When I was asked to write a blog post for a writer I thought: “How am I going to blog for a website that is read by other writers?” What if my writing is below average? What can I write about that would help writers in general? So I decided to write about how I became a better writer and give some tips on how to get more free traffic to your website.
So, in my desire to learn how to write better, I purchased a couple of books on writing and set about it. Augh!!!!! Do you remember your high school English class? Do you remember how much fun it was to learn about dangling modifiers? Yeah? Well. Not much has changed over the years. It is still not any more fun now than it was then.
I persisted in studying and learning. While my writing is still not the best, I have made progress. Now I can critique most of my own writing and correct my own errors.
Okay, you are probably wondering when I will get to the part about the “free traffic” to your website.
You do not need to spend a ton of money in advertising to get more traffic to your website. Here are a couple of tips to free traffic.
The #1 Secret is “Consistency”
Many new writers want to build a following overnight. It just doesn’t happen that way.
The most important thing to getting a ton of free traffic is consistency. You won’t get a ton of readers by publishing one good article. You will not get a ton of watchers by releasing just one video.
The key to consistently getting high traffic is putting out great content on a regular basis. The more you get your name out there the more traffic you will get to your website.
Social media like Twitter, Facebook, Digg, StumbleUpon and many others are often overlooked by writers. It is a great way to connect with people from all over the world. While you are on Facebook or Twitter tell them about your blog posts. In time some of the same people will return to your blog and leave comments. This is a great way to interact with readership on your blog. This is good.
Getting your website to the top of Digg can get you so much traffic that it could get your hosting shut down – Even if you’re running a dedicated server.
There are two types of social media: Media that will generate traffic, such as Digg or StumbleUpon, or media that will help you get people who are already interested to come back – Such as Facebook fan pages or Twitter accounts.
The key idea behind social media is becoming a part of the conversation of your target market. If you’re in the romantic writers’ community for example, your goal is to become well known enough in that community that your name means something. All these social media outlets are tools to help you do that.
How Successful Can You Be With Free Traffic?
There are hundreds of examples on the internet of people building six or even seven figure businesses online without paying a dime in advertising.
The secret is producing consistent high quality content and marketing it well. If you apply even just one of the techniques above properly, you’ll get yourself a very nice stream of traffic.
Elaine Evans Wilson
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