There are several ways to get traffic!
You can buy it (Facebook, Google Adwords, etc), you can trade for it (you promote me and I'll promote you kind of deals), or you can steal it!
Let's talk about stealing traffic…
Now I don't mean for you to do anything sneaky or anything like that. Basically with “stealing” traffic you're getting your message on another person's site who already gets a ton of traffic.
The best example of this?
Guest blog posting…
Maybe you've heard of it and maybe you haven't, but the thing about it is it's a tactic that's been around for YEARS and the reason why the tactic has been around so long is because it actually works.
You simply find blogs in your niche that get a lot of traffic (there are all kinds of tools out there to see how much traffic a site gets) and approach “pitch” them your idea for a blog post you could write for them.
Notice I didn't say… “Contact them and ask if you can write a blog post for them.”
That doesn't work!
You need to do your research on THEIR blog and see what topics they cover on their blog. Come up with 2-3 ideas for related topics that they haven't covered yet and then contact them with your ideas and ask if you could write the post for their blog.
Does this take work?
But if you focus on blogs with TONS of traffic your hard work could really pay off!
Now if you're not great and creating content you could always pay someone to create the content for you. You just want to make sure that you actually find someone with some serious talent who can create a great piece of content for you.
When guest blog posting for someone they are going to read what you submit before they post it to their blog, so you better have something awesome to hand them.
So how do you go about doing this?
1. As I said the first thing you need to do is find the top blogs in your niche that actually get traffic.
2. Spend time reading the blog posts and make a list of ideas for blog posts that you could write (or have written) for that blog.
3. Spend some time getting the attention of the blog owner. Tweet their blog posts, post their blog posts on Facebook (mention them when you do if that's possible), make comments on their blog, etc.
4. Finally contact them and pitch them your ideas for blog posts you could write for them. With you getting the credit of course.
5. If they accept your offer then like I said make sure you create and/or have some KILLER content created for them. This is THE most important part of all of this. Once you get a “yes” from them don't get a “no” when you submit your content. It's GOT to be KILLER!
Now as I said this does take work, but let's say that every other week your able to guest post on someone's blog. By spending some money having the content written or spending some time writing the content yourself imagine the massive amount of traffic you could be getting?
I've created a Guest Blogging Research Sheet for you to download that you can use to keep track of…
1. Blogs you find in your niche
2. Means of contact for each blog
3. Ideas for blog posts for each blog
4. Notes to keep up with your dealings with each blog owner
I created this in Microsoft Excel and you can download the zip file for it by clicking here.
Now just because this is an old tactic that takes work, don't dismiss it. Put a little time and effort into it and you'll have a way to get A LOT of traffic that's GOOD traffic and totally targeted!
If you have questions about using this tactic please leave them below!