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stepheny
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1.Classified Ads : There are plenty of classified ad directories on the internet where you can post ads for free, two such sites being Gumtree and Vivastreet.

2. Send out press releases : Many small businesses consider the prospect of getting press coverage unattainable. However, a good story submitted well has every chance of making the news, and best of all it’s free.

3. Start a blog : Starting a blog is an excellent way of engaging your existing audience as well as attracting new customers. However, blogs do take time and patience so only start one if you have the time to put into it.

4. Participate in relevant forums : Online forums are used and viewed by hundreds of people, and there’s almost always likely to be a couple of forums based around your industry. Participate in these forums through making relevant posts – many forums allow you to include a link to your company in your signature.

5. Cross-Promotion : Find non-competing companies in your industry and suggest cross-promoting your two products, perhaps through adding links on your websites or including flyers in mail shots.

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Topic starter Posted : 18/02/2010 9:07 am
clifford19
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Re: 5 Ways to Promote your Business for Free

1. Make your reader visualize they have already bought your product in your ad. Tell them what results they have gotten and how it makes them feel. They'll already become emotionally attached before they buy.
2. Turn your ad into an article. It could be a story, or how-to article. This will lead them into your ad without them knowing it's an ad. They'll already be interested when they get to your sales pitch.
3. Make sure you show your reader that they are getting a bargain. Tell them the usual price you sell your product for is $99. Then tell them if they order today they can buy it for $**.95.
4. Direct your ad headline to your target audience. Your readers will feel important and belong to a select group of people who buy your product. For example; "Attention Accountants! Discover A New Way To Increase Your Client Base!"
5. Tell your reader how fast they can receive your product or service in your ad. Their buying decision may be based on how fast they can receive your product. They may need it by a certain deadline.

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Posted : 19/02/2010 8:36 am
chops705
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Re: 5 Ways to Promote your Business for Free

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Posted : 22/02/2010 6:29 am
maxwel19
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Re: 5 Ways to Promote your Business for Free

Hello Friends

1)Google Local: If you don’t already have one Create an account on Google Local. Enter your company name, address, phone number and website. Verify the information with a postacard or telephone call. In a few weeks you will help you get a map listing for your company name or industry and town.
2)Google Coupons: Coupons are a great way to bring new customers into your business or remind old customers that you’re still around. Google has a free coupon tool that puts your coupon on relevant local searches.
3)Google Base: Google base is part of Google’s one box service. Google uses it to try giving the most appropriate answer from different data sources. If you are selling products you can upload feeds automatically into Google Base and often get preferential placement. You can also upload your business, or special event.
4)Yahoo Local: Yahoo local is a directory organized by category and geographic location. You can get a basic listing in Yahoo Local for free. People searching for your business or industry can find your listing
5)Get Reviews: An integral part of the Yahoo Local listings are reviews. Ask your good customers to write reviews for you on Yahoo local. Businesses with higher ratings will get preferential listings.
6)Press Releases: Doing something newsworthy? If you are you can always submit a press release for free at PRLeap.com. Be sure to check out their tips like 25 Action Words for Writing a Newsworthy Headline and Why Localizing a Press Release to a ZIP Code and City Matters.

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Posted : 22/02/2010 7:42 am
mike15
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Re: 5 Ways to Promote your Business for Free

Hello,

1. The Yellow Pages.

There’s still a lot of people who use the yellow pages to find the businesses they’re looking for – and they won’t find you if your small business isn’t listed there. Get the biggest yellow page ad you can afford; the more visibility the better.

2. Newspaper advertising.

Besides box ads and advertising inserts, local newspapers also often offer special advertising features showcasing particular businesses – all powerful small business advertising opportunities. Don’t overlook special interest newspapers as an advertising idea if they exist in your area. They may be delivered to exactly the audience you want to reach.

3. Direct mail.

Direct mail can be very effective small business advertising – and is much more favourably received than other direct marketing media, such as email or telemarketing. And even if you don’t have a mailing list, you can still geographically target your mail.

4. Magazine advertising.

This advertising idea can be a very effective way of reaching a target market. The trick is to choose the magazines or e-zines that best match the market you’re targeting.

5. Business cards.

Sure, they’re advertising. Every time you hand one out to a prospective client or customer, you’re advertising your small business. But why not take this advertising idea further and Make Your Business Card a Marketing Vehicle?

6. Joining professional/business organizations.

Every professional or business organization offers exclusive advertising opportunities for their members, ranging from free promotion on the organization’s website through special section newspaper advertising. And being a member can be good small business advertising in itself.

7. Vehicle advertising.

The reason you see so many vehicles emblazoned with advertising is that it works; vehicle advertising is very visible small business advertising. If you’re not ready for custom graphics or a magnet quad sign that sit atop your vehicle, go for a magnetic sign that you can take off when you want.

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Posted : 24/02/2010 4:18 am
jasmine19`
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1)Start a Twitter account with your business name as the "username" and your first and last names as the "name".
2)If your business has a website, post it. If not, post your business phone number and/or email so that potential customers can get in touch with you. Also post a photo of your business, logo, or even yourself.
3)Find Twitter users in your area. How do you do this? One way is by clicking on the "Find People" tab at the top of any Twitter page. Enter the name of your city or area in the "Who are you looking for" box. You should get a ton of responses with users in your area.. "follow" these people and a good number of them will follow you back.
4)Another way to find followers in your area is to click on the username of some of the people you follow and see if any of their "followers" also live in your area.
5)The best way to find potential customers in your area is to use the search bar in the middle of the Twitter page. You can enter your city name and click the search button.
6)Advertise your business! After you've acquired a few hundred or so followers (this should only take a few days) start sending tweets about your business. Offer specials and incentives. If you have a website - promote that. To keep track of how well Twitter is working for you, you may want to offer a special discount to any customer who found you on Twitter.

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Posted : 26/02/2010 2:59 am
maahi123
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Re: 5 Ways to Promote your Business for Free

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So what can you do to market your business at low cost? Here are 24 proven methods to help get your business off the ground without spending a fortune.

1) If you don't have a business card and business stationery, have them made up -- immediately. Your business card, letterhead and envelope tell prospective customers you are a professional who takes your business seriously.

2) Get your business card into as many hands as possible. Call your friends and relatives and tell them you have started a business. Visit them and leave a small stack of business cards to hand out to their friends.

3) Talk to all the vendors from whom you buy products or services. Give them your business card, and ask if they can use your products or service, or if they know anyone who can. If they have newsgroups where business cards are displayed (printers often do, and so do some supermarkets, hairdressers, etc.), ask if yours can be added to the board.

4) Attend meetings of professional groups, computer user groups and groups such as the Chamber of Commerce, Rotary c**b, or civic associations. Have business cards in a pocket where they are easily reachable. Every time you start to say "My name is," reach in your pocket for a business card. By the time you get to "I run a..." (type of business), your business card should be deposited in the hand of the person with whom you are speaking. Don't forget to ask what the people you speak with do, and to really listen to them. They'll be flattered by your interest, and better remember you because of it.

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Posted : 26/02/2010 4:13 am
andrew16
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Re: 5 Ways to Promote your Business for Free

Hello friends

1.Give people something for free and they will feel obligated to return the favor:When you help someone, it creates a natural desire to return the favor. As a web designer, provide helpful tips on your blog, participate in forums offering advice and helping non-designers, share ideas on Twitter.
2.Give potential customers a taste of your offerings:Offer free themes or templates with an easy upgrade to “pro” versions. Provide free stock graphics that hint at potential identity or branding packages while demonstrating your creativity. Just be sure to make it good.
3.Make it “Extra Special”:Don’t just offer lemonade. Put in that extra sprig of mint. Make everything you do something “extra special” and clients will take notice. Not only will they come back for more, they’ll tell their friends.
4.Don’t Be Afraid to Tell Your “Neighbors” :One of the first things my daughter did when she opened her stand was run next door and tell the neighbor. After getting his lemonade, he called two other neighbors to tell them about the lemonade stand – both of whom came right over with “donations”.
5.Do What You Need to Do to Be Seen:It wasn’t enough to just put up a sign. My daughter’s advertising consisted of jumping up and down screaming “free lemonade” at passing cars. While it might seem extreme, it worked. How are you “screaming” about your business?
6.Be Persistent:Even though most of the cars passed by, my daughter didn’t give up. Finally, after many failed attempts, one of them did stop—doubling her income for the day.

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Posted : 27/02/2010 4:58 am
vanya3
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Re: 5 Ways to Promote your Business for Free

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Posted : 29/05/2012 10:47 am
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Posted : 15/10/2012 6:41 pm
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It is a good choice to promote your business by making a blog because there are also some blog platforms that are free that you could use whenever you have a good idea and a good content for your business to promote.

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Posted : 28/10/2012 7:06 am
jadensmith
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Forums are best place to get more promotions, The forums will generates more back links to get easy promotions from the search engines.

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Posted : 22/11/2012 10:19 am
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However we should choose the right forum, forums make people in the same fields together and they are dedicated to help each other to solve the problems in their areas!

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Posted : 23/11/2012 5:21 am
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Posted : 26/11/2012 9:16 am
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