Huge Traffic Without Spending – Charles Snyder Raw #107. So I cannot even begin to estimate how many times I’ve seen this kind of question. Everybody and I do mean almost everybody is looking to do something on the cheap. Since so many people fail to understand that marketing and advertising in an investment, I will attempt to put it in perspective (again).
This is the original question sent to us:
“How can I bring huge traffic to my newly started blog without spending any money?“
And now a reality check
My answer to his question is pretty simple; it takes a lot of work and it’s also going to take a long time! As in a long time like a year or more and you better be doing some damn good blogging. So if you’re inexperienced, then it’s going to take even longer while you earn your chops.
What I mean by that is also pretty simple. Since you have a new blog, it’s likely very few people even know about you. In other words, if nobody knows you exist, the problem is that nobody knows your blog exists too. So can you see where I am going with this yet?
Huge Traffic Without Spending? Yeah, right.
Basically, you have four options:
Spend money on marketing and advertising
Do a lot of work over the course of a year or more to START getting traffic to your blog
Do a combination of #1 & #2 above
Forget about your pipe dreams of money for nothing; go work for someone that understands the value of marketing and advertising.
First, the only way you’re going to accomplish that is by either spending money on marketing or doing a lot of self-promotion. Since you want to do this the hard way without spending any money, you’re going to need to do a lot of promotion. And I do mean a lot over the course of a year or more!
You’re also going to need to do a lot of blogging, guest blogging, and being a guest blogger. Google and other great sources on blogging strongly suggest blogging no less than twenty (20) times per month. So I can also tell you that is for 18 or more months just to get started.
Another dose of reality
But I’m only just scratching the surface so far. You’ll also need to get on social media and start promoting there too. So that means posting your content on a business or public figure page.
Also, that means that you’ll need to join groups and add value to their communities. And adding value means quite a bit more than saying “hey, visit my blog” or “buy my stuff”! Because if you spam groups and forums with “Hey, buy my shit.” all the time, you’ll just end up getting banned.
PLEASE NOTE: I no longer answer questions like Huge Traffic Without Spending on Quora. There are no checks and balances in place for the rampant censorship by some moderators. And to make matters worse, inquiries about the anonymous censorship that goes on there have yet to see any reply. Since that is the case, I will continue to help others, I just won’t be wasting my time on that website. So Say Goodbye Quora!
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Charles is the owner of C. E. Snyder Marketing LLC. His background includes 30+ years in the fire service. Since 1999, he has also become a published author and a public speaker from 2004 on. He is widely respected as the “go-to” guy for Digital Marketing, websites, and SEO, recently being recognized with the 2020 Best of Lancaster in Digital Marketing Award.
Charles is also known as “The Marketing Ninja” and is a serial entrepreneur. His favorite quote is “Make Stuff Happen!” Also, his personal interests include spending time with Ann, his fiancee, playing the occasional video game, and growing mutant eyebrow hairs since getting on the wrong side of 50 years old.