Got a business you want people to know about? Any ideas on how you can get word out about your online or home-based shop without spending a lot? After doing your research and weighing all the risk, you’re ready to promote your business, but with just your friends knowing about it is not good enough. To give your business the chance to flourish, you have to get word about it to as many people as possible. Utilizing old-fashioned advertising can be a bit too expensive for small businesses, luckily, there are now cost-effective methods that you can use to promote your business.
Use the Internet
Having your own website can be the perfect tool to promote your business. This has a wider audience reach compared with the traditional print ads method plus they last longer and super affordable! You can create your business page for free in different social media sites and blogs such as Facebook, WordPress or Multiply. Don’t limit yourself with just one platform, the more exposed your business is, the better it will be.
Give out Samples
How will anybody know about your amazing product if you’re going to keep it a secret? This will not do good for your business. Create sample sizes and offer free services if the expenses get too high for you to give out real freebies. This will spread the word for you!
Give out Flyers
Print a stack of flyers containing necessary information about your products or services and distribute them to your neighbors. This is one best way to promote your business and will sure drum up some sales for you. You may also take advantage of community boards in cafes or restaurants nearby to put up your flyers and don’t hesitate to jump into the opportunity of promoting your business when you see it.
Write in Newsletters and E-zines
Creating good reading material about your specific product, service or niche creates awareness and piques interest among the reading public. It also helps establish your position as somebody knowledgeable in the industry. If your work gets published, then you’ll be somebody that people will read and listen to. The combined numbers of your customers and your readers will surely help your business flourish even faster.