When it comes to affiliate marketing one of the fastest ways to generate traffic and potential customers literally in minutes is using PPC. But if you are not careful you can easily burn through money without making any in return and without a budget this is just not an option for most affiliates who start out in the business.
So the only other option is to find ways to generate traffic for free.
Now I have to be honest with you there is no such thing as free traffic unless you consider your time free. You have to evaluate and ask yourself is it worth your time to set up these traffic streams versus the amount of income it brings back to you.
One of the best ways to get free traffic and it still works to this day is to use article marketing. Write articles that cover topics of what people are interesting in reading about for your niche or website.
Submit these articles to different article directories online and stay diligent, don’t expect 1 or 2 articles to bring you in traffic but focus more on continually writing and submitting several articles everyday.
Over time you will begin to see a steady stream of traffic come in from these articles and you’ll also continue to see improvements in your website rankings from having all the back links from your articles. So it’s definitely a winning situation for you considering there is no upfront cost except for you time.
Many marketers online make a living just from writing articles so there should be no reason why you shouldn’t reap the benefits of article marketing and apply it to your online business.
Remember that you have to be committed and continue to write on a daily basis if you want to see the real benefits of article marketing.