6 Traffic Sources that Most Home Based Business Owners and Affiliate Marketers Dont Usually Leverage!
Following a Survey we did recently, it looks like our loyal subscribers are largely interested in new and untapped traffic sources and how to leverage them for Leads and Sales! We all know that Targetted traffic is the life-blood & gravy of any business and being integral and able to close prospects is the Holy Grail & skill we all must aspire to! But we aren’t talking about closing today, we are talking about largely untapped traffic sources. This article follows on from one we did on untapped traffic sources Read that article HERE! Google is still king on organic or paid traffic in our book and talking of Google: Is your site/blog mobile friendly? As of this month Google will start penalising websites that are not. You can test your site here https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/mobile-friendly/
Here is what they said in their statement:
“Starting April 21, we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. This change will affect mobile searches in all languages worldwide and will have a significant impact in our search results. Consequently, users will find it easier to get relevant, high quality search results that are optimized for their devices”.
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So now you’ve been warned it’s time to crack on with optimizing your website for mobile users! In fact it’s so easy for WordPress based sites we have no excuse for delaying then inevitable! And without further Ado below are what we believe are largely unleveraged Traffic Sources…Not that people dont use them, its that the majority of Marketers tend to sit on Facebook waiting for people who are usually rude, jaded & unsuccessful network marketers to join them. We believe they could best utilise their time filling their funnels form other platforms that are quite user friendly! Lets get to it:
1. High-Profile Content Syndication
As you probably know by now, simply hitting publish on your blog these days is just the beginning of
the work…! Ha you didn’t think it was the end didja? And submitting or populating your articles on social media & to sites like ezineartiles is becoming less effective. You can get exponentially more results by zoning in on high-profile content syndication – submitting your articles to the top blogs and websites in your niche. For example, below are 11 of the top-tier websites we utilize that accept articles contribution & syndication:
http://ifttt.com (YouTube Video)
And these are just the tip of the iceberg, there are hundreds of thousands of sites you can submit your articles; language, country, region and better still niche specific. No matter what market you’re in, chances are there is a popular website that you could submit your articles to for massive traffic. What are you waiting for? You know your niche; get researching…Google may not be the best source, hint…Dig Deeper!
2. Tag Your Videos
Videos are hot traffic cakes these days. If you create a video make sure to check out Similar Higher Ranking Videos on YouTube, Vimeo, Wistia or whatever Video hosting site you use. For YouTube, all you have to do to find them is this:
- Search for keyword in Google,
- Search for videos on YouTube by typing said keyword e.g. “Travel the New Living” In other words put your search words in quotes
- Let the highest ranking go and try those with say 1000-5000 views,
- Right click on any part of the page of said video; a new smaller window appears with Title, Description & Tags. Copy the tags and paste them on your video tags…Boom!
In simple terms use the same tags as another related video on YouTube. You will most definitely have half a chance of appearing in the related videos in the sidebar of that video and can send you tons of extra traffic, especially if it’s a popular video. Make sure to ask your friends and team to like & comment on your video so you have some views on it too. This will help in ranking your video. Link it to your website in the description, not forgetting annotations, so you also can have website traffic boom, two birds with one stone! We did share some ideas on YouTube marketing!
3. Podcasting traffic
I tell you now I didn’t know how sexy Julie’s voice can be until I listened to our first podcast…Bravo. Yeah I hear you it’s about the content so let’s dig in! We’d been researching and planning to launch our Juleskal Podcast for a while esp. after Ray Higdon one of our mentors recommended it to us in Top Earner Success School. Actually a lot of his training is delivered that way. We did some research and settled for spreaker.com. Podcasting shares a lot in common with broadcasting. Content is obviously the most important element, as people won’t listen to you if your podcast sound quality is bad. Mind you they’ll listen longer & often and share if the sound quality & content is really good.
While people do love videos, they also love audios as it’s easier to download them for further listening e.g. on a music player, in your car, on your handheld etc. Podcasting is also great for you if you’re camera shy & may feel more comfortable talking into the microphone. Plus it definitely highly improves your credibility and authority. If you are interviewed by someone who has more authority or is well known…Well let’s just say, Success Leaves Clues and does rub off! Super powerful stuff, don’t you think?
So below are 11 podcasting and publishing resources for you that we have researched and got recommendations for. Most of these allow for you to share your podcasts on various social media thus hitting a few birds with one stone. Spreaker simply stood out for us as it came recommended, it’s so easy to use, has a free version. It also has an upgrade option if you wish to go to the next level. We have started on this journey and love it. We have the training and would like to share some resources below, and ask you to Share your experiences with us too…
feeds4all.com (podcast category)
And we mustn’t forget iTunes
4. Craigslist as a Traffic Source
Ha ha you may be saying Craigslist has been over hashed. BUT trust us when we say many people don’t even know CL nor utilize it to generate leads! We know this couple in our team who have cracked the code & enrolled over 12 New Team Members in 1 month by leveraging CL. It was the most incredible success story we’ve heard this year leveraging leads and sales from Craigslist & it’s amazing how they do it. (We won’t be sharing their secrets without their permission). As that would be unethical, suffice to say we have since utilized said training and generated some great leads too, you might like to get in touch for more info on this! Craigslist is also the most trafficked classified ad site on the internet. One thing to keep in mind, most of the CPA networks don’t accept craigslist traffic, so your best option is to send them to a squeeze page, build a list and then promote stuff through email marketing. If you aren’t conversant with Craigslist below is some great training you could utilize to learn how to tap into that traffic giant:
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5. Traffic from eBay
Although its much less so these days, its still a source of untapped traffic. Why do we say this? Because most network and affiliate marketers with tangible products do not leverage eBay as a traffic source. YET we see a full-fledged MLM (not naming any names) leveraging the giant that’s eBay. One of the biggest internet sales sites. So don’t you think there’s always a way to get a slice of that traffic? Well lets share a couple here: You could write some useful “How to” reports and that e-book in your niche gathering e-dust…or mind cobwebs (put it together, get some cover graphics done fiverr is great for that) and sell them for very low price. Your focus is on traffic; the sales come secondary and would be most welcome of course. If you intend to leverage eBay you should create an about page and include a link to your blog/site.
6. Misspelt Domain Traffic
Feeling adventurous? Well you might try this one esp. if you are starting out and are purchasing a domain. It’s the only way this would work! So it could go either way We are sharing it all the same if you want to try it!
Miss-spelled traffic basically comes from deliberate miss spelling of a name of a popular website as your own domain and create a website. When people mistype the Popular domain name they get to your website! Believe it or not there’re a huge amount of people typing the wrong word in an online search e.g. a % of people may type “Adibas” or “Abidas” instead of “Adidas” So if you owned a website adibas.com we bet you’d received a great amount of traffic. Get the point? The way to succeed with this is to find trending websites, movies, celebrities, events, bands, music and buy domains with various variations of what you want…you get the point…! We did say this was left centre. Now another less grey way to do this is to ensure that if someone miss-spells your website name they will automatically be redirected to a page on your website. If you use WordPress, there is a plug in for this too!
We are sure these traffic sources have given you food for thought, think outside the box. Surely you started your home business for a reason and Want to succeed. Let’s go get em, try these sources and give them half a chance to bear fruit for you! Whichever works, you know what to do…Lets spell it out for you stick to it rinse and repeat! Share with your team or create a video training. We believe in what Ray Higdon our mentor & leader teaches…Invest Learn Teach (ILT)!
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Who Else Wants To have a “Perfect Day” in Online Marketing? You will have an extremely productive day If you Follow a “To Do” List!
Well today is a Perfect day for me to share something deeply personal with you yet what has if got to do with Online Marketing? Well…a New year a New week, and its time for us to get Producing…so dig in !
Every single evening I write out a To Do list for the next day. Some people may think I’m highly organized…right! Well let me tell you but keep this Shusssshhh. 🙂 Between you and me, I can get distracted by just about anything, could be sponge bob square pants on cable. My goodness, are you like me, by gosh whatever distracts me does it real good to get me down a rabbit hole, it doesn’t even have to be bright and shiny…!
Yet here is the deal, in order to succeed in online marketing, affiliate marketing, network marketing etc, we must absolutely FOCUS and SINGLE TASK. Yes Multi Tasking will kill your braincells and your business…am not sure where I read that lol…Okay I’m joking, I do know exactly where, but you get the picture! You can’t possibly be going thru your emails and listening to a webinar…You will miss out on the webinar visuals and possibly the important nuggets you might have got to progress your home business! I am not going to delve into How to effectively Use a To Do List, that has been dealt with by other experts but go ahead and check out the article in the link above and Get Structuring your day better. In fact Brendan Burchard goes ahead to share with us How Millionaires Schedule Their Day & shares one of his daily Action sheets to help us get our To Do List Mojo on. Watch video below to see what he offers to help your online marketing:
Personally I use Evernote to schedule & sort out my day-to-day items together with IFTTT ( I wrote an article on this) for my weekly To Do List. If you aren’t using these two resources yet, Get going today!
Anyway, I reckon I have a bit of OCD…plus, I love the rush of seeing everything on my To do list checked off and done. I believe and so do multiple 7 figure earners like Mark Accetta, that Laser Focus will absolutely improve your online marketing. Check marks make me happy, they literally make me a perfect day in my online marketing agenda and strategy. Crossing stuff off? Pure Bliss, Ecstatic….am I weird? Maybe but don’t mind me, simply implement & accomplish a strict agenda to GET DONE at Least 3 items DAILY if you are full time and 1 item if part time in your online marketing activities.
So getting back to the story…for a long time now, any day that I got everything marked off my list, I would tell Pauli all about it in the evening, with a huge smile I announced that I’d had “A Perfect Day” in our online marketing projects. (This I would say with all the fanfare of a footballer who’d kicked the ball straight into the goal Or a pitcher who’d thrown a no-hitter or a Cricketer who’d scored a home run… or is that a basketballer!)..you get the gist right!
A To do List can indeed create for you a perfect day online and if you use one thats set for your pace and gets you out of your comfort zone that is pure magic! I “Eat my Frog” first thing every Morning before or when I sit down at my work station in my home office! And I believe nothing can go any worse as I have done the hardest thing first, for my online marketing and day to progress! So of course, when anything throws me off of my game, I kinda tend to lose my mind. Undone items on my list make me just a tad crazy (and not in a good way.)
That is, until I sit down with Paul sometimes just before we get to bed. One day as I am talking to Pauli, he said; You are too hard on yourself, do you know you have a”Perfect day” every day, in online marketing & otherwise? I said why is that? And he says;
– My love you get to have a lie-in when you want to, do you know how many times wish I could just stay in like you do?
– No rush hour traffic for you, boy that motorway traffic sometimes kills,
– You get to be there for us all, our children, friends family & I love that about your work,
– You Get to Treat your family & friends, treasure that my love its priceless,
– You’re there for the parish because you have the Time, you are banking blessings!
– You determine your Pay check, days off, vacations!
– Heck You ARE the BOSS and you really are making money in Online Marketing! Many don’t make a sou, do you see just how blessed we are? So what if you don’t complete a thing or two…!
He then looked me strait in the eye and said! My dear Syl, because of our Home Businesses in Online Marketing, You set your working hours and what you Can Get done. So if you are getting many “unfinished” days, you need to adjust your “To Do List” items so you can Be happier with You! Its a short sprint & then a jog daily for your marathon, run your Own race! Heck You need to celebrate the things you have accomplished. Many people don’t even have half of what we have. Most children have a mom who works all hours, You used to! Would You go back to that…! A lil shame faced i replied, I honestly couldn’t imagine doing that again ever…!
So, he said; Why don’t we have a weekly review, to celebrate your Achievements?
That’s how we came about our “Week in Review” exercise and I cant Recommend it enough. As a home based business owner you must take stock and review your activities every week. You can do that with your partner, upline, mentor, friend…! Go ahead and give yourself a treat for achieving i.e. doing what you set out to do in the week before! And purpose to get what wasn’t done the next week ASAP, you will start to See amazing results! Talking about all the highs and the lows over the past week.
So back on track… Paul said gently…you know you had a perfect Week not only in online marketing but as a mom, friend, wife, leader…. And here is why
“Well, when Gloria stopped by to talk about her new job and to learn how to use aweber (another amazing online marketing & email tool) that was definitely a highlight. Our Trip to Rome, sudden, a dreamtrip, unplanned great fun courtesy of our travel dollars benefits. And that night Arvie and you Skyped for fifty minutes! Since she had her operation that week and couldn’t walk for a while, that was a gift, a total blessing. Oh, and our impromptu dinner at Red Hot! Loved it.”… He went on to ask, … were these on your To Do List And do you think they are important?
Celebrating our daughter and her GCSEs, a friend’s New Job, laughing and loving with a friend who was about to go in for major surgery, and flirting with my husband over strawberries and cream & Pilau Marsala. Not on the list. Not even planned. Precious. Each and every one. Its not all about online marketing is it…
So what’s a girl to do, to have a more structured day in Online Marketing? Throw away the list?
No – the list focuses us to accomplish everything that we have purposed our Day in our online marketing agenda. But my list? It needed some room. Room for when life shows up in an interrupting kinda way. We all should have room. Because if we are truly seeking to enjoy our lives as Marketers, as Home business owners as leaders, as team builders AND dare I say live God’s will, those interruptions to our lists such as the above are oft times Life’s most important tasks for our day. They can only enhance our online marketing experience and lives in general.
Is there such thing as a “Perfect Day” in Online Marketing?
My answer is, You can make it a perfect day every day, if you so choose! My Message for today is, Focus on Manageable Tasks daily, leave room for life to happen and embrace the gifts that drop in between your list. Go attend that softball, soccer, basketball game, that music recital, coffee with a friend, a walk in the park with your child. Go out and have a meal, Attend a concert, Sit and watch a movie every so often. Yes Sacrifices must be made. But we also Must Live our Lives Today.
Be all you can Be, I believe in You
Connect & share on Google+, Facebook & Twitter if this post got your juices flowing, and please do comment below if you like or ….not and why! Happy New Year 2015 its Your Year. Yes You, because Time and Opportunity happen to us all even the good book says so!
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Show Gratitude…In all you do esp. your business life & watch it flourish!
Gratitude…many of us take a whole lot of things for granted, in fact we are so used to having them we literally don’t take notice of them. Some times we are down right ungrateful for these things and start to complain about them. We don’t stop to think just how blessed we are. I used to be like that until one day everything we owned in our UK home was destroyed. Our house flooded winter 2010 (Burst loft water pipe)! We were left with a few scraps of clothing and thats it literally. I can never forget the 4th Jan 2011 as we stood in our hall way, it wasn’t raining outside, but boy it was sure raining inside our house. Water was pouring from every crack-n-crevice, we couldn’t switch on the lights so it was so dark and freezing cold. The house was a total wreck…. On that day I learnt humility, but the biggest feeling was of gratitude. I am to this day so grateful we were not in the house when that pipe burst, because according to neighbours it sounded like a mini grenade went off in the middle of the night. The biggest damage was to our daughter’s bedroom right above her bed, the ceiling came down… (Thank the Lord she wasn’t in that bed)! And we started a journey of living in a room 4 people for about 40 days, sleeping, eating, etc in that one room!!! We then got a rental & worked closely with the insurance company to get our house fixed. Which took its time for over 14 months to get our home back! Long story short…I say Life is a present. So be grateful.
What is Gratitude? Its being in a state of thankfulness and appreciation for anything and or anyone. According to the English Dictionary:“Gratitude is the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness”
In My Opinion, gratitude is when I affirm whats good in my life the benefits the gifts I have. Like Family, Friends, good health, having parents who loved me and made sacrifices so I could have an ace education. We all should acknowledge when other people do us good however small or insignificant it may seem, we should also acknowledge that there is a higher power, (I’m not getting spiritual here), but there is a Higher Power that aligns things to our advantage many a time, that higher power in my life is God.
Gratitude in the opinion of social experts is “a relationship-strengthening emotion” so we should really embrace this state of emotion more than we do today. Because Gratitude has been known to bring a state of well being which in turn improves one’s health too.
Gratitude – what has it got to do with Online Marketing or Business?
I am glad you asked 🙂 It has got everything to do with your success in Business esp, if you are in a business that greatly depends on others to affirm your actions & ultimately success. Why? Well because quite simply gratitude encourages us to appreciate what we get, the gifts, help, support, training etc and in most cases to repay them. One of my mentors calls it paying it forward. The more gratitude you show, the more you give and the more you give, well the more you get, it comes back to you.
So if you are not getting results in your business, well it could be because you are not grateful and or giving enough to others. They thus do not see you as someone they can trust or work with a “Problem solver”, they owe you nought! In that case its about time you went out there and find the perfect person you want to work with. What do they struggle with? What do they need help with? What are their fears? What training might they be interested in that you can offer? What would make their lives easier? What unfulfilled desires might they have? Then do your very best to offer the help they need to their pain/struggles/to help hem fulfill their desires. The more of the above you do without expecting anything back, the more people will be attracted to you & what you have to offer. Your “gratitude” will start to bear fruit.
As a matter of fact I am so grateful to my mentor Tanya Aliza creator of the
its an awesome course, and I highly recommend it if you want to start & grow your brand. She suggests that if we jot down 2-3 things we are grateful for and put them in a place where we can see them daily & do affirm them, it will help us achieve more of what we want.
And this brings me to a game we have been playing since last Friday. Its something we should all try. This involves shooting a video expressing our gratitude for being in Ray Higdon’s TESS -Top Earner Success School & for anything else we are grateful for. Here below check out our videos.
Every day savor the good in your life, the beauty around you, the small things that you don’t really take note of. Reach out to someone today and do something for them as a sign of your gratitude—so share your gratitude and it will come back to you 100 fold. Don’t just gloss over the beauty and pleasures that come your way. Don’t forget to teach your children gratitude, you will be cultivating a better generation thats all about giving back, that will make their lives even better, parents dream.
Want to know how grateful You are? Take this Gratitude Quiz 🙂
Show Gratitude & You will get Gratitude back, patted down shaken over and overflowing in your Life and Business.
Rise and Shine to Your Awesome Destiny
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