Free, Relevant, Immediate Traffic. Possibility or Pipe Dream?

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Anyone who sells something through a website wants three things from the traffic the site attracts:

  • Traffic should ideally be free, or at least cheap. Otherwise, how can you make a profit?
  • Traffic should be "good," in the sense that a bot from halfway around the world, owned by someone who has no need for your product or service at all, is not likely to bring you any value.
  • Traffic should be quick. You don't want to spend lots of time, effort, and/or money, only to have to wait weeks or months to see any results.

So, is there a way to achieve this holy grail of cheap, good, AND quick? Or is it always necessary to sacrifice one to get the others? :confused:
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  • Profile picture of the author willay
    Some free methods to get started. Guest blogging, forum posting, blog commenting. If your list is big enough (ie 200 people) then ad swaps. Paid methods to get started are facebook ppc you CAN get cheap clicks if you do it right. Have to know what you're doing. Solo ads and you can find cheap banner ad space. You can also make products with low price points and give 100% commission to affiliates to get them to promote giving you a list of buyers.
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  • Profile picture of the author jamesgan
    There are a lots of Free methods in getting traffic.
    - Do blog posts, video marketing on youtube, forum posting, ebook marketing, SEO, Join Ventures with other Internet Marketers, create a viral button on your page, social media marketing, documents sharing marketing, classified ads, articles submission & etc....

    Enjoy
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  • Profile picture of the author topkat13
    traffic is the holy grail... well said - we are huge fans of free or almost free traffic. if you like, you can visit our site for a free 16 video course on traffic generation, it is packed with ideas that are low or no cost. good luck and stick with it. Everything is hard until it's easy! But make it easier faster with education.
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    • Profile picture of the author Khaliff
      I have a uniquely different take on traffic. EVERYBODY says that the key is "traffic ...traffic ...traffic" meaning you NEED lots and "LOTS" of traffic to make any money.

      The idea is that people will go to your site for whatever is offered on your site and that small percentage whom you'll ever make any money from are just incidental to the traffic.

      I agree with that to an extent but there are also lots of ways to send traffic to your site who go there with the INTENT to buy or to click on your adsense links or whatever you've done to monetize your site. With THAT concept you do not need nearly as much traffic because the traffic that you do get is highly targeted and laser focused on what you're trying to accomplish.
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      • Originally Posted by Khaliff View Post

        I have a uniquely different take on traffic. EVERYBODY says that the key is "traffic ...traffic ...traffic" meaning you NEED lots and "LOTS" of traffic to make any money.

        The idea is that people will go to your site for whatever is offered on your site and that small percentage whom you'll ever make any money from are just incidental to the traffic.

        I agree with that to an extent but there are also lots of ways to send traffic to your site who go there with the INTENT to buy or to click on your adsense links or whatever you've done to monetize your site. With THAT concept you do not need nearly as much traffic because the traffic that you do get is highly targeted and laser focused on what you're trying to accomplish.
        I think it also depends on the business model, to a great extent. Consider the dating niche. Their traffic is very well-targeted, but only a small percentage of visitors will ever purchase subscriptions or other services from them. Therefore, even their targeted traffic has to be high-volume.
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  • Profile picture of the author easternodyssey
    There is endless volumes of free methods, however, they all take lots of time and work, so dont expect overnight success.
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