In part 1 of the article, we begin your quest to bring your site out of the desert and generate massive free traffic that will let you earn money online non-stop. The two methods we talked about were article submission and search engine optimization. They are definitely powerful free techniques to promote your site with absolutely no costs at all. Both are great techniques that if used consistently, will explode your traffic and allow you to earn money online effortlessly.
Although both are wonderful methods, some people may prefer not to write long articles or deal with the search engine challenges. They consider them to be long-term traffic generation methods and instead favor techniques that have immediate results. Some may choose more interactive methods to generate traffic and have some fun doing it as well. The following are two free traffic generation techniques that involve some interaction and fun while trying to earn money online.
3. Forum Posting
This is one of my favorite techniques as it involves interacting with people in your niche who has the same interest as you. Forum posting involves finding the forums that are specific to your niche target market and getting actively involved in it. Most forums allow you to have a signature with each post that you can add your own website links in them with a short description. Actively seeking out the forums specific to your niche and joining in the discussions in a constructive way will allow people to perceive you as a knowledgeable expert in the field and may become your future customers.
Here are some tips to go along with forum posting. Always make constructive posts and offer solutions whenever possible. Many people post in forums to seek a solution to their problems. Making good and helpful posts will only increase your credibility in the eyes of those reading the posts. If the problem can be solved by the product or service that you are offering, then give a good suggestion and “nudge” the person to take a look at your product. With good forum posting ethics, you are sure to earn money online the fun and easy way.
Another good way to make a good post is to offer helpful resources or short guides. If you think the people in the forum are having a general problem, seek out the solution and make a post as a guide or resource. This will greatly increase your credibility with the people in the forum and they are sure to come to you for good advice in the future. This can only mean more customers and business for you and let you earn money online while helping others along the way.
Blogging is fast becoming the next big thing on the internet. More people are catching on to blogging every day and large communities have developed for people with the same interest to link to each other and interact. More businesses have started to use blogging as a way to develop closer and more interactive relationships with their customers. This is definitely one of the best ways to develop a long-term lasting relationship with like-minded people who can only be potential customers for you and let you earn money online comfortably.
Blogging tools are readily available and many are free to use. The most famous web-based blogging tool is Blogger.com owned by the mighty Google. It is a completely free tool that resides on the web and an internet connection is all you need to access your blog and make a post. The sign up is extremely easy and takes less than a few minutes. After signing up, you are given a wide choice of templates to use for your blog. Choose a template and make your first post, now you are on your way to creating floods of traffic to your website and earn money online while having fun doing it.
Making posts to your blog is not enough to generate traffic to your site. Blogging works pretty much like forum posting and involves a community of people sharing the same interest. After every blog, go to Ping-o-matic.com and ping the other sites to let them know that you have updated your blog. Submit your blog to blog directories and let others know that your blog exists. Post relevant comments in other people’s blog and use trackback to link back to your own blog. Join social bookmarking sites and have your blog exposed to more people from your niche. All these are more advanced strategies that require more effort but are sure to reward you handsomely and let you earn money online using your new found blog.
Both techniques described above are definitely more interactive and enjoyable approaches to promoting your site and generating hordes of free traffic that will allow you to earn money online in a fun and easy manner. So if you are a person who likes interactive approaches, these methods are for you. Stay tuned for part 3 of the article where we talk about some of the most powerful free traffic generation strategies ever created.