I'm gonna preface this a little, then show you the 3 traffic sources I use to accomplish those earnings.
This business is just like any business there are ups and downs, the highest day that month was $5,791 and the lowest day was ZERO haha that's just the way it goes
The total earning for that month was $23,139.00 with only a few hundred spent on advertising, about $500
Products for sale were in the range of $17 and $2,500
OK GET READY LONG AWKWARD SCREEN SHOT
Ok So here are the traffic sources, and I have used these 3 the most reliably since 2007.
Banners: When I first started online everyone was screaming the sky is falling and banners are dead. I saw this as an opportunity to swoop in and grab some very cheap advertising.
I quickly realized that banners were not dead because I was making a ton of sales. For banners just find related blogs and websites, some will have an advertise section some wont.
I even contact the ones that don't have an advertise section and see if I can negotiate a slot just for myself. They all don't say yes, but when they do you can get a ton of traffic and sales.
the ones that do have an advertise section, I will just buy a slot, simple enough. But I like to take a look at the banners on the site, and create a banner so different from everything else that it stands out the most.
Imagine a flamingo standing in a group of penguins. Easy to spot, not exactly a game of where's waldo.
If everyone else is using flashing banners, I will use a plane jane banner. the key is to stand out. If everyone is using red, I'll use green. Stand out get clicks
Start out advertising on niche sites, then open up your market. Example: If your selling a product like the Tao of Bad Ass. Start out looking for niche sites that focus on PUA and all that.
Then class it up and go for dating related sites that offer general dating advice. Start narrow go broad.
Solo Ads: I've been doing solo ads since before they were "cool" I didn't know what they were called. Or that they even had a name. And yes I do this in any and all of the popular niches.
What I did at the time, before you could just go to a directory and pay $40 for a 100 click mailing. I would contact site owners with a subscription form, and ask them how big their list was and if they'd be willing to email their list with my offer for a fee.
Money talks, and I knew this from day one. I knew if I made the right person the right offer, they'd email their list for me. Now, getting solo ads are a piece of cake everyone is selling solo's.
Forum Marketing: Forum marketing is both a free and paid strategy. Buying ad space or getting the forum owner to mail out is an option.
Then there's free forum marketing. So there's 2 types of forums, those that allow signatures, and those that don't. For the ones that do, what you'll do is put a link to your site in your signature. Then just go about being helpful in the forum commenting on threads and posts and let your signature do the work.
Answer questions and try your best to ad value to their lives. The more you help, the more people will look at and click the link in the signature box at the end of a really helpful post
Now for forums that don't allow signatures. You want to do the same thing but with a small tweak.
Read the posts, and respond to the questions to their PM box. Really answer their questions and leave your link in your salutation or whatever it's called.
Example: I saw you were looking for really helpful advice "INSERT REALLY detailed, HELPFUL AND VALUABLE ADVICE HERE,"
Hope that helps
make sure you are actually helping people in advance.
You don't want toPM people with your link and say something like "th answer to your question is here Spam Link
No that's not what you do. Give First and help people.
there you have it. My 3 most profitable and reliable traffic sources.
Now I know a lot of traffic strategies, but it's not how many you know. It's how many you have mastered. Take the time to master these an you'll have all the traffic you ever need.