The most important skill that any online marketer should have regardless if they are an affiliate or a product creator, is the ability to drive traffic to their product or website. For affiliates, this is even more important.
Affiliate marketers drive traffic to their landing pages or the affiliate products that they are promoting. They do not need to create products, sales pages or handle customer support. Driving traffic is their main job. Not any old traffic, but targeted traffic.
If you wish to be an affiliate marketer, you absolutely must master traffic generation. You don’t need to know all of them but you must know at least a few to generate a steady amount of traffic. The more traffic you have, the more conversions you can expect. It is a numbers game.
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One of the best methods of driving traffic will be forum marketing. This is highly targeted traffic. All you need to do is join the different forums related to your niche. If you’re in the hydroponics niche, you should join the hydroponics forums and observe what is going on there.
Learn what problems the people in the forum have. Then try and be as helpful as possible. The key is adding value.
The more value you add, the better a member you will be and people will be glad to have you around. Next, you should have a catchy signature with a link back to your landing page.
Do not call any attention to it. If you contribute enough value, people will automatically be curious to see who you are and click on your link. This is human nature. If your offer on the landing page is good, you will have many options.
Another excellent traffic generation method is Facebook groups. These are similar to forums. The only difference is that it’s on Facebook. The same rules apply. Adding value is the main one.
After a while, you can contact the Facebook group admin and ask if they’d allow you to post a link to your landing page. It would be a good idea to customize the landing page to make it look exclusive to the group.
In this way, the group admin will feel like he or she has something exclusive for the group and they will be much more motivated to help you.
The third method of traffic generation is article marketing… with a twist. You will not be submitting your articles to directories. Instead, you will be offering high-quality articles to websites in your niche that have high traffic.
If you can’t write well, you can always outsource this task. It will be an expense but you should look at it as an investment. Once you have a few good articles, approach the owners of the sites and offer it to them for free and just ask for a link back to your site at the end of the article.
Do not use affiliate links in your article. Make it look like you’re offering value… and the truth is you are. Most websites are looking for fresh, good content. You will be like a Godsend to them. And it’s free. Who could resist?
These 3 methods if well-executed, can drive massive amounts of traffic to your site or products. You do not need to know a hundred different methods. You just need to know a few good ones. The three mentioned above are excellent.
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