The life-blood of your web site (or your marketing efforts) is traffic targeted to your product. When you write blog posts, articles for publication in e-zines and e-reports you can also put them on your web site, and elsewhere on the web, like Facebook and LinkedIn. This way you are putting breadcrumbs across the internet, a pathway to your site/product.
By locating online publications that are already focusing on your target customers and putting your guest posts, or articles or free reports with them you are mining a well of prospects that are already leaning in your direction.
This way you are finding your market stream of prospects and stepping into a flow of prospects that are already there, instead of using a scatter-gun approach to finding those who already have an interest in what you have to offer.
When using article writing for targeted traffic you will want to try to write a minimum of 2 articles per week, with at least 300-600 words in length, but if you could squeeze out 4 or 5 articles a week consistently you’d end up with upwards of 208 to 260 articles of fresh information in just a year.
And if you put those articles on say just 3 three sites like e-zine sites, or a Facebook Page, or LinkedIn then in a year you’ll have your footprint in over 700 locations across the internet.
By writing with consistency every week and maintaining output of your articles you can generate as many as 100 targeted readers to your site in a day. Perhaps more if you provide information that is truly valuable to your prospect.
Other sources of targeted traffic you would want to include in your marketing arsenal:
Pinterest (where you create ‘pins’ that link to your site or affiliate product),
Search Engine Optimization (which you will make part of any article writing, web pages, blog posts, etc. so people looking for your content will find it),
Facebook (putting ‘like’ and ‘share’ buttons on your site, link posts on your Facebook page to your site, Facebook ad’s, etc)
Twitter (a micro blog platform allowing 140 characters, you can put a Twitter button on your site to get traffic from Twitter)
Your own blog (having your blog is one of the best ways to get consistent web traffic, plus you can put your articles on your blog as posts as well as on your Facebook page and e-zine sites)
Forum marketing (get involved with forums surrounding your niche, Google search “your niche” forum- “weight loss forum” or “golfing forum” for example and get involved answering questions, there are other considerations like making sure they allow your link on your profile for them but we’ll go into more at a later time.
These are just a few of the many traffic sources for your website / affiliate marketing that are also addressed at https://JosephsMarketing.com/traffic.
Keep in mind that statistically you should expect that only about 1 out of 100 people will likely buy your product or services. If with your email sequences and writing of articles and guest blog posts, Pinterest and Facebook efforts, etc, you can generate say 1,000 targeted hits for your website per day, you could expect to make upwards of 10 sales a day. And all with traffic that cost you only a few hours a week.