Learning how to get traffic to your website is probably one of the most important things you can learn when it comes to running an online business.  The internet is so unbelievably huge and it is so easy to get lost in the crowd if you don’t know how to get relevant customers to your online doorstep.  There are numerous ways to drive traffic to your site and many of them are FREE or at a pretty low cost.  It just takes time to implement them and focus to continue to follow through with them.

One of the best things I ever did when it came to driving consistent relevant traffic to my site was to come up with a “traffic plan and schedule.”  For a long time I was really just running in circles with all of the tasks I needed to complete on my to do list that generating traffic really just got put on the back burner because I didn’t make time to focus on it.  I was busy focusing on other stuff like adding new products and learning new information on how to run my business that I ended up having the most important thing suffer–and that was actually getting people in front of my products for them to see them so they could actually buy them.  You can have some really great products but if no one knows they are there then no one will be able to buy them.

So that is where the “traffic plan and schedule” come in to play.  You have to set into place a plan of how you are going to get people to your site and when you are going to actually implement that plan.  What I did was go to “Google Calendar”–if you have a google account you will be able to find this in your account.  Set up a schedule with this calendar tool with all of the traffic tasks that you want to implement and consciously put them on a schedule to do.  Then just follow through with this scedule.  You will feel alot less overwhelmed when you have a plan and you stick to it.  This is really important especially if you want to build up traffic to your site on a consistent basis.  In my next post I will give you some more in-depth strategies on how to generate this traffic with Web 2.0 sites, ezine advertising, article writing, and more.