Gaining traffic onto your website can be a headache, with so many different ways where do you start?
The best way to answer this question is to dig deep into what your website is about.
Remember staying on topic is KEY! Having a photography website then talking about computers might be on topic but it all depends on how you are talking about computers on a photography website.
For example if I have an environmental website then I talk about computer mouses it would be straying off topic.
So now that “staying on topic” has been explained, ask yourself “What is my website about?” and “What is my websites goal?”.
Of course everyone’s overall goal is to make money, but what is it you need to accomplish to produce that income you are looking for?
Quality content, quality work; QUALITY QUALITY QUALITY! The better your content (written, images, videos, graphics and audio), the more overall stance you will have over your competition and longevity your content will have. Understand your field and understand what you need to deliver to not only satisfy but to bring back those users.
Having users come back to your content for references, usage or other reasons is a great thing to have. Think about it like your website is a supply base, people need supplies and you are providing it, whether it is knowledge or a physical product.
Quality website and Product (physical or not) content (images, written, videos, graphics and audio)
Give users a reason to come back
Understand what your website is about and stick to it. Stay ON TOPIC!
Regular updating and additional content. Communication; talk to your users, let them talk to you as well.
Traffic Generating tips
Make quality videos about your website or product, post them on popular video sharing websites.
Stay connected to your audience, use Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, Myspace, Instagr.am ect. (Research these social media networks, they change all the time [might be new ones out])
Blogging, this gives your website organic traffic from search engines. Try and blog as much as possible, it really is the best and most powerful tool right now.
A combination of quality content, blogging and staying in touch with your audience is a great way to bring traffic to your website. Just remember this stuff takes time do NOT expect traffic overnight. Make realistic goals and be consistent.
How to start a website; with WebPaper. It allows you to create a website without any previous programming knowledge or experience. This gives entrepreneurs that are starting their own business a cheap professional alternative to an expense problem.
Simply drag your images into place anywhere on your web page. Your own website without a headache. Unlike other website builder’s WebPaper works on the go, edit your website when your out with your friends or on a business trip. WebPaper is iPad and iPhone friendly so no more excuses.
Make a website with WebPaper’s powerful editor, manage your website from anywhere at anytime. No more waiting for others to do what you know how to do already, its so easy!
Sell your products online with WebPaper. Instantly integrate your Paypal account with your shopping cart and get selling products! Learn how to put a Shopping Cart on your website so you can start selling your products online and make money instantly.
Lets start off by explaining to you what WebPaper is. WebPaper is a full hosting service, content management system, and a full web development tool. With or without programming knowledge you will be able to completely build a fully functional and professional website on your own. Graphic experience is a plus but not necessary.
Is there anything I need to know? To answer this simply, NO! It is an advantage to know adobe photoshop, or any other image editing software.
To make money with WebPaper is simple, easy and effective if you are confidant, a self starter and very motivated. If this is not you then read no further. Making money online is easy but does take time and patients (like anything that makes money). Once you get the ball rolling the momentum will only increase bringing you more clients with less effort.
1. Getting Clients – This might be the hardest parts of anything. Doing this is not easy and can be frustrating at times. With constistncy and confiendice you will prevail. Here are some tips and tricks to doing this.
Tell your friends, family and anyone you come across that you develop websites (and possibly at a low cost). The more people you tell the more potential clients you will have.
Build a reputation (This will bring clients to you. Its a great feeling when clients come to you and you no longer are looking for work.)
Be price competitive. Currently the market is only growing and getting larger. Think about your prices, to low scares people, to high scares people. You need that right number that will attract the right people to your business.
Have specials, certain months or even weeks you can offer specials in which you should offer lower pricing for a certain amount of clients. Example would be $450.00 reduced to $250.00. $200.00 Off this WEEK ONLY!
2. Keeping clients – Believe it or not keeping clients is not a easy task but can be done through patients, maturity, and self confidence in your services. Be willing to bite the bullet for your clients. The client is always right, most the time.
3. Collecting money – You should collect at a minimum 50% of the overall project price before starting. There will be a lot of people who will attempt to waste your time, don’t allow them. If they are serious they will have no problem doing this. Upon full approval of your work you should then collect the other 50% of the total cost of the project.
Charge for hosting, making residual income is great! Pick your monthly price (be fair!), don’t forget that you can give your clients access to their website with Sub Accounts.
With WebPaper’s fully manageable accounts you can start building and maintaining all your clients on one WebPaper account. WebPaper makes it easy to stay organized and be very productive in development and updating your websites. Host multiple websites on your WebPaper account, allowing you to have a central ”Administrator” account for all your websites and clients.
Give your clients access to their website pages with Sub Accounts. Make them an account with their desired email address, password and assign them their web pages. Now they can access your website at anytime
As you can see, starting your own website development business might be easier and less expensive then you thought.