured into other areas.

    My personal favorites are:

    1. Article Marketing
    2. Blog Commenting
    3. Forum posting
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  • Profile picture of the author alcarrerra
    PPC is an excellent traffic source if your selling your own product. Splitting profit + PPC ... is hard to balance without being experienced.
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  • Profile picture of the author mleopold
    I am new to IM. I enjoy reading the posts here to gain some knowledge from others that are successful. Thank you for your tips on getting traffic. Currently I am doing social bookmarking and other ways that are economical until I have a revenue stream to begin ramping it up.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ryan Johnson
      Are any of those coupons for $100 worth of adsense or facebook ads enough to get a taste of what it can do or is that money gone in a second?

      I haven't read the fine print, but I'm sure there's an hidden box somewhere that you have to check for it to stop running.

      Has anyone tried them?
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      • Profile picture of the author Marketinghamster
        Originally Posted by Ryan Johnson View Post

        Are any of those coupons for $100 worth of adsense or facebook ads enough to get a taste of what it can do or is that money gone in a second?

        I haven't read the fine print, but I'm sure there's an hidden box somewhere that you have to check for it to stop running.

        Has anyone tried them?
        The $100 coupons are a great way to try and test what works and what doesn't. You can get them for like $20 on Ebay so its worth it just to test.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mukul Verma
    Justin

    I see you totally opposite statements int he OP
    - Focus on 1 traffic source
    - Have 5 in case one falls off.

    I am going to assume you mean short term, long term. If so I I disagree to focus on one traffic source. I would agree on the second to diversify your traffic sources from day 1 since if you loose one, you are still good.

    I just had this happen to me, I got a video after 2 years that has got over 800,000 views (for selling) kicked off You Tube. This single video gave me about 50 visitors a day. However since I am doing the second and make many traffic sources and not focus on one, I will not feel anything, since that site gets 5000 to 6000 visitors a day, so 50 from a top traffic source hurts, however not business threatening.

    If I only had one traffic source I focused on, I would be screwed.

    I disagree you need to focus on one traffic source. You do need to focus on one business.

    Cheers,
    Mukul
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  • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
    I must have missed it - what was the 'secret'?
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  • Profile picture of the author fated82
    I think you need to have multiple source of traffic....I currently have 3 - 4 sources, Adswaps, Solo ads, safelist ads, PPC and article marketing.....

    I don't think it's a good way to focus on one. Build at least 3 - 5 traffic source is the way to go...The secret lies in tracking....
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    • Profile picture of the author Justin Goff
      That's why I said until you are consistently making $200, focus only on one traffic source and master it.

      If you're making $1000 a day, then obviously you should branch out to protect yourself and bring in more money.

      The big problem every new marketer has is they try to master 4-5 different sources of traffic, and in the end they're just mediocre at all of them.

      If you want to make serious money, you MUST be really, really good with at least 1 traffic source

      - Justin
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      • Profile picture of the author Mukul Verma
        Originally Posted by Justin Goff View Post

        That's why I said until you are consistently making $200, focus only on one traffic source and master it.

        If you're making $1000 a day, then obviously you should branch out to protect yourself and bring in more money.

        The big problem every new marketer has is they try to master 4-5 different sources of traffic, and in the end they're just mediocre at all of them.

        If you want to make serious money, you MUST be really, really good with at least 1 traffic source

        - Justin
        Even at $200, test many.

        Two Reason
        - You may stick to 1, but there may be many that can get a lot more results in less time. You are missing that opportunity.
        - You can lose that $200, thats losing a $6000 a month business by risking your eggs in 1 basket.

        Cheers,
        Mukul
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  • Profile picture of the author keyuria
    I basically tried 4 -5 of them and then waited to see which one was better in getting me the traffic, backlinks and sales. Then I go for it exclusively and then take the way shown by Justin Goff.
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    • Profile picture of the author KevinTorrence
      I'm with you on this one, but start out just a bit differently.

      I start out with about 4-5 traffic strategies just to get myself out there in the beginning. That way I can see what's working good for that particular site.

      Then get good at one thing to get a firm stance in your niche. Then build up a second and work to make it solid as well. Then a third, etc.

      I find that doing this way will show you're actually good at, and which traffic methods you suck at. You can outsource them later (or just not even mess with em if you don't want) ... build up the power houses, etc.
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    • Profile picture of the author hotseochick
      Great post. I agree about mastering at least one traffic source, however, like many of you have said, its good to not focus on just one source. I've also found, that depending on the industry I am targeting or specific niche, different traffic sources are going to work better than others. Especially when it comes to things like Facebook or even setting up blogs. You've got to learn which traffic sources to target in each market.
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  • Profile picture of the author PabloVTB
    Focusing on only one traffic source would mean death to me, actually. I do not depend solely on one traffic source. Instead, I sinergetically use the power of social media, seo, banner ads, and paid advertising to work wonders when it comes to traffic. So, from my perspective, I must say I can't agree with you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joe Motion
    Many traffic sources come and go - some within a few months. The one traffic source that I've successfully used throughout has been Google AdWords - there have been ups and downs.. but never that much of a 'down' for me to close my account

    Facebook ads is proving very hard for me to master at the moment.. almost there but constantly updating ad text and images is tiresome.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike McAleer
    Originally Posted by Justin Goff View Post

    If you've been around internet marketing for a while, you know that there are TONS and TONS of sources of traffic out there.

    Well, here's a little tip that took me a long time to learn.

    -> Focus exclusively on 1 traffic source until you're doing at least $200 a day with it.

    All of the people I know that are doing 6 & 7 figures each year, do really well with 1 traffic source and then they supplement with 5-7 other traffic sources.

    So let's take me for instance. Here's what I know I'm good at, and what makes me money...

    1. Facebook Ads (Main source)

    Other Traffic Sources I'm Using Or Learning

    2. Media Buying
    3. SEO
    4. Affiliates (Calling new affiliates, keeping current ones happy etc)
    5. Blogging/Content
    6. Youtube Vids

    My main goal is to have 5 traffic sources that are all bringing in a similar amount of money each day. This way if one of them gets knocked off, I'll still have 80% of my traffic coming in.

    Also, one MAJOR thing to keep in mind is you need to use traffic sources that directly relate to how much money you're trying to make.

    If your goal is to make $100 per day, you can do that with pretty much any traffic source. But if your goal is to make $500 per day, you'd be better off learning paid traffic such as media buys, Facebook and PPC.

    Trying to make $500 a day off a blog is MUCH harder than making $500 a day doing paid traffic.

    Make sure you keep these in mind, and make sure you focus exclusively on 1 traffic source until you're doing really well with it.

    - Justin
    Focus is the key to anything in IM. May I ask how much you spend per day/week/month on FB ads?
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