How-to use Holiday Events For Extra Promotion

Written by Pamela Heywood

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The affiliate scheme at, have a free mini- browsers and mini-books that you can give away and they have them for most events. You'll get 10 cents for each browser activated, plus your link in it and they are useful as well as decorative little programs for your visitors.

=> You could also add eCards, which visitors can send free and this promotes your site to others. 123Greetings offers their Interface Program There's Echelon Cardshop or All-Yours Digital Postcards

=> Add a lottery and announce that there's stuff to win in your promotion. There are many onrepparttar net and sponsorship is an inexpensive way to get an influx of visitors for your event.

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As well as promoting externally to get new visitors, you have something new and topical to promote to your current contacts, your mailing list and in your newsletter, which gives them a reason to come back to your site.

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Autoresponders - Put Your Business On Autopilot

Written by Shelley Lowery

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* Automatic Notification - You must haverepparttar ability to track your ads performance. You should be instantly informed each time someone requests your information.

Advertising Tips:

* Include your autoresponder address in your signature file.

* When placing classified ads, instead of supplying your regular email address, use your autoresponder address.

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