I am certain that you know in order for a website to become profitable, it needs traffic. It needs the right kind of traffic. There are numerous ways to get traffic to your site, but this traffic will not do you any good if it isn't traffic that is interested in what you have to offer them. For instance, if you are selling vitamins, it isn't going to serve your purpose to have someone interested in engine cleaner visit your site, is it? You need to have people interested in vitamins visit your site.
I can totally understand your frustration when you spend all that time submitting to classified ads and forums for very little if no response. I can also understand that it can be a nightmare trying to figure out where in the world do I promote my website? Where do all of the successful people promote? How and where do they get their traffic?
Well, some ?gurus? will tell you it is in hosting an FFA. Others will tell you it is in ezines. These forms of promotion do cost money and for some people, they are on a limited budget when they first start their business. I know that I surely didn't have money to put into these things. I needed to find a way to get the word out about my business for little or no money. That wouldn't be an easy task.
I have found a way that a person can get their website seen and it does not cost a nickel to do it. How? Articles. Writing articles and posting them to article directories! You write an article, have it posted for free to as many article directories you can. The article is not a paid advertisement. It needs to be something that pertains to your business and something that you have knowledge of. Let's go back to the vitamin scenario. I can write an article on the benefits of vitamin supplements and what certain supplements can do for a person. Your business is selling supplements and you have knowledge in that area. Whatever you do, do not make the article look like an ad!
When you submit your articles to the directories, you have something that is called the resource box. This is where your opportunity arises! This is where you can put a link to your site. If someone has read your article all the way through, they must be interested in what you have to say. They will then go to the resource box and find your link and click on it! That is where you get your traffic! These are people that want what you have to offer them! Articles are a way to reach people those people.
Feel free to reprint or distribute this article as long as you keep the resource box as it is. Mary Jo Horn All Rights Reserved. Visit my blog for more tips on affiliate marketing http://affiliatelearningfacility.blogspot.com/