If you already have a website up and running but you're lacking targeted visitors, check out 6 free ways to promote your website:
* Using Videos
Videos are extremely powerful if done right. Choose a topic you're comfortable to talk about and create a series of videos. You can place these videos on our blog but make sure you also upload them to YouTube and other video websites. You can also choose to have just a text post on your website and the video on the video websites.
Just be creative. There are many types of videos out there. You can simply show your screen, you can record yourself, whatever you want.
Make your videos interesting and captivating.
Podcasts are becoming more popular every day. They allow you to connect directly to your audience and there are many people who prefer podcasts to read a post or watch a video. Just give it a try.
* Using Forums
Start up by creating a spreadsheet of all the forums in your niche. Open an account with each one of them and create a signature with a link or two pointing to your website. Then, search for threads where you are able to give a good insight. The more answers you give, the better. This will make you not only have more links pointing to your website (within your signature) as it will also allow you to become an authority in your niche since other people on the forums will start to recognize you.
Although they're not so commonly used nowadays, it's always good to have links pointing to your website. And with articles sites, you can have this through the "Resource Box" at the end of the article.
* Commenting on other Blogs
There are many blogs that still have their comments open. Just make a list of the best blogs in your niche, and check the ones that allow you to have a link to your website. Then, once a day, go through all those blogs you found and see if you can leave a relevant comment. Make sure not to spam or saying anything redundant. Your credibility is on the line here.
* Guest Blogging
Guest blogging is pretty common nowadays and there are many blogs accepting guest posts. Again, you need to make a list of the most relevant blogs that accept guest posts and see their guidelines carefully. Then, just follow them and try to be accepted. Make sure the blogs you choose allow you to have at least one link pointing to your website.
Each one of these methods works on its own; but it's far better to use them all to see more results, sooner. Consistency is the key and with time, you'll see a steady growth in your new visitors and visitors coming back to your website.