Creating a Steady Flow of Traffic

creating a steady flow of trafficCreating a Steady Flow of Traffic To Your Blog

There are many ways to create a steady flow of traffic to your website, capture page or anything and that is by being consistent. If you do nothing else, posting to a blog in a consistent manner will generate just about all of the traffic you will ever need.

This is something that many bloggers and marketers that depend on the SERPs have known and practice.

One of the most successful network marketing bloggers is Ray Higdon. If you look at his blog, rayhigdon.com, you will notice that he posts almost every single day and while many people think that his traffic results are the result of a series of “secret” tips and techniques, for the most part he is just a consistent poster of good content.

So what makes this so-called “good” content?

Good content is any content that people can actually use, content that people in your niche will find value in.

I have created a steady flow of traffic to this blog even though it has been quite some time since I have written a new post. Now since I just stressed how important it is to be consistent you may be wondering why it’s been so long since I have posted anything.

Good question.

After the penguin update, yes I was affected, I decided to let this blog “relax” a little and I started working on another blog – markgrahammarketing.com. I am still working on that blog, but I am also ready to start working on this blog again as making money online is a topic that I am VERY interested in and so are many other people.

Now I know that it seems as if I am going in circles here, but the truth is this…

There are very few “secrets” online. Creating a steady flow of traffic to your blog or website is not very difficult, but it does require effort. Rather than continue discussing the ups and downs of posting on this blog or another and why I haven’t been posting as regular as I preach you should, I have decided to make a list of ways of creating a steady flow of traffic to your blog.

Here it goes, Creating a Steady Flow of Traffic with These 5 Methods:

  1. Create great content!
  2. Good SEO
  3. Post on social media sites
  4. Write articles promoting your posts
  5. Produce simple videos promoting your posts and blog(s)

These are just 5 simple tips and while there are many, many more these 5 simple tips, once learned and put into practice, will start driving a ton of traffic to your site.

Real quickly I’ll go through the list and explain them one by one.

Create Great Content

First of all, what is “great” content and who decides what great content really is?

Those that decide what great content is, ultimately, are you readers. The audience you are trying to affect in the first place. Certainly they should be located within your niche and you should do what you can to engage these readers and others out there looking for this information. These are the folks that will be returning to your site looking for more information – any information – that you can provide that will help them with a particular issue whether it be a marketing tip or a proverbial steer in the right direction.

Great content is nothing more than content that offers value to the lives of those that read it, watch it or listen to it. I can talk about the ins and outs of creating this content, but the main thing to remember here is supply the demand that people have and much of the time that is information about how to do a thing or how to do a thing better.

Creating a Steady Flow of Traffic with Good SEO

SEO, or search engine optimization, is important. SEO might not be the MOST important aspect of creating a steady flow of traffic to your site, but it’s pretty damn important.

Whether you like it or not, search engines work a certain way and you may as well learn how to write in a manner that will benefit you through higher rankings in the search engines.

I’m not going to go into the specifics of good seo, my advice is that you download a plugin to your WordPress blog called “wordpress seo by Yoast.”

Creating a Steady Flow of Traffic with Facebook, Twitter and Other Social Media Sites

Social media is big and there are many reasons for this – of course, I’m not going into that, but I am going to discuss why social media is becoming more and more important to you as a marketer and someone that is interested in creating a steady flow of traffic to your blog.

Let’s just start with the search engines results page or SERPs.

Now, more than ever, Google gives a lot more credence to sites with a lot of social activity or buzz about them. That is to say that your articles will carry a lot more weight when they are shared on facebook and google+ as well as tweeted about. This is part of the result of the Google Penguin update and to be honest, I like it.

It is very easy for you to get out there and post to social media sites and to stimulate some of that sharing. I recommend you check into linksalpha, hootsuite and some other social media management tools.

Articles and Blog Traffic

Write articles and post them to credible, authoritative article directories. While I can go into the importance of uploading articles to ezinearticles and other similar sites just understand that these sites are good for backlinks and generating a bit of traffic to your site.

Creating a Steady Flow of Traffic with YouTube

You can start creating a steady flow of traffic, on auto-pilot, by producing videos and if you are not already involved in creating videos start doing so immediately. Videos are popular and are pretty simple to create. I have programs out there that rely heavily on my video traffic

YouTube is not the only video hosting site out there either. Make sure that you post your videos to Vimeo, Dailymotion and MetaCafe. There are other directories out there, but you can search for those yourself.

Make sure that you take the time to learn good SEO techniques for video as well.

Like your blog, the key to your success with videos is going to hinge on how consistent you are in creating and uploading your videos to your preferred hosting site. I recommend that you put up a new video at least twice a week.

Use these 5 tips for creating a steady flow of traffic and you will start seeing results within a short period of time.

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The Keys to Online Success

keys to online successThe question is, when it comes to making money online and finding online success, do programs or business models matter? For me the answer has been both Yes and No.

Yes, because the business model that you are involved with can determine the type of success you have as well as how much work you have to put into it and how difficult a sell it is to the customer. I mean, if you do not have a product or service or opportunity that someone else is willing to pay for or get involved with then you may just be out of luck.

So you do need a proven program, no doubt about it, but I also say that programs don’t matter because if you cannot market your product or service, no matter how good it is, you may as well accept the fact that you won’t make a dime. You have to get the training and education required to learn how to generate leads, convert those leads and earn an income.

Generally speaking, there are 5 key components that you need to look at when building a business online.

  1. Program/business model
  2. Training
  3. Marketing system
  4. Mentor/coach
  5. Commitment

The first key component is getting involved with a program that is conducive to the internet marketing world. There are many different income generating programs out there. I personally am involved with a couple and they ALL generate income, but some are just better than others due to my personal requirements (I like residual income) and the amount of work I must exert to build these businesses.

The second component is training. You must get the proper training to get your project off of the ground. There are many different methods of generating targeted visitors to your site and it isn’t that difficult provided you learn and develop the skills necessary to build a business online. There are many successful marketers that provide some training, I personally have a six week training course for people that are interested in learning how to market online and it’s free. (Elite Marketing Systems Group – Six Week Intensive)

A Marketing system is extremely important for a variety of reasons, but mainly due to the fact that most people are not born hard “closers.” I mean let’s get real here, someone that is an super-awesome sales dude or dudette is probably going to find success no matter what the program, right? But what about the average person, how do they find the same success? The rest of us find online success by creating marketing systems that do the informing and selling. This is a key skill that will help the most shy person in your organization become a high earner from recruiting and sponsoring.

Having a mentor or coach around to teach you how to do all of this is HUGE! When someone with experience is willing to take you by the hand and show you “the ropes” you are about 5  steps ahead of everyone else. There is no replacement for someone that is willing to guide you through the rough waters of internet marketing or network marketing. These folks will show you what works, what doesn’t and will help you stay on the most direct path to help you achieve your goals.

Of all of these components, and all of them are important, perhaps the most important is YOUR commitment. Most of us have heard the quote, “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make ’em drink.” That is true for anything – and people as well! I can show you exactly how to find markets of people looking for what you have, how to drive this targeted traffic to your sites and how to convert this traffic, but I can’t make you do the work necessary to get the systems in place and to be quite honest, if a person isn’t willing to commit to their own success, then why should anyone else?

Your own efforts will determine how far you go. Your own commitment level will be the main motivating factor as to how much success you will achieve – no matter what the business model or plan.

As I’ve stated above, all of these components are incredibly important. All of the pieces fit together to form the picture of online success, but you do have to make a choice to go after what it is that you want. Once you do that, find the program, find the training and marketing systems and the coach that will take you to the next level. You’ll just have to bring your commitment to the table, but when you do – the treasure you seek is not that far away.

 

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Start Branding Yourself As An Expert Starting Today!

branding yourself

Mark Graham

Boost Your Career With Personal Branding

If there is one thing, one piece of advice I would offer up to anyone wanting to start their online career that would be to start branding yourself as an expert right away. While I am not necessarily saying that you have to set up a website – a blog in particular – where the URL is your name, I am telling you that you need to start putting together a campaign to promote yourself as a professional from day 1.

Why is Branding Yourself So Important?

You know, not that long ago I wasn’t a big proponent of branding yourself, but I was WAY off of the mark with that one. Branding myself as an expert in the internet marketing world has opened up many more opportunities in a few different areas of my marketing career.

I now have the opportunity to really teach people to make some money online and some folks actually are taking the information I provide them and are running with it, some for the first time ever. I have also had the opportunity to create a system for Network Marketers that I may not have had without branding myself as an expert first.

So How Do You Brand Yourself?

Branding yourself as a mentor or expert within a specific niche is not that difficult and if done correctly you will be doing this as you build your own business opportunity up.

Article marketing is one of my favorite methods of generating traffic to my site, but it’s also a favorite of mine for starting the process of creating an image that I am “the” guy when it comes to a specific topic within my niche.

For example, I talk about making money online anywhere and this can involve my ZNZ referral programs, the online payday system, the network marketing industry, affiliate marketing or even generating an income from adsense. The best way for folks within those specific niches is to read my articles on different techniques that I use to market, generate leads and sales.

Video marketing can take your branding efforts to the next level because now folks can see you and perhaps even relate to you through your own words. Making videos has been one of the most effective methods for me to generate traffic and start a following that just about anything else out there. My subscribers to my channel are growing and in the next few weeks those numbers are going to skyrocket as I unveil new training on the network marketing industry.

Using a Blog to Brand Yourself an Expert

Everyone now a days has a blog and if you don’t have one you need to get one. You can use your blog to convey information and communicate with your associates as well as utilize your blog to promote your product(s) and yourself.

I will tell you now that if you have a hard time as a self-promoter you need to get past it. As your brand grows others will start spreading the word that you are an expert and that folks should listen to you.

Don’t Lie

No matter what, do not lie. I’m not a big fan of the whole “fake it till you make it” thing. While I understand what this does mean, I would recommend that you start from the beginning. Start telling people your story, start talking about your company, the products and how they are helping you or have helped you in the past in some unexpected way. Above all else, DO NOT LIE!

People can always tell if someone is being genuine or not. Leaders do not lie, when they do not know they do not try to b.s. their way through it. If someone asks you a question that you do not know the answer to be honest, no one knows everything. If you do not know the answer tell them as much, but add, “I have a marketing friend that I can ask – let me do that and I will get back with you.” Of course, make sure you follow up too!

The New Guru In Town

Before long people will start calling you up and asking for your opinion on this or that. People will consider you a guru or at the very minimum an expert. As your knowledge increases, as your content builds and as you get more and more information out there you WILL become an expert and the information you give folks will be Gospel. At that point, you will be the new guru on the block!

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Shhhh! This is a closely guarded secret about making money online! You are about to learn how to “unlock” the best kept secret in the industry!

Watch and learn…

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Looking For Legitimate Work At Home Jobs

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I see a lot of ads out there suggesting that people are offering legitimate work at home jobs or work from home opportunities or what ever and I will agree that there are quite a few, but which ones?

While I am not about to tell the readers and visitors of this blog that there aren’t scams out there, I will say that the main problem with people NOT making money online has nothing at all to do with some scam program that you should be leery of, but rather the “training” that you may or may not get when it comes to legitimate work at home jobs or any business opportunities of any kind.

Legitimate Work at Home Jobs And A Coach

When it comes to success with network marketing or anything that has to do with an online business opportunity of some sort or postings promoting legitimate work from home types of opportunities the truth behind success is a simple step such as…

…find a good mentor that is not only willing to show you how to promote your program or system, but a mentor that is going to serve you and show you how to build your business.

What does this mean? Whether its listed as legitimate work at home jobs – business opportunities – or cosmonaut enlistee – finding a mentor that has been through what you are about to embark upon is a good idea for many reasons.

This Stuff Requires Patience

For instance, when you have done all of this work and you aren’t really seeing a lot of responses or results from this work, it’s a mentor that will tell you to hang in there and explain the process of SEO or link building or some other strategy that might take a little time to see results with.

Understand this: Just because you don’t see results from your efforts within two weeks does not mean the whole program is bad or that making money online is that difficult. Sometimes the process just isn’t complete. Sometimes this process can take a week, sometimes a couple of months, but the question is when you find legitimate work at home jobs are you going to take those opportunities and run with them or are you going to whine about how long it takes?

And how long is it really anyway??? Let’s cut through the crap. How long does it take to earn an advanced degree? Four years? Five? If you really want something in your life bad enough does it matter how long it takes, I don’t think it does, but ultimately it really has to do with how much YOU are willing to work for YOUR lifestyle. How much YOU want to succeed and obtain YOUR goals! Aren’t they (your dreams and goals) worth it?

Legitimate Work at Home Jobs And Commitment

Making money online anywhere, the beach, the mountains in a foreign country doesn’t require a nuclear physicist’s IQ, it requires the determination and commitment that is necessary to succeed with ANYTHING in life! Remember that the next time you come across and think of joining one of those legitimate work at home jobs ads.

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