It is not my intention to give you a 5 or 10 step plan to get traffic to your web site. But I do want to talk to you about one of best traffic generating systems that exists.
Posting your Articles to Article Directories.
And it's really a surprisingly efficient way to bring in traffic.
Hopefully you're not saying "But I don't have any articles". If you don't, and are serious about wanting traffic, then get some. Either write them yourself, or have them 'ghostwritten' for you. It is amazingly inexpensive to do this, and benefit is priceless, and non-stop.
The most well-known place to have articles written 'on cheap' is http://www.elance.com
You must believe me when I say that benefits are endless. Most of us start out reluctant to spend a lot of time posting articles, but when we finally become convinced of value of extra traffic, we become believers. Then we kick ourselves for not doing it sooner.
Here's How it Works:
Let's say that your web site is about Affiliate Marketing, as mine is. You need to become known as an expert in your field. The best way to do this is by having articles on your content-based web site telling all you can about affiliate marketing techniques.
In addition to pages on your web site, you can become well known even faster by posting articles to Article Directories. They are in business of providing articles to Internet public on many different categories of expertise.
People can read them, and even more significantly, they can post them on their own web site, or even use them in their email newsletters. Well how does that help you? Simple.. your name and resource box is at end of every article, and people will surf over to visit your site from that.
That is how you get extra traffic.
Do all those who read your articles visit your site? Of course not. In fact, only about 3% of readers may visit. This is quite normal, but it does eventually snowball into significant numbers. Here's How.
When people use your articles on their web sites or ezines, they must also maintain credits and respect copyrights of author. I felt really honoured when I discovered that some of my articles were used day after I posted them. And you only discover a very few places that your work is used. Most of time, you can't know.
The first Directory I used (and my favourite) is Ezine Articles at http://EzineArticles.com/ which is fastest growing of all of them. By logging in to my members page, I can view how many times each article has been read. What I can't see is how many times people borrowed my articles, and how many times they were read in that new place, etc, etc.