The first thing you need when setting up a business is capital. To make money requires money as well.


But of course with the versatility the internet offers there are many ways you could optimise your online business, generate traffic and make a decent income.


There are ways to jumpstart your business and you don’t always need to spend money to make money on the internet. All you need is the proper mindset a lot of eagerness and some simple tools.


You must also have the drive and perseverance to work hard, research and study to learn how to generate more traffic for your site.


How sweet it is to have more traffic for your site without spending a single cent. Now it’s a sure thing that many sites have articles that offer tips and guidelines on how to generate traffic using only free methods. Because it is possible, you don’t need to speed a single cent.


I have to be honest and say that you get a much quicker result and far better chance of generating traffic to your site by spending money on advertising but at least you get a fighting chance with some of these free methods I’m going to tell you about.


Take advantage of online forums and online communities. The great thing about forums and online communities is that you can target a certain group that fits the certain demographic that you are looking for. You can discuss lots of things about the niche that you represent or offer. Another great advantage is that you know what you are getting into and you will be prepared.


With online communities and forums you can build a reputation for your company. Show them what you are made of and wow them with your range of expertise about the subject, with that you can build a reputation and build trust.


You can also make use of newsletters. Provide people with a catalog of your products and short articles. If you make it really interesting and entertaining, more people will sign up for your newsletter and recommend it to other people. The more people who signs up for your newsletter, the larger your list of prospects that you can then either send to your website to sell your products to or sell to them through your affiliate links.


Link exchange is also a great way to drive targetted traffic. You don’t have to spend a cent. All you have to do is reach an agreement with another webmaster.


Write good content for your site. Many search engines track down the keywords and keyword phrases your site uses and how they are used. You have to make your content entertaining as well as informational. It should have certain requirements as well as great quality.


Social networking and social book marking are also grate ways to generate targeted and fast free traffic .

Learn all you can about social networking and web 2.0 and you will soon have a site with a great traffic flow without the usual costs that come with it.

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