You've set up your own Web site, congratulations! Now you want people to VISIT your site, and of course you want them to give you writing jobs.:-)
Getting traffic to a new site is always a challenge. This is one of the reasons I recommend in my Sell Your Writing Online NOW (SYWON) training and elsewhere, that you consider setting up Squidoo lenses and Blogger blogs for your initial foray onto the Web.
Squidoo utilizes RSS, as do all blogs. Any site with an RSS feed gets found very quickly by the search engines, whereas static sites take (much) longer. This means you'll get traffic much sooner.
Here are some simple ways to prime the pump, and get traffic to any site, whether it's blessed with an RSS feed or not.
* Comment on blogs. Whenever you read a blog, leave a comment. You'll be given an opportunity to leave your Web site's address, and this forms a back link, which leads to traffic;
* Interact on forums. In forums, you can add your Web address to a signature file;
* Use Craigslist to promote your site. Over the past few months, Craigslist has taken a blow torch to people abusing the site, but if you post relevant, unique ads, you'll get found in the search engines fast;
* Use article marketing: post promotional articles to articles directories. I enjoy writing, and article marketing has always been my promotional tool of choice;
* Advertise, either using Pay Per Click, ezine advertising, or some other form of advertising. I rarely advertise, simply because once you stop paying the traffic stops. I prefer article marketing as a form of advertising because the traffic doesn't stop. :-)
So there you have excellent ways to start the traffic flowing to your writer's Web site.