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How to Market your Business – For Free!

by on June 16, 2013 in Making Money

 

Free ways to boost sales

These days, the most effective marketing is often online and free. Here are three tried and tested ways to promote your business and boost sales without spending a penny. All you need is a little time, and the willingness to learn some new skills.

Write Articles and Post Them on the Internet

Let’s say your business sells cameras. You can write an 800-word article about photography—a specific technique or new camera. At the end, add your details and website. This helps you build up credibility as an expert in the field, and also generates customer links. Sites such as http://www.articalbase.com and http://www.ezinearticles.com are great places to upload articles.

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Become a YouTube Guru

With a basic video camera, webcam or mobile phone, you’ll be surprised how quickly you can make a professional-looking short video. Keep it to around three or four minutes, and give relevant information or tips.

For example, if you’re an accountant, offer tips about doing taxes. At the end of the video, plug yourself and your business. Video is very powerful. Google (who own YouTube) will rank video higher in search results than text websites.

I am a YouTube Guru for financial trading, with over 800,000 video views—and hopefully more by the time you read this.

Pixiwoo, who are makeup gurus, have over 123 million hits. They make money from their videos by promoting products, books and courses, and by and selling advertising space.

Anyone can start a YouTube channel. Once you start building up views, YouTube will email and offer you partner status, and you get extra privileges.

 

Start a Blog

Blogs can be set up for free and allow you to keep in touch with existing and prospective clients. Many perceive blogs as less threatening than sales websites. I would suggest offering good information on your blog, then linking back to you sales website. Try http://www.wordpress.com or http://www.blogger.com.

Personally, I like WordPress and have used them for years. You can get many plug-ins, which are free or low cost and allow extra features without having to write computer code.

The key to a successful blog is fresh and unique content. This keeps readers coming back, and your blog will rank higher in search engines if it has recent content. Copying content will do nothing fMillionaire Dropout Bestselleror your online reputation—Google ignores it, and you may well get sued for breach of copyright.

 

Link Swaps

Your competitors don’t have to be your enemy. For whatever reason, your prospects may visit your website, but buy products or services from a competitor. By forming a joint venture or an affiliate link, you can still get some value out of the prospect and make commission.

For example, let’s say you sell a course on fly-fishing, and the prospect has not bought your course. You can recommend other related products or books, and earn affiliate commission. Amazon offers an “affiliate” facility that allows you to place affiliate product links on your website and earn money when customers buy.

These are just a few ideas, to learn how to build up a business from scratch with little or no marketing budget grab a copy of The Millionaire Dropout

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