We all need to advertise to get our name out there when we run a business. But where are some of the best places to get our advertising resources? Here are some websites that you can try out to help you advertise your business.
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This is a great resource for business supplies. They have items such as business cards, window decals, pens, and hats. Start by signing up for their specials, and they will email you ever few days with all their free offers. They truly are free! You pay the shipping, which is padded to help cover the printing costs, but you can’t beat the prices. It seems the most you can get for free is $150 worth of product per order. You can’t find those prices anywhere else. The emails never seem to expire, and you can get all the items in the email on one order. If you aren’t an artist, that is fine as they have a wide variety of templates that you can use to advertise your business. They are set up so that you can buy all your advertising materials to match which will help you to establish your brand and identity.
These are great sites for resources for direct sales! They will give you all sorts of stickers and knowledge for you to use. Most of the products come made for the various industries – candles, romance, home décor, and others. If your industry is not represented, chances are you can find some generic items that will assist you in your business. They also offer different types of training for you to use.
Pick your favourite websites and put up your ads for free! Sites like Craigslist, Kijiji, and others will let you put your ads up at no cost and then try to sell you add-ons. Be careful, as some of these are user run and they will report you ads and have them removed. Make sure you follow the rules as to what categories you can and cannot post in. Small business ads and events are great location to advertise your business. You’ll be amazed at what kind of interest you can generate! Search the sites and you will also find other places that you can set up advertising such as events.
Social Networking sites
MySpace, Facebook, and many others are great to advertise your business. They say if you build it, they will come, which is very true! These you have to be more diligent with, as the more people see you, the more likely they will contact you for more information. One thing to beware of is how many people you add at a time, as this can be seen as spam and get you booted.
Google or other Search Engines
Go to your favourite search engine, type in your city and free advertising and see what results you get. Usually you will find many websites that will allow you to advertise on them for free. Just make sure to pay attention to their terms of service, as some will delete your ads or not allow them in the first place.
This is definitely not an exhaustive list or methods to advertise your business, and there will be other resources that will pop up. But give them a try, see what you think, and hopefully you get some results.…