Every business when they first start out, has a certain budget to spend on marketing. Many try to cut down on advertising, but spend too much on things they really do not need. Let's first discuss those that have a small budget. If you have time but not a lot of money, you can begin with free marketing like writing articles. It's totally up to you in the long run about what you want to do first to get started. Some have a budget, and they don't have time. Some have time and don't have a budget for traffic. Now let me be clear even if you have a steady cash flow for your business. You shouldn't overlook the enormous potential of free marketing sources like social media and articles which can bring you extra customers for free. Free traffic refers to strategies, which can achieve quality traffic to your product or service without the need of spending any money at all on advertising. Below are some of the several most popular natural ways to drive free leads to your product or services, such as: -Article Submission -Social Media -Social Book-Marking -Forum Traffic -Affiliate Traffic -Search Engine Optimization -Press Releases -Link Exchanges -Ad Swaps -Video Marketing -Offline Traffic Methods To get started, let's talk about 'Article Submission'. Doing this simple strategy involves you writing and submitting articles. Your articles must be relevant to your market topic and you must summit them to authority article directories. Article Submission involves you writing quality content and submitting it. Make sure it is related to your market topic and summit to only high traffic article directories like ezinearticles.com. If you do this people searching for information on your topic will find your quality articles. After they read your content it will lead them to you. At then end of your article you will have an author’s resource box where you can add your link, and this will drive traffic to your site, SEO is ‘Search Engine Optimization.’ it is the magic free art of getting your site to the top of Google or Bing or Yahoo’s search engine by targeting high search volume “keyword phrases”. SEO is getting harder and harder as Google keeps changing their algorithm. At times you have to hire a full-time business to keep this going for you for any success. However, it is always great to have it set up when you create your website or a new blog post. ‘Video Marketing’ is increasingly growing by the minute. More entrepreneurs and businesses are using it daily, and some are making good money by only using video marketing. You can get the hundreds to thousands of views sometimes overnight. Social media marketing is a strategy which is powerful. A key way to increase your traffic for free. Your content can go viral at any moment and can bring a massive amount of customers to your business sometimes overnight if done correctly. ‘Press Releases’ is one of the most powerful ways to drive massive traffic yet is one of the most under used strategies. We are going to teach you step by step how to generate unstoppable traffic with Press Release's to your business. You can also use ‘Link exchanges’ this strategy is when you exchange links between your site and other companies websites that are relevant to your niche. So that customers from the other similar site will visit yours and vice versa. The only minus is that you have to put a link to your website on their business if you want to use this strategy. Here is another widely used free tactic ‘Ad swaps’ this means that you agree on a reciprocal promotion of your product or service and your partners through your email list or blog posts. When you use this tactic correctly, it can hugely benefit both parties. Here we have ‘Offline traffic methods’ that deal with promoting your website through offline methods such as newspapers, banners, flyers, direct response marketing to name a few of them. Still very effective if done right in the first place. In the next few classes, we will take a closer look at each of these free traffic methods in more detail and some paid strategies, as well. I hope you are ready to start generating real targeted traffic to your business for free. To Your Massive Wealth And Success: Sophia Mugnani PS. Leave me a comment below and let me know what you think about this article and if you found it helpful. Also please share it with your family and friends.