Don’t you just hate it when you get so dependent on something, only to find out that your dependence can also give you the greatest grief?
Kind of like really needing your caffeine fix, and needing more and more as the day goes on, only to find out (the hard way) that you’ve had too much and you can’t sleep?
Only sometimes it gets much worse than this.
Fortunately, there are some pretty crafty ways to get ridiculous amounts of free traffic. The best part of it all is, what I’m about to share with you is in no way illegal and can’t be prohibited or be slapped by the big G. How can you possibly lose?
Hey, tell you what, rather than me blabbing about how great these sources, why not just tell you what they are so you could try them yourself.
Here you go.
[kc_heading_pac_14_headline_9 size="20" color="#373737" ]1. Contests and sweepstakes[/kc_heading_pac_14_headline_9]
Hey, who doesn’t like winning? Face it, you can’t think of a contest or a sweepstakes without the thought “hey, I could win this!” in your head, right? Absolutely. This same thought will get you a huge amount of traffic as well, because a lot of people will definitely get into it, all of whom are keen on winning.
[kc_heading_pac_14_headline_9 size="20" color="#373737" ]2. Email marketing[/kc_heading_pac_14_headline_9]
There’s an old tune that a lot of marketing gurus are playing these days called “Email Marketing is Dead”. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Email marketing is still one of the best traffic-generating and best converting strategies out there. That’s why you need to build a solid list building campaign around your blog so you can have a list ripe with highly targeted subscribers to send your marketing updates to. Talking of blogging that leads me to numéro trois…
[kc_heading_pac_14_headline_9 size="20" color="#373737" ]3. Blogging[/kc_heading_pac_14_headline_9]
Here’s a surprising fact (ok, maybe not really surprising, but hey, if you really think about it, it should be), more and more blogs are achieving the rank and reputation of being authorities. This is a fact that can be attested to by researchers and those looking for news online. More people are getting the details and information they need not only from the usual sources, like established News sites and sites associated with education and such, but also from blogs that deliver consistent and reliable information. In other words, huge traffic.
[kc_heading_pac_14_headline_9 size="20" color="#373737" ]4. Give Away Free software[/kc_heading_pac_14_headline_9]
I’m not suggesting you go out and start your own software company, although nothing should stop you from doing that if you have the skills and the time needed to get it off the ground. What I’m talking about here is using open source software that you can give away for free in exchange for people’s email addresses. Again, it all boils down to building your list that you can market to over and over again with products related to the software.
[kc_heading_pac_14_headline_9 size="20" color="#373737" ]5. Affiliate traffic[/kc_heading_pac_14_headline_9]
When they coined the phrase “the more, the merrier”, they must have had a vision of affiliate marketing in mind, because that’s what it is. Affiliate traffic is quite actually, the gift that keeps on giving. Picture this, a one-time effort, where you get to help someone in their business, and they in turn, help you, effectively doubling your expected traffic with not as much effort as you think should go into it. This is definitely one sweet source of traffic.
[kc_heading_pac_14_headline_9 size="20" color="#373737" ]6. Article marketing and distribution[/kc_heading_pac_14_headline_9]
See, people now are more critical about the stuff they read online. They will readily let you know what they think about what you wrote and posted online. It stands to reason, therefore, that if they have a reaction to what you distributed or marketed in your article, whether good or bad, that means they actually read it. Two birds with one stone right there: attracting attention and garnering engagement.
[kc_heading_pac_14_headline_9 size="20" color="#373737" ]7. Video posts[/kc_heading_pac_14_headline_9]
Here’s someting that I will attest to myself: the power of video. People just love watching videos. They really do. More than that, they will almost always give their two cents about it, whether good or bad. Videos are mostly the preferred “sharing post” in most social media sites. With this much attention, you are also sure to get a phenomenal amount of traffic here. Trust me on this one: videos get watched. Try your hand at making one and you will see what I’m talking about.
See that right there? Seven, count them, seven sources of traffic that do not come from Google. All of these are also things that you yourself can do, no rocket science, no fantastic IQ required. All you need is a little imagination, some patience, and the desire to get an unbelievable amount of traffic without having to depend on a limiting factor in your internet marketing efforts.
But I have a confession to make… I basically, stole these from someone else and to top it off this is only a handful of ways you can drive free traffic. If you want to learn a whole bunch more then click the link below.
Andy “No dependencies” Jenkins