However, I'm not sure if the way I'm going about it is the most efficient way. I'm hesitant to put out any money for paid traffic just yet. What I've been doing though is making a high quality YouTube video every day (which obviously promotes and links to my website). I'm then posting that video on my Facebook fan page, which has the same name as my website (and also has a link to it as well).
Additionally, I have the link to my website in my forum sig for about 3 forums. I'm attempting to make a point to post at least 5 times per day on forums.
The videos that I make take a good bit of time, but I do my best to work on both promotional stuff and content creation. I work at this 7 days per week, and I typically spend 10 hours per day. 80% of my time goes towards creating quality videos and 20% goes towards promotion (Facebook commenting, forums, twitter, etc...). That may be backwards, but my thinking is that I can build my following more and more on YouTube as my collection of videos grows.
I've only really been at this for about 2 weeks now (making the videos and promoting). Prior to that, I spent about 3 months creating my website and completing my 5 eBooks. My idea was to first build a nice website that already had a decent amount of content on it (about 20 blog posts, some free eBooks, and some book that I sell)....That would be my "platform" which I started out with.
From there, I would start promoting and consistently cranking out fresh new content (my videos)....and that's where I'm at now.
I'm getting some views on my videos (about 10 per day); I have 8 subscribers, and I have 115 Facebook "likes" on my fan page. Google analytics tells me that I'm getting about 10 - 15 visitors to my site per day. It's not much, but as I said, I've only been at the "promotion stage" of this long-term project for about 2 weeks now.
Now my questions are:
- Aside from paid traffic, is there a more efficient way I should be going about this?
- What is a general time frame that I should expect such that I start actually seeing some results (lots more new people following me)?
- Any other advice? I'm obviously willing to put lots of time and work into this. I truly am both passionate about what in doing and dedicated to eventually making a sustainable income online.