Everyone knows that a good way to advertise your business is through online marketing, but did you know there are other ways to advertise your business without spending any money? You may not have thought about it but there are some great ways to advertise your business without paying a dime.
These seven ways to advertise your business for free will not only save you money but could also be the difference between getting noticed or being ignored. Here are the 7 ways that you can use to advertise your business for free:
1. Free directories:
Directories are a great way of getting your website noticed by search engines. What’s good about them is that they let you post your site once, and it’s good for months afterward. This means that you won’t need to resubmit your information every week or every month.
The bad news is that most of your traffic won’t come from here. I still feel it is worth it to get your link out there, just set aside a day for posting to free directories. You won’t need to do it again for at least six months.
2. Classified Ads:
Classified ads are a great way to get the word out about your business. Just think: Where do people go when they are looking for a job?
That’s right-the classifieds. The only drawback to classified ads is that you have to resubmit them quite frequently. Once you find which classifieds bring you the most traffic, you can concentrate on those and weed out the rest. It is more time-consuming in the beginning but not later once you get the hang of things.
3. Free article submissions/ezines:
Write an article telling readers what your product or service is, how it works, and why they should use it. Make sure to tell them about yourself and where they can go to check out your product or service. Give them a link in your author’s resource box where they can find more of your work.
This is also an excellent way to get free links to your site if you have one. There are a lot of webmasters out there who are looking for good articles to post on their sites. If they post yours, that’s another site that is doing the advertising for you. All for free.
4. URL Submissions:
If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to get more people to visit your site, try submitting it to free search engines. Simply type “Free URL submission” into your search engine, check the list of results that show up, enter your URL in the box on the submission page that shows up, and click submit. That’s all there is to it—it takes less than a minute and you can do it as often as you want.
5. Forum Posts:
Put your website in your signature file when you sign up on some forums. Your website will be displayed every time you make a post. Try to look for topics that you know about and can give a relevant answer to. Don’t spam anyone—you’ll get kicked off the forum and you’ll get a bad reputation.
Get involved in asking and answering questions that pertain to your area of business. Forums are great because your posts stay there forever. They’ll get moved to the archives eventually, but someone could still find it if they were searching the archives. Yes, many people do.
6. Traffic Exchanges:
Surfing traffic exchanges to earn credits is one of the most time-consuming ways to advertise for free, but it can be very effective. Many people on forums have reported receiving a lot of their profit from traffic exchanges. If you don’t want to spend the time surfing for credits, you can buy them.
I would suggest a program that lets you surf multiple websites at once like the crazy browser. There are others and they are free to download. That way you can just spend one hour a day and get all your surfing in at once.
If you’re a business owner, join a group with other business owners. You can mail that group once per day. However, I recommend coming up with something new to say every time. People will lose interest if they always see the same message. And make sure your messages are in line with the group’s interests. For example, don’t join a recipe swapping group if you’re advertising shaving cream.
Whether or not you are the owner of the business, free advertising is out there if you know how to find it. The first step towards finding free advertising is knowing how to advertise your business online, now that you have done that with article marketing, all you need to do is get creative. By thinking outside the box and putting yourself in your customer’s position you can always find something on which to advertise without paying a dime.
If you’re looking to advertise your business in new ways, why not try some of these suggestions listed above? By using some (or all) of these tips, you could be advertising your business for free, potentially saving you tons of money.