Monday, February 9, 2009

Link Referral

Lets cover one of the link exchange sites that gets me some traffic.

We all know how hard it is to drive traffic to your website. Even if you are on a major selling website that is a household name, it can be really hard to drive traffic to your website. Let's face is, there are other WAHM's, just like you, who are selling the same or very similar items as you. Sometimes they may be even selling those same items for a lower amount than you are.

So what is a girl (or guy) to do? The answer is simple. You have to get people to look at your website and your products. Of course this sounds a lot easier than it is. The more people that look at your website, the more potential customers you have.

A lot of site owners think that is they list it, buyers will come. While sure you may get indexed in a search engine, and get a few looks occasionally and you might even sell something once in a while. But this isn't really what you want. Most part- time WAHM's are looking for at least 1 sale a day at the minimum. Most are wanting to make a decent living off of this to supplement their other incomes.

How can you get people to look at your website? One of the many places out there is a place called Link Referral. Link Referral is a place where you can add your website link for free. Once you sign up and list your link you have the option to pay for advertising, but you don't have to. With as little as 5-10 minutes per day you can get some decent traffic to your site.

How the site works is that you surf 30 sites per day. You only need to look at them for a little while. There are categories set up and you can choose which ones you want to look at by their brief descriptions. Once you click, if it doesn't interest you after all, just close it out. If you like what you see look around a bit. Maybe bookmark it or even buy something from there. Buying and bookmarking is not required.

Once the little counter says you have visited 30 sites you are free to leave. Be sure to come back the next day to do it again :)

Now, if you still have some spare minutes, why don't you stop and write reviews on 5 of those sites you visited. You can do this while you are surfing to make it easier. If makes you go up higher in the pages, so it is good if you do that as well.

Within a day or 2 you will start to get some hits and reviews of your site. Eventually you will get a few hundred hits per week or month. The amount of hits you get depends on how active you are on the site.

Do you really have to login and click daily? No you don't but you will get more hits to your site if you do.

While it may not bring you sales right away, you get lookers and lookers usually turn into buyers. They may recommend you to friends or family if you have something they were looking for. You will not get rick quick with this, but it will help and baby steps are needed to get your site off the ground and profitable. Unless of course you have thousands of dollars to invest in advertising, but who has any extra money these days.