So now I’ve got the website up and running, the first few tutorials are published on YouTube and on my blog so it’s time to get some traffic going.
Before spending a ton of money on advertising i decided to try to do some research on finding generic ways to get some traffic.
Here is what I’m finding. Facebook well… If you join some groups about blogging you will get some followers in return for following you. This is very time-consuming and doesn’t get you “targeted” traffic. You can also join some groups based on your “niche” to find like-minded people to follow you. This is okay. You can start a group of your own. Not to bad. Your own page does generate some traffic. All in all, it’s my opinion that Facebook is not the best place to find traffic. But don’t let it slide altogether. It is worth a little time and effort Next…
Twitter. Twitter is a good way to find like-minded targeted traffic fast. Twitter also requires a lot of “babysitting”. I have found a FREE tool to help with twitter so that I can put it on autopilot for a while. It’s called IFTTT or If This Then That. This actually has a lot of really cool tools that you can use for Facebook, Pinerest, Twitter and even remote wiring your house.BE CAREFUL using this tool as it could do TOO MUCH and get you kicked out of your social media accounts. Read up on the rules and regulations of the social media platforms before using it. I do use it to thank people for the follows and to put them on lists in Twitter. These 2 things gets people’s attention and I have had a lot of good feedback using it this way. The better tool I found for Twitter is a tool called commun it. This tool has really made a difference in keeping up with Twitter. It has also allowed me to increase my followers by double in the 4 weeks I’ve used it. It frees up tons of time and makes this journey a whole lot easier! This tool is worth purchasing AND you can become an affiliate. This means you can make money by offering it to others.
I’m not currently using Instagram and just learning about Periscope so I will have to get back to you on both of those as I learn them.
What I’m really excited about is what I’ve learned about getting traffic to your website through Pinterest!
As I told you before, It’s always a good idea to take the free part of any webinar because you will pick up some nuggets and that is just what I did. I took a free seminar. It was just enough to intrigue me, but I didn’t have the money to spend to get the full coaching so I began my research and this is what I found.
I was in my blogging group on Facebook when I came across a blog about Pinterest. I found out that she had a book called THE ART OF PINTEREST PROFITS: A Complete Guide to Pinterest for Business, Marketing, and Automation for Profit. Her name is Julie Sylvia Kalungi and she co-authored this book with her husband Paul Solomon Kalungi. ANOTHER TREASURE!
Tailwind is a tool that is worth paying for! This tool is worth purchasing. In the 4 weeks that I have used it my stats have over tripled! Just in the past week my average monthly views have increase by 8,000! This tool allows you to try it for free and I really encourage you to do so. You can use this tool for Instagram as well.
I’m telling you, there is a gold mine of treasure and tips out there for FREE and for under $10 that could literally make you a millionaire!
There is a reason people are turning to this for income. IT PAYS!
Yes there is work involved, but if you take these steps and follow what these books are telling you, you will make money at it. Just don’t quit!
So to go along with the Pinterest formula written in this book, you will need a good picture editor. This is VERY IMPORTANT as Pinterest is all about the visual. I tried several and found that the tools and tutorial on Corel Paint Shop Pro X9 to be the best I’ve found.
Because Pinterest is SEO based, using these 2 tools are sure to sky-rocket your traffic more than anything else you can use to generically grow it. If you have the money to spend then yes, get ad campaigns going from all your Social Media sources as well, but for those of us having to start out on a budget, these tools are definitely the best way to go. My traffic more than quadrupled in a weeks time after reading this book and editing my pictures! That’s amazing results for a small amount of money.
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