Monday, October 30, 2006

How To Guarantee Increased Traffic To Your Website

Earning large amounts of money on the internet takes some
dedicated effort. You will need to work hard consistently on
your home based affiliate business for it to be successful. On
average, you will need at least a year to build and grow
your internet business. There is a common
misconception that you can earn instant cash in internet
marketing. As a result, people give up easily and quickly.

At the start of your home based affiliate business, you will
need to set out your goals and the action plan for achieving
these goals. Hard work, patience, focus and determination
are some of the essential traits which you will need to have
in order for you to grow your internet marketing business.

The good news is that there are proven ways of growing your
business which if applied consistently, can bring you all
the success you want.

The success of your home based affiliate business depends on
traffic. The more traffic you have, the more sales you make.
It's that simple. Your internet marketing business will not
survive without traffic.

So what strategies can you use to drive traffic to your

· Visibility on search engines. Search engines can send
traffic to your website - and you must build your online
presence by having as many links to your website as
possible. You can get reciprocal links. This can be
automated by using various tools/software. One way links can
be created by submitting articles with your URL and
participating in forums etc. As the links back to your
website increase, the major search engines will start
sending traffic to your website.

· Article writing and submitting. This is one of the most
effective and cheap way of driving targeted traffic to your
website. Write useful articles related to your home based
affiliate business and distribute them online. As they get
picked up by various directories and search engines, you
will see an increase in traffic to your website.

· Build your list.
To be successful with your home based affiliate business, you
will need to have a huge list. Offer an ezine or ecourse on
your website so that your visitors can subscribe to it. Or
have a form on your website offering some free ebooks, so
that the visitors can leave their email addresses. Keep
regular contact with your list and give them any 'free
stuff' you may have. Show your list that you care. Regular
contact with your list will build trust, and they will soon
be your customers.

· Participating in relevant forums.
Participating in relevant forums means helping people who
are your potential customers. Your posts on the forum will
have your signature with your URL, and this is an effective
way of increasing targeted traffic to your website which
will increase your sales.

· Google Adwords.
During the initial stages of building your home based
affiliate business, Google Adwords is effective at sending
traffic to your website. You will however need to select
your key words and bid for them effectively for this
strategy to be viable for you.

These 5 methods of driving traffic to your website are
effective, but you will need to apply them constantly, and
soon, you will be getting many visitors on your website.
Many visitors mean more sales which means higher profit for
your internet marketing business.

Home Based Affiliate Business