Thursday, June 4, 2009

Free Quality Traffic

Free traffic and money: the two things every Internet Marketer wants.

Isn't that obvious? Of course it is. But what isn't so obvious to most people starting out in this business is that nothing is free. Even if your methods don't require money, such as surfing Traffic Exchanges (TE's for short), they require your time - and your time is worth something.

In the United States, the government says that your time is worth a 'minimum wage'. So it could be said that if the work you are doing online to establish and grow your business isn't paying you at least that much an hour, then you'd be better off applying for the minimum wage job. Now that isn't entirely accurate since the hardest and least rewarding part of your new Internet Marketing career is in the first year. If you can stick with it that long, it gets a lot better after that, trust me.

So anyway, if free (as in it costs no money) quality traffic is what you're after, then the first thing that you need to do is join Affiliate Funnel (AF) and actually use the programs and tools that are available there:

There are a wealth of resources at AF and quite a few of them require only an investment of your time in order to make use of them. But remember, when using time-intensive methods to generate free traffic, it is critical that you hold onto your dreams - every day, and at all times. Easy to say, not so easy to do.

Having a dream can change your life, but only if you hold onto it and keep it in mind as you work. It's the only way. If you are going to surf the TE's or read Safelist messages for credits, then that dream of freedom and financial independence needs to be at the forefront of your mind if you wish to succeed. What I'm trying to say is that getting free traffic to your site is a hell of a lot of work!

My suggestion is to do a little meditation to center yourself everyday before you start working and just keep those pictures in your mind - the images of your dream life. I'm not talking about living in the future, mind you (that's bad), I'm just saying that you have to stay focused. Why am I telling you this? Because that's what I had to do, especially during my first six months - the time period during which 19 out of 20 will give up and quit.

In closing, I'd like to share a quote from one of my mentors, Mr. Jon Olson: In my years of working with traffic exchanges, I have seen a lot of trends come and go, but something has remained the same. That same desire and dream that each surfer has when they start a session of surfing. They dream of a more fulfilling life. A chance to sit back and enjoy the fruits of their labor. The dream of working for yourself. It's very empowering. Surfing a traffic exchange has never been glorious and at times it can be downright boring. However, the people that make up this industry all have a few things in common: desire, passion, vision and 'the dream'.

In short, if your goal is free traffic, then my suggestion is to join AF and keep your dreams alive. Do those two things and DON'T QUIT... and you'll be just fine.