Many people and many businesses spend thousands, even millions of dollars a year to attract costumers through advertising. They try everything from internet banners to post cards with usually little result. I have complied a list of 3 extremely effective advertising strategies that I have recently picked up on the web. These are absolutely free or close to free. If you are a small business owner and want cheap/free advertising I would recommend checking out these strategies.
1. EzineArticle.com. This is an absolutely free way to advertise on the web with minimal work. Ezine thanks its contributors by allowing them to post free advertising on the bottom of their article. This may not seem like much but your article my be potentially viewed by thousands of people on the internet allowing one to advertise to a large group for zero dollars.
2. Googlegroups.com This is another absolutely free way to advertise on the internet. If you are unfamiliar with googlegroups it is pretty much a compilation of email groups. Some you have to request to join and some are open to everyone. This is a great way to find people who might be interested in ones product. It is free to join and free to advertise.
3. Vistaprint.com This is my favorite way to advertise. In the age of the computer people and businesses have completely forgotten the grass roots of advertising. People no longer put up fliers or leave business cards. vistaprint is a great company that sells super cheap, even free business cards. You can buy 250 free business cards from vista print for free. You will truly be surprised when you see how effective it is to drop a few business cards a day while you run your errands.
So there you go 3 great ways to advertise for free using the internet. I have discovered how useful they are and I hope do to.