In terms of traffic, you have several options. You can pay for traffic, get free traffic, or like me.
Let’s start with paid traffic.
I like paid traffic because it allows you to quickly pull a lot of traffic to your website and make money from day one.
I use 2 traffic networks to attract visitors to my content.
1. Outer brain
As I mentioned at the beginning of this course, the relevant Outbrain and Taboola content widgets are installed on thousands of high-quality websites, such as CNN, Yahoo, Seattle Times, GolfWRX, etc.
I bet you have seen these widgets on many websites that you visit often. Then, as advertisers, we can display our content in these widgets and pay every time someone clicks on our content.
Because our content is great and interesting, people frantically click on it.
I found a way to pay for content and pay only 3 cents per click.
Make sure to upload at least 2 different headlines for your article and make the headlines as easy as possible.
Do the same for the image. Upload at least 2 attractive photos for your article.
You can do this in Outbrain’s interface. I also recommend that you watch their training videos to learn how to perform these actions in your account.
Start bidding now at around 11-14 cents per click and run for a few days to a day. Set your daily budget to € 10.
Check the item’s click-through rate after you hit your daily budget. If your click-through rate is above 0.4%, your ad is performing well and you should lower your bid to $ 0.07.
Then your content will show for another day until your $ 10 budget runs out.
If your click-through rate is still above 0.4%, then lower your bid to $ 0.03 per click. As long as you want to receive the article, you should be able to get a click-through rate of 3 cents. If not, increase your bid a bit until you see a new influx of traffic.
I suggest you start with Outbrain first. Put 5 new posts on your website and add them to Outbrain as shown by me.
Go to your AdSense account and add these 5 post URLs to your URL channel.
When you add a URL to the URL channel on AdSense, all AdSense earnings for that specific post are tracked. This way, you’ll know how much you’ve made each of your posts on AdSense.
Let’s do some math operations.
If you’ve promoted a post on Outbrain, and the post gets 200 clicks at a cost of 3 cents per click, the total cost is $ 6.
Now if you make $ 6 or more from your AdSense earnings, you can make a profit. Don’t forget that you still have Content.ad and Disqus Related content ads, which can also make you money.
Unfortunately, those platforms don’t allow us to just track our post earnings, but this is okay. In any case, AdSense is the most important source of income.
I will give you an example of my income from work. This is a period of two weeks.
If you look at the first URL channel, you will see that it attracted 91,064 visitors and 10,666 clicks on the ad, which brought me $ 3,140 in revenue for this post.
I paid 3 cents for each visitor to Outbrain and Taboola for $ 2,731.00, which allowed me to make a profit of $ 409.00 from AdSense alone.
This is great because don’t forget that I also make money with Content.ad and Disqus.
Content.ad’s earnings are much better, so let’s take a look at the site’s average earnings in the same two weeks.
As you can see, on average 7.16% of the people who visited my website clicked on the Content.ad story, and each click brought me $ 0.11 in revenue.
Therefore, from my first blog post, we can say that out of 91,064 people, 7.16% clicked on Content.ad, which was 6,370 clicks and earned me 11 cents, totaling $ 700.00
I made $ 400.00 on AdSense, $ 700.00 on Content.ad, plus a little bit on Disqus which totaled about $ 1,100.00
This isn’t bad for posts that took me 20 minutes to create, and posts that added 20 minutes to Outbrain and Taboola.
Now I have many other messages running. Many of them are also profitable, but some are not. If a position is not profitable, all you need to do is suspend the position on Outbrain. When you find a winner, add it to Taboola immediately to get as many clicks as possible.
You only need a few posts to become a winner, so you can make a lot of money this way.
Set your initial budget to around $ 5 or $ 10 a day so you can test until you find a winner.
Then increase your budget and reduce traffic.
By the way, the post I just showed you is a simple post I wrote by embedding a popular YouTube video traffic, that is fine as well. You can totally grow your site by just using social media sites to promote your content.
This is something I am also actively doing while my paid campaigns are running.
Create a nice Facebook page for your site and also a Twitter account. Start following the other sites in your niche and befriend their followers.
Comment on their Facebook pages and follow their fans on Twitter. Lots of them will start to follow you back and also like your fan page.
Don’t go out there and post links to your stuff on other pages. That comes across as being spammy and it will get you blocked quickly.
Leave insightful comments on their pages and become part of the community.
People will start to take notice of you and like your fan page or follow you on Twitter.
Then they will start seeing the content you post on your Fan page and Twitter page.
If you post good content with catchy headlines like I showed you then the people will click on to your site and start sharing your content.
Before you know it you will start seeing traffic and earnings coming in. Then as you go on it will start to snowball and get better and better all the time as more and more people start following your site.
Google will also start sending you traffic once it sees that a lot of people are liking and sharing your content.
They will rank your pages for a lot of related searches on Google which will result in a lot of good free traffic over time. The thing with free traffic is that it will take some time.
You have to be prepared to stick with it and be consistent for a while until you start developing a following and then you will start seeing results. There you have it.
Create one of these sites and stick with it for a few months to see how your financial life changes.
I hope you enjoyed this guide as much as I enjoyed making it for you.