No Cost Online Marketing Plan- A case study generate traffic

No Cost Online Marketing Plan- A case study generate traffic

link buildingCase-study generate traffic

Hi Duncan. Pretty much any time I am asked to submit a question about how to generate traffic, the person asking me has some preconceived ideas about what to do. Or, more often, he/she has a huge list so the question of where they get traffic from is academic. But for someone like me who has been trying to succeed (but not doing so) on the Internet for a few years now because I still have no list, the question is not so academic.

So, rather than asking a question, I am going to propose a scenario. I would like you to be the character in the scenario and then tell me what you would do to generate lots of traffic AND build a list. Because I definitely know that building a list is paramount. I’ve tried most things. The systems that gurus say can’t fail (they can and do fail, I know to my cost). I even tried buying so called guaranteed visitors but soon realized that the scammer who was selling the so called leads had a bot that “visited” my site.

Anyway, here is the scenario. It may seem a little strange. But it isn’t really. Because we are all like our hero here when we first start trying to build our list.

“Robinson Crusoe (that’s you, in this scenario) is sitting all alone on the beach of his little island (he hasn’t met Friday yet) when, just imagine. A laptop computer washes up on the shore. And the laptop is still working. As is its Internet connection. Robinson fires up the computer and, again just imagine, there is a product he finds on (say) Clickbank) that will pay him 75% commission if he makes some sales of the product.”

BTW, I can’t say what Robinson will do with his affiliate earnings. Establish a bigger store of coconuts maybe? I really do hope you can provide a logical response to my question / scenario.” ~ John

Now here you are, Robinson. You have been on your island for years. You have not spoken to anyone in that time. You don’t have a list of potential buyers for the product you want to promote. Yet, surprise, surprise, you do know how to use a computer and you do know that the Internet exists and can be used for e-commerce. But the Internet was in its infancy when you arrived on your island. You have no experience in Internet based affiliate marketing. So you are a beginner marketer.  You don’t have a website of any kind. But you also find a program on the laptop that shows you how to build your own website. So you build yourself a pretty simple website. Not much SEO on it because you don’t know too much about that at all.

What you do not have, is any idea of how to get lots of people to visit your website (landing page) and, from there, go to the site where they can actually buy the product that you want to promote. What you do have is a burning desire to succeed as an Internet affiliate marketer.

So! What would you do to locate real, human being type, people who might be prepared to go to your landing page? And then get them to actually visit your landing page?

BTW, I can’t say what Robinson will do with his affiliate earnings. Establish a bigger store of coconuts maybe? I really do hope you can provide a logical response to my question / scenario.” ~ John

Hi John,

I really like this question because it comes down to the absolute basics that, for various reasons, can elude most people, sometimes for many years.