How to Build Your Traffic

There are many methods that you can use to build your traffic throughout your platforms, but as usual, we’re just going to explore a few.

Joining Relevant Groups
Being part of this is sort of thing is something that can be done through Facebook, Reddit Forums and other sites, where you are able to join into the conversation of a group to learn and get an insight on what others are doing to achieve their success.

You will also be given the opportunity to begin forming relationships with individuals or businesses on those sites that may be able to assist in furthering you and your ambition and success.

In doing this, you’re also giving yourself a great reputation – given that you treat your peers the way you’d like to be treated – which can create a great atmosphere around your business, increasing the number of people talking about you, which will lead to (hopefully) more traffic.

Social Media Posting
This is one of the trickier forms of building traffic because you have to be extremely wary of the way that you go around it.

Just posting whenever, wherever you want just won’t do. You have to gauge your audience and determine when they’re most active and what they’re going to want to see, rather than just spamming people with posts and links to where you want them to go.

There is a fine line between being persuasive and being downright annoying, and you don’t want to be the latter. Create a friendly environment that will entice your audience to see what you’re all about, rather than repel them.

Direct Communication

Talking to others that are within your niche is one of the most fruitful things that you can do to grow your business and build your traffic.

Creating yourself a good repour is something that you want to start early so that you can obtain as much insight as you can to help yourself, and your blog to grow.

Although we’ve already mentioned the forms of communication through Facebook and Reddit, the ultimate place to go is on your own target platform (e.g. WordPress) and search for blogs that do what you do, or are in the same niche/genre as you.

Communication with these creators is one of the greatest things that you can do because you will find that they’re already experienced and have been in the position that you’re in, and therefore will be able to provide you with invaluable information and ways to increase your traffic that you would otherwise never know.

 

There are most certainly other ways to build traffic, but communication is one of your greatest tools, don’t underestimate it!

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Should You YouTube?

Now that you’ve got your blog up, running, and attracting all the traffic, you want to start a YouTube channel to compliment it? Cool, give it a go!

However, I’m going to stop you right here, and make sure you’re aware of some of the things you may need to ask yourself before beginning this journey.

Is Your Topic Relevant?
I understand that you’re going to be creating it to compliment your blog, but is the content of it going to be what people are searching for?

Remember that YouTube is now one of the fastest growing search engines in the world, because teaching yourself how to do things with a video is so much easier than reading. Always keep this in mind.

Who is Your Target Audience?
Already having an audience that you want to focus on is what you want to aim for when you’re starting a YouTube channel.

For example, a Make-Up artist has an extensive audience of women, as many of them want to know how to perfect that darn winged eyeliner, or how to contour their face correctly.

Younger women is the target audience for most beauty vloggers, as they seem to be the ones that know how to use YouTube to find what they’re after.

What Equipment Will You Need?
Although it might be okay just to use your webcam for the beginning, just to get your viewed hours up to the required amount, but you have to think for the long run – will you need a specialised camera, a microphone, some extra lighting? Depending on what your focus is, you may even need a little electronic sketch pad.

These types of accessories aren’t cheap, and you need to realise that you won’t be making money from the very beginning to fund these purchases.

These things will increase the quality of your video, which will hopefully, in turn, increase the traffic that you get to your videos because of your

Do You Know Someone?
One of the best ways to get into the YouTube hall of fame is by knowing someone already there.

Having the ability to ask for help, as well as a possible shout-out on a video or two of theirs can always help you out, especially if they’re willing to do it for you.

There is also always the ability for you to communicate with others already in the industry, so that you can create relationships if you don’t have any knowledge of anyone in the industry.

 

 

How to Increase Website Traffic

So, now that you’ve created your blog, you’re going to want to get it busy, right?

Easy done!

There are many ways to increase your website’s traffic, but within this post we will be exploring a few ways to build your website traffic and keep it increasing. You may find that some of these ways to building a well-trafficked site may not even take much time or effort at all!

Step 1: Have an Appealing Name.
If you read through our blog creating part series, you would have found that there was a section dedicated to the naming of your site.

Your blog needs to have a catching name so that people will remember you over anyone else. You want to keep it short and simple so that it’s easy to spell, pronounce and remember,

Step 2: Keep Active
Staying on top of your posts is the one of the most critical things to do if you’re striving to be a heavily-trafficked site. Posting at least once every day is a good way to keep your content up to date, evergreen and interesting for your readers.

Step 3: Link Others’ Pages to Your Page
If you’re in a very competitive game with many others blogging and posting about the same topic as you, don’t try to outdo them, straining yourself to do better in every aspect… Join them!

Get into contact with page admins, the creators etc. and work together to grow each other’s sites. You can do this by linking their relevant pages to that of your own, in posts that are on the same topic, and request that they do the same for you.

By doing this, you’re not only networking, but you’re creating a good relationship with different sites and people who may be able to bring you up a long way from where you’re sitting today.

Step 4: Help Others
Although you think it’s not for you – talking to people one-on-one, but it’s definitely worth trying. If you’re not able to communicate well with your readers then you’re not likely to keep people engaged.

Encourage people to comment on your posts, or offer an email address for them to refer their questions to. If you’re giving these options, traffic is more likely to find you through word of mouth of your current audience.

Step 5: Create a Discussion Page
You may think that this sort of thing is a waste of your time, but it’s worth working towards. Creating a discussion page is a great way to start something big.

You want to be able to create a reason for conversation through your posts, and then ask your audience what they think about certain aspects of your article. Creating a place for people to voice their opinion is one of the best ways to do that, rather than just getting them to think about their answer, they’re able to write it down and get feedback for it.

 

 

 

Why build a business?

Why should you build a business? How will you build a business? What will my business look like? These questions are pretty common among budding business owners. I think the only question that should be asked is the first one: ‘why?’ If you have the why, the others will follow.

There are three main reason why someone will build a business.

 

  1. To provide you with some excess cash.

If you have a yearly salary of $70,000 you would say you’re going pretty well. But if you have several different lines of income providing $10,000 worth of income each yearly (which is only $200 a week you are making $70,000 though passive income. This is why people build many businesses, often spreading themselves though different industries.

Professional business people often build businesses that they don’t have to manage full time, or they buy into franchises so that they can hire managers to do their work for them, they merely just oversee the work that is being done. This provides them with a yearly income for minimum work

 

  1. To Sell It.

90% of the working population holds some kind of profession that they have to work for. The drawback of this is that the only thing that they can get out of it is a pay rise or promotion, when they retire, they can’t sell it, they simply just lose it and have nothing to show for their hard work. This is why business people often build businesses so that they can sell it in the long run. Although they work for the business for 5 years at a time, they can still make an income, but have the added benefit of selling it when they want to. Many technology start-ups do this by manufacturing and revolutionising a product and selling it to the highest bidder, usually huge corporations such as Apple, Amazon or Samsung.

  1. To take it pubic

Although in Australia we don’t have a very successful rate of taking private companies public, here we can turn to look at the USA to see success, as they hold 5 of the top 10 businesspeople in the world.
Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk and Bill Gates have all seen massive success in taking their businesses public in the past 30 years.

You don’t have to be a young gun to start your business, you just have to have that bright spark that will take off. Work on it for a few years before launching your business to make sure that you have all the small creases ironed out.

For example: Ray Kroc was 37 when he franchised the famous McDonalds restaurant, while Colonel Sanders was near double his age at 66 when he started Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC)

 

All in all, there are definite benefits to starting your own business, but you have to make sure that you are willing and able to do so. You have to be committed and have a subject in mind before you start splashing cash that you may not see again. Make sure that your business plan is checked off by 5 or 6 professionals before you go ahead, to ensure that you’re legal and can cover your bum if need be.