5 years ago

Free Traffic Is Expensive

Free Traffic is expensive. As we talked about before, there is no such thing as free traffic. You either pay with money or you pay with time for traffic that you get. Sometimes it is a little time and sometimes it is a lot, but you still pay for it.

I will tell you up front that I know free traffic works, but I also know that there is a secret to using free traffic. If you don’t know the Secret, then you will get poor results. If you know the secret, then you get great results.

Many people who first start out do not have the money to buy ads and their only choice is trading time for traffic. You would be surprised by now many big names got started that way.

Okay you ready for the Secret

This Secret is true with any place you advertise. You have to ask, where I advertise what people are looking for. If you advertise on a site about cooking, trying to get people to sign up for a site about auto repair would be hard to do. Sure you will get a few people, but not as many as if you ran your ad where people are interested in auto repair.

What are people on Safelist and Traffic Exchanges interested in? That is obvious; they are there because they want more traffic. So the best thing to advertise is something that will help them get more traffic. You do that, and you get great results. You advertise anything else, and you will struggle.

You might advertise a site to get traffic, a free e-book about writing ads, an e-course on where to advertise but something about getting traffic. They enter their email to get the information you offer, and it gets them on your list. As long as you give the people on your list good content that helps them, you can then talk to them about the program you are promoting. Not just once but many times.

If you do advertise how to get traffic on Safelist and Traffic Exchanges and just advertise your program, you will struggle or fail with your advertising. They are not interested in a new program to join they have one that they want traffic for. You help them get what they want, and they will help you get what you want.

The Secret is, advertising something that gets them traffic and the key is using a form that adds them to your list.

Here is an example of what we are talking about. Your Eight Steps  is a free site that teaches people to trade time to get traffic to any program they want. When you advertise this site, the splash or squeeze page adds them to your list. After filling out the form, they join the free program that actually teaches them how to use Safelist and Traffic Exchanges to get free traffic. If they follow the 8 steps, they will actually be making money and be on your list. Then you can market to them over and over not just once.

You are helping them get what they want, and you are getting what you want.

To sum this long discussion up you have to know what the people you are advertising to want and provide it for them while adding them to you list. You do that you will succeed in any niche on the Internet. If you help them get what they want, you will get what you want.

Talk Soon

Bo Tipton



I have worked as a Rodeo Clown, Deputy Sheriff, Newspaper Editor, Business Owner, Truck Driver, Part-time College Professor and much more. I am from the time before Computers and Cell phones and have learned how to use this wonderful tool so I do not have to leave the house for a JOB. Since 2001 I have been making a full-time income on the Internet. Wow! what a journey. I now spend my time working with people to help them realize the freedom of working from home by showing them step by step exactly what I do.

  • Carla Hernandez says:

    I always look at a combination of time and cash when I try to analyze my true costs. Both are limited commodities and I have to ask myself which can I afford to use. That answer then helps me to formulate my strategy.
    On the issue of content, it goes back to the age old question “Which car can I most easily sell you?” The answer of course is “the car you want to buy.’ Find out what they want– if you have it, you have found the right list, If not, keep looking.

  • Damian says:

    Free traffic can indeed be very expensive because it usually doesn’t convert very well and you also have to spend time and effort. Nothing is free: there is also a catch, something you need to do to “pay” for that.

    You are very right in saying that when using a Safelist you need to really think about what those people would be interested in and give them that. If you try to promote the wrong thing to people, you will just be wasting your time.

    I believe that offering a free ebook is the best way to go because they get something for free, that they can download. People love to download things for free and you can also include affiliate links inside the ebook.

  • John Robert says:

    Honestly, I never knew about this secret at all. I used to target on everyone, includes the people that are not interested in what I advertise, and I started to think that way is wasteful. I am going to try your technique. I’m sure it’s gonna work.Thanks!

  • Elizabeth Carl says:

    after read this i think if you want to run after money you should not run after those who are not interested,this don’t waste your money only but also the time.

  • Clara Wiggins says:

    the process you provided really affective,i tried and it happened exactly you wrote in this article.

  • Rose Anna says:

    impressive,i just loved your theory in this article.

  • Idella Neason says:

    thanks for the secret.i have to try like this,hope it will work.

  • Absolutely! It’s important to narrow down your target before starting to advertise. There’s no sense in wasting time, money, and energy promoting to people who are not interested in your niche.

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