As an affiliate marketer, you’d better know how to get buyers to come to your website. This is a make you or break you skill. You’re going to need to devote a huge chunk of time to learning traffic generation, at least you’ll have to in the beginning. It’s something that’s really simple but not easy. It’s going to require effort. Here are some tips to help with your affiliate marketing traffic building.
Product creators can rely on affiliates, but as an affiliate, you can only count on yourself. The traffic you generate can either be free or paid.
If you have the budget, you can buy your traffic. Paying for traffic is faster and feedback is a whole lot faster. But starting out, when you’re probably short of funds, there are numerous free effective traffic generation methods you can use instead of buying ads.
By the way, that term ‘free’ can be rather deceptive because you pay in time and effort. Nevertheless, you can get free traffic and still make sales if you know what you’re doing. Here are a few tips that you should bear in mind for getting free traffic.
1. Know Where Your Prospective Buyer Is
And this isn’t a question of what is, is? You have to know where to find niche buyers. Where do they hang out? If you’re marketing to bodybuilders, they’ll probably be on bodybuilding forums, fan pages for bodybuilders, the YouTube channels of fitness experts and the like. You can go to these places, promote your website, and start siphoning traffic for your site.
2. Pick a Single Method
A lot of marketers never build solid traffic because they don’t focus their efforts on just one method of traffic generation.
If video marketing is what you want to do, build a quality channel and make videos until you build a following. Learn to optimize your channel and your videos and grow your rank. If you’re using Facebook, learn how to get more members in your group. Post stuff that they like, that can be linked to your web properties.
Pick one traffic method and work to master it until you have generated a scad of traffic. Once you’re successful, you can move on to the next traffic method while maintaining the current one.
3. Rinse and Repeat
Okay, you hear this one often, but that doesn’t make it any less true. Creating traffic is a continuous process. Repeat your efforts and never give up. Even if your first videos get only a handful of views, keep going. Over time you’ll build an audience. It takes time for things to happen.
The same applies to any traffic method. The more videos you have, the more traffic you’ll get. The more people in your Facebook group, the more comments and engagement. The more paid ads you post, the greater your chance of creating a winning campaign. It’s all a matter of time. Rinse and repeat.
Engagement is another important factor. Engage with prospective customers. Reply to comments on your videos. Like and respond to comments in your Facebook groups and ads. The more you engage, the better your relationships with visitors to your site will be. They’ll grow to like you, trust you and will eventually be your customer.
Remember these pointers as you build traffic to your site. It’s not as difficult as it seems. Once you understand how it works and you’re consistent, you’ll see results. The key to traffic generation is consistency. That’s where most marketers fail.
Get this right and you’ll have all the traffic you want.