If you are on a small budget, you can advertise for free, if you know where to look. This article will help to kick-start your imagination on how to make this happen.
Where to advertise
Why advertise? You perform marketing for a website to funnel qualified Internet traffic to your site. And the way you do it, is through the promotion of your website. How do you do Internet/web promotion for your site? One way is to use web advertising. Paid and free advertising Advertising online can be paid or free. The most popular paid advertising works by pay-per-click as in Google AdWords and FaceBook ads. It is possible to place free internet advertisement at: 1. Advertising sites 2. Forums 3. Other site owners' sites 4. Online newsletters
Where to advertise for free
These are sites dedicated to nothing, but ads.
Craigslist is an effective website, with sites around the world. This is because it is very comprehensive, with ads ranging from job ads to garage sale ads.
Sites, which are dominated by product-on-offer ads are saturated with similar ads and are therefore, less effective.
An ad post on several effective sites is better than on many ineffective sites.
In the latter case, you may congratulate yourself for putting your ads 'everywhere', but you will have wasted your time when you see no ROI (return on investment). Forums Some forums have a paid and or free advertising section. Whether or not, these sections exist, your best bet for getting results is to have a good reputation in the forums you are in. In a way, you should have a 'following' there. Others' sites Usually, you do have to pay for banner or website ads, when you are advertising on other people's websites. However, there is no reason why you can't get it free if you swap something with the site owner, who sees value in what you are offering. You will, of course, target owners, who have the same audience you are seeking, which is also why, your offer will be relevant to them. Online newsletters These can be known as e-zines, site updates and so on. Again, the idea is to swap with the web-master or owner so that you can get free traffic. You can, in fact, swap ads with each other, assuming that you have a nearly equal size of audience.