Is your website lost in an obscure corner of the internet? Quietly being ignored?
Taking your website from zero to a few hundred, or even a few thousand visitors a month is not an easy task. But that doesn’t mean it’s not doable.
The key ingredient to any high traffic website is one simple thing: creativity! And here are 4 creative ways to attract not just anyone, but the right visitors to your website.
#1 Create an epic blog
When I say epic, I don’t mean only posting when you get a new client or when you have something you want to sell. I’m talking about more of a personal diary where you post what inspires you. Something that not only grabs your attention, but also allows your audience to see through the keyhole of your life.
And instead of writing a long blog entry that goes on and on and on. Follow this formula to help you stay clear and memorable:
Focus on one idea, don’t go overwhelm people with a multitude of topics. Just stick to one key idea.
Craft a compelling headline. And don’t use click bait. Make sure your headline promises exactly what you’re covering in your article.
Give examples. How does this topic apply to your audiences everyday life? What can they take away that they can start implementing immediately.
Ask questions. This is a great way to get your readers to engage with you and further the conversation.
And most importantly, ask them to sign up for a newsletter. They key is to build loyal followers who repeatedly visit your website. And the best way to do that is to notify them when you have fresh and new content.
#2 Give Away Valuable Content
Take advantage of the massive reach the internet provides by giving away high quality content for free. You can share:
The first chapter of your ebook
A free report or blueprint packed with useful information
A three part video series
Product review and demonstration
Tutorials or a mini course
And really make sure it’s genuinely valuable. The idea is to have your audience align with you before they buy into you.
#3 Tap into someone else’s audience
Why build an audience from scratch when you can tap into some who already put in the work. Writing high quality posts for popular industry blogs or engaging in facebook groups is a great way to get noticed.
Make sure you’re putting out your best content so you can make a positive first impression. Also, if you are going to dive into facebook groups, make sure you read the group rules and respect their guidelines. Social etiquette is super important!
#4 Circulate Your Content
You can’t just hope that people will find you, you have to show up and share your content regularly. Post to facebook, twitter, instagram, tumblr, youtube, blogger, and reddit. Share share share! You have to do everything you can to make it easy to find you and the best way to do that is to leave your mark on as many platforms as you can.
Also, don’t just share your content, curate others. This is a great way to spread the love while still getting noticed. And most importantly, it saves you time.
Now, none of these methods does not guarantee success overnight. It requires, effort, and consistency to really make this work. But the sooner you begin the sooner people will find you flock over to you site.