Traffic makes your online business go round. Having more views and readers leads to a wider target audience for your business.
If you sell something, you need to offer it to a lot of people or make it available for them. Same applies to websites.
In this article, I’ve listed five ways to improve traffic and promote your site effectively.
1. Be visible on social media.
Use your social media accounts to promote your posts.
We often hear or read, “like us” on this platform, “follow us” on the other. Social media marketing has proven itself to be a compelling trend.
Don’t hide your posts from your friends and followers. Share links to your blog posts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest, even LinkedIn and Google+. Use this strategy to keep traffic coming to your site.
But don’t focus too much on your posts alone. Comment on others’ articles. The more visible you become on social media platforms, the more chances for others to comment back on yours.
2. Be a Headline Master.
After sharing your posts on social media, your friends and followers must be visually intrigued with the featured excerpt. If no one has clicked on it yet, review your post or maybe, your title.
No one would know the quality of your posted content unless they read it. But if your headline lacks context words, it may fail to capture attention, lack engagement and deliver a weak impression.
Use titles that appeal to the senses and time. Add details that create intrigue. Use some branding, if possible.
3. Make your website interactive and fast.
Say you’ve mastered the art of writing headlines, make sure you don’t disappoint people who finally view your site.
Make it visually attractive, mobile-friendly and fast. People tend to follow your posts more if they like what they see and read.
4. Practice guest blogging.
Guest blogging increases traffic to both host and guest, once done right. Bring more visitors to your site by allowing a guest to write on your blog, in return for a link to your blog to appear on theirs.
Just remember to keep it original and spam-free, else Google will hunt you down.
5. Use SEO to your advantage.
Use long-tail keywords to help improve your page ranking. Make sure you use SEO strategies to invite more views. Learn Google Analytics.
After all, the more, the merrier.
There’s a very promising future on the Internet, particularly with making yourself more money.
Good news is that you do not need so many resources to make some money flowing online. Even better news is that most of these opportunities do not require any payment at all.
Not so good news, there are so many choices and tutorials online, you do not know where to start. Clue: Start with what you do best or what interests you.
So, let me list seven businesses to try doing online.
1. Be an SEO specialist.
The Internet brings so much convenience that it can give you answers to your inquiries within seconds. If there’s something you’re not familiar about, you Google it or use other search engines.
In a fast-paced environment, you notice that your favorite search engine presents a numbered list. You stop the momentum and ask yourself, “How do Google know which answers to list first?”
Some more research and you’ve given yourself a crash course to SEO. While there could be available literature online about this optimization, some people still do not know how to apply it to their business. And this is where you can come in.
Be the paid expert. Offer them consultancy and tutorials to a more SEO-inspired website. Let these owners play with analytics data through keywords and structure content to increase traffic to their site.
2. Sell online.
Insert a shopping cart plugin to your current web-hosting service or sign up for an e-commerce platform online to increase your sales. If you do not have much to sell, learn about dropshipping and use it to your advantage.
3. Be a social media moderator.
Not all business owners are blessed with talent and time to use the social media to reach their target audience. Offer content moderation for their social media accounts.
4. Do professional freelancing.
There’s more to work-at-home jobs than duty management. You can take freelance jobs online and earn with most flexibility as possible.
5. Be a virtual task manager.
A lot of business professionals need help with admin work. Look for a virtual assistance job that suits your skills and availability. Sites such as TaskRabbit can help land you these jobs.
6. Try affiliate marketing.
Start earning money by writing online reviews. Learn how this strategy can be your edge.
7. Share what you know about business.
Even outside the virtual world, consultancy firms exist and continue to make a fortune with business strategies.
If you happen to be own extensive knowledge on a particular venture or niche, use it to jump start their endeavors. Even the most experienced entrepreneurs need uptraining, too.
See which of this seven ways suit you best. You’re welcome.
For coders and developers, they can quickly build a CMS platform from scratch. If you’re not that techy, then you may have to go for a ready to use interface.
While there are a lot of platforms available in the market, some seem rather complicated for a first-time user while some charge fees.
I made a list of the top 4 platforms to help beginners build their first website.
Of all the CMS platforms, WordPress is arguably second to none.
If you would like to create a website within minutes, install WordPress, and it wouldn’t take long.
For a free-to-use blogging and a hosting platform, WordPress is highly customizable. Users can install plugins, add widgets or choose themes to personalize their sites. They may also use their own domains with a minimal fee.
While this CMS platform may be the most popular, you may have to spend more time learning the workarounds for WordPress. Using the site may look simple, but is proven to be tricky at times.
If you wanted a design-oriented CMS platform, then look nowhere else.
SquareSpace can make your website ooze with the sexy and elegant appeal.
Yes, there is a free 14-day trial. However, creating a visually stunning site on SquareSpace may cost you more than $12 monthly.
Even though less flexible than WordPress, it is user-friendly and has a drag-and-drop capability. Plus, if you need tutorials or clarifications from customer support, a one-hour turnaround time for emails is available.
Weebly is a CMS platform that is a free-for-all and has options for a Facebook signup.
You can make your website look chic and elegant with hundreds of available themes, and has an interface that is beginner safe. It has an integrated hosting using a WISYWYG editor.
Weebly is not an open source platform, which means that it still allows some customization of the source code and SEO settings. However, it cannot accommodate HTML heads.
Wix uses an editor that is easy to understand, even for dummies.
The templates make your website look expensive and classy, that allows optimization for mobile viewing. You can also embed videos and upload your preferred fonts.
SEO settings can be tweaked for the site, but not for your blog posts.
There go my top 4 CMS platforms any beginner can use, at no to minimal cost.