Wanting more traffic to your websites is natural. We all want that. The few people who do not, may have other motives for being online.
Recognition and / or sales is the main reason we want ‘traffic’ to our website.
This article is more about paid traffic for those who want to sell products or services online.
If you don’t want that, this article will probably not be of much value to you.
I just want to save you from reading something that won’t interest you.
Free Traffic Is Tough To Work With
Free traffic is never really free. Sometimes, when you add the costs in time and effort, free traffic can be very costly.
Free traffic is often about ‘tire kickers’ or ‘entertainment seekers’ – these are people who are just bored.
These are just two of the problems with ‘free’ traffic.
I have seen times where I had a LOT of free traffic and I can tell you that smaller amounts of targeted traffic are definitely more beneficial if you are seeking to sell products or services.
If you are trying to sell a product or service, paying for traffic that has an interest related to your product or service is probably going to give you better results about 99% of the time.
If you can find free targeted traffic that would be very cool.
The question then becomes, Can you get enough free, targeted traffic?
If your answer to that question is yes, read no further, you have everything you want and you don’t need more traffic!
Paid Traffic Cons
— The obvious con to paid traffic is that it costs you money. The only way to get past that barrier is to make more from that traffic than you spend.
In that way, you can afford to buy ever increasing amounts of paid traffic. As long as it is profitable and continues to be profitable, that just makes sense.
— Another con when searching for paid traffic is in regards to who you are buying it from. If the source is actually tapping into ‘junk’ traffic and selling it to you, that is a rip off!
The test is always going to be your profitability.
— The third con paid traffic is in regards to one network in particular. I won’t name it by name, but you have almost definitely heard of that company. “You know who”… as they might say in the Harry Potter world.
This company is a real pain with excessive rules and arbitrary account suspensions.
This is a real con because it can make creating a profitable situation very time consuming and full of hassles. But, what if there are ‘other’ sources of large quantities of quality paid traffic, without all of the hassles that come with ‘you know who’?
I had an experience one year when “You Know Who” suspended my paid traffic account during the Christmas Holiday Shopping Season. Magically, I was cleared to use my account again when the selling season was over. Would that irritate you? 🙂
Lesson: You cannot depend entirely on “You Know Who” for your business. That could leave you with empty pockets, suddenly, and without warning.
Pros Of Paid Quality, Targeted Traffic
– You can make more sales of your product and service when compared to ‘free’ traffic.
– With more sales, your customer list of buying customers grows continuously larger.
– It can be scaled. This means you can test out with smaller amounts of traffic and add more as you discover how to best profit from that traffic.
– You can save huge amounts of time. Let us face the cold hard reality, ‘free’ traffic costs us lots of time and effort! Tired of working late to get more visitors to your site? Tired of working nights and weekends all for a tiny financial benefit?
I know how you feel, if you answered yes to those last couple of questions. I know the pain of working long hours for little results. I know the pain of not being with your family and loved ones due to the need to work. Perhaps you have even missed a vacation or two? I know that I have. And it is sickening to even think about those times!
The Truth About Traffic
Before, we go any further, I want to remind you about what I said at the beginning of this article. If you are a ‘free traffic’ person and are ONLY interested in free traffic, this is not for you.
Paid traffic means that you are willing to spend something to get traffic that you can (hopefully) make profitable.
If you are not willing to take a risk with your money, this just is not what you want. So please do not sign up below for the Report: The Truth About Traffic It won’t do you any good and could even frustrate you.
On the other hand, if you already know that paid traffic works or you think you might want to find out, you can read the report that a marketer that has earned my respect has created. The name of the report is:
Well, you can see for yourself, sign up here if you are willing to learn more and utilize free traffic:
In any case and whatever you decide, I wish you the best of luck in your endeavors.
I have some questions for you that you can answer in the comment section below.
1. Have you ever utilized paid traffic? What have your results been?
2. Do you prefer paid or free traffic and why?
3. Do you like plain peanut butter or chunky? [ I just threw that in for fun] 🙂 Answer these questions or make a comment in the comment section below
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