Hello and welcome back to another edition of Three Money Methods Traffic Tuesdays.
This is Jonathan Kraft and today we’re talking in response to last week’s video where I was talking about traffic. We were talking about all the different traffic methods, if you remember from last week.
If you didn’t see the video from last week, I’ve got a link to it right here.
This week’s video:
All these different methods you know, MySpace, YouTube, Scribd, radio; remember I had all those different things on this side – all the different ways of getting traffic and then we had the webpage in the middle and over here we had the three ways of making money online … selling your stuff.
Someone sent an email and said, “hey Jonathan, I don’t want to have my own website. I don’t want to put up all this content and have people coming to it. I just want to sell other people’s stuff!”
That is fantastic!
But you still need hosting and you need a domain!
And here’s why, for the exact same reasons we talked about last week;
– if one of these methods goes away for you,
– if the ad space company that is paying you for the traffic you’re driving shuts down
– if you’re selling someone else’s product and they change the payment terms on it
– you’re selling your stuff but you suddenly want to sell something different than what you’re selling
The easiest way to switch what you’re doing is to have it all run through something that you control really effectively.
In order to do that, you need to have your own hosting account and your own domain.
Now here’s the thing, you don’t have to put up any real content there, you can just take the traffic and drive it through a redirect page.
A “redirect page” – I’ll show you an example of a redirect here – but all a redirect page is a page you control where the traffic is going and then it just redirects it right along.
So for example, last week in the video, I showed my redirect link for domain names. That redirect link was http://www.threemoneymethods.com/ideas/domain.
if you remember, that was in the video from last week. Watch what happens when I press “enter” on this or when I click the “go” arrow over here, I want you to watch what happens.
I press “go” and it takes me directly to GoDaddy!
That is where you will be redirected to if you want to buy a domain.
But what just happened in that process is I sent you through a redirect which “cookied” your computer for GoDaddy for me as having referred you to GoDaddy.
So if all you were doing was sending people through a redirect, that would still be better than not sending through a redirect — if you’re just sending them right here.
Let’s say for whatever reason, GoDaddy decides to shut me off as an affiliate; I don’t know why in the world they would do that, but that happens sometimes.
Or GoDaddy decides to turn off their affiliate program.
Commission Junction decided to do this, I was sending lots of people to signup for their affiliate program and they decided to stop paying me for sending people to their affiliate program.
Now I still recommend you go signup for Commission Junction as an affiliate, but I don’t get paid for that anymore; that link that’s still there — I still drive it to Commission Junction.
But let’s say there’s somebody I liked better that I told you that you should go signup for these guys; instead of changing out every link I’ve ever created to this whatever – selling ad space, selling someone else’s stuff or selling your stuff, all I do is change out the redirect!
That’s one simple example of why you need to have your own hosting and your own domain.
There are a lot of other reasons; one of the primary ones being that you should be building a list of people who are interested in the kinds of things that you have to offer, because it gives you a way to keep offering them more stuff.
It’s ten times more effective to re-convert someone who’s bought from you in the past, or someone who knows you from the past, than to try and convert someone new.
So you should be collecting names and emails here.
There are a hundred other reasons why you should have your own hosting and your own domain; those are just two of the reasons.
I think I didn’t explain that well enough last week in the video and so I hope, I hope, I hope, I hope I’ve really driven this point home.
You have to have your own hosting; you have to have your own domain.
If you want to buy it through my links, great!
If you don’t, great! I’d rather you buy it through my links, but if you don’t that’s ok too.
Just make sure you get your own hosting, get your own domain and get it done … get it done today!
You will have to learn and it will probably be frustrating in the process.
But if you get your domain and your hosting through GoDaddy, they have really helpful customer support, and if you buy them through my links, great.
Really, they will help you to get this stuff set up.
Yes, it will be frustrating; yes, you will have to learn and yes the process is part of the journey and that’s a whole other topic we can get into.
Get your own hosting; get your own domain!
We’ll see you back next week for another week of Three Money Methods Traffic Tuesday!
I promise next week we’re going to talk about this stuff over here. But this point is so important that I devoted two weeks to it. You’ve got to get this stuff done! You’ve got to have your own hosting and domain.
You’ve got to be driving traffic through there!
So, thank you very much! I’m your host Jonathan Kraft. Come back next week for Three Money Methods Traffic Tuesdays.
We’ll look forward to seeing you back here next week.
Talk with you soon!