Driving traffic to your website can be difficult. You know that your products are the best available and your website is gorgeous, but having your customers find it is very important. The first thing to do is to think about where your potential customers go online. That is the best place for you to establish an internet presence. Let your potential customers see that you know what your product is and how to help them find it (your website!). Being resourceful is the heart of internet marketing. You can't just sit and wait for the search engines to figure out your website is there. Here are some simple tactics that will gain you instant visibility:
Blogging: You absolutely must have a blog. Blogs are the heart of driving free traffic to your website. On your blog, you should be posting valuable information that your customers will find valuable. This will lead to higher search engine rankings and automatic traffic to your website. The best part about a blog is that it always has an RSS feed. RSS feeds are quick link generators for you. Make sure you submit your RSS feed to as many directories as possible.
Forums: You need to find forums that cater to your niche and join them. Provide valid information and help as many people as you can. Include a simple link to your site in your signature and watch as the traffic rolls in.
Myspace: You need to join myspace and find like minded people in your industry. I recommend joining under your actual name. Add some content to your page and find some friends! Post a link to your website in your friend's comments and you'll gain traffic to your website immediately.
Squidoo: Squidoo is a site that specializes in creating portals of information for your buyers. Create the most valuable lens possible and people will naturally end up at your website looking for more of that great information!
Craigslist: Place a simple ad on your local craigslist website. This will not only generate traffic, but it will be from local customers. Wouldn't it be nice to save on shipping costs and have customers come and hand you cash?
These methods are great for generating traffic for new sites, but why sit back after the search engines find you? Market your website in as many areas as possible and you will watch your income soar. Be smart about internet marketing and use the tools you have available. Your customers will thank you for it!