4 Things You Can Do Today To Increase Traffic And Income
This is a guest post from David Dutton who is an author and internet marketer. He owns www.CoolestPlacesToVisit.com which is a a travel site that talks about topics such as best places to visit in Europe and other cool places around the world.
Today I would like to share with you some things that can help speed up your results with your SBI site.
Currently, my travel site is getting 750 unique visitors per day and I work about one hour per week on it. This is based on my own experience and is not an exhaustive list.
1. Know your reason why – Knowing the true reason why you are building an SBI site in the first place will help you on so many levels.
You won’t be distracted by the latest business opportunity or program out there and therefore you will save yourself time that could be used in reaching your goal quicker.
Example: I started my travel site in 2007 as an experiment to show others on my newsletter list that you can go into a niche with no connections or experience and make $500 a month. That was my reason why and I achieved it.
My reason why has since changed to a more important one and that is if things keep going as they are, I will have a wife soon. 🙂
My reason why now is I am working towards getting married soon and would like that site to provide me more of a cushion instead of just being a science experiment.
Having a STRONG reason why keeps me VERY focused and causes me not to waste time on other things which speeds up my success.
2. Use google docs – At first I didn’t treat my site that seriously. I knew I could make $500 a month from it and halfway did it.
Once I got serious (my reason why) I treated it like a real business. I opened up a free google docs account and created a spreadsheet containing important info about my site.
urls of all my pages
rankings in google for keywords
Pictures added to page
Those are just a few of the things I keep up with.
I like Google docs because I can be anywhere in the world and access it. Plus, my outsourcers can have access as well via their sharing feature.
3. Take massive action – I monetize my site mostly with adsense. I know how much I make on average per click.
It comes down to a numbers game then. I start with how much I want to make.
Let’s say I wanted to make $100 a day. I take what I make on average per click and divide it into $100. That will give me how many clicks I need per day to reach my goal. Real simple.
I am on a 25 article per week campaign right now for the next 8 weeks so once I decided what I wanted to make on the site, I formulated a plan to get me there and put it in my google docs.
After 8 weeks, I will have a 513 page website!
Note: Things in life rarely go as expected so I planned for a margin of error in my campaign and you should too. This way I am not disapointed.
How do I manage to take massive action? That leads me to my next thing you can do to speed up your results.
4. Outsource – Thanks to Tomaz back in 2007, I began hiring ghostwriters. This is how I leverage myself and take massive action.
I view myself as the manager of my site and my job is to reach the goal of the site. If I can outsource it then I will.
I think about “buying low” and “selling high”. Think about it like investing in stocks. You buy low and sell high to make money. If I can do that on my site, I outsource.
Here is what I ask myself before I spend any money on outsourcing/ghostiwriting.
“Can I make my money back in a reasonable amount of time?”
My time is usually 3-6 months. I can wait that long to break even or turn a profit.
This is a powerful tip I am about to share with you.
I use CheapGhostwriters.com for good ghostwriters and I have another writer I pay fulltime during my 8 week campaign.
On that site, you can get a 550 article done for $5.52. I am going to show you how to get two articles out of one so you are only paying $2.76 an article.
If you are needing articles done for article submissions then this will work great for you. EzineArticles.com allows 250 word articles.
When you post a project for a writer, ask them to write about two subjects in the same article. For example, I have them write about two travel spots.
I then have them write it so each section can stand on its own. I even tell them that I plan to submit each section to EA.com so they can understand my logic.
By using this little strategy, you can get 2 for 1 price. Let me tell you what happened to me.
I got 25 articles done that way which landed me 50 articles actually. I submitted them to EA and…true story…within 4 days of having the articles approved, my site jumped up by 194 unique visitors per day which increases my income by default.
In closing, I hope you find these tips helpful and I hope you apply them to your own website.