The Beginner's Guide to Home Business Marketing

Written by Lisa Lake

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2. Get listed on search engines. This is really important, too. A great website doesn't do you any good if nobody can find it, now does it? This can be a little more expensive, but you'll find it pays off if you do it right. Choose a popular engine or two, and then register key words that you think people who are looking for your type of business might use. Most pay-per-click engines offer a ranking when you submit words so you know where you'll be onrepparttar list when you pay a certain amount. Try to get top ten listings with at least two of your terms.

3. Use Autoresponders to get in touch with prospective clients. Have a place on your website where interested customers can enter their email addresses. Then have an autoresponder service send out one, three, or even seven follow-up mailers. This is a great way to bring in people who can't quite make up their minds. There are lots of great sites that are cheap or even free that offer this service as well. Again, do a search and pickrepparttar 117761 one that works best for you.

This combination of website, search engine listing, and autoresponder has worked great for me. My business is booming now, and I couldn't be happier. Give it a try and I bet it will work for you.

Lisa Lake has created a list of top promotional methods on her Lisa also writes ad copy that sells for DrNunley's Reach her at or 801-328-9006.

Articles ... The Best Form Of Free Advertising

Written by Elena Fawkner

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OK, so now you can seerepparttar power of writing articles as a method of generating traffic to your website. Howrepparttar 117760 heck do you find other people to publish your work? Thanks torepparttar 117761 fact that so many publishers out there don't haverepparttar 117762 time or (so they believe) ability to write their own articles, or are looking for articles to supplement their own, you have a ready-made market of thousands of publishers who are always onrepparttar 117763 lookout for quality content to present to their readers. You just have to find them.

Here's a partial list to get you started:

Yahoo Groups (submit fromrepparttar 117764 Yahoo Groups website at - you'll need to subscribe to these groups first):

aabusiness aageneral aainet article_announce ArticlePublisher articles_archives epub hersmallbusiness Free-Content publisher_network PublishInYours and these ...

When submitting your articles torepparttar 117765 above websites, be sensitive torepparttar 117766 types of articlesrepparttar 117767 site is looking for. Some accept articles on any subject underrepparttar 117768 sun, others are looking for articles on specific subjects such as internet marketing, for example.

Over time, you will be able to add to this list. If submitting to individual ezine publishers, don't be surprised or offended if you don't receive a response. Most ezine publishers of any size receive dozens of article submissions a day. Time normally doesn't permit a response to each submission. Also, try and find out fromrepparttar 117769 publisher whether they even accept article submissions. Many don't (me, for example). I receive many article submissions a day which just get deleted unread.

The point is, just work up your own list, write articles consistently and submit consistently. Over time, you'll develop your own style of writing and attract a following.

Although it may be slow to start, you'll start getting a trickle of new traffic from people who have come across your article somewhere, some place and were interested enough to click onrepparttar 117770 link in your resource box. Over time, that trickle will become a stream, then a river, and then a flood.


** Reprinting of this article is welcome! ** This article may be freely reproduced provided that: (1) you includerepparttar 117771 following resource box; and (2) you only mail to a 100% opt-in list.

Here'srepparttar 117772 resource box to use if reprinting this article:

Elena Fawkner is an attorney and editor of A Home-Based Business Online ... practical business ideas, opportunities and solutions forrepparttar 117773 work-from-home entrepreneur. She offers discounted, fixed-rate legal services to her ezine subscribers and site visitors withinrepparttar 117774 United States.


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