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How to generate traffic and sales to online store without paying for ads?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Hydrone, Jul 31, 2016.

  1. Hydrone

    Hydrone Regular Member

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    Hi!

    I'm fairly new to running an online store and I have started one in a low saturated niche. I'm finding it really hard to generate traffic and sales to the website without investing in things such as ads. I've been trying to target twitter mostly and I'm planning to target instagram in the near future.

    How do you guys generate your first few sales on your stores and get the ball rolling?

    Thanks for any answers and help! :)
     
  2. Hydrone

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    UPDATE: Got my first sale through twitter yesterday! I'm going to keep trying to grow on twitter and might look at investing that profit into ads!
     
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    I'm using SEO to build organic traffic to the online store. It's a long-term and the most cost-effective way to get traffic.

    Social media like Instagram is also the way to go. It generates targeted visitors than other platforms imo.
     
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    Good to know and it's a clever idea keep rolling on to get the success! Good luck
     
  5. Hydrone

    Hydrone Regular Member

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    I'm not the most experienced with SEO, I might look into it since I know there are a tonne of tutorials, thanks for the tips!

    Thanks for the feedback!
     
  6. Hydrone

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    Sorry if this is a nooby question but why would people rent facebook ads accounts? Does it cost money to have a facebook ads account or why can't you just use your normal facebook account?
     
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    Just a little bump in case anyone has some extra advice thanks! :)
     
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    First specify your niche.After that search for online sources where your targeted audience is.Once done find a way to redirect that traffic to your store.Once you see there is profit automate it and go searching for the next source
     
  9. Hydrone

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    Thanks for the advice! I'll look into this! :)
     
  10. DJPaulyD

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    Get people making sales for you.

    Setup an affiliate program.
     
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    Do you have an affiliate program? That is the best way have others promote for you. If you are a DIY get some tools like Backlink Beast or Moneyrobot submitter. Get indexed using fiverr gigs, indexkings.com and freeseoindexer.com. Some of the latest tools from JVZoo like Octosuite or ******* Machine are highly recommended.
     
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  13. SEMWORLD

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    The easiest way of generating traffic that I have used over the years is social media network. They are all free and require just your efforts to have this come true. I am just thinking that you are in very many groups on Facebook for example. You can therefore be able to post on the groups and let discussions across the store. Also try email marketing.
     
  14. Hydrone

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    I do sort of have an affiliate program but it's not completely public yet (I'm not really promoting the fact that I have an affiliate program) because I am not really sure how to monitor the amount of sales each person gets with their code and how to issue payouts. Since I am in the video game niche the people I offer the affiliate program to come to me for a 'sponsorship' so I haven't really needed to promote it since a tonne of people ask each day.

    As for indexing I haven't really looked into that and I probably will now

    I have been using social media, but only twitter and recently instagram. I will look into using facebook groups but I'm not really sure how to promote my product without being banned from most of them