Since I own my own business web site and have looked for many ways to advertise cheap and for free, I have noticed how many sites there are out there that will try to get you to either join or buy advertising in one form or another. There are sites out there that will promise you moon if you either join their “viral marketing” scheme or site that will cause your email box to become inundated with email ads from others who have fell for this.
But there are plenty of offline and online ways to get free or cheap advertising without joining these things and risking a backed up inbox or having your email address splattered all over net for any desperate advertiser to get hold of. And here are a few.
Magnetic signs. How many times have you seen a car that obviously belongs to a real estate agent or a plumber with his or her ad on side of it? This is a good and inexpensive way to be a rolling billboard for your own web business, wherever you go.
Flyers How many times have you visited a shopping center or mall and came out to your car to find something on windshield? This is a good idea, but in some cities and parking lots it may be illegal to do this, so check it out with business and you local city office first.
Free enterprise Many convenient stores, drug stores and grocery stores, etc. have bulletin boards you can place flyers on. And if not, some may even let you place a flyer ad in their window. Just be sure and ask first.
Free online classifieds There are lots of free classified ad sites on web, some you have to sign up for, others you don’t. Just write your ad and keep it on your computer then simply join, copy and paste your ad every where you can find a free classified site on web.
Link exchanges I know many people already know about this, but some newbies to internet actually don’t, and I have visited lots of new sites who aren’t doing this yet. So if you’re new to web and have a site, join a link exchange site and open a links page and go to town trading links with other business web sites! (This is also good for search engines for link popularity)