Building Gigantic Lists With Simple and Free Traffic Methods

I wanted to share this article since it ties in nicely with List Lingo, the Week 4 module in Starting with Marketing Academy:

Building Gigantic Lists With Simple and Free Traffic Methods
By]Darren W Chow

Do you want to build a huge list? Everyone is talking about list building because it is the wise thing to do. When you have the contacts of your customers, you can always go back to them and make more sales.

Those without a list will find themselves out of an income source if their traffic source dried up. However, if you have a list, you will be inconvenienced but you will still have income.

That sounds good, but the problem is, many marketers find it hard to build a huge list online. Most can’t even get past the 500 leads mark. So what seems to be the problem here?

The problem, apparently, is traffic generation. When it comes to online traffic, there are 2 types – free and paid. Of course, free methods doesn’t mean that it’s totally free. You just have to spend more of your own time driving traffic, and time is never free. But for the sake of discussion, let’s refer to unpaid traffic as free traffic.

To drive traffic, you don’t have to learn magic or go into voodoo or anything like that. Many marketers make traffic generation look like a magic trick, but it is not. You just have to see through all that hype to find out what works.

I’ve personally found that what works doesn’t have to be complicated. Here are some free traffic methods that anyone can use to drive traffic – and they are not complicated at all!

Method 1: Forum traffic.
This is an underused traffic method – reason being many people are lazy to post in forums. But huge forums with thousands of members can be a gold mine. You just have to offer them something valuable in exchange for their money.

Method 2: Article marketing.
Articles can be used as baits to attract targeted visitors. Write about something that you are passionate about and share your knowledge with others. If they find that they can resonate with what you are talking about, they will click on your links and visit your website – free traffic for you!

Method 3: SEO.
This takes a little more time to see results if your site is new. That’s because you have to wait for the results to update in the various data centers. That may sometimes take months. But if you are patient and have the dedication, organic traffic can be a great source of long term traffic. And you don’t have to pay a single cent!

Method 4: Free classifieds.
This is one of the oldest tricks in the book! There are dozens of free classifieds sites on the Internet. One of the most popular is Craigslist. It’s a well established classified sites with millions of visitors each month. Think if online classifieds as a close substitute for print classifieds. Usually, whatever works for print classifieds will work well for online classifieds as well.

All four methods above are free, but they do require a bit of effort. All the methods are simple enough, so anyone can just pick them up and use them.

Darren Chow is a full time article marketer and SEO specialist who has helped hundreds of clients promote thousands of websites.

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hey Ralph!

Thanks for the comment on my blog. Dean Holland has some excellent material and I’m happy to see he’s got a great following.

I went ahead and signed up to your list just to keep in touch with you and see what you’ve got to offer.

Let me add another good free traffic generation method I like.

Giveaway events.

You do have to have something to give away but, it’s a great technique that I’m sure you’ve already covered multiple times in this blog.

They seem to do wonders for my list.

I can expect at LEAST 100 free signups on the launch day of a giveaway event when I’ve upgraded and have my gift in the hot downloads section like Ultimate Giveaway Script let’s you do.

I actually just joined one today that should really bring me a bunch of free signups this friday when it goes live.

Feel free to signup under my link if you’re interested, because I’m giving away a FREE Gold Lifetime membership to my new membership site ($47 Value) to anyone who upgrades after joining through my link. So, you save $20 off regular price!

Plus if you upgrade you get 100% commissions on your signups’ upgrades, 3 gifts you can add to get traffic to, and i think 2 special offers that will pop in front of everyone coming into the giveaway when it goes live on Friday.

Click Here To Join Free JV Giveaway and make sure you upgrade so I can give you a Gold lifetime membership to free.

(I haven’t promoted this yet so, your blog get’s first dibs ;) as a thanks for the comments on mine!)

Just make sure you send me an email when you upgrade through my link to mark[at] and I’ll hook you up right away!

Thanks Ralph,

Mark Sullivan

P.S. – expect an email from me man, because I’ve got a product in the works that I think we could BOTH make a ton of money from.

Thanks for the sign up –very helpful tips you have offered as I am moving into more advanced territory when Dean’s class concludes, your help is welcome!
Take care,

Hey Ralph,

I just love the fact that you blog on a regular basis.

That seems to be the hardest part in MY business because, I just started blogging like 5 months ago.

I used to think that blogs were just websites for people who don’t know how to make one. So, I REALLY didn’t want to start a blog because it would be just another hassle I thought.

Well, then I read Alex Jeffrey’s Guru Secrets? I belive? not sure, but that free report he gave away really struck a cord with me.

I knew I had to get a blog up and at LEAST write a bit about what I’m doing online.

Definitely glad I did that and very happy to have found Alex, Dean, and you now because, starting from Alex down, you guys’ whole little community is very refreshing for the IM world.

Thanks Ralph,


P.S. – feel free to contact me anytime mark [at]

Dean’s Starting with Marketing class really emphasizes the blog as a pivotal part of communicating and educating (not selling)with my followers–seems like a great idea and is working well.

It also is a platform to offer “free” advice and to keep building the relationship. I agree with you 100% that it is so important to surround yourself with other successful online marketers like Dean and Alex and sure, someday you and I can be just as successful!


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