Top 7 Free Ways to Promote Your Website or Blog and Drive Traffic to it

Okay so you learned how to create your own website. So, whats next ? Well, next part is PROMOTION.

You need to start promoting your website/ blog before you start monetizing it. Right ? So how do you do it ? Ofcourse you can put a dent in your pocket (if you have a good budget to work with) and buy ads from Google/ facebook / bing and the likes.. However, if you are a noob, I am sure you wouldn’t want to spend a penny before you see some green, Am I right ?

So, here are some FREE ways to Promote your website or blog successfully. I can vouch for these as they are all tried and tested by yours truly 🙂

1. Ezinearticles – is perhaps the BEST free article directory you can ever submit articles to. It will not only boost your ranking but give you laser targeted traffic to your blog – all for free ! And Google loves ezines. It is a bit tricky to get past the stringent ezine editors, so unless you know how to write QUALITY content or have money to outsource it, this method will not work for you.

To get started with ezines, all you need to do is create a free account and add your website url in your bio as well as in every article you write. You cannot write promotional articles about your website. For example if your site is for selling shoes, you can write something generic like Tips on How to Choose the Perfect Pair of Shoes.. or something like that – instead of why choose our site to buy shoes etc. So make it generic and useful article of min 400 words and just add your website url in Resource/author box in the end. Not in article body. As long as you do this, you are under the radar and if you are a good writer, you can easily get your articles approved. Try submitting 5 to start with and then submit daily or regularly to keep constant flow of traffic to your site.

2. YouTube – If you know how to create a simple video using free tools like animato / screenr or your webcam – well then, YouTube is a gold mine for organic traffic. Do your keyword research and try to rank for keywords which don’t already have top articles on You Tube. This gives you an edge over your competition . This one’s pretty simple – create a video – upload on youtube for free and see the traffic rolling in (provided you did your keyword research and have some solid backlinks to your youtube account).

3. Facebook – You can get a plethora of traffic from Facebook. Join as many groups and pages related to your blog niche as you can. Then start posting useful comments on these pages/groups with a link back to your site. Some groups have 1000000’s of people on them.. see how many you can reach for FREE.

4. Pinterest – Pinterest is the “new” mecca for social networking through pictures. Do you have pictures on your blog ? If not, go ahead and add some and Pin them on your Pinterest page. Your blog url will automatically be placed behind the picture you have pinned. Try and promote your pinterest profile a bit by staying active on it – repin others pin’s / comment and keep pinning.

5. Yahoo Answers – Do you see people asking questions related to your niche ? Well then, you know what to do. Just answer in as much details as you can and mention your site url in “source”. Thats’ it. see traffic flowing in.

6. Digg – Digg is perhaps the BEST social bookmarking site EVER. I mean seriously guys social bookmarking can never lose its value as a back linking tool. Just log on to Digg and add your best post there. If its popular, sky is the limit to the no of hits you can get to your blog. Having a popular post on Digg is not easy though. You need to work towards it – digg other people’s post/ make friends/ and add quality content which readers would love to read. With experience, you can get there – if not, atleast you have a solid backlink to your site, eh ?

7. Pingoat – Ping each and every post you make on Pingoat. Its free !

Apart from this there are many other article directories like articlesbase, goarticles . Then there are Web 2.0 properties like blogger, hubpages, squidoo.  You should also try promoting through forum signatures as you can get multiple backlinks.  Check out the huge array of social networks/ social bookmarking sites and pinging tools – All are 100% free to promote your site on… So if you have time then promote away to any and every place you can think of.  There is no dearth of free , white hat marketing methods and resources.

These are top 7 for me – whats your list ?



How to Manage your Full Time Work and Work on Your Own Success – Side by Side

Everyone who wants to quit their corporate job and get into earning money online generally start working side by side on small projects first. Some people do part time internet jobs like – building their blog (web presence), working on simple PTC sites, joining forums to learn more, writing articles in their free time etc. There are many ways to earn online along with your full time job. However, MANAGING time is crucial and that’s where you win or lose (in online world).

Some people want to send work or upload files from office but cannot as their boss might catch them working on “other” tasks. There is a really simple solution for this. You should always have remote access to your home PC / Laptop. You can use remote access thru your smartphone (Gosh if you don’t have one you are living in the Ice Age, really!)  or your office PC. This way you can be connected to your home email/ files/ docs at all time.

You can check your emails / run programs and stay productive (like in spare hours of your office work) from your smartphone or any other computer via internet .

So, what are you waiting for ? Download this 100% free software (FREE 14 day trial – NO credit card or billing info needed). Its safe and free to use. If you like it , you can always buy the pro version with enhanced features. This is the solution to managing everything – anytime – from anywhere 🙂 So, DOWNLOAD this FREE tool now (click below) –

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First Step in Making it Big Online – Create Your Own Website

Everyone dreams of quitting their job and making it big online, but not everyone CAN. You need to stay motivated and focused. All good things come with time and efforts. First step in your online money making adventure HAS to be website creation. For all your publicity, campaigns, offers, sales, you NEED a site and sometimes tons of them. Even if you want to rattle your thoughts down, you need a site or a simple blog. A blog is generally the best place to start for newbies.

For newbies, creating a website can seem like a daunting task at first. I know this coz even I felt this way when I started out. Looking at the 1000’s of links and texts confused the hell out of me. Now that I know “how” to set it all up.. All it takes is 1 min to buy a domain and add WordPress to it. Its as simple as that. !!! Really. Then you can pick any of the hundreds of free themes by WP and start posting. If your blog is good, you wont even need help promoting it and traffic will come automatically. (Well that comes in later steps but first things first :)).

STEP 1 – Buy Hosting 

I would recommend Godaddy for hosting as they are the most trusted and reputed providers in the industry. They have 99.9% uptime of servers and so far I have never faced any issue buying and hosting my 20 odd domains with them ! Click here for a special discount code I sourced just for my readers 😉 (Ahem.. you can thank me later).

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Ok so now you can see 3 options on screen. Economy / Deluxe/ Ultimate hosting plans. I would suggest the Deluxe plan coz in economy plan they offer ONLY 10 GB space . To make it big , you will probably need several websites with videos/ texts / pictures and a lot of data. So Deluxe should fit the bill – and seeing that its JUST $1 per month more , it really wont matter much. So pick “Deluxe” hosting and select 12 months from drop down list. I wont suggest 36 months just now as you need to test out your sites/traffic and see if this works for you.I know many people give up after few months of “trying” so if you are dedicated, you can pick 24 or 36 months offers as well – though, you can extend anytime so 12 months is ideal !

Ok done ? Next step is to purchase a domain. Just go here and buy 1 that fits your niche (and preferably with your keyword in it) Here is another super offer on domains for you 🙂  –

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That was easy, wasn’t it ? Now you have hosting and domain name.

For simple blogs, I would suggest wordpress. Google loves wordpress. Set it up for free in your godaddy control panel. Click here for a simple step by step guide for doing that .

If not, get a website designed by some great and cheap designers . You can find wonderful designers for low rates on Odesk. Click below to register and hire website coders/designers/ content writers and MUCH more –

Now your website is ready. So what are you waiting for ? Start posting articles/ videos/ pictures NOW!


Make Money Easily – Outsource!

Okay so people think outsourcing is possible only when they have built a solid business and then want to outsource to others. This is NOT true. You can start outsourcing with ZERO capital and earn BIG !!!

If you use this method “EXACTLY” as given and if you start NOW.. I can guarantee that you can make decent money (atleast $500 to $10,000++ THIS MONTH itself). Sky is the limit really you just need to apply yourself. These days even 12-14 year olds are internet millionaires – how ? they dont work hard – they work smart – they OUTSOURCE !

So, are you motivated enough to start NOW ? Okay here you go –


Register on (Now I know many people will be like – Oh we already know that – Or, I am already a member – but NO). The trick is to register to hire cheap contractors and NOT to register as a job seeker and make pennies . CLICK below now to sign up –

On next page, Click on ” I need a Contractor”. That’s it you will be asked to fill out a short form and you are a registered employer 🙂


STEP 2 – 

Now, first things first. You MUST verify your credit card on Odesk. Odesk is one of the MOST reputed business organisations in the world and you dont have to worry about your card being charged without authorization  All they need to know is that you HAVE a working card which can be used to pay the people you hire. So they will make some small charges on your card like few cents to verify it. You will have to check your card statement online and verify the charges.

This step is perhaps the MOST important step . This is because job seekers wont take you seriously if you are not verified. I mean would you bid on a job for someone who doesn’t even want to verify his card to pay you – I guess not, right ? So VERIFY your card as soon as you register to build confidence in sellers.


STEP 3 – 

Post a job. I know you are not ready to buy yet and dont have any capital. So dont worry posting a job is FREE. Post a job and just shortlist your candidates. Post a generic job for 10 articles or part time writers. You need to get the best writers on board as you will be buying in pennies and earning in dollars. This is not going to be easy and you may have to interview many people before you find “your team”. This should take 1-2 days (maybe even 1 hour if you find the right person(s) soon).

Hire your shortlisted team and buy atleast 1 hour from 1 person – it wont cost u a lot – less than $2-$3 in most cases. When you know its a long term thing and you want to build a solid business so testing work is important aspect. Samples dont show true quality and turn around time. so TEST atleast 1 or more hours from one or all your shortlisted candidates. This step might need some small initial investment but then you are serious about this and looking to make BIG bucks so whats a small investment to you?


STEP 4 – 

Now you are all set with your very own “Content Writing Business”. How , you ask ? Well, its easy you have a team of writers and you know where to find them. Now what you need is clients. Where do you get clients from ? There are 100’s of websites and forums. The trick to break into market is to offer services dirt cheap. With Odesk workers , its easy to offer lower prices .

Start selling services cost to cost. Like log on to – create 20 gigs related to article writing (all different). Now offer 2 articles for the rate of 1. This way you can beat the competition. Once you get order, you can then go to Odesk and hire the persons you shortlisted for the job. Once you have great feedback under your belt, there will be no looking back. Check out forums like Digital Point , Warrior forum, Blackhatforum , DNS and all major webmaster forums. Promote your services in the “BuySellTrade” section or if its a paid section, then just promote in signature.

Make videos and upload on youtube about SEO / Online marketing – which will be useful for webmasters. Watermark with your blog where you sell your services (You can create one for free on Blogger). You can even go to yahoo answers and if someone is looking for a writer..well, you know what to do 🙂

The content writing market will NEVER get saturated as popularity of net is only increasing and Google is getting more particular about having QUALITY content !

You can use this method for a million other things too. I would also recommend Social media marketing. You can hire facebook promoters/ ads/ likes / youtube views or anything under the sun. To get workers, just post an ad on Odesk and you will be sure to get top workers at lowest rates in the market. Then go to these forums or Fiverr / gigbucks to resell. Its easy but you need a lot of determination and motivation to break into the market first. Once you are established, your life is set. You can very well say bye bye to your boring 9 to 5 job !

So , what are you waiting for ? TAKE ACTION NOW !