There are many, many Web 2.0 sites to choose from such as Squidoo, HubPages and Google Knols. These social sites are fantastic places to put content around about your chosen niche and encourage readers to examine and possibly buy the product or service you are offering.
By getting your content out there and, most importantly, your links on these sites your blog stands to get more naturally generated and targeted traffic. People will read your articles and other content that you put up and head off to your blog looking for more information about your product or to find the link to purchase the product or service that they are looking for.
It's really easy to get content onto these social sites and you will find instructions on each site to help you set up your account and place your first pieces of content. The most important thing to remember is to come back on a very regular basis, each day preferably and add more content to the article sites, the Web 2.0 sites and to your blog. Write your articles well and often, post them on popular sites and you will soon see the traffic coming to your site.
When you are trying to generate traffic using content on Web 2.0 sites, the best part of it is that you don't really need previous career related experience and that you can learn the ropes as you go. That being said, there are some skills that you will need to teach yourself or pick up along the way to make your content writing successful.
Once you have got content out on article directories, you will find that other people can take your content and put it on their site. This is a great thing because they must keep your resource box intact to avoid plagiarism therefore they are quite literally taking your link and posting it to their own site; and that means more traffic for you! Therefore, allow others use your articles, along with your by-line which will tell visitors you wrote it and how they can contact you. This will help to generate traffic to your own website through the promotional efforts of others. For you this means absolutely free marketing just for writing. The more people who use your content in their website, the more potential traffic you will receive. There are numerous places on the Internet that offer to post your article so that others may view and/or use it. My advice is to place your articles on every single one of these sites so that you can reach as many Internet marketers as possible.
This is not going to make you a millionaire overnight but it will start to produce a nice little extra bit of cash until you are ready to take things a step further.
Once you've got the money coming in, you can then invest a little bit of it on your domain and website, perhaps pay for some more traffic generation or invest a little in an affiliate training membership program.
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