by Ed

traffic-problems-solved“If I knew then what I know now”


How many times have you heard that?


Today, I’m saying this is what I’d do about traffic.


If you already know this then you should be out there doing, not reading this!


If not, maybe your traffic problems will be finally over.


Actually while we’re on it, I remember Jason Fladlien introduced me to the learning and applying
ratio. In the beginning you spend most of your time learning. You do very little applying.


So for every 10 hours learning, you might only spend an hour or so taking action.


As time goes by you’ve learned lots so it makes sense you should spend more time DOING.


Problem is, online, information is addictive and people continue on their merry way. Learning, learning, a little action and then back to learning again. I know, I did it for too long!


You need to watch that learning to applying ratio.

Start to spin that ratio around and spend at least 50% of your time DOING, taking action and eventually get it up towards 90%. Jason reckons 16-1 is about right once you know what you’re doing.


Otherwise you’re like the grocery owner who spends his days reading about groceries and forgets to open up shop.


No wonder he’s broke!


Back to traffic….

There’s only two sources online:

[+] Free traffic
[+] Paid traffic


Both will cost you…


One costs you money, while the other costs you time.


Now here’s the stupid bit. I made this mistake, over and over.


Thing is, guru’s making money selling their traffic systems.  They know newbies hate spending money on traffic. They’re scared of paid traffic.


The guru’s know you’d rather spend $97 on learning how to get FREE traffic than go and spend $97 on buying traffic.


See the irony?!


When I realized I was doing this, I was pulling my hair out and I’ve got a lot to pull. I also realized how stupid I’d been.


Over the years I reckon I could’ve invested thousands into traffic, built 5 figure lists from buying solo ads and definitely moved forward a whole lot faster … instead of buying course after course, buying coaching and god knows what else… IF I’d had the money! 


Now I’m all for free traffic. Reddit is good and an underused resource for example.


Article syndication is great, blogging and building a community is fantastic. Think Facebook, Google Plus, LinkedIn and Tumblr.


They’re all part of the jig-saw BUT.


This is a BIG but. They take time to grow and leverage. Paid traffic is instant. It’s on tap.


Facebook ads are the most popular right now.


Makes sense to chuck paid traffic at your sites first, get results and over time build up the slower, organic methods…  think about it.


It’s a painful mistake and if I were to go back in time, it’s the one thing I’d do different.


I now use a combination of these traffic methods and it’s some of the best way I know of how to get more traffic.




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