Quick Start Challenge and getting traffic to my site
I spent most of my time this past week with the Quick Start Challenge implementing module 2 action plans. Basically, it was about getting traffic to my site. This involves implementing a long term traffic strategy for my website. But it was a frustrating week for me as I put in enough time just setting up my account on the Warrior forum, not because the assignment was hard, but because my situation was more difficult.
To be fair to the challenge, if I was truly starting out as a newbie then things would be easier and go much smoother. But because I’ve been online and have things setup, then I am constantly deciding whether to start a task from scratch or modify what I have already in place which takes up time. In module 1, I decided to use this website for the challenge instead of creating a brand new site. So I had to take time make modifications to this site because it has been sitting on a back burner.
Created an about page
Next I developed an about page having a struggle because I don’t like being in the lime light. I also wasn’t on Facebook for the same reason, but connected up to it anyway so that I could be part of the group. At times I am placed outside of my comfort zone with this program, but see the importance of doing what it suggests and do it. So what does this have to do with traffic?
Because most of the online world has moved to social media, it has become important to be part of that movement. So as module 2 has suggested, I prepared to implement those suggestions. And one of those parts was being part of the Warrior Forum and active with it.
Warrior Forum Account dilemma
This is where another dilemma developed for me. Since I already had a anonymous account setup beforehand, I pondered whether to cancel the original account and open up a new one, or change the name on my existing account over to mine. Once that decision was made, I then needed to setup the profile page among other things and create a signature. By the time this was all done, I had burned up more time.
Because of these things, I have changed the Quick Start Challenge to the slow start challenge. It’s like every time I do a task, I run into another brick wall.
Blog hopping for traffic
I also implemented the second traffic method of blog hopping. I visited and commented on a few blogs each day this past week, and in return had others visit my site to comment as well. I like this method because I got to see and read what others are doing and made new contacts in the process. I even visited and commented on related blogs outside the group.
Social Media for traffic
I began implementing the social traffic by utilizing my Twitter account and joined additional groups on Facebook. With Facebook, I visit and post comments whenever I can contribute something of interest or help. I am not as comfortable with this as I am posting comments on other people’s blogs, but with time and practice, I’m sure this will improve.
And finally as I get into the habit of doing this constantly, I am ready to move on to the next module of the challenge to see what it has in store for me.