where can i find a free advertising site for my best friend’s online candle business?

by tyankee7 on April 29, 2012

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Question by esra: where can i find a free advertising site for my best friend’s online candle business?
cristy runs a candle/lotion/bath accessory business from home and sells online. we’re looking for free online advertisement.

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Answer by Paintball-Reviews.com
There really is no place online that will offer free advertising. Why would someone send you their traffic if there is nothing in it for them. Some of the basics to get you started would be to check out google adwords. It is a form of pay per click that sends you good and relevant traffic.

You can also look at forums or ad sites regarding his specific genre. Depending on the site, a banner might be affordable for the amount of traffic he received.

The Third is free but will take a long time to get up and running. You can start a blog related to his industry. As you post more relevant content, you will get more google traffic. From there, you can advertise on your blog and send him the traffic. Hope this helps. For blog instructions check them out herehttp://www.onlineadsense.com/2009/04/set-up-google-blogger-with-adsense.html

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carlywood April 29, 2012 at 10:02 pm

Some of that comment above is rubbish, there are plenty of directory sites and business indexes which list your site for free. What’s in it for them? Free content written by users, which boosts them up in the search engines, which gets them more users like us. Users like us, that probably click Adsense adverts, and make them money.

Everything S/he wrote about blogging and content is correct though – Get Cristy to set up a blog on wordpress.com or blogger and write about candles, lotion etc. Write everything, anything and all you can about the industry, products and your site – and link each post back to your site. This will boost your search engine placements, and ergo traffic.

Now, the free index sites: ALL are FREE!

http://www.xomreviews.com – add your url and it automatically ads your site to it’s listings.

http://www.aboutus.org – add your site to this, a wiki of websites, and write what it’s all about, what you sell etc.

http://www.freeindex.co.uk – Free uk index directory – there’s a small US flag too, click that to list if you are in the US. This site is brilliant, you can really go to town on adding information and links about your sites.

http://websitejudge.com/nl/home – it’s in german, and a bit confusing, but add your url and it will pull in your website’s picture and data, and provide a link.

http://www.bttradespace.com – write about your site, what you sell, set up a blog and link your products – brilliant resource.

http://www.squidoo.com – write a ‘lens’ (which is just a page), about every single product you sell, and link them all together, and link them all to where people can buy from. Squidoo even sends you free money depending on how many lenses you make, and how many people visit them. I have 2 and I make a measly $ 2 a month – but if you have one for every single product you sell, you could easily pay for your web domain and hosting out of the free cash

Not to mention a couple of other places it wont hurt to advertise: (free!)

http://www.gumtree.com
http://www.craigslist.org/about/sites
http://www.facebook.com/marketplace
http://uk.freeads.net

April W April 29, 2012 at 10:41 pm

There are several places you can advertise on the Internet ot spread the word about your new business.

Join a forum

There are many forums that are based on just about anything you can think of. You can Google forums: candles, or small business, or decorate your house. Anything that deals with your business there are forums full of people that are talking about them. You can join these forums and let people know what you are doing and they will help you and give you the support you need.

Classified Ads
You can post ads about your new business through sites like USFreeads.com or any place that is similar to that.

Blogs
Blogs do take a while to get going but you can advertise this at your shop and ask visitors to look at your blog for updated information.

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