Who doesn't need more qualified traffic? The question is rather where to get it and what you need to give in return. A 1000 visitors to your website can cost you a week worth of social media posts or 1000€ on ads. The choice is ours and we have to learn to be the judge of what brings us the best ROI (return on investment). "All" we have to do is to find traffic channels that attract customers for less than they give us back in revenue .. minus the cost of goods delivered .. minus returns .. minus people .. minus you get the point.
I'm astonished how few people have tried this (Native Ads) easy to use way of advertising your stories through (paid) recommended articles on high (and low) quality websites like Handelsblatt, Forbes, Wired, etc. I often get a million impressions for about 200€ (yes, CTRs are shitty) and easily fill my retargeting audiences for the more expensive platforms like Google and Facebook. Native advertising platforms like Outbrain and Taboola have become the goto traffic source for many big affiliate marketers since Facebook and Google have become so expensive.