Get Free Traffic and Build a Lead Capture Strategy for Your Affiliate Business
As a new affiliate marketer, you’re probably asking, «How can I get free traffic?» This is a common question, and understandably so. You don’t want to spend money, but you want to make money. Fortunately, there are strategies you can leverage to get traffic and build a lead capture strategy without breaking the bank.
First, it’s important to clarify that there’s sweat equity versus paid traffic. While there may not be a lot of «true» free traffic anymore, there are still ways to get traffic without paying for it. However, it’s going to take some sweat equity to gain a traffic source that you can leverage to make money.
The three main ways to get traffic are through Google, search engine optimization, and growing a blog, email list traffic, and social networks. The first and third are both sources of organic traffic.
In the past, organic traffic from Google was the name of the game. You could spin up blog posts and rank highly with ease. However, things have changed. You need to find a niche, cater to it, and host a website. You can do this for $50 or less. Then, you can start to push content out, put affiliate articles out there, and write content with just your time.
While you’re doing that, it would make sense to start collecting emails as soon as you can. You can offer something in return for an email address and collect an email database. There are a lot of free services like MailerLite or MailChimp that you can use to collect up to 1,000 or 2,000 contacts for free. Once you’re accumulating that email list, that’s an asset you can take with you wherever you go.
Social media is another great way to get free traffic. Facebook groups are really hot right now, but you can also grow your LinkedIn and Instagram. The key is to post good content and earn a following. Then, you can put offers or items in front of your audience that they’ll like and eventually buy.
Building an email list should always be your top priority. If you’re leveraging a social platform and building a Facebook group, you’re beholden to that platform. If they make any algorithm changes, your reach and exposure can be greatly diminished. However, if you’re driving traffic somewhere to an email list that you’re cultivating, you’re kind of protecting that traffic source and harvesting it for your affiliate business.
In conclusion, getting free traffic and building a lead capture strategy for your affiliate business requires sweat equity and patience. But with these strategies, you can start getting traffic and building your email list without spending a lot of money.
So, get started today and watch your affiliate business grow!