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Paid marketing is what you need nowadays to grow fast and kick ass.
Everything else is slow, and since the competition is pretty bad nowadays you can’t afford slow… you can, but you will burn out, plus it’s not fun to try and make it happen forever.
SEO needs authority, article marketing – a lot more than just mass submitting… it’s not just SEO and article marketing, but social media is not that different too, you have to be popular to make it happen.
Paid marketing is the fastest way to build a business. You will need some proper sources to get that paid traffic from, which is why I prepared the ultimate paid marketing sources list.
Not that paid marketing hasn’t changed… it sure has, especially Google PPC, yet it still is the fastest way to build your list and start getting results in your business. SEO is more of a long-term traffic strategy… and if you are trying to rank a fresh blog… well, I believe you might have a hard time ranking.
Pay Per Click Marketing
Pay per click marketing is an awesome way to get instant traffic to your site. However it is a bit expensive since you do pay for every click you get.
It is a pretty straight forward process: you need several hundred bucks to start off, then you need to pick a bunch of keywords, create a few ad groups, write a few ads, enter your maximum bid for each keyword and set a daily budget. That’s about the whole thing – dead simple, opposed to what you will hear from some marketers…
…but you can read this if you feel like there is what to learn:
Does it still work with affiliate ads?
Heck yeah it does. It is just not as simple as when the internet was so new to affiliate offers and scams. Back then anybody could make money using adwords by just sending people to whatever affiliate deal. It was that easy to convert people. Not anymore though, now you have to overcome all the rules and regs set by Google because of the above mentioned dumb affiliate deals and scams.
It’s probably the most expensive PPC network, but if you want volume… Google is the place to go
Facebook PPC is the better alternative if you want cheap and at the same time laser targeted traffic. It might be the way more lucrative option for you since it’s cheap… very very cheap. You can target by sex, age, countries, interests, likes… the possibilities are endless. The more interests you add, the more targeted your ads will be, but the less they will be shown.
Microsoft Adcenter is in my opinion the better option for search PPC. It is way cheaper than Adwords and after you click the link above you will find out the other reasons why.
7search is just a third-party PPC network. They don’t have much traffic, yet they could be a nice addition to your PPC campaign.
Miva has been acquired by Adknowledge.
Miva is another third-party search engine that’s a little better than 7search. The traffic converts higher and if you signup I believe you get $25 in free traffic
…or advertising on other sites to say it simpler (or banner advertising to make it dead simple).
Banner advertising could be either very profitable, or a waste of time and money. Same as most methods, it used to work better, now you need some more skill to pull it off, read this to learn how to write crazy copy for your banners:
It works better when you advertise on popular sites, but not always, as they get tons of non targeted traffic.
Adready is the place to go for banner advertising, or you could just contact site owners and ask to place ads on their sites.
Solo ads are pretty cool since they turn you into a list owner in no time. In comparison it took me years to build a list… and maybe even more money than solo ads would have cost.
I wrote the perfect article for you:
…it will teach you everything you need to know about solo ads.
PPV – Pay Per View Marketing
Mainly good for branding, as people would not always click to go to your site.
PPV is pop-up marketing: you provide a network with your landing page and target a specific group of people, then your page starts popping up on other people’s screens.
It is a pretty simple and affordable strategy. You can also use it for contextual advertising.
They merged with some new company and are now called Propel Media
This is one of the most popular PPV networks, since they have awesome traffic and are probably the best option to go with. They have a lot of traffic, yet there is quite some competition there. However, it is still a pretty good option for your PPV marketing.
Direct CPV is a relatively new network, but a great one nonetheless. They have countless sites in their network and it’s growing daily.
This network is not the best, yet it might work for you. Their network is huge, but the traffic is not that great. You really have to test it to see if it would work for you… I don’t recommend it though.
Time has truly come to do diversified marketing. You can not rely on one or two methods any more. You have to test and run several different marketing campaigns to get traffic and grow your business. The huge competition along with the more fake businesses online have made it more difficult to run an IM business.
But of course this doesn’t mean you will not get yours to grow fast. You will, you just have to include paid marketing a bit more in your business.
Let me know if you liked this article and stay awesome.
Just wrote part two, that made me so tired I had to go grab a monster LOL… I listed pretty much everything in it, click here to go read it.