Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Ways to Drive More Traffic to Your Income Earning Blog or website

There are many creative ways to build traffic without getting a big hole in your pocket. Like the saying goes: “The Money is in the List”.

If you want your Internet business to be successful, you cannot overlook the importance of getting traffic online.

Remember that people won’t know what your business has to offer if they never visit your blog or website!

Use these super hot traffic tips to get you going:

1. Write and submit articles to the article directories.

2. Leave comments on other people’s blogs with a backlink to your site.

3. Post in forums and have a link to your site in your signature.

4. Write a press release and submit it to www.PRWeb.com.

5. Answer people’s questions on www.answers.yahoo.com.

6. Advertise your website in the appropriate category on www.CraigsList.com.

7. Answer people’s questions on www.answers.yahoo.com.

8. Give an unbiased testimonial on a product/service that you have used in
exchange for a backlink to your site.

9. Start a blog and submit it to the 100’s of free blog directories.

10. Manually submit your website to the major search engines.

11. Optimize each page of your website for a particular keyword or search

12. Add a link in your email signature to your website. It’s a free and easy way to get a little more traffic.

13. Make a custom 404 error page for your website redirecting people to your home page.

14. Add a “bookmark this site” link to your webpages.

15. Use PPC search engine advertising.

16. Have a "tell-a-friend form" on your site.

17. Send articles to ezine publishers that includes a link to your website.

18. Hold a crazy content and make it go viral.

19. Add an RSS feed to your blog.

20. Give away a freebie (ebook, report, e-course) to keep people coming back to your site.

21. Submit your site to any related niche directories on the net.

22. Participate in a banner or link exchange program.

23. Create a software program and give it away for free.

24. Purchase the misspellings or variations of your domain name, or those of your competitors.

25. Conduct and publish surveys to your website.

26. Find joint venture partners that will send you traffic.

27. Start your own newsletter or ezine.

28. Use a autoresponder or email campaign to keep people coming back to your site.

29. Purchase ads on other sites.

30. Send a free copy of your product to other site owners in exchange for a product review.

31. Buy a domain name related to your niche that is already receiving traffic and forward it to your site.

32. Pass out business cards with your domain on them everywhere you go.

33. Start and affiliate program and let your affiliates send you visitors.

34. Start a page on social bookmarking sites such as www.MySpace.com.

35. Submit a viral video to www.YouTube.com

36. Sell or place classified ads on with a link to your site.

37. Advertise on other product’s “thank you” pages.

38. Create a free ebook and list in on the “free ebook” sites.

39. Buy and use a memorable domain name.

40. Do something controversial.

41. Create an Amazon profile and submit reviews for books and other products that you have read.

42. Start a lens on www.eBay.com www.Squidoo.com

43. Use a traffic exchange (low quality traffic, but can sometimes be worthwhile).

44. Post free classified ads on any of the sites that allow them with a link to your site.

45. Exchange reciprocal links with other related websites.

46. Network with other people at seminars or other live events.

47. Purchase advertising in popular newsletters or ezines.

48. Get referrals form similar but non-competing sites.

49. Create and sell a product with resell or giveaway rights and include a link to your site in it o others pass it around for you.

50. Email your list. If you don’t have one, get one.

51. Buy a pair of sandals; get your website engraved on the bottom and walk on the beach, stomp in the mud or play in the snow.

You've got enough ideas here to drive literally tons of visitors to your blog or web site! Some of these ideas cost a few bucks, while some are free and really easy to implement, some are slightly complex but the main thing is that you start from somewhere.

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Saturday, September 13, 2008

FEAR: The Greatest Barrier To Success

Fear is a major barrier to success. Most people are being stalled from succeeding online, because they're afraid!

What are they afraid of? FAILURE, REJECTION and the UNKNOWN!

Do you know that Intense desire is the enemy of fear.

The first way to overcome fear is by having a strong desire to do what you're afraid of. If you want to overcome the main barrier to success (fear) then your first step is that you've got to get more fed up than AFRAID!

You've got to have strong desire to succeed online if you are going to overcome the major barrier to success!

You’ve got to want to succeed online more than you're afraid!

The second step to overcoming the barrier to success is that you've got in believe what you're doing so much that you're more afraid NOT to do it, than to do it!

You've got to believe that what you want to do is worth doing and that it will accomplish what you want!

"To overcome fear you must have faith in the outcome."

If you want a good example of how belief helped someone to succeed, then I have a great story for you...

The Invention Of Vaseline

It the late 19th century there was a young chemist named Robert Chesebrough who sold kerosene.

He got his kerosene from the oil of sperm whales, but by 1859 he was put out of business.

In 1859, Robert Chesebrough took off for a Pennsyslvania oil field to "strike it rich." What he came back with made him rich beyond his wildest dreams.

But he didn't become rich from oil!

Oil field workers had told him about this "sticky stuff" that stuck to the drilling rigs. The riggers hated this stuff - it caused the drilling rigs to seize up.

For all the problems this substance caused, the riggers found one small use - when rubbed on a cut or bruise it helped it to heal faster.

He bottled the stuff up and dragged it back to his Brooklyn laboratory.

He began a search to duplicate the petroleum-based lubricant, and by trial and error, followed he was able to extract the key ingredient - the translucent material we now know as petroleum jelly.

But it had to be tested, and tested it was.

He needed a guinea pig to test it out on. But who could he use?

Chesebrough cut his OWN hands and arms, burned himself with flames and acids and each time he would then covered them with his new gel.

ALL the self-inflicted wounds responded to his petroleum jelly and were healed!

Satisfied that his new grease had healing properties, he took to the road with his own medicine show, but first he named his gel.

Using the German word for water (wasser) and the Greek word for oil (elaion) he came up with "Vaseline."

He took it out on the road and would demonstrate it by cutting or burning himself and then applying his vasleine. He also showed his audience the healed scars from past experiments.

Amazingly this worked.

Soon he was selling a jar a minute, and when these ran out people begged their druggists to order more from Chesebrough. It was used for everything: chest colds, chapped hands, nasal congestion, and even to remove stains from furniture.

By the turn of the twenty century it had penetrated the American market and was entering Europe, and Chesebrough had become a very rich man!

Although its miracle properties were eventually debunked, Chesebrough himself was always a true believer.

He lived to age 96, revealing shortly before he died the secret to his longevity: Every day of his life he ate a spoonful of vaseline!

(* Not recommended! DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME! :)

Cheesbrough succeeded because he believed so much in his product/idea that he refused to give up!

Do YOU want to succeed? Do you want to overcome fear -- the major barrier to success? If you do, then you've got to believe in your product or idea so much that you let nothing stop you!

"Put one foot in front of the other." Start taking your two steps towards success today!

Step 1: Get MORE FED UP than AFRAID and take action towards your goals!

Step 2: Believe in what you're doing so much that you're MORE afraid NOT to do it, then to DO it!

Monday, September 1, 2008

How blogging is changing people’s lifestyles

In simple terms, a blog is a website or diary where you can place information of interest, where the reader can post a feedback for everyone else to see. It is a simplified site, which can consist of series of entries and conversations.

Believe it or not blogging is changing the way people live in recent times. Great names like Brian Tracy, Robert Allen, John Chow, Cody Moya, Philomena Ojikutu, Robert Scoble and many others can boast of astounding incomes due to their blogging expertise. These bloggers generate income from their blogs by monetizing it with ads from google adsense, text link ads, smorty etc.
Pick a niche for your blog where you have some significant expertise, but make sure it’s a big enough niche that you can build significant traffic. If your blog provides genuine value, you fully deserve to earn income from it.

Robert scoble for example assists with the running of microsoft’s channel 9 website. Mr. scoble’s personal website; www.scobleizer.com began in year 2000 and now has more than 3.5 million readers every year. Robert Scoble has earned fame in Fortune magazine, fast coy and The Economist for his work on business blogging.

Another is Firefox (the most popular web browser) which was launched exclusively from a blog site. 99 days of its launch, Firefox had been downloaded 25 million times, after 3 months it passed 50 million mark!

Can you imagine this feat was achieved without Firefox’s management spending a single dime on advertising expenditure. WHAO! I’d say that again.

I’m sure you’d be wondering how much in profit they must have raked in. Your guess is as good as mine.
It’s easier to drive traffic to a blog than to a traditional website. Bloggers are more inclined to link to their competitors, and therefore if you write good content you should be able to get coverage much quicker than other internet media businesses. Also, when you get more links from other bloggers you will also get more search engine traffic too.

The time to join the blogging train is now. The barriers to entry are minute, the benefits are great $$$$$$ and it happens to be fun.

To create blogs visit sites like: blogger.com, wordpress, blog.co.uk and a host of others.

Mind you the best kept secrets of blogging are having frequent entries and multiple feedback postings which help in moving your rankings well above other bloggers.
So, don’t get left out, join the blogging train and make money legitimately.