6 Powerful ways to Promote your Site OfflineWritten by Matt Colyer
Far to many web sites are not advertising offline and it's costing them large amounts of money. Don't make same mistake as those web site owners and instead learn from their mistakes! Below you will find six powerful ways to promote your web Site Offline and gain more exposure.
Flyers - Get some flyers printed out with your web site's address and tell them a little bit about what your service(s) or product(s) is and why they should choose it. Hang some of flyers on bulletin boards. In most cities you can go to a local collage, Laundromat or store and put up your flyers. You would also be smart to place it in front of people's doors at their homes. Also keep a few, so when you meet someone that would be interested in your service(s) or product(s) you can give one to them.
Television - Advertising on TV can gain you huge exposure, but isn't cheap and isn't always right place to advertise on for certain service(s) or product(s). Find TV programs that attract your target audience, many TV stations will provide you profiles of their viewers. If your on a real low budget, you may want to skip this one and try to advertise else where.
Business Cards - Have some business cards printed out, nice thing about business cards is that they are cheap. Give your business cards out to people that might be interested in your product(s) or service(s). Give them two cards and tell them if they know any friends or family that may interested in your service or product, to give them a card.
Oh, No! It's My Turn--Tips, Techniques and Strategies for Successful Fund Raising.Written by Larry Denton
Oh, no! Yep, this year it's your turn to conceive, organize, recruit volunteers, and administer your organization's biggest fund raiser. Every year fund raising ideas help thousands of communities across America raise millions of dollars for schools, sports teams, fraternal organizations, Scouting programs, charitable organizations and churches. Fund raising projects span a wide range, from selling lollipops and candy bars to donkey basketball and kissing pig contests. Coming up with profitable fund raisers can be a tough process.
Do not lose sight of two primary goals of fund raisers: to make money for your organization and to have FUN. Many people, both young and old, grow weary of fund raising projects and simply give up. Do not consider this option! Find a fund raiser that will not only make a profit, but will also excite and stimulate volunteers or participants. Build in fun goals, offer fun incentives, take and display oodles of pictures (everybody likes to see their picture), and plan fun wrap-up activities--a barbecue, touch football game, Frisbee golf, swimming party, etc.
Fund raising projects can essentially be broken down into two broad categories: brochure fund raisers, and direct sale fund raisers. Brochure fund raisers are relatively profitable, fairly simple to organize, and almost risk-free since you do not have to purchase any products for resale. You can offer a vast array of products (from Christmas wrap and tulip bulbs, to magazine subscriptions and CDs) via color brochures to your family, friends, neighbors and business associates. It's also recommended that fund raisers offer their brochures in general business community.