I’m probably going to regret posting this but I’m feeling like I should do a good deed for the day 😀
The untapped traffic source = press releases
Here are some advantages to promoting with Press Releases…
- tons of traffic when done right
- you can get super valuable links for SEO which boost your sites in the serps
- did i mention huge volumes of traffic when you get it right?
The only thing about submitting press releases that you need to know is…
- It has to be newsworthy so it actually gets picked up in the first place.
That’s it. You can monetize the traffic if you get it.
Not newsworthy = not picked up = no traffic = no links = no sales.
All you need to do is think in a problem/solution format. You submit press releases about new and current problems in the world and offer solutions to those problems.
Bonus points if you can figure out an angle or niche where you can duplicate it consistently.
What is newsworthy anyway? Well, when stuff is new or things happen it can be newsworthy if given a compelling title. Just start paying attention to the news and try to pair up the news you hear with an affiliate offer. Maybe a creative idea will jump out at you.
What just happened in the news that you can create a news piece around? What’s the problem that is caused? What’s the solution to fix or alleviate the problem?
Currently, since the US economy is in shambles, you could probably do well by staying up with political and/or financial news and writing press releases related to the financial crisis or whatever. Then funnel that traffic to debt offers.
Violent crimes happen frequently, right? Things like rapes/burglery/assaults. Those stories always get picked up in the news right? Maybe you could write news pieces about big crimes and funnel all that traffic that is generated to a home security offer?
Being able to use the exact same strategy and just duplicate it over and over is how you scale.
Another example since I’m feeling nice.
Let’s say you’re an antivirus/registry cleaner affiliate and you notice new viruses are being distributed every week. You could send out a press release every single week with a news piece on the “new” virus (problem), then you offer the solution (affiliate offer).
Once you are able to see the angles and figure out how to create newsworthy pieces, you can use the media and the news sites as your own personal traffic source. Plus you can a metric shit ton of links for SEO purposes. Basically, you become a reporter who soft pitches at the end of her news reports 😉