So here’s something interesting.
It seems that almost every time I logged in to see the answers my readers are sending me to the “How can I help you” question…it’s like Déjà vu all over again.
Because almost every time I check, the most recent answer is the same: GET TRAFFIC
It’s not that everyone had the same answer, but it was the NUMBER ONE answer out of the 25 possible answers. Hundreds of people — 20% actually — picked Traffic as their number one concern.
Ken S. I think summarized his feelings well. He said…
“Building a list and generating traffic are the two most difficult tasks in generating an income online income. I need more information on how to best generate traffic in the shortest time possible. I don’t need more success stories from someone who built their business two or three years ago.”
Well said, Ken.
But it gets more interesting than that…There were also choices for SEO, Listbuilding, Adwords, Article Marketing, Affiliate marketing, and Web2.0 strategies — which are all different ways of getting even MORE Traffic.
So if you add up all of those as well, 41% of you and people like you are saying …
“GET ME SOME TRAFFIC!”
But Gene P. said this…
“I’m so mixed up I do not know where to begin.”
And Susan (no last initial) wrote me apparently frustrated and said…
“I have purchased so many schemes and in most of them they leave out the main ingredient that one needs to get started they tell you so much and then want more money for you to proceed. I am now at rock bottom financially, so any snippet’s of info to get me going would help.”
I’ve got hundreds of comments like these — from people like you (and from you!) who just need some help.
And so that got me thinking….
WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU?
And so I had an idea, and I’d like your opinion on it. I may be opening up a can of worms here…and there’s probably a reason that no other marketing teachers have done this for their readers before — especially for free — (No one that I know, in any case).
I mean I may really be stepping into something here that might mess my shoes, but….
I’ve got a feeling that there are lots of people reading this message — people like you — who are in the same business as other people who are reading this message. And it’d be a VERY GOOD THING to get the two of your together.
But that’s not going to happen any time soon, unless someone does something about it.
So…CAN I HELP YOU get in touch with other people in your market who might want to send you traffic, and who you might also send some traffic to?
Is there some way I can post all your names and websites and email addresses so that you can find each other, get in touch with each other, and get something going?
I’m guessing that somehow there is.
My first idea was to just post all your contact info on my blog, but that might be a big problem. If you run a blog of your own, you probably get tons of blog spam posted to your site. I’ve got filters that automatically delete the spam, and hundreds of people every week trying to post their porn or “health” or scam links on my site.
So I have to find a way to help you, while not leaving this open to the whole world.
I really only want to help my own readers.
SO LET’S TALK ABOUT THIS.
First, do you think that this is an idea that could help you? If your website and site description and contact info were posted here or somewhere close, would that help you?
Would you go looking for other marketers serving your same demographic and send THEM traffic? Even a little?
How do we keep out the riff raff?
How do we make matches?
And how can we do it so that it doesn’t take a mountain of energy and a staff of 12 to keep the thing working and helping you?
DO NOT, please, post your site info here and expect links or traffic. For now, I only want to have a discussion, and I hope you’ll participate.
My goal here is to help you get traffic. And I hope your goal is to make that easy — but also to help someone else in your field get traffic, too.
This will only work if we all give more than we receive.
Anyway, Am I nuts? Does this make sense? Would it help you?
Let me know. Please comment here.
I’ll follow up with this in the next day or two.
To Your Success (I mean it!),
P.S. Something that I want you to think about is that traffic is NOT like toys in a playroom, where there is a finite amount of toys that you’ve got to fight some other toddler for.
No, traffic is more like Love. The more you give, the more there is to receive.
By the way, I’m not promising to do this — at least not yet. I’ve got to figure out a way to make it work first.
So give me your comments, and let’s figure out an easy solution to your traffic problem together.