This article is to discuss methods of free advertising for people that have just started an online business. The premise behind this article came after speaking with several people that wanted to start a home-based business, but simply did not have the cash flow to immediately start with a paid advertising program. I wanted to write an article to assist people by offering some free marketing ideas.
A Few Housekeeping Notes...
I do not claim the strategies outlined in this game plan are the absolute best ways to market your business. Remember, we are developing FREE strategies. As with anything that is free, you get what you pay for.
I believe that in order to explode your business, at some point, you will need to incorporate some paid marketing strategies in your business marketing plan. The concept is to use some free strategies, generate some income, then re-invest that income back in your business.
Here is a list of what I believe are important expectations in a free marketing strategy:
Tip # 1: Effort and consistency is the key. A free marketing strategy comes with the clear understanding that nothing in this life is FREE. If you have decided to start an online business, you need to understand that your consistent effort will be required to achieve success. An online business is tough. Even if you have limited time to devote, you absolutely must put in the effort. Without your consistent effort, your business plan will fail.
Tip # 2: Don't expect immediate results. Of course, you'll certainly take it... if it comes. However, understand, this is a start-up business. Plan and expect that it might take 90 days to see positive results.