Where can I get GOOD free advertising?

by tyankee7 on May 16, 2011

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 NaturalMom: Where can I get GOOD free advertising?
I am looking for a legitimate advertising option. Maybe free online yellow page ad or something Starting a business and cash flow is a problem.

Best answer:

Answer by Luckys Charm

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mrcone May 16, 2011 at 6:53 am

Write your company’s name on the signs bums hold when they’re not looking. Ok, you might have to drop a dollar in the gutter to distract them temporarily, but it’s practically free!

nana May 16, 2011 at 6:53 am

no were

gethsemenerose May 16, 2011 at 7:18 am

also find forums that are in your business catagory (DO NOT SPAM THEM) but many will let you put your business website in your sig line.
There are lots of Directorys specific to certain types of companies that are free just do a search for “xxxxxx free directory” (replace xxxxxx with your business type)
Lastly PRWEB.com is really good to get the word out.

big T May 16, 2011 at 7:22 am

being a business owner i have found out no advertising is ever really free – depending on what kind of business you are starting you can put lead boxes together and try to give something away or have a drawing so you can get numbers and/or addresses to call or send mailers to!
good luck on your new business

JJ C May 16, 2011 at 7:42 am

word of mouth.

I’m not a religious person, but a good way to get the word out is to go to sunday church services just to talk to other church goers. Tell them about what you are selling…trust me, they are more likely to buy whatever it is your selling from YOU (cuz you are like one of them) rather than buy from some stranger who might not be Christian or Jew or whatever.

dt May 16, 2011 at 8:08 am

flyers handed out at churches, sporting events is close to free and effective

classe300 May 16, 2011 at 8:51 am

What is the nature of your business? There are many ways to get ‘free’ advertising. By this I don’t mean the newspaper will give you an ad at no cost…but there are many tips and tricks to market yourself with little or no cash. Let’s start with the business. Drop me a line at classe300@yahoo.com

I’ll give you my personal address after that…

hquin_tset May 16, 2011 at 9:01 am

If you don’t have any customers right now, try volunteering your service for a charity and ask if they will endorse your biz in exchange. Some stores and laundromats have corkboards where anybody can tack up a flyer or business card for free. (At my local Kroger, this is right by the restrooms!)
Once you get a few clients, you might try offering some type of reward or free service or discount in exchange for referrals. Your best ad is always going to be a satisfied customer telling somebody what a great job you did for them.

dude658 May 16, 2011 at 9:07 am

check it out super simple and effective

ttcttcguy May 16, 2011 at 9:26 am

Yahoo Answers, only works if you dont get rerported

Queens, NYC May 16, 2011 at 10:13 am

-Free classifieds on the net
http://www.kkasual.com/ (“Classified” section on the upper center side – A lot of good and free info also there)
and many others…

Also start a blog to promote your site, it’s free:
http://www.myspace.com/ etc, etc,…

-Try Search Engine Submission- in my opinion the second best way to advertise (There are so many around and some charge a setup fee, others don’t and some are free)

Try banners exchange

Free community papers Ads
Email campain, etc,etc,…

Good luck

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TradeMark Express May 16, 2011 at 10:58 am

A few free resources – check out the sources box for links:

1) Create a blog pertaining to your field

2) Use Yahoo! Local & Yahoo! Groups – Be sure to read the TOS for each one!

3) Write articles pertaining to your field and/or expertise.

4) Advertise on Craiglist

Also, consider signing up for an affiliate program. These programs enable you to advertise on other’s sites (your affiliates) and once a sale is made to you, your affiliates & the program are paid a commission.

I listed a few handy sites & articles relating to marketing, promotion & advertising. Here are some book titles that are relevant:

* 301 Do-It-Yourself Marketing Ideas: From America’s Most Innovative Small Companies by Sam Decker
* Off The Wall Marketing Ideas: Jumpstart Your Sales without Busting Your Budget by Nancy Michaels, Debbi J. Karpowicz
* Guerrilla Marketing for Free: Dozens of No-Cost Tactics to Promote Your Business and Energize Your Profits by Jay Conrad Levinson
* Entrepreneur Magazine’s Ultimate Small Business Marketing Guide: Over 1500 Great Marketing Tricks That Will Drive Your Business Through the Roof by James Stephenson

Hope that helps! I wish you much success & happiness in all your ventures!

atmarketingdreamz May 16, 2011 at 11:09 am

There is a good website, which offers various advertising options and you set the advertising amount, since it is run by few college students. Please visit http://marketingdreamz.tripod.com/
or contact atmarketingdreamz@yahoo.com

Good Luck!

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