Hire college students to help promote your sites online and pay them commission for any sales that come from their affiliate links. Hint: give them their own domains that redirect to their affiliate links!
Purchase business cards with your domain on them and distribute them everywhere you go. Some online business card service providers like vistaprint.com offer free business cards while all you’ll have to pay is shipping. Check them out!
Purchase a domain name that is already receiving traffic and forward it to your site. However, note that search engines have been known to penalize people by taking a higher PR and making it lower. For instance, let’s say that you purchase a domain name that is a PR 5 and then transfer it to your name. In some instances, once the transfer goes into play, your site will then be converted back to a PR 0.
If you don’t want to create a report, you can purchase a report with master resell or private label rights that is relevant and then give it away to your customers to drive traffic back to your website. Just make sure that you include a link that says that the information can be given away only if your website URL remains intact.
Participate in a banner or link exchange program. However, if you choose this route, make sure that you only deal with “white hat” sites, that get their traffic organically and not sites that might get your site banned.
Give away something free. It could be a short report, a collection of articles or a 5-7 part e-course in which your visitors will have to come back to the website every day in order to obtain the free information.
Hold a contest and advertise it all over the ‘net. You can also use the power of viral marketing to get the word out. Make the prize so irresistible and creative that everyone will want to participate.
If you know anything at all about search engine optimization then you can optimize your website for a particular keyword. To maximize your revenues, you can hire a student for $8 an hour or barter for this type of service. Some great bartering ideas are links on a site with a high PR or free articles.