As you know, I’ve helped a lot of people get that first burst of traffic after creating their blog or website. Lack of traffic is what dooms so much online activity, from blogging to eCommerce.
There are lots of ways to generate traffic. One that people often overlook, I think in part because the learning curve seems so steep, is video.
For example, my eBook about Bernie Sanders was downloaded somewhere in the neighborhood of 12,000 times. But my quick video about Sanders got over 56,000 views.
Or think of all those videos I made in defense of Ron Paul during his presidential campaigns. They were viewed hundreds of thousands if not millions of times. That’s far more views than I got for any of my blog posts on the same subject.
So video is a great way to be seen, and then to drive traffic to what you want people to see (your website, your offer, whatever). It accelerates everything you’re doing online.
There’s a reason I have a video at RonPaulHomeschool.com, for instance. It brings in more sales — even though all I’m doing is describing benefits of the curriculum that are already spelled out on the page!
The main problem is the perceived learning curve — what equipment you need, how to set it up, what the proper layout (of lighting, etc.) is, how to use video editing software, how to publish it, etc.
I’m an affiliate of a really systematic and inexpensive program that teaches everything you’d ever need to know about video. I don’t normally promote products like this on this website, but I am a huge fan of this program. It takes the frustration and the overwhelm out of mastering video, which you’ll need to do at some point if you want to succeed online. You are leaving traffic (and dough) on the table if you don’t.
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Grab it through that link and as a free bonus I’ll send you our video series on how to run a successful YouTube channel. Just forward your receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org.