It’s about time we had a look at the other options don’t you think? We pretty much covered the back-link building by means of commenting by now right? I call this the big 6, because when you have access to the correct, secure sites and publishers then your game is about to change. Copy/paste work will not be accepted with the traffic methods we are about to discuss, and please stop spinning articles already.
If you haven’t yet acquired the knowledge and nourished your talent to write compelling, useful and interesting content then it be wise to start there. Knowledge is the only chance you have at greatness when it comes to affiliate marketing and blogging, being unique is the only way people will trust what you say. When you plan on promoting an affiliate offer, also be prepared to purchase and test what you intend to promote. Just one of many ways to gather the needed knowledge and create compelling content.
Affiliate marketing is about a lot more than just picking a product and flooding every social platform on earth with affiliate links Click to tweet
When you’re able to create compelling content, you will never have to sell anything…ever. In fact, audiences will actually ask to know more about what you’re talking about.
So, before I end up writing another eBook, let’s start by taking a look at the 6 methods as mentioned earlier. These are the much more time consuming methods and also known as Long Term Traffic.
Article Publishing – We’re going to look at a particular publisher called “My EZine Articles DotCom” where you will also receive the “Diamond Expert Author” Certificate once you meet the requirements. This is the kind of certification you will need to be recognised as a professional writer.
Simply search your browser for My E-zine Articles and access the publisher to create your own free account. Take some time and study the guidelines and please don’t attempt publishing anything but original, unique content. The added advantage of joining this publisher, is that you can install their free plugin on your blog. So when you publish a new post, you also publish with My E-zine Articles.
Guest Posting – As with anything else you want to look at high authority secure sites and publishers, trust work both ways. Therefore allow me to suggest sites like Forbes, Hub Pages. These are also free memberships, but they do not tolerate copy/paste work. Only unique content will qualify to actually get published and featured on these sites.
Now Hub Pages also has a plugin that you can install (Called Hub Spot) which will notify you of things like logins and comments to edit in your c-Panel. Great tool, been using it for quite some time. These two sites combined receive around 125 Million visitors over a 6 month period. Over 60% of these visitors are top tier, USA, UK, Canada and Australia.
Video Traffic – Why do the majority of people watch videos apart from gaming and music? Yes, they are looking at how to do something so tutorial video is a great way to drive traffic and gain recognition. And no it’s really not expensive to do that, in fact it will actually cost you absolutely nothing at all.
Just search your browser for “Microsoft Expression Encoder” which is a free tool Microsoft gives you to create high quality tutorial video content. Regardless of how minute you may consider your knowledge to be, always remember that somewhere there are people struggling with something you have already mastered. In fact, you may have figured out something even the masters are struggling with. Never underestimate yourself, but also don’t allow too much ego to destroy your reputation. Always be humble and never forget your own struggle and where you came from, it’s such a rare attribute these days.
Spend some time with these tools and learn to use them to their full potential, all the tutorial is right there. You only need to pay attention and take your time to ensure you properly understand the purpose of each tool.
EBook Publishing – Search the web for “BookRix” which is a great publisher if you want your eBook exposed over several publishers. BookRix will publish your eBook with publishers like Amazon, Kobo, iTunes, Google Play and Barnes & Noble to name a few. And get this, the publication will cost you nothing, yes not a single dime. They do however take a percentage from your book sales, and automatically transfers the money to your PayPal account.
You can even design your own book covers and edit page layouts, even download files in Word or PDF format directly to the BookRix Editor. As with the others, please take your time and be sure you offer high quality unique content.
Social Networking – Put your social networking posts on auto pilot with “Buffer”, another great tool which has proven itself a hundred times over. Buffer is actually a tool designed by the same people that owns the great entrepreneurial site called Medium (Nearly 20 Million targeted Visitors per Month) which is also a great Guest Posting site. Just create your free accounts and start studying the tools to auto post months in advance and have more time to focus on other tasks.
In the end it really is all about your content, from article publishing to social networking. Compelling content is the only thing that will raise sufficient curiosity and have you ending up actually making money online.
You may also want to install the Medium plugin to share your Blog Posts, and the app for real time engagement from your smartphone or any other device.
Apps For Engagement – As a professional marketer, you want to leverage the advantage of real time engagement. This is a list of Apps that will put you in a much more competitive level, if you do not have a membership to these sites then kindly create them as you follow the guidance.
Apps to Install – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumbler, Flicker, Instagram, Pinterest, Quora, Forbes, Medium and Google+. This must be the easiest way to increase your followers, friends and connections over all these platforms, but it does require you to give people reason to follow you.
Your Profiles to these platforms are crucial because audiences do not engage faceless profiles with fake names. A professional profile consist of a passport type full frontal face and shoulder picture, not your favourite pet, dream house or island holiday.
Your biography must be as professionally complete as possible, with LinkedIn for instance your Bio should be no less than 2000 characters. Present your work, blogs, articles and eBooks to prove to your audience you are in fact what your profile claims to be.
You cannot convince an audience that you are professional if your profile is not even complete, your profile determines the volume of your audiences. That’s like trying to convince an audience you are an S.E.O Expert, but your site is not secure or even indexed in Google? Always share the capacity of your own knowledge, and as you learn more you simply edit your profiles.
Stop chasing sales and work on your recognition, because that’s the ball your eye should be on and not how much money you can make. Gain your audience trust by proving you know what you’re talking about based on personal research and most likely a lot of failure.
All your different failed attempts are just knowledge chapters in a rather large book of achievement.