Are You Viral?
By Denise Hall (C) 2003
No, I'm not asking if you have a cold. Or if you're spreading a computer virus.
I'm talking about your business. Do you have hundreds of visitors to your website everyday? Are you making lots of sales? Can you afford to quit your day job?
If answer to these questions is "no" maybe you need to revamp your business plan.
A fellow ezine publisher recently asked me how I get new subscribers to my newsletter.
The key is to PROMOTE, PROMOTE, PROMOTE! And when you're done, PROMOTE some more! I can't stress that enough.
You don't have to be an ezine publisher to use these resources. They pertain to running any internet business. Everyone needs to get VIRAL!
What exactly does that mean?
It means spreading word about your business every possible way and everywhere you can. It means making your name and your website known to world! There are many ways to do this.
Advertising in ezines gets good results because they have targeted audiences. Subscribers are reading information provided so they can learn. They're also looking for quality money-making opportunities, good advertising resources and tools to help them with their businesses.
There are many directories available to find quality newsletters and ezines. This is just a small sampling:
http://ezinexchange.com/index.html?m=56364207 http://www.freezineweb.com/more-directories.html http://www.ezineworld.com/index.php3?refid=1208
Banner exchanges are a good way to advertise, too. We all see banners displayed at just about every website we visit. If a banner catches our attention we click on it, don't we? Get point?
A banner exchange means your banner is displayed on other websites in exchange for displaying their banner on your website. It's a free service.
Here are a few sites that offer banner exchanges:
http://freeautobot.com http://www.adtactics.com/index.php?ac=itsallfree2002 http://QuickPayPro.com/x/qpp.cgi?adminid=1946&id=40550&pid=0
This website is just FREE banners for you. No exchange is necessary. Check it out here: http://www.unlimitedbanners.com/?a=gifts_n_things2002
Many websites offer banner displays for a fee, also. If you don't have your own website you may want to buy some banner displays as an alternative since you can't display other people's banners.
Banners get attention, and you want attention! Here are some good sites to visit for paid banner ads:
Most duplicated websites come with banner URLs and information explaining how to use your banner for exchanges. However, if you don't have a banner for your business or newsletter, or if you'd just like to have a different one, you can make them here for free: