Before we get into all these small business advertising ideas, we would like to say that the best advertising that you could ever have for your small business is word of mouth, but for those of you just starting out this could be more helpful. If you want to skyrocket your business in a very short amount of time, doing a little advertising will drive eyeballs to your website and footsteps into your door.
The following list of small business advertising ideas are brought to you with the knowledge that some are better than others, some cost money, some provide better results and some are free except for what we like to call sweat equity. As with any marketing, the best suggestion is that you keep an open mind and know that advertising can and attract paying customers, as long as you target the right audience.
There are many more advertising ideas out there, we focus on what is working now and what is going to work years into the future as the internet evolves and becomes the dominate place to advertise any product or service.
Pay Per Click Advertising:
Pay Per Click Advertising is the method you would consider if you have a budget of $500 or more marketing budget and are looking to drive instant traffic to a website in a very small amount of time. This advertising method gives you the ability to place a small ad, a video ad or a banner advertisement that you are only charged a small fee when someone clicks on your advertisement. A small ad or banner advertising is a way someone can read an ad or see a small banner that when they click on the link or the banner they are redirected to the site you are actually promoting. Most fees for this method run anywhere from .05 cents up to $50.00 per click, depending on your target market and your keywords that you may be targeting.
Article Marketing is a way that allows you to write or pay someone to write short articles (very similar to what you are reading now) and submit them to many different sites all over the internet for no charge. With this method you will want to figure out the right keywords that you want to target, write an article or have one written that is roughly 500-750 words and submit to article submission sites and have a good call to action at the end of the article with a link to a site for the reader to learn more. As you start writing more articles or start submitting more articles you will find new tips and tricks that will allow your articles to be on page one of any search engine within a matter of days. Article marketing is a one of the small business advertising ideas that we suggest to start getting a little traffic and build upon it every few days which drives more and more traffic to your site. We suggest submitting at least one article a day to the top ten article subm ission sites and then leverage a paid tool to submit to the other thousands of sites on the internet to get out in front of other readers. We do not recommend automating the entire process for hard lessons many businesses have learnt before.
Video Marketing is a very powerful tool to market your small business, people love watching videos and if you can make the video fun, interesting and offer a solution to a person's problems you will be able to drive a great deal of traffic to your business. Video marketing uses sight and sound and really pulls on people's emotions if done properly and can have outstanding results in a very short amount of time, but like all marketing, this is not a put one video up and watch thousands of people start flooding your business. Our suggestion is that you shoot one or two videos a week for three months and keep all the videos on the same subject and focusing on offering solutions and a way that the person watching your video can get back into touch with you.
As with any marketing, a little paid advertising, a couple articles, a video or two is not going to provide you with the results you are looking to obtain. Our suggestion is to pick one or two of the following provided small business advertising ideas and maintain the methods described above to get a good indication on whether your actions are providing the results you are looking for.
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