How many successful retail stores do you know with no business? I’m not a magician, by any means but I can guess the answer is a big fat zero! Why is this? Simple, traffic drives business. Without traffic, you won’t make any money. Simple concept, I know plenty of people are thinking “Tai, we already know this.” If this is the case, my question in return is, so why are you barely achieving success?
It’s simple, most people know the importance of traffic, but they don’t know how to get it. So lets go back. There are a number of types of traffic too, some quality, some not so much.. if you are generating low quality traffic you’ll have to generate more of that traffic to see the same level as activity as you would with high quality traffic sources.
There are a lot of ways to generate traffic, in this blog posting, I’m going to talk about one free source that has the potential to generate a TON of traffic if you know what you’re doing.
In fact, alot of people who know about me are as a result of this one method.
Yes, that’s right. www.YouTube.com. The fact of the matter is, youtube is becoming one of the first places to go to search on popular topics! Are you in the weight loss niche? Great, you should be making (or outsourcing) youtube video’s on a regular basis, and in the description you need to link back to your site. This will do 2 things, 1) build solid quality backlinks and 2) generate traffic.
The video’s don’t even have to be fancy, you don’t have to be gimicky or anything, just a quick informational video made in windows movie maker works just fine! You can easily generate 50-100 visitors per day using youtube a lone.
A lot of people shy away from youtube for various reasons, one of the main ones is they assume that they have to be some professional video master with high end equipment. FALSE. One of my close friends uploades no less then 10 video’s per week per niche and generates a very healthy income.
They other REALLY nice thing about youtube video’s is they tend to rank a lot higer a lot quicker in the search engine’s then a typical website. It’s no uncomming to upload a video, and it get indexed within hours. If you’re in a niche that has medium competition you can be on the first page of Google within no time.
Youtube, Get it done!