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How To Advertise Without Going Broke

written by: staceytg•edited by: Jean Scheid•updated: 6/28/2011

There are many ways to advertise, but few will let you do it for almost nothing. You can advertise this way with a little creativity.

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    All businesses have to advertise. That’s how we get our customers and our businesses, right? You might wonder how you can advertise. Especially if you have a brand new business. You can even with a little or no out of pocket expense. You just have to know how to do it and what you need to do.


    If your business is online, then you might already know that you have a lot of competition just from the fact that you are online. Anyone with Internet excess can start a business that is based on the Internet and many do. You should take a look at your business and see what sets it apart from all the others out there. Then you are ready to advertise.

    A good place to start on your advertising journey is in the forums that you might already visit. These places often have a place that you can add a signature to all of your postings and you won’t be violating the forums rules that way. Try putting something in your signature that says something about your business and makes people want to know more. This will help drive traffic to your site and, best of all, it’s free!

    Another great place to let people know about your business is social networking sites. These sites can connect your business to people that want to know what you are selling. You can create a profile and connect with people all over the world. This helps to drive business to your website and make you more money.

    If you can write, you can also create articles for the article directories that are on the web. This will help you to become an authority in the industry that you are selling in as well as help to drive traffic to your site. Many of the directories will also you to place a couple of links in the article itself, as well as at the end of the article in the bio box.


    If you have a business that is not online, you might be having the same headaches in your search for advertising. You can still use the methods explained above, but you might have to add a contact number or other way your customers can get a hold of you and create sales.

    Flyers are a good way to get sales if you are not online. This also works for online businesses. Just add the website or phone number to your flyer and make sure that it looks good. Maybe include a photo of some of your products so that you are getting attention.

    If you can, consider having your business help with a charity event. Maybe give a free seminar or give one of your products away as a raffle prize. Customers will take you more seriously if they have heard the name of your business in the community that you live in.

    There are many other ways that you can advertise without spending any money or very little. All you need is a little creativity and some time to create the best ways of advertising your business and making sales.