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9 Reasons to Use Youtube for Traffic Generation

If you’re looking for free traffic than look no further than Youtube. This is one of my favorite ways to get traffic. It also happens to be one of the easiest.


1. Second biggest search engine in the world.

You have people that go directly to youtube to search for information. Are they finding you? Everything from infomarketers to local business and much more can be on here. Further youtube videos show up in other search engines like Google and Bing.

There are over 4 billion videos viewed daily. Are you getting your piece of this pie? That’s almost one video per person on the earth.

2. SEO is Hard (But not for videos)

Trying to optimize for search engines is hard. And Google keeps making it tougher. Expect to lay out hundreds to thousands of dollars per month if you want other people to do it for you. And even then you’ll probably lose any rankings you gain with the next algorithm change.

But using youtube videos you can become ranked and get traffic much better. It is WAY easier to get a youtube video ranked for a keyword than for a post on your site. Going for local traffic? It’s even easier.

You need to know the right things to do which you can find out more about here. And if you do these its actually pretty easy (since most of your competition is clueless about it).

3. It’s Free!

Youtube costs you nothing to use. Everyone has a camera these days. You don’t need a fancy studio or professional editing. Sure that stuff is great if you have it. But you can get started today.

It’s hard to beat free traffic that turns into customers, especially when it continues to come in from a video you made several years ago.

4. You Can Point Traffic to Your Site

You can tell people where to go in your videos. You can have watermarks with your URL. You can include not one but as many clickable links in your description as you want.

If you know how you can even create clickable links on the video itself.

5. Sell Directly from Youtube

This was discussed recently in my interview with Professor Paul. You could actually sell products and services directly from Youtube.

Or affiliate programs. I created a few videos in a small niche for fun which have brought in hundreds of dollars and continue to sell.

6. Free Video Hosting

Did you know you can make your videos unlisted so that people can’t find them. Then you can use these videos even for paid products so you won’t have to pay to have them hosted anywhere.

7. You Can Build a List

Email list are still the best way to make money online in my opinion. But that doesn’t mean other lists don’t work well either. You can build a subscriber list on Youtube that can be emailed anytime you upload a new video.

8. Viral Traffic

Youtube videos can go viral. Even if you don’t have the next Gangnam Style, your video will be should in related videos, can be spread on social media and much more. Just by having it up there, other people can embed it on their websites.

9. Monetization

Besides selling your own products and services, if you have a popular channel, you can make big money just off of advertising running on your videos.

I’ve heard of one guy that makes multiple five figure amounts from his popular Youtube channel.

As of this writing I have 468 videos on my main channel. These have generated 2473 subscribers and 1479385 views.

You may be thinking I could never create that many videos. First off, that is years of doing this. Secondly, you don’t need that many.

A single well targeted video could bring in tons of traffic if you follow the right steps.

I highly recommend you check out this free training on Youtube for more information.

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Building an Email List Following

Another great question came in regarding building your email list. I’ve mentioned this many times before including in last week’s article about building a steady and reliable income from your online business, as the email list is key to that.

“My biggest problem is creating a following… building an email list and turning that into paying customers. I would bet that is almost everyone’s problem.”

Building an email list is still the best way to continually market an online business. This article explains how to do it.

Building an email list is still the best way to continually market an online business. This article explains how to do it.

In order to build an email list you need to have two things.

1) Optin Offer
2) Traffic

And of course these can be broken down into many parts. Let’s start with the first one.

Optin Offer

An optin offer can come in many forms. The idea is you want people to sign up to your email list. In order for them to do that you’re going to need to offer them something in exchange. In the early days of the internet you could simply offer your email newsletter and people would subscribe as getting email was a novelty. Remember AOL’s “You’ve Got Mail” phrase. How annoying would that be today?

What you offer can vary wildly. The basic idea is you want to offer something so good that people have to get it. Not only should your offer be compelling, but whatever your offer should be quality stuff.

If you have a great squeeze page but when they get your download or whatever it is and its crap they’re not likely to stick around or become customers. But if you have something great that helps the person immediately than they’re likely to think “If they’re giving this away for free, how awesome is what they’re selling going to be?”

As for where this offer is it can be in many places.

  • Squeeze page
  • Blog sidebar
  • Popups
  • Exit Pops
  • Etc.

The squeeze page is generally going to convert best because it is designed to give a person two options. Signup or leave. With more options people get distracted and do other things.

Of course, what you use will depend on your business and how your funnels and marketing works. Depending on these factors you may be using all of these optins on different pages and websites.

Notice to the right on the sidebar here on LoganChristopher.com that there is an optin offer for not one but five free reports. If you’ve read these you know they’re short but have great information in them that you can put into use right away. (Hint: since people can’t tell the quality of your information from the outside, quantity can take its place, plus it allows you to have more hooks, any one of which may interest a prospect.)

Your offer can be tested and tweaked to get better responses. For instance over at SuperManHerbs.com I ran a split test to see what worked better, a 15% off coupon which was our control, or a Free Report about herbalism. All that was changed was the wording on the optin box and in fact people got both after they signed up. The coupon won by almost a 2 to 1 margin.

Start with whatever you can. Something that I tell my coaching clients is to create your optin offer as if it is a paid product. Make it that good and you’re likely to get some great fans on your email list and then turning these into paying customers shouldn’t be too hard.

Of course there is much more to this topic but this is enough to get started with.

And here’s the key the best optin offer won’t work if no one is going to it. Thus you need to move onto the second part of the equation.


There are lots of ways to get traffic to your website. In the beginning I suggest you pick one to start with and work on that until it works. Some are better than others and they all have different benefits and drawbacks to them.

The problem many people seem to have is they think people are just going to show up in droves to their website just by putting it up. It doesn’t work that way! You have to GET people to come to your website.

As a basic breakdown we can split traffic into paid and non-paid means. Here is a partial list of different ways to get the traffic coming to your site.


  • Google PPC
  • Facebook PPC
  • Direct Ad Buys
  • Affiliates*

*While affiliates are paid the best part is you typically only pay after they make a sale, so you’re only paying out of profits that come in, rather than up front. Getting high-quality affiliates is often the quickest route to success if you do it right.


  • SEO
  • Youtube
  • Forums
  • Social Media
  • Guest Articles
  • Word of Mouth

Lots of people flock to the non-paid methods because you put no money on the line. (That’s not exactly true because you can pay for these services as well like hiring an SEO company to build your rankings, but it can be done for free, by investing in your time.) But the truth is these are a lot slower to work and you have less control in many ways than with paid advertising.

Remember to pick ONE and learn all you can about it and take action DOING it until it works. What will work best for you will depend on your market, what you like to do and the online business model you’re doing.

And if you do this right you will get regular streams of traffic which will convert into optins which will convert into customers. Its quite simple in theory but can be tough in execution as there are many steps along the way where you can screw it up.

Of course once you have the email list and customers there is much you can do from there but that’s a topic for another time.

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