I am finding that advertising is a little harder than I originally thought. You really have to stick with your advertising efforts and some of those efforts have to be duplicated montly, such as website submissions. I am fining however that I get a lot of page views consistently with Posterous and that's why I keep coming back. Let's face it...if your advertising is not getting you traffic....then why are you using that advertising platform?
I however do love advertising because it's the "wind beneath my wings", or beneath my business growth to be more accurate. What I have found is that I need to always be original and have unique content, or my advertising will not work. I want to brand myself and to be recognized as the hard internet marketer that I am. I get off from work (I am not able to quit my job yet) and I start advertising. I have a fatal fault and I don't mind calling it fatal. I don't take a product through the whole advertising process completely. I get so excited because I know I have a winning product, so I take short cuts. Short cuts and internet marketing are not compatible.
I learned my lesson and so now I am taking my websites, through the whole advertising process. That means that I have to do all the work for one website and not get so excited. I am going to practice with two of my websites first and my blog. Okay, the sites I am going to work with are......drum roll....http://www.squidoo.com/text-ad-brokers, http://www.squidoo.com/iboltoolbox and also, http://richandrichentrepreneurs.biz. This is me just scratching the service. I will update you when I have completed the full advertising cycle.