Success online is simply getting a product and selling it. The product need not be your own. You can sell someone else’s product and become what is known as an affiliate. And this happens to be one of the most common and simplest ways to make money online. This is because you get paid commissions even though the whole gamut of product creation, web sales copy, order processing and customer support are done by the product owner.
Whether you’re selling your own product or being an affiliate, the key to success is generating traffic. The question on the lip of every online marketer is “How can I get traffic?” It is in the course of finding answers to this that they spend money on books, courses, seminars etc..
What then is traffic? Traffic in simple terms is the people who visit your site. How to generate traffic is a whole niche of its own. Because your success or failure depends on this, you may come across so many articles, ebooks, videos and the rest, all trying to lead you to get traffic.
Paid or Free Traffic:
The traffic to your website can be either Free or Paid for. One of the best methods of paid traffic is what is known as Pay Per Click (PPC) because it is well targeted which means it is only those actually interested who click your ad.
Free Traffic also comes in many and varied ways. In this post, let us look at one of the very well known methods of deriving free traffic and that is Article Marketing.
In this method you write articles and submit them to article directories. It is simple, yet very powerful and effective. This is because it is a sure way of creating interest and generating traffic to your site. The best part of it all is that it’s free.
What makes it effective is that when you write interesting articles and submit them to article directories, other people can use them freely on their sites, blogs and elsewhere with the understanding that the article must be used as it is. That is, whoever is using that article cannot change it, and must necessarily include your link at the bottom where you, the author, put it. This is where the crux of the matter is. That link at the bottom leads to you, the author’s website or blog. Anybody who clicks on that link comes to you, the author’s website or blog.
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