Building traffic can be a tedious and very time consuming job. It’s like running a marathon. It’s definitely not for sprinters. In most cases it also takes quite a while before you see any results from your efforts.
6-7 years ago I spend countless hours building small affiliate niche sites. I ran sites about everything from feng shui to kitesurfing.
I spend evenings and nights submitting articles to article banks like amazines.com, articlecity.com, and ezinearticles.com. I did keyword research and worked with a handful of freelance writers from different parts of the world. I spun articles, submitted my sites to directories, and did thousands of link exchanges.
Even though I made more money for each new site I created I lost focus at some point. I got myself a full time job, a girlfriend, we moved in together, and now we have two beautiful kids.
That’s probably why I stopped building niche websites. I lost focus.
Even though I haven’t touched them for years they still keep generating decent money and pay for my vacations. That’s why looking back I often ask myself; Why didn’t you build even more sites and promoted them even harder when you had more time? Why didn’t you keep on building sites for the past 6-7 years? Sure I could have done that despite job, girlfriend, and kids.
The simple answer is that I lost focus and it lost my interest. Never let that happen to you! Keep on building even when it gets hard and boring – it will at some point.
Make sure you put at least a little bit of work into building traffic every day. Comment on a blog, post in a forum, or ask for a link exchange. Whatever it takes to make sure you’re progressing.
And just one final advice. Don’t let internet marketing “gurus”, blogs, newsletters etc. steel your time. Stop reading about traffic building. Take action! Do something!
PS: Regarding my own motivation I’m now back on track with the launch of insidemyrocket.com. I’m trying out all the traffic building tricks I can get my hands on. Making sure I do something to promote insidemyrocket.com every day.