Archive for December, 2013

December 22nd, 2013

Marketing Roadmap Success: Getting Free Traffic Part Two

by Rahimah Sultan


This is part two of Marketing Roadmap Success: Getting Free Traffic. In part one we covered getting backlinks, SEO and better SEO positioning. We will now discuss social networks, forums / discussion boards / online communities, video sharing, and review sites.


As stated before, the series contains seven videos. This article covers the last four of the seven Marketing Roadmap Success strategies for getting free traffic to your site.


1)  Social Networks


Facebook and Twitter are both social networking tools, like an online community. You can use them to find people you know, business partners, and business groups and prospective connections. To sign up is free, and you can easily integrate the two so that people can keep up with you and get to know you better. This is a way of building trust between you and prospective clients.

2)  Forums, Discussion Boards and Online Communities


Forums, discussion boards, and online communities are similar to blog posting and comment posting so there are not a lot of different things to learn. You just have to follow the guidelines for each. To find forums and the like, just do a search online for ones that suit your needs. Used correctly these methods can get you good backlinks and good traffic back to your site.


3)  Video Sharing Sites


Video sharing gets traffic back to your site, especially if you use You Tube and Facebook and integrate them with Twitter.  The tools you’ll need for videos depend on the kind of videos you want to make. There are paid and free versions of video tools. Using this technique with other online advertising methods can multiply your exposure.


4)  Review Sites


A lot of people go to review sites to decide whether or not they want to buy a certain product. There will probably be a review site for whatever niche or market you’re in: travel, movies, books, games, holidays, cars and products. You can contact the industry owner and find out how to get listed for a review.


Otherwise you can find a lot of individuals who are website owners, one-person businesses and internet or affiliate marketers.  You can go to forums and find review sites. The video covers the procedure for doing this. Find sites and be ready for them to honestly review you.


By incorporating these four strategies into your marketing, you can get increased backlinks and exposure for your Marketing Roadmap Success: Getting Free Traffic strategies.


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December 16th, 2013

Marketing Roadmap Success: Getting Free Traffic

by Rahimah Sultan

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This is part one of Marketing Roadmap Success: Getting Free Traffic. Although there are many different types of marketing roadmaps, in this particular Video Series we will talk about seven ways to get free traffic to your site or business. This article covers getting backlinks, SEO and better SEO positioning. Better search engine optimization positioning allows you to get better exposure, more traffic, and more targeted traffic to your site or business.


The series contains seven videos. This article covers three of the seven marketing roadmap success strategies.


1)  Blogging Strategy

First, build a blog and post an article that relates to your website. For more search engine exposure, post frequently. When creating a blog choose a title based on keywords related to your niche or site, and use an easy to read template. The first article should be educational content with information or tips to keep people coming back to read more of your articles. This should not be advertising. Then at the end of the article, redirect people to your website. This enables you to get more targeted traffic.


2)  Blog Commenting

Reading other peoples’ blogs and commenting on their articles is another way to get targeted traffic to your site. There is a discussion of free software and using Google for getting backlinks and how to search for blogs and valuable sites to leave comments on to get long-term traffic for your site.


3) Wiki Traffic

A Wiki site is a massive website, knowledge base or online library. Google looks upon Wikipedia as a great site with a good source of content. The video series details this process and how to use Wikipedia safely and legally to get good traffic back to your site without you getting banned.


If you follow each video step by step, even though they might cover different subjects that all fall under the category of free traffic, you’ll start to see traffic come to your site or business within a day of implementing these Marketing Roadmap Success: Getting Free Traffic strategies.


December 6th, 2013

4 Things You Must Consider Before Starting A Home Business

by Rahimah Sultan

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There are 4 things you must consider before starting a home business. There are some things that you absolutely must have if you are serious about running a business and others that you will want to get later.


If you want to make and maintain an income you must put in the work, especially in the beginning. Then later as your finances allow, you can automate or outsource work to gain some time freedom.


Since you are building a business all normal business principles apply. You need a plan, a budget, and you need to keep records. The internet can help to cut the time frame that it takes to achieve profit but it does not change the basics of building a successful business. To do this you will need certain tools.


Tools You Need


1) A computer – Be sure your computer has adequate memory available and a moderate to fast processing speed. This is your number one tool and it has to work for you to be effective.


2) An internet connection – A high-speed (Cable or DSL) internet connection. If you intend to build a progressive business, dial-up just will not work. You can start that way but a faster connection should be one of the first upgrades in your budget. Ensure that a Wi-Fi switch is available on your computer to allow you the option of a cable and wireless connection.


3) Antivirus and spyware protection – As you will be online much of the time, you need protection against computer viruses and spyware so that your computer is always up and running when you need it.


4) Printer – You will most likely consider getting a printer. The lower the initial cost the higher the cost of replacement ink or toner. So, the only person likely to benefit from a low-cost printer with high-cost consumables is someone who prints very little, and stretches out the time between replacements as long as possible. Unless you’re one of them, you should check a printer’s ink or toner costs before you buy, to avoid budget-busting surprises later.


5) Office supplies – you will need regular office supplies such as pens, paper, file folders, calendar, etc.


Time and Money


The first thing you need to do is figure out exactly how much time and money you are going to spend on your business. The speed at which you can build your business is determined by how much time and money you can invest on a regular basis. You should be able to put in a minimum of 10-15 hours a week and at least…Click to read entire article