4 Super Traffic Sources For Affiliate Marketing
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- How to tap into over 44,000 daily visitors each day… and so much more!
Everything you need to send your traffic through the roof and put BIG bucks in your bank account
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Does This Sound Like You With Affiliate Marketing?
When you first discovered affiliate marketing you got all excited – and make no mistake about it, affiliate marketing can be REALLY EXCITING.
Quite frankly, the money-making potential, if you have a successful affiliate marketing business, can be massive and VERY easy to see…
So, you went off and learned as much as you could about affiliate marketing.
You possibly went out and learned all about how to build a website, how to use FTP and how to set up a WordPress blog…
You read and learned all about lead capture and email marketing and how to build a squeeze page, how to create an information product, or how to become an affiliate for products… and how to build an online business around it.
But a few months or weeks down the line nothing much had happened.
Am I right?
And then it had to hit you like a ton of bricks…
None of these things matter if you don’t have traffic, because this is the lifeblood of yours, or anyone’s affiliate marketing business.
And if you don’t have it, than nobody will see your offers and you won’t make money. I know it sounds really rude, but this is something the most newbies completely miss and some “advanced affiliate marketers” too.
But sadly that’s never going to work. You have to actively go out and tell people about your sites and offers, and this is what I call, “having a traffic strategy.”
Without traffic, there are no buyers. Without buyers, there is no income, and without income, there is no business.
Even if you’re not directly selling a product, solely making money on ad clicks, without people there to click the ads, you’re not going to earn anything.
This webpage will walk you through the basics of some of the not so popular, even secret traffic methods which you can use right away.
None of these methods are guaranteed to bring you millions, and none of these methods will present overnight success.
No matter how you cut it, affiliate marketing takes hard work, and will not bring you instant riches even when all these methods are proven (thousands of times) to work on a daily basis.
In this guide, I’ll discuss various free methods of building traffic and their advantages, as well as a bit of information about how you can use each of these to expand your business.
So, after this long introduction, now is time to start your traffic journey…
Free vs. Paid Traffic For Affiliate Marketing
However, free of monetary investment doesn’t truly mean REALLY FREE.
Often times, affiliate marketers forget that time also equals money.
If you’re starting out on a small budget, you’re going to have to invest more time to get your business off the ground, but at some point, the time you spend becomes just as valuable, if not more so than the actual money you’re “saving” by using free traffic methods.
You have to decide what the trade off is for you, and if you can really afford to invest “time” into free advertising.
Another point worth mentioning about free traffic is, you’ll likely have to spend a good amount of time before you will see results that can make a difference.
Though paid traffic won’t necessarily have instantaneous results, it generally produces quicker results than free traffic methods.
Ideally, paid traffic is the best option to really get the business up and running.
For affiliates who have a limited budget, it is best to use a combination of free and paid methods to get the best results in the shortest amount of time.
Free Traffic Methods:
If you’re operating on a tight budget and don’t want to spend money on advertising, there are several free traffic methods you can use to grow your website traffic faster than before.
Remember that when you opt for free over paid marketing tactics, you will have to invest more time, and the results are typically slower.
Affiliate Traffic Source #1: Magazine Marketing
Magazine marketing is a good way to generate traffic to your website, but it will only work if you’re providing something of value to the magazine readers.
In other words, you can’t just join the platform and wait the traffic to flood your website, but I’m sure that most of your competitors don’t know about this traffic source. So, listen closely…
Have you heard about it?
Issuu is the fastest-growing digital publishing platform in the world in which anyone can join for free and use its traffic.
And when you become familiar with it, you should consider its paid plans, but you don’t need to pay anything to start generating traffic using the power of ISSUU.
Why you should consider Issuu as one of your traffic sources?
1. It has more than 85 Million readers every month
2. More than 5000 impressions each minute
3. It’s totally FREE to join
4. It’s really easy to use
Let me show you what the Issuu platform looks like…
First, you have to go there and create an account which takes about 1-2 minutes and NO credit card is required. Just click on the “Create account” button, fill all the necessary fields and you are ready to rock!
Once you complete registration and enter your members’ area, this is what you’re going to see:
When you click the button “Continue” the next thing which you should do is complete your profile and add a picture of you or your product if you want.
If you want to use ISSUU for brand awareness, put your picture (it should be a smiley photo of you) and if you want to promote a product, put its photo there.
Simple, isn’t it?
When you finish with you account setup, the next step is going to be to upload your first PDF file which is going to be converted to magazine, which is really cool. And if you are not ready yet for publication, you can press the “Cancel” button in the upper right corner.
NOTE: Websites change all the time. At the time of this writing, these are how the steps layout, but they may change… because sites update how things work. But while this site may make changes in the future, all these same steps should be there.
So, now you know the basic set up of ISSUU and the big question is still there – how to drive traffic using Issuu to your affiliate marketing offers?
Now, I am going to answer it.
First, you should be ready to give something for free. It should be in a PDF format and it should be valuable. The great thing is that you can put all your affiliate links or links which lead to your website all over your file.
This gives you the opportunity to advertise whatever you want as much as you want, which is absolutely perfect.
But how do you get people to see your magazines?
Actually, ISSUU is a new type of social media, which means that you have to have followers in order to get traffic. And how to do this?
Click on the button “Following” and then in the search bar to the right, you should write your keyword and hit Enter.
Next, click “Publishers” and then you can see the publishers about the topic affiliate marketing, for example. My suggestion for you is to follow everyone and you should also follow their followers.
This is how you will get a lot of followers and traffic to your website.
Before you start following people, you should:
1. Set up your profile (all details and there should be a photo too)
2. Have uploaded at least 2 magazines
The other great thing about this traffic source is that you can use it for all niches and if there aren’t magazines in your niche, this would be perfect.
Why? Because you will not have competition.
But, maybe you are wondering how to get followers in that case? Very simple, find out what your customers are interested in (e.g. what are their hobbies, what do they eat, what are they passionate about and so on) and then search for publishers about this topic, follow them and their followers too.
Now, you know how to use the power of this not so popular (even secret) BIG traffic source, just go and conquer it.
Affiliate Traffic Source #2: Infographic Power
How? By using the power of infographics which is growing with each day.
What is Infographic?
An information graphic (infographic) is a visual representation of a data set or instructive material.
An infographic takes a big amount of information in text or numerical form and then condenses it into a combination of images and text, allowing viewers to quickly grasp the essential insights the data contains. And people really love them.
Why should you use infographics as part of your affiliate marketing traffic generation strategy?
- An 800% increase in searches on Google in just the last two years.
- 65% of your audience are visual learners. They absorb better and prefer images, photos and videos.
- 90% of information transmitted to the brain is visual.
- Publishers who use infographics grow in traffic an average of 12% more.
Infographics are so powerful. But how to use their power for free?
There are websites like: infogr.am, piktochart.com and venngage.com which can help you create your infographics for free. The first one gives you 30-day trial and in this period you can see and use all platform functions and it doesn’t require your credit card info.
Before you create your infographics you should decide what your topic is going to be and it would be the best to find a hot topic even though popular topics will also work.
How to find hot topics?
You can use the free help of Google Trends.
Just go there, type a keyword related to your niche and look for rising trends.
After that, you should scroll down and find “Queries”, this is your golden section.
This will give you good information as to which topic is hot these days.
So, if you are in the make money online niche, it would be a good idea to write about how to make extra money, for example.
As you can see it is not hard at all to find out what people are searching for and give them what they need. This is what I call real business – find what people need, give it to them and make some good cash – WIN – WIN.
In order to make your Infographics scream, “share me” you should put some valuable tips in it.
So, this leads us to the next question: How to find data for your Infographics?
You can always do research using your own blog posts, your niche leaders’ websites, science researches and you can also use the data from some old Infographics too, or use some free tools.
You could use Google News (www.news.google.com) or Google Scholar (www.scholar.google.bg). Both platforms can give you a lot of reliable information just by typing your keyword in their search bar.
So, you can easily collect some data using all the mentioned resources and make simple and attractive Infographics which can be created for free through the other mentioned websites.
How to generate traffic using Infographics?
First and foremost, you should put your link on the top or bottom of your Infographics using any image editing software, so when somebody decides to share your Infographics you will generate a good amount of traffic.
The next step is to post it on as many websites as possible. Of course, I am talking about websites about Infographics.
And I almost forgot. In most of this Infographics sharing websites, you can write a small description in which you can also put your website link, which is an additional way of driving traffic.
So, with one Infographic you have two chances to drive free traffic to your website, or affiliate offers and Infographics also build your authority.
Last but not least, you can share your Infographics in your social media profiles too. People love to share this type of visual material.
Let’s see some examples of websites where you can share your Infographics:
- Infographic love – www.infographiclove.com
- Piktochart – www.piktochart.com
- Visual.ly – www.visual.ly
- Flickr – www.flickr.com
There are so many of them and you can easily find tons of Infographics sharing websites simply by typing “Infographics” into Google. Infographics are a killer traffic generating strategy for affiliate marketing and I am sure that now you can see that. Most of your competitors are lazy and that’s why you can be above them just by using this simple technique.
Affiliate Traffic Source #3: Toolbox Traffic Generator
Today, I want to talk you about one not so popular social media site with the potential to drive a lot of traffic to your affiliate offers.
I am talking about IBOTOOLBOX.
Let me start with small statistics…
IBOtoolBox had 356,928 today, which is about 10,707,840 visitors per month. Pretty cool numbers, don’t you think? And most of your competitors don’t even know that it exists!
What is IBOTOOLBOX?
IBOtoolbox is one of the busiest and most active business social networks on the Internet today. Thousands of business owners are using it each and every day and it has many features which are made to help you promote your business and attract more visitors to your website.
In order to create your account, go to their homepage www.ibotoolbox.com and along the right-hand column, you’ll see where you can create a new account by filling out all the necessary fields.
How you can use IBOTOOLBOX to drive more traffic to your website or offers and make more money:
- You can post 2 Press Releases daily, which are syndicated to a mulititude of external websites.
- You can generate as many leads as you want by being active in this social network (and these are not your average leads, these are people who want to spend money, because they are business owners).
- You can shorten your affiliate links.
- You can put menu bar on your affiliate offer websites which your visitors will see when they click on your shorten link and it will have items like, Your name, picture, Press releases, Videos, Live Chat, Contact Form, and your Social Media Links.
- You can put a free chat service on your website and answer all of your visitors questions.
- IBOtoolbox has areas that members can run advertising for their business. This advertising is very targeted because the people who see these ads are business owners, people looking to get into business, people looking at making extra money, and people looking for products/services.
IBOTOOLBOX can easily bring you targeted prospects with high buying potential and you can advertise in front of them for free. Of course, in order to be able to do this, you have to put in some work.
You can earn advertising credits many ways, but we’ll discuss them later.
First, let’s take a look at how the platform looks like from the inside…
As you can see, IBOtoolbox looks like a normal social network with additional features that can help you to get more traffic to your website, or affiliate offers.
If you want to share something with your followers, you have to write it in the field at the bottom of your main page as you can see on this picture.
After you have completed your registration, your next step should be to fill out all of your profile information. In order to do that, just click on the button in the upper right corner “Edit Profile” and just get it done.
There are many fields which you should fill, but when you fill them, keep your main purpose of using this platform in your mind…
Are you going to build your IBOtoolbox presence around your own brand; are you going to build it around your own product; or are you going to build it around someone else’s product?
NOTE: when completing your profile, don’t forget to scroll down and fill all of the steps, up to and including the eigth step, the ninth step is optional, but it can help you to make some money by using Google Adsense.
So, let’s get back to the main question… How to get traffic using IBOTOOLBOX?
After you have created your account and you are ready with your profile, the next thing you should do is to make some friends.
My suggestion is to check the most active users which can be found on the right part of the platform, see their profiles and if you think that they are a good fit for your business, send them a friend request.
I am talking about all these guys and gals which are really active in this social media. You need them as friends if you want your profile to become popular and people to search for it.
So, this was your first job. Your next job is to create your first advertising.
In order to do this, you have to click on the button in the upper right part of this platform where it is written – “Create new.”After that a new window will appear and you will have to choose what type of ad you want to make.
This part is up to you and you can generate traffic using all of them. For example, I have decided to run a small ad and I have received about 6% CTR, which is not bad, when you know that all these clicks are for free.
62 clicks for absolutely free, only because I have opened an account. Really cool, don’t you think?
You can use simple banner or text ads like this and generate a good amount of traffic. Now the other important question – how to earn credits?
First, you should know that there is a faster way to generate traffic to your website using the IBOTOOLBOX platform, but you have to pay.
They give you the opportunity to buy advertising credits for about $10 for 5,000 credits or 25,000 impressions. Let’s do the math – you pay $10 and you get 5000 impression and if you have 6% clicks, this means that you will have 300 clicks for $10 (0.03 cents per click).
But you don’t have to buy credits, this option is only for people who want to see faster results.
How to earn IBO Toolbox credits for free?
It is much easier than you think. The first way to do it, is to earn free credit coupons, which you can redeem and use for your ad campaigns.
In order to earn these credits you should:
- Use your daily bonus codes which can be found at the top of your dashboard
- You can read their newsletters
- You can use the tweet credit code which they post on their Twitter account
- You can be part of their webinars which they make each Wednesday
- Every Thursday you can find a coupon code on their Facebook page
- Every Saturday you can join their webinar and get your coupon code
- Some credit coupon codes can be found on your wall too
Very easy stuff… Let’s see the second way to earn your credits:
- You will earn credits for referring users
- You will earn credits for logging in to the network every day (once per day)
- You will earn credits when you post your Press Release
- You will earn credits when you complete some easy offers
As you can see, there are many ways to earn credits almost every day for free and you can use IBOtoolbox for your advertising.
You can generate some traffic even by posting on your wall like all these affiliates:
And if you want more exposure, you will need more friends, so, go back to the second step and add some friends who are active in this social network.
Ok, this was all about this simple traffic generating strategy, now it’s time to finish this traffic generating report with the final traffic generating method which is…
Affiliate Traffic Source #4: Free PR Power
Have you heard about HARO before? It is a powerful and still not very popular way to do your job once and then to get traffic almost forever which will also increase your brand awareness and authority.
If you want this for your online business, listen closely.
HARO is “Help A Reporter Out”. This is a platform which makes the connection between reporter/journalists and experts.
And they send three emails per day which includes requests from different journalists.
You can sign up as a reporter or as a source. If you want to use this website to drive more traffic to your website, you should definitely sign up as an source.
The great thing behind this opportunity is that it is free (yes, there are paid options, but you can generate a good amount of traffic using only the paid version).
Before we continue, let me show you something…
What do you think about this? How much traffic do you think you will get if a journalist likes your short answer or article about his/her request? Probably, thousands of visitors per day. And this comes with the authority which you will get automatically.
Go and sign up for a free account here: http://www.helpareporter.com
After that you will have to go and click the confirmation link which they have sent you. When you click on the link, you will start getting emails right away.
This is crucial – it is a good idea to make a separate email address which you should use only for HARO queries and I am going to tell you “Why” in a couple of seconds. HARO will use it to send you your daily requests.
How you can generate tons of traffic using HARO?
First, when you set up your profile in HARO make sure to mark the topic or topics which are relevant to your niche.
I have decided to receive queries only about Business and Finance, because I am an expert in this topic. If you are an expert in more than one topic, that’s okay, mark it and you will receive queries about it.
And when you receive an email with all requests, read them carefully, decide if you have the knowledge to answer any of them and if you are, then click on the email of the journalist and give him/her what he/she wants.
The second thing you should do in order to get traffic is to win your participation in the reporter’s article or blog post.
How to do this?
I am going to give you some tricks which can help you to win this and get published on websites like CNBC, FOX, ABC and so on:
- Answer only requests which are relevant to your niche, don’t try to answer all of them.
- Make a small research about the reporter – go to alexa.com, use google.com and see his/her credentials and traffic which you can get.
- Don’t answer to anonymous requests.
- Try to be as fast as possible. When you receive a request which is perfect fit for your online business, make a quick research and if everything is okay, answer this request. And because of that you should have a separate account for HARO emails.
- Answer the appropriate queries with short answers (not a 1000+ article) which are valuable and interesting.
So, now you know not only how to bring tons of traffic to your website or offers, but you also know how to build your brand and authority too.
This is really powerful and I hope that you can see it.
But before we finish, I have a small surprise for you…
BONUS METHOD (UNANNOUNCED)
The method that I want to finish with is… Fiverr Crusher
If you haven’t heard of Fiverr (www.fiverr.com), you better take a look at it. Fiverr is a website where members can post what they call “gigs.”
Gigs are generally services you offer for five dollars. It can range from video recording to sharing advice and coaching, for five dollars.
The sneaky tactic you can use with this strategy is to create a gig and post your samples/portfolio of your own website for people to see.
This doesn’t violate Fiverr terms and conditions. If you’re a logo designer, you can post the URL of your website where your samples are located. This generates traffic to your website and additionally attracts more clients.
The first step is to find out what services you can offer which are related to your niche and which you think that you can sell for $5.
You can then create your first gig and simply wait for people to view your gig.
You don’t necessarily have to offer your actual service/product, you can offer a “taste” of your full service or product.
This is not going to generate traffic to your website, but you can get customers with high paying potential and they will be ready to spend more with you, because they have already trusted you.
At this point, I’ve covered the basics of how to use various free traffic methods to increase traffic to your affiliate website and offers. What methods and what money you spend to do it is all up to you.
What works for one affiliate marketer, may not work for another. What works for you in one niche, may not necessarily work in another.
For those of you with low budgets don’t be discouraged. You can build tons of traffic without spending money, but it will take longer than spending money to build traffic.
For those of you who want faster results and do have money to invest in their online success – paid traffic is something which you should include in the traffic generation part of your business.