The Quick Start Challenge-Week 7
As some of you are aware, over the last few weeks myself along with some of our partners have been undergoing a serious challenge. The challenge was to take around $100 bucks and got to work on generating traffic to our blogs. The initial funds were to be able to get the necessary tools for online marketing. Tools like autoresponders, hosting, domain name, etc. Afterwards, we were to start finding methods of generating free traffic to our blogs.
The traffic that we all dove right into was mainly forum marketing and blog hopping. These two types are actually my favorite free methods of traffic generation, but on occasion, I will tap into the social world like facebook and twitter. I will be the first to admit, that it was not as easy as some would think. It required a lot of time, energy and effort on my part to keep it rolling. To be able to accomplish this and to keep “life” going was no easy feat. It was demanding and it definitely taught me some valuable lessons.
The biggest lesson was consistency. By being consistent, it afforded most of us an opportunity to drive visitors to our sites that would otherwise not have come here. When you are doing your typical marketing and blog hopping, you will get some people interested in coming to check you out. It just happens by default. So you can see that if you exert a little effort, it will pay off for you. For those who have a lot more time can definitely get a whole lot more out of this practice.
Some people think that getting free traffic is REALLY free. Surprise! It’s not. It requires you spending minute after minute, and hour after hour to accomplish your set goals. Some would say it’s easier to just pay for your traffic and you’ll get your visitors to your site a lot faster. That’s true, but not everyone has the funds set aside to be able to do that. But, if you can do that, by all means go for it. You will definitely accomplish your goals a lot quicker for sure. One thing you have to ask yourself is it really worth your time? How much is your time worth? Ten, twenty, thirty dollars an hour or more? Who knows but you. If you sit down and count the number of hours that you are spending generating free traffic and multiply that by the amount of money that you make per hour on your job, then you’ll see how inexpensive it may be to pay for advertising.
Now that we are nearing the end of our challenge, I can say that I have a much better appreciation for those who have a plan in their business and actually work that plan each day. It takes some serious focus and an anticipated outcome to stay completely committed to it. It can be done if you really want to do it. My bottom line assessment is that if you really believe in what it is that you are doing and you know for sure that you’re ultimately going to have a positive outcome from your efforts, it’s worth plowing forward and making it happen. But, only if you truly believe in what it is that you’re trying to accomplish.
I for one truly believe in what we have here and I will continue to move forward with my endeavor. I will definitely continue in the free traffic strategies as well as paid traffic. There is nothing wrong with getting more bang for your buck and also finding that happy balance for it to work for you longterm.
The countdown is on and in a few days, I will close the chapter on this “timed” challenge, but I will still challenge myself to accomplish greater things than this. Stay tuned for more bigger and better updates on my progress. I think you’ll see a huge difference in a few days, weeks, or months.
Thanks for taking the time to review my progress and please do stay in touch. Also, leave us some feedback below if you have a moment. I really appreciate it.