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How To Gain Added Benefits From Your Traffic Through Unrealized Profits

Aug 17, 2007
Establishing your own e-Commerce site is not what it used to be. There is so much competition out there vying for a bigger share of the pie. Getting your piece has gotten much more difficult than it was a few years ago and any concept or tactic that you can find to augment your sales is vital to your Internet home business success.

We have got to admit one real fact. Most of us are in it for the money. We are not going to waste our time and effort just for the fun of it. Most Internet entrepreneurs cannot sit around waiting to see some profits. While there are many who are not committed to success and financial independence, there are some of us who would rather see a profit on any given day. That's what separates the winners from the losers and is the reason why I continually preach that you should not give up. Yes, it's hard work and it doesn't happen overnight, but you can succeed if you are committed and stick with it.

It is common knowledge that without traffic we have no business. Like any business, without customers we have no sales. Traffic represents all the prospects that get a chance to see what you have to offer. The more people who see your products or services, the more prospects there would be to buy them.

Nobody puts up a home business web site who doesn't expect to profit from it. We have startup capital that needs to be regained. With a consistent traffic flow, we at least have a fighting chance to achieve that probability. Monetizing your traffic would optimize your chances of making the best use of it.

Making Money From Your Traffic

The best and most proven method of making a profit from your traffic is through advertising. The Internet generates millions upon millions of web site visitors every day. Most of them are searching for something. While some are just researching information, there is also a large percentage that is looking for something in particular that they need.

The Internet has proven to be a very dependable source in finding what was previously deemed to be a very unsearchable product. The Internet has made the world a smaller place; you can advertise a product from the countryside of Germany and still find a buyer from the center of Chicago.

Generating traffic is not an easy task. You have to contend with a huge number of web sites to generate a useful and productive traffic flow. But if done correctly, this could open up a whole new world of possibilities. One of the benefits is monetizing your traffic flow. More simply stated, your traffic becomes profit.

So, to get to the core of it, the more traffic you generate the more likely you will be considered a serious Internet marketer. Serious Internet marketer meaning that, a site with heavy traffic flow is much more likely to convert visitors into profit. Basically, traffic equals profit. Advertising is the name of the game. With a good advertising campaign, you can use your traffic flow to your advantage.

When you generate heavy traffic you have a good number of potential customers. Customers who are willing to pour money into your bank account. Additionally, this is traffic that can be redirected through affiliate links to sponsored products that will pay you a sizeable commission every time your traffic buys their product. More on this in a moment.

Another scheme is called 'pay-per-click'. With every click a visitor to your site makes on an advertised link, you will be paid. The more traffic you generate and the more clicks that happen, the more profits you earn.

Another great way to leverage your traffic is through Joint Ventures (JVs). Having a JV partnership with another Internet business multiplies your traffic by the size of the JV's mailing list. If the JV has a list of 100,000 members, that number is added to your exposure factor. However, if you do not have a hot selling product and a really big list of your own to make available to your JV partner, don't expect the heavy hitters to JV with you. It must be a win-win situation. This is something that you can do after you've become more established.

Affiliate Programs

Another method of monetizing your traffic is through affiliate programs. You can link up with other tried and true sites and online companies and capitalize on your traffic by having a percentage of sales generated by traffic coming from your site.

The basic idea is this. Traffic generated from your site will go to another site that can offer a product that you do not carry. Many programs can track and make records of transactions that were generated because of site linkage through your affiliate link.

When purchases are made by customers that were led by your site to their site you get a percentage of that sale. Affiliate programs would give you the benefit of monetizing your traffic without the actual need to carry or promote a certain product. This allows you to offer a wider range of products that compliment your own. And make no mistake; there are people out there who don't have a single product of their own making a good living on nothing but affiliate programs

There are so many programs and concepts for capitalizing on your traffic. All it takes is a bit of hard work and the desire to successfully launch a profit-pulling site. The Internet is a veritable gold mine of information. Many tips and guides are available on the Internet on how to turn your traffic into profit and make your site a good revenue generator.
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Don Resh is CEO of WebForce, Inc. A more detailed bio is available at:

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