Getting traffic to a new website is tough.
I know because I’ve been there.
It took me months to break through getting under 100 pageviews a day, and finally start getting serious traffic.
And the main problem?
Focusing on too many ways to get traffic.
I was spreading myself too thin, putting effort into things that wouldn’t be beneficial in the long run.
So not only am I going to tell you how you can start getting traffic to your new site straight away.
I’m also going to show you ways to get traffic passively i.e through passive traffic.
WHAT IS PASSIVE TRAFFIC?
Just like passive income, passive traffic is where you get people visiting your site without having to actively gain those readers.
This is why as a new blogger, you shouldn’t waste your time posting in Facebook groups or focusing on Twitter as a growth strategy.
Admittedly, these methods are great for getting you a small amount of traffic immediately.
But they’re what I like to call “top up traffic” methods, to add a little bit extra when you’ve already got good traffic.
They shouldn’t be what you focus on in the beginning, because they will not be getting you passive traffic in months to come.
So let’s look at the 3 different ways to get more passive traffic to your site.
METHOD #1: PINTEREST
I talk about Pinterest too much and I know it.
But if you’ve just started a site and you want to get traffic to it, Pinterest is the way to go.
Because whilst other methods can take ages to get results (more on SEO to come…), Pinterest results can be immediate.
But unlike other immediate results like Facebook groups or Twitter, the results last much longer.
Check out some of these stats from Hootsuite:
- Pinnners use Pinterest for longer. They spend an average of 34 minutes per visit. That’s longer than sessions on Facebook (33 minutes), Twitter (24 minutes), and Instagram (24 minutes).
- On average, a pinned image can live for seven months. That’s compared to the 7 minutes a tweet lives for.
- Pinterest has over 250 million monthly active users. Essentially, that’s 250 million potential blog views for you!
I’ve been obsessed with Pinterest when it comes to growing a site or blog for a few years now.
And if you want to learn how to get traffic to your new site, sign up for this free email course Easy Pinterest with Emily.
It will show you how to set up your account for success, and go from a Pinterest beginner to pro pinner in just 5 days.
You can check it out here.
METHOD #2: SEO
New bloggers and website owners tend to virtually back away slowly when someone mentions SEO to them.
Because… What even is SEO? It’s techy and complicated, right?
WHAT IS SEO?
SEO stands for Search Engine Optimisation.
It basically involves making sure Google takes your site seriously, so your site ranks high when someone searches for something.
IS SEO GOOD FOR NEW SITES?
Now I’ll be honest here… SEO isn’t the best way to get traffic to a new site fast.
Because it takes a lot of time- it can take months for a new site to see results.
BUT, it is one of the best ways to get targeted traffic to your site passively.
You can check out these 48 Best SEO Tips For Bloggers to Boost Traffic in 2021 here.
WHY ORGANIC TRAFFIC IS AWESOME
How great would it be to have a couple of hundred (or even thousand) people visit your site everyday, because they have searched for something and you have the answer?
That’s hundreds or thousands of people visiting your site that are actively searching for something. Meaning they are willing to invest a little money to have their questions solved.
And you are getting this traffic without having to search for these people.
They are searching for you.
It’s the ultimate profitable traffic!
You can check out my post on How to increase a Website’s Traffic For Free: A Helpful Guide
HOW DO I GET STARTED WITH SEO?
Even if you spend the time you would have spent building a Twitter following or scrolling through Facebook groups focusing on SEO, it’s worth your time.
And whilst I don’t claim to be an SEO expert, I do:
- Rank high on Google for certain searches
- And have a few thousand pageviews a month thanks to organic traffic
So if you want to get started with SEO, you can read my really excited I wrote when I realised I ranked first for a search here!
BONUS TIP: Gaining repeat traffic
Whilst it’s good to try and gain more pageviews to grow your income, rather than chasing new people to find your site, why not try and get readers to come back?
Because having an army of loyal readers will ensure you are consistently getting good site traffic.
The best way to get repeat traffic is:
- Create awesome content. Your content needs to be so good, it sticks in people’s minds and they want to come back to read more. Remember, content is king.
- Gaining email subscribers. I already talked about growing your email list earlier in the course. But if you want to gain readers who come back constantly and buy your products/ purchase using your affiliate links, you need to have gentle email contact with them so they get to know you over time.
FINISHING EASY PASSIVE INCOME
I hope Easy Passive Income has shown you how you can be making a passive income.
It’s not as hard as you might think, and if you are willing to put in the effort now you could be making money in your sleep!
Sadly, this is the end of the course
But keep an eye on your inbox, as I’ll be sending you a little gift ASAP!