This is technically true. You can drive all the traffic to your site from other places different from search engines organic results, such as PPC and other kind of ads, mailing lists, and links in other websites (especially social media sites, blogs and forums). But would this be enough?
I currently am favoring the Rights Managed model online blogs as I tend to spend more time on each image and look for a higher price point as opposed to the greater volume of sales that is required to earn a good income from the Royalty Free and Micro models. That being said, my second best revenue-generating image over the last six months is an RF image with Blend.
You know I like ALL the pieces I’ve created at Heycaryann. I only make pieces that I personally would wear, and most times I make doubles of everything. I’ve always been fond of flowers and rhinestones. I wear my own jewelry everyday.
Well, there is. The entire world is an entertainment-hungry beast, and when it comes to music, it loves whatever’s new and hip, even if it sounds like garbage. So up and coming bands can give the entire world exactly what it wants and make a killing by doing so. How? By promoting their music the FREE way.
The second step is to create a blog. In effect a blog is a website, but it is your website, and it will represent you on the internet. In other words, your blog is your home, but online. read magazines present you with a plethora of opportunities to increase your online exposure. On your blog site you can get noticed, and you can express your thoughts and ideas. You can also advertise your own business or product on your blog. When you are making money, you will find yourself being active, and certainly not bored. Trust Me.
The argument often put forward is that it’s just a matter of time before big companies get their act together (from an SEO). When this happens (so they say), all of the profitable niches that we’re currently targeting (and getting traffic from) will be swamped by high authority websites that you’ll have no hope of beating (in the search engine rankings).
This is where your will comes into play. Without the willpower to learn what it takes to become a producer and complete all the steps involve guess what? You won’t be very successful. You must have the drive to see it through to the end. You can’t be easily deterred by every little bump in the road that comes along…and surely they will come.
One of my clients is very active in the community. The company made a big donation to a local nonprofit but they missed out on an opportunity for media attention for their good deed. It’s great to be civic minded. But it’s just as OK to leverage your generosity to bring attention to yourself and your favorite ’cause’.