A big problem that plagues people who start a network marketing business online is they do not know where to get traffic from. I would think the #1 reason why people fail to grow their business online is because they lack traffic. Here are some helpful tips to attract the right type of traffic to your network marketing opportunity.
First lets understand something about getting free traffic to your website. On the internet content is king, by this I mean original content. Also its good to note that it is also important to have your content keyword specific.
A word about some Network Marketing Businesses, some companies actually forbid you from using their company brands name in your marketing. In my opinion this is a very bad policy it prevents you "the marketer" from being able to market your business correctly online.
I suggest if you are going to take your network marketing business online make sure you read your companies terms of service so that way you don't get in trouble.
If you are involved in any network marketing business online There is a simple process to follow if you want quality traffic looking at your business opportunity. This is in no particular order, however I advise using all of these tips to your advantage.
1. Set up a blog preferably a (Self – Hosted WordPress Blog)
2. Submit your articles to no less than 8 major article directories.
3. Get traffic from home business opportunity seekers.
4. Use lead capture pages where you can use your own personal YouTube video to introduce your business.
5. Make sure to join the major Social Networks like Youtube, Facebook, Twitter etc…
I am sure you have heard about most of these if not all of them , next I will talk about each one a bit more specifically.
Unless you live under a rock I am sure you have heard all sorts of different view points about using blogs in your business foundation. Personally I feel unless you are self-hosting your own blog its not worth using the free blogging plate forms , they are to restrictive in nature. The idea behind blogging is that it gives you a semi-professional presence online while also being more relaxed. Use you can use your blog as your personal billboard for products you use.
Your blog can be a personal journal or it can be a review site really you are only limited by your imagination. It is easier to rank high in search engines using a blog vs using a static website. I always hear people talk about needing to build a website, I started out building websites, if I would have known about the power of blogs when I first gotten into marketing online, I would have set up a blog from the very beginning.
Blogs are also very interactive which means you can get your subscribers involved with adding content to your site. That is some real leveraging power, remember I said content is king, (Original Content) which if you have an engaging blog your readers will add more content for the search engines to eat up.
WordPress Tip: If you already have a Word Press Blog go into the add new plugins section of your dashboard and download comment luv. I use comment luv on this blog the reason I do is because if someone adds a good post to my blog I want to give them a back link pointing back to them. (Basically I am giving them a quality back link) just for posting on my blog.
To be honest with you submitting articles to directories can be a royal pain in the you know where. However it is a powerful marketing and branding tool that you should be using in your overall marketing strategy. You will see a ton of software programs online that will make submitting articles easier. If you get involved with this type of marketing you will be tempted to look for programs that re-write your articles for you. The claim is that you can often times get 100 or even 1000 new versions of your article. I tried most of the article re-writers it has been my personal experience that they are all junk.
I did find a service online that does help you re-write articles that actually make sense, however the process still takes 20 to 30 mins to re-write the article.
So in short you have 2 options write articles based on the keyword phrases that surround what you are involved with it, OR you can just outsource the article writing. I have in the past used a service that if I supply them the keywords they will write private label articles for me exclusively it cost me $6 a article in groups of 10 so for $60 I can save myself around 10 hours of work.
By submitting articles you will not only get targeted traffic to look at your resource box, you will also get high quality back links pointing back to your site.
Article Marketing Tip: I don't recommend putting affiliate url's like magnetic sponsoring in your resource box, I see hundreds of people do that, in my opinion that is a waste of good space. I would either add my personal website link or a domain name that I use as a forwarding domain (If i do this I can simply forward to a different
Home Business Traffic
By far this is the easiest form of traffic to find if you don't mind spending a few dollars. You will hear tons of people talk about ppc like google adwords, sending ezine solo ads that could cost anywhere between $20 to $650 depending on where you look.
I am about to give you something that if I was you I wouldn't take lightly because of these sources I am about to reveal to you I am able to generate a lot of targeted traffic of people interested in home based businesses.
These aren't crappy places to advertise these are literally the best places online to get targeted traffic for network marketing or internet marketing.
FTC DISCLAIMER—> Ya if i am recommending it i am an affiliate and if you purchase a product a I get paid. I only recommend products that I use myself….
First up – If you are selling any product online and are looking for a targeted list to market to I highly recommend you check out the Directory Of Ezines I was first introduced to this service 3 years ago. Charlie Page is the owner and does a great job of keeping the ezine listings current. Most ezines inside the directory will offer you a discount through the Directory Of Ezines. This is a valuable resource.
You may or may not of heard of a term called list builders these are basically safelist but with a twist. Most list builders offer incentives for clicking on other peoples ads, this way you know your email ad will be seen. They are very effective at getting new
subscribers and making sales. To use them effectively I don't recommend trying to sell your business directly instead use a lead capture page and get their email address so you can market to them through your autoresponder.
Here is another little disclaimer – I am not a free member to any of these I have paid the one time offers for all of them its the only way to get enough quality traffic to see results.
Here are some of the places I use.
Lead Capture Pages
The most important thing you can do for you business is a build a list. Building a list isn't that hard if you are using a good lead capture page. There are a lot of people trying to make money online so there is a lot of competition if you want a good fighting chance make sure your lead capture page uses video's and has a compelling offer.
YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, ning can all be good sources of quality traffic. The key here is not to sound like a cheap salesman actually interact with your community and make friends. The best way to use these resources is join groups and look for people that are already actively marketing online. Learn from them and share what you know.
Anyhow there are of course more ways to get traffic but what I just shared with you if used correctly could make you a fortune. When you break everything down internet network marketing success comes down to getting a genormous amount of traffic to your lead capture page. More importantly than that these methods of getting traffic are time tested and approved by just about just about all successful marketers on the internet.
In another post perhapes I will talk about the thousands of dollars I spent on ppc..