ideas on how
to promote on the internet
Advertising costs can ad up
quickly. If you are on a tight
budget you may feel that you can
not afford to advertise. The
fact is you can't afford not to
advertise. Fortunately there
are ways to advertise free and
almost free. Here are several
suggestions that will help you
launch your business and achieve
Design a card that is the size of a
business card with 2 questions.
These questions should ask your
targeted market questions that lead
them to a decision to call you.
Example: If your targeted market is
a consumer market, you might ask a
question regarding using "Green
Products." Then drop them every
where you go. You can leave them in
grocery carts, book stores, and
every where you go. Drop them like
bread crumbs in stores, business,
school, and any where possible.
Magnetic vehicle signs, lawn or
sidewalk signs, T-shirts, fliers and
so on are inexpensive.
You can design business cards that
stand out on your computer. Hand
them out to everyone you meet and
ask relatives and friends to do the
Think about donating a free services
or products for fund raisers in your
Always include a drop card or
business card in the envelope when
Use your local high school booster
club news paper for inexpensive
advertising. It goes for a good
cause and it is normally cost
Give free seminars for community
groups, mops, businesses, and
Try a booth at local expos and
Attend local business groups,
networking groups, meetings and
business card exchanges.
Patronize other home-based and small
businesses. Participate in
cooperative advertising for special
newspaper business supplements. Let
other small business owners know
that you want to business with them
and would for them to do business
Post your business's drop cards,
fliers, business cards and brochures
on community bulletin boards.
Exchange advertising with other
Exchange links with other sites/p>
Submit your site to search engines
Use a business card signature on
your emails with a link to your
Write articles for other sites and
submit them with a back link to your
Send out newsworthy press releases
to your local newspaper and through
Look for Free online Newspapers to
place classified ads in.
Be available for interviews on local
radio and cable television shows.
Contact your local news paper and
offer to write articles once a month
in exchange for a free ad.
Place classified ads in free shopper
Look for online classifieds where
you can place ads.
Check with your local specialty
publication to see if they do
Find local organization or
communities where you can hold a fee
demonstrations at trade shows and
community or store events.
Teach a course at local school or
Conduct workshops at business
conferences or expos.
Get creative and think about who
needs to hear about what you offer
and where you can find a targeted
Use Your Customers To Help You
Create More Business:
It takes less effort to keep a
customer than to get a new one! Let
your existing customers know they
are appreciated. Send a thank you,
Birthday Card, or Seasonal Greeting
Card. In that communication let
them know you love referrals.
Do something special for your long
Always go the extra mile.
Design a refrigerator magnet for
your customers as a thank you. This
keeps you and your product in front
of the customer.
These are just a few of the many
creative methods you can use to
promote your business. Learn to
think outside of the box and be
creative. Don't be afraid to try
ideas. If they don't work, you'll
learn from it.
success comes in any person's life
they are sure to meet with much
temporary defeat and perhaps, some
failures. When defeat overtakes a
person, the easiest and most logical
thing to do is to quit. That is
exactly what the majority of people
do. If you want to achieve
beyond the ordinary and reach your
dreams you must persevere and
persist. You have to keep
going and insist on going until you
cross the finish line.
~ Napoleon Hill ~