So you have an incredible business idea, you summon up the courage to implement your idea and start-up your first small business – but how do you market your product or service without breaking the budget? It’s not always an easy task to figure affordable ways to advertise your new business, but with the broad spectrum of the Internet, you now can market your small business with little to no cost.
Take a look at three useful tips that will help build your business’ online presence with little-to-no-budget.
Become a Voice In Your Industry
What better way to build your online presence and start executing a content marketing strategy in your industry than by having a company blog. People are constantly searching the Internet for content and helpful tips to help them succeed in their industry. It is therefore necessary to start updating and creating blog posts about things relevant to your industry.
Additionally, effective use of your social media assets such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube can connect with those similar to you and form a solid network of cross-promoting. Not to mention, the information you create and share can give you an enormous amount of credibility in your field.
List Your Company in Online Classified Sites
This is extremely helpful and its free marketing. When someone searches your industry, or better yet, hears about your brand and decide to search you on the Internet, you want to make sure you’re also on a free ads site. Be sure to create accurate entries with direct links to your website, phone number, social media profiles.
Make sure you’re represented the way your small business should be perceived by adding more details to the entry and making sure you company profile is consistent with other online placements. This all takes time, but in the end it’s worth all the organic search mentions and strengthening your business’ online presence.
Interact on Blogs and Forums
Aside from posting your own blog content, try guest blogging on other high-traffic blogs did would benefit your small business. Provide them with a blog post of pertinent information that will be of value to readers while slightly Their tying in your brand. Additionally, start reading other like-minded blogs and create discussion through leaving comments with your small business’ name, URL and / or a trackback to a blog post of yours.