When you work from the internet, you need a strategy to generate traffic to your site. There are many ways to do this but keep in mind that, to be effective, they require regular and sustained effort. It is usually better to focus on a couple of methods and get to grips with them before trying all kinds of different or new approaches. Remember, none of these methods work immediately and consistent effort is the key. Set yourself a daily schedule and stick to it – your consistent effort will be rewarded.
The following traffic generating methods will work for you if you are consistent and persistent:
YouTube.com is the fastest growing site on the net and for people doing work from the internet it should not be ignored. You need a presence where the action is so register for an account on YouTube, create and post a video and include your link in the description. YouTube does allow you to name your website on your video so even though it is not a direct link it is visible to those viewing the video. Remember that your video needs to be keyword optimized so include your main keywords in the title of the video. You can also include other keywords in the tags and the description. There is a fantastic free resource (Animoto.com) that makes the production of short videos very easy. These videos include text, images and a soundtrack so you can have a lot of fun putting them together. It takes about 5 minutes to produce a 30 second video so you can easily do one a day which means that after a month you can have 30 videos kicking around on YouTube.
If you work from the internet, targeted campaigns on Google AdWords is another very inexpensive way to generate lots of traffic. Again, you need to optimize your adverts by including keywords in the first line of your ads. Google is one of the great places to start because it doesn’t cost a bundle to register and it currently gets loads of traffic. Remember to start off with relatively uncompetitive keywords because this will keep the cost down while you get to grips with the tricks of the trade and make your ads more effective and targeted. Another benefit of this traffic generating strategy is that you can run two or more similar campaigns at once and evaluate the response and adjust your campaign to include combinations of strategies that are shown to work better for you.