Where can I get free advertising for my business?

by tyankee7 on August 3, 2012

Post your WANT. It’s like Craigslist, but reversed. And really different. At Ubokia, you’re the rockstar. Post exactly what you want and sellers respond to you. Only talk to sellers you choose.

Question by RF: Where can I get free advertising for my business?
I own Gondek’s Woodworking in Viola,AR and have a very small budget right now.We make beautiful furniture but just need more customers.We’re in a small town and not to many people know about us yet. http://www.gondekswoodworking.com

Best answer:

Answer by questionmark
approach journalists from local publications to showcase your products in an interesting manner. co-work with them to create story ideas where your store can be mentioned as a part of an interesting article.Publications related to home decor, interiors etc., can be your best bet. Use PR effectively. ask your existing satisfied customers to give you testimonials and use them to promote your business to new prospects.

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PUNCHbrad August 3, 2012 at 7:22 pm

Three words… Joint venture marketing.

JV marketing is when you search for a business that compliments yours in some way, partner with them, and send each other business. When your joint venture partner sends you a sale, they make a commission. Your partner will have an incentive, with the commission, to send you customers who are ready to buy.

So if you’re in the woodworking business, you might want to discuss a possible partnership with a hardware store. If the hardware store has a customer who wants to buy a hammer, and let’s the sales representative know that they’d rather not be doing a project on their own, that’s when they send the customer your way. Cha-ching – you make a sale, and they make a commission – everybody wins.

Google “joint venture marketing” and you’ll find a lot of additional commentary on this low budget, and extremely effective, marketing technique.

dr_cuth August 3, 2012 at 7:38 pm

Craig’s list.org – to post free classified in your area. I use it all the time for my business. Also networking with other people…. Know anyone that plays pool???

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