You can have the most beautiful blog in the world but if you have a low amount of people visiting your site every day nothing happens.

You need to attract a massive amount of traffic to your blog (more than 1000 unique visits), otherwise, you cannot expect any profit from it. We will show you how to do that in a minute and free, but first, let’s talk about the different traffic sources.

There are hundreds, and hundreds of different traffic sources out there, some are free and others you can buy from.

The easiest way to review this is to cover the ones we consider the easy ones to start-with in affiliate marketing and choose just one to start with.

So, let’s talk about social platforms and search engine.


Social traffic sources



 With more than a billion daily users and over two billion unique monthly users worldwide, Facebook is the broadest reaching social network. According to Social Media Examiner, 62% of marketers say it’s the most important social network “by a long shot,” and is pretty much too big to ignore.

Seventy-six percent (76%) of all American female Internet users and 66% of all male Internet users are on Facebook.

By age: 88% of 18–29-year-olds, 84% of 30–49-year-olds, and 72% of 50–64-year-olds use Facebook in the U.S.



With 317 million unique monthly users, Twitter is a powerful tool and a great way to share news in quick, short (140 characters) bites. Twitter supports 40 languages and has 79% of users living outside the U.S.

Twitter is used by 15% of American female Internet users and 22% of American male Internet users.

By age: 37% of 18-29-year-olds use Twitter, and 25% of 30-49-year-olds use Twitter in the U.S.



Instagram has 700 million monthly active users. This visual network stays fresh and appealing to younger people by adapting to trends. (Millennials mostly).

Instagram is used by 38% of American female Internet users and 24% of male Internet users.

By age: 59% of 18-29-year-olds use Instagram, and 33% of 30-49-year-olds use Instagram.



Pinterest has 317 million unique monthly users.

Forty-five percent (45%) of online women are on Pinterest, and 17% of online men.

Compare with other social platforms, Pinterest skews a bit older and a decidedly more female.

The age distribution is fairly balanced from 18-64-year-olds, with 34% ages 18-29, and 27% and 28%, respectively for ages 30-49, and 50-64.

You can start today using Pinterest and get a lot of followers in an easy way, using our main Pinterest strategy

How I can get 100 Pinterest followers in the next 48 hours


Search engine Traffic



Search traffic describes traffic that comes from search engines.

There are different search engines but here, we will focus on the most important and the biggest search engine (and traffic source) in the world: Google.

Google is the No. 1 search engine in the world, it is the most visited website globally.

One of the important Google features is that it allows keyword targeting (the words that you type in the search box).

For example, if you type “affiliate marketing” you are going to be immediately shown search results relevant to this query.

You can advertise in Google using Adwords (paid ad) or working on SEO to optimize your blog to be visible in Google and ranking in a privileged position (organic search).

Advertisers are able to pay to be on the top of the list for a specific targeted keyword. You can pay (bid) per click for that specific keyword.

Google’s ad platform is user-friendly and has a lot of tools and settings to help you create an effective and low-cost campaign in minutes.


What next?


Now that you have an overview of the audiences each of the top social media networks and search engine provides, you can define which one best fits your strategic goals. For example, if you are looking to raise awareness across a range of age groups, Facebook is a great place for you to make central in your marketing plan. (Also, consider boosting posts and using other tactics to maximize your reach.) If you’re a fashion blogger, Instagram or Pinterest will reach your core target audience and give them an eyeful of beautiful reasons to follow your blog and click on links they find there to the clothing and accessories you recommend.

As you make your choices about which platforms to use, keep in mind the type of content you’ll be sharing (i.e. pictures, videos, etc.) and also what your time realistically allows. While you can always use scheduling apps like Buffer, Hootsuite or Tailwinds to help automate your posting schedule and do cross-platform posting, it’s still on you to check your analytics and keep evaluating what’s working best for your business.

If you keep focus, your social media strategy will help you make the right connections to find your audience and grow your business.


Action Plan


Our advice to you is to start with just one specific traffic source and master it first and then continue with another traffic source.

Here at , we have been tested, proved and choose to use Pinterest as our main traffic source to attract people to our blog.

We have a specific strategy to generate tons of targeted traffic to our site and the best part of this is that it is free. We are happy with this and is what we use daily.

If you want to learn how to do that, we recommend to joint  How I can get 100 Pinterest followers in the next 48 hours

And start generating free traffic for your blog.

If you are planning to start a blog and you want to know how is the easiest way to start please read

How to make money blogging for beginners

Once you choose your main traffic source you can start promoting your product or service go and read

How to promote in affiliate marketing

There’s a lot more information about to make money using affiliate marketing with a blog and Pinterest in our blog


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