Free vs Paid Traffic Sources

Getting started with affiliate marketing can be a bit challenging to a n00b. There are tons of “gurus” out there on the web who claim to have the secret recipe to making millions from internet marketing. Yet, most of these guys’ biggest source of income are their how-to courses, go figure.

Needless to say, you can get started without dropping a dime on knowledge that’s already freely available out there on the web. You just need to spend some time researching and reading up on the various topics, and form a good plan for your traffic methods.

Most beginners will want to start with free traffic methods, and build up the volume to reinvest in paid traffic sources for long-term scale.

Free Traffic Sources

  • Blogging – A great method for building up followers and targeted mailing lists for a campaign.
  • Websites – Similar to blogs, but with a bit more content and structure. Usually in the form of a service, directory, or resource for learning about a topic related to your campaigns. Good for contextual links, ad placements, and content gateways for mailing lists and incent offers.

Paid Traffic Sources

  • PPC – Pay Per Click (Adsense, Facebook ads, Plenty of Fish, Chase Clicks, etc.)
  • PPV – Pay Per View (TrafficVance, DirectCPV, etc.)
  • Email Marketing (Aweber, Senderr, eInfer, Constant Contact, iContact, etc.)

Remote Control Cars

I’ve never been a huge RC follower or hobbyist but I’ve always loved playing with them. With the big new yard, me and several of my friends setup an RC track in one corner. We pulled a bunch of trees out that were dying slow deaths and made a few berms, a woop section, couple jumps, and started pounding the dirt!

With so many of my friends being into the RC scene and seeing how big the hobby actually is nowadays (there are legitimate RC events and races now, with large purses, paid professionals, etc.). I’ve decided to add another website to my growing network of enthusiasts websites.

The new website will be called, simply.. I decided to throw traditional domain name sense to the wind and go for something unique and hopefully catchy. That’s right.. no DOT COM, or DOT NET. Crazy! is the url for the Forums section of the site.

The site will feature product and car reviews, upcoming events, and other content related to the RC scene.