Making $300 a Month from Free Traffic, Whats my Next Step?

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Its been a long difficult(but fun) road to get to this point, and have a pretty much passive $300 a month. I'm doing affiliate marketing. I get very targeted traffic, all from free sources (yes i am list building also).

What I'm pretty much doing now is just pumping these free sources and scaling up, adding new content all the time. Although this is working, its slow.

My question is, what can i do to speed things up now that I have $300 a month i can invest back in to my project?

I have not ventured into the payed traffic area yet. I hear that you need a lot of cash to get google ads to work. Can i get targeted ppc traffic from facebook directly to my website?

Any ideas would be great!
#$300 #free #making #month #step #traffic
  • Profile picture of the author datingworld
    Since you are already building list, you can concentrate on it and build a valued and responsive list.
    Google Adwords and Face Books Ads doesn't need lots of cash as long as you how to target your audience. I started Face Book from $10 a day and scale it to up hundreds...
    Good Luck with it.
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    • Profile picture of the author webmonopoly
      Originally Posted by datingworld View Post

      Since you are already building list, you can concentrate on it and build a valued and responsive list.
      Google Adwords and Face Books Ads doesn't need lots of cash as long as you how to target your audience. I started Face Book from $10 a day and scale it to up hundreds...
      Good Luck with it.
      Yep im working on my list, I think im going to give facebook ads a go. Whats the best for facebook ads should i do sidebar ads that go direct to my site or can i do promoted posts that go direct to my site? Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author diizzle
    You can actually do a lot more with free traffic, I make around $4,000/month on free traffic alone without really doing anything, of course I had to work hard to set it up but if you work hard it can be done, with free traffic it's all about scaling! eg. I have around 3000+ videos on youtube right now making me money

    Once your earning decent money from free traffic (around $500 - $1000/month, assuming you don't have a job outside IM) use that money to learn paid advertising and shoot for 100%+ ROI's whatever niche your in
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    • Profile picture of the author webmonopoly
      Originally Posted by diizzle View Post

      You can actually do a lot more with free traffic, I make around $4,000/month on free traffic alone without really doing anything, of course I had to work hard to set it up but if you work hard it can be done

      Once your earning decent money from free traffic (around $500 - $1000/month, assuming you don't have a job outside IM) use that money to learn paid advertising and shoot for 100%+ ROI's whatever niche your in
      It took me about 8 months to get to $300 a month from free traffic, is that normal? If i keep doing the same stuff by the time im 16 months in il be at $600 a month? I am outsourcing thing now to speed up the process, but Im wondering what else I can do or change to really kick this into gear. My goal is to be at $1000 a month by the summer.
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      • Profile picture of the author diizzle
        Originally Posted by webmonopoly View Post

        It took me about 8 months to get to $300 a month from free traffic, is that normal? If i keep doing the same stuff by the time im 16 months in il be at $600 a month? I am outsourcing thing now to speed up the process, but Im wondering what else I can do or change to really kick this into gear. My goal is to be at $1000 a month by the summer.
        It can certainly be improved, 6 months ago I was only earning about $10 per day, I really did work hard though, some days I would be spending 12 hours+ grinding out new videos/content/ideas, it also depends on the niche your in and the offer you have, I don't personally have a list in my free traffic source because it just doesn't suit the niche really, however I remember changing the offer a couple months ago and my earnings doubled! something like that can have a big impact
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        • Profile picture of the author ChadDub
          Originally Posted by diizzle View Post

          It can certainly be improved, 6 months ago I was only earning about $10 per day, I really did work hard though, some days I would be spending 12 hours+ grinding out new videos/content/ideas, it also depends on the niche your in and the offer you have, I don't personally have a list in my free traffic source because it just doesn't suit the niche really, however I remember changing the offer a couple months ago and my earnings doubled! something like that can have a big impact
          What kind of videos do you make?
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      • Profile picture of the author dewayneboyd
        Originally Posted by webmonopoly View Post

        It took me about 8 months to get to $300 a month from free traffic, is that normal? If i keep doing the same stuff by the time im 16 months in il be at $600 a month? I am outsourcing thing now to speed up the process, but Im wondering what else I can do or change to really kick this into gear. My goal is to be at $1000 a month by the summer.
        Why are you asking this question without providing the proper info? It is your site. Take the number of articles you have now, figure your average profit per month per article, and then extrapolate to see how many more articles you need to reach your goal IF your niche has enough long-tail keywords to do that.
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        • Profile picture of the author webmonopoly
          Originally Posted by dewayneboyd View Post

          Why are you asking this question without providing the proper info? It is your site. Take the number of articles you have now, figure your average profit per month per article, and then extrapolate to see how many more articles you need to reach your goal IF your niche has enough long-tail keywords to do that.
          The niche has enough market for sure. But is it really as simple as just increasing the number of articles?
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          • Profile picture of the author missed
            Please can you tell me how to get this free traffic, I'm also promoting amazon products but traffic is not constant and getting traffic really kills me , I appreciate your attention.
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    • Profile picture of the author Devilfish168
      Originally Posted by diizzle View Post

      You can actually do a lot more with free traffic, I make around $4,000/month on free traffic alone without really doing anything, of course I had to work hard to set it up but if you work hard it can be done, with free traffic it's all about scaling! eg. I have around 3000+ videos on youtube right now making me money

      Once your earning decent money from free traffic (around $500 - $1000/month, assuming you don't have a job outside IM) use that money to learn paid advertising and shoot for 100%+ ROI's whatever niche your in
      your earning per month is my target .....

      so your free traffic from social medias?

      and you are selling own products or as an affiliate?

      click bank mostly I amuse?


      because presently so far for me who started on June ..already months as usual ..a newbie will try here and there...

      only results I see is from amazon....but recently hard to get much sales..and this program is the first which I see there is some money can be earn

      in fact I started click bank first...but sadly hard to get sales..despite doing the right things ....and one warrior is kind also PM me how to promote etc..but still...

      actually my problem here is ..

      of course first ..MORE target traffic....

      next programs..which is stable like amazon...but too bad I don't stay in US

      so need to wait longer for the check..also time needed to check in

      I like click bank weekly payment direct to my local bank but still haven't get the first taste yet..to see the transaction is it ok...since I don't have any sales yet

      so curious which programs you do

      my goal simple....concentrate programs pay weekly ...by paypal or direct local bank , establish trusted programs just like amazon.


      2nd..of course is target lots of traffic will be buyers.


      lastly selling own products???

      I don't want to think so much as the first two points are my present target need to concentrate on it .

      hope you can tell us how you do it .
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  • Profile picture of the author webmonopoly
    Originally Posted by RonnyHilton View Post

    Looks like you are on your way.. I hope to be there myself pretty soon, keep going...
    Getting closer and closer! I need to figure out how to scale up faster though.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adam Short
    Originally Posted by webmonopoly View Post

    Its been a long difficult(but fun) road to get to this point, and have a pretty much passive $300 a month. I'm doing affiliate marketing. I get very targeted traffic, all from free sources (yes i am list building also).

    What I'm pretty much doing now is just pumping these free sources and scaling up, adding new content all the time. Although this is working, its slow.

    My question is, what can i do to speed things up now that I have $300 a month i can invest back in to my project?

    I have not ventured into the payed traffic area yet. I hear that you need a lot of cash to get google ads to work. Can i get targeted ppc traffic from facebook directly to my website?

    Any ideas would be great!
    I like Facebook ads. They may be worth a try for you. I wouldn't start with Google PPC first as the learning curve is steep. Bing PPC may be worth looking into as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adie
    Just focus on building your list. Sometimes, it is difficult to do multiple things at the same time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sarevok
    I would personally recommend buying traffic and building a list.

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  • Profile picture of the author jamesmol
    Money loves speed and you need a list. It took me 2 years to figure this out and then I started making money.

    My recent efforts have revolved around creating a profitable sales funnel and then building a list from paid ads. I have been using solo ads which are very interesting and are a bit hit and miss but they do build the list quickly. The traffic method is irrelevant but the principals remain the same.

    The key is to recover the money you spend on solo ads as soon as possible and you do this by having a good sales funnel. Typically this will not happen with your front end offers - 30 days is more realistic. The elements of a good sales funnel are:

    • Good value free ethical bribe to get the opt-in
    • Good value One Time Offer (OTO) - normally low priced
    • 1 or 2 upsells or down sells
    • Advertising on the download page - usually banner ads
    • Good autoresponder follow up sequence with a good balance of good quality free content and paid offers
    • Good high value back end sales (this is the one that makes all the difference!)

    The idea is to be able to recover enough money from your ad spend to cover the cost. If you get this right, you can essentially buy as much traffic as you want and in effect build your list for free.

    PM or Skype me if you want a good sales funnel.

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    James Molfetas
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  • Profile picture of the author himanuzo
    The next step is scaling up the same technique 10x for making more money monthly. Don't forget build your own list.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sarevok
    James has provided the best answer by far.

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  • Profile picture of the author EnterIn
    Hi

    I you want to speed things up, paid traffic is definitely a great way to go. I highly recommend you get the BEST education on how to use Google adwords by getting Perry Marshall's book.

    He shows you how to pay mere cents per click in your campaigns. Undisputed authority in this area.

    A free method you can use to get more traffic quickly is to write articles for other people's newsletters. The Directory of Ezines has hundreds of newsletters in several niches.

    Whatever you do, send the traffic to your email capture page and build your list. You can then send your list members to your website whenever you have something news worthy to share.

    Hope this helps
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  • Profile picture of the author Adam Humphreys
    Facebook ads were very good to me when it came to scaling up my business. Very cheap when you get it right..
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  • Profile picture of the author troy23
    As another poster said - Only build a list if your niche is suited to it.
    Otherwise you will be paying for subscribers who may never read your mails.
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  • Profile picture of the author sprice
    Gotta agree with James as well on this one. Invest in your list! It's the quickest way to increase your income imo.

    Best decision I ever made.
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  • Profile picture of the author JRJWrites
    A good rule of thumb is to invest 20% of profits back into your business.

    So yep - scale the free traffic sources (maybe even partially outsource the process).

    Try PPC (learn it first, see if applies to your niche).
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  • Profile picture of the author Anoopchawla
    If you are making passive $300 why don't you invest that money in outsourcing the free traffic method (the method that got you these results on the first place)?

    You should always do more of what is currently working for you...
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