WWWHelper

Small Business Resource Center

Print This Page


Site Menu

FYI...

17. Make Your Web Site Known, A Marketing Overview
Here is a Web Marketing Overview Which Will Help You Make Your Web Site Known:
Internet marketing is something that you should consider even before your web site is up and running. The term internet marketing or online marketing is used loosely for many techniques and strategies of marketing a web site, and ensuring that it receives the traffic it deserves. Very rarely do in...

16. Plan to Maintain Your Web Site for the Long Haul
Discussion On The Importance of Maintaining Your Web Site for the Long Haul:
Once a web site is up and running it is important for you to understand the significance of maintaining it on a regular basis. Experts recommend that the information and style of your web site should be updated often so as to keep your visitors interested. It is also important that your web site i...

12. Building Your Online Business Website Part 2
Before Starting A Business Web Site You Need To Lay Out A Plan:
Plan Your Website Planning your web site is the most important and interesting stage in the development and creation of a website. This is a time for introspection and for putting your thoughts together. Here are some of the key issues you need to consider and pen down your responses before you m...

15. Building Your Online Business Website Part 5
Here is Why Creating and Keeping Your Web Content Up To Date Is So Important:
Creating and Keeping Your Web Content Up To Date/Content is King! Market On The Net: You might have the best product or service to offer in its class, but it wouldn't do your business much good if your prospective customers do not know of your existence. In this day and age, where technology rul...

Small Biz Tip Category: Home Business
 
Small Biz Tip Menu
 
Blog Home ]   [ Announcements ]   [ Blogging ]   [ Home Business ]   [ Kick Start ]   [ Marketing ]   [ Tips And Ideas ]   [ Web Site Mgmt. ]   [ What Is... ]   [ All In Order ] 
 
Search Blog ]  ]   [ Add to Technorati Favorites ]   [ Subscribe To Raw XML file ] 
 

"How to Save Money When Advertising Your Small Business"


There are no comments shared for this Small Biz Tip.

Click here to be the first to share your comments for this Small Biz Tip.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Are you looking to market your business to the general public, preferably your targeted market? Your targeted market should be the individuals who are most likely to need what your business has to offer. For instance, if you run a professional resume writing business, you will want to target those who are currently unemployed or those who are looking for jobs. As important as advertising is, it can sometimes get time consuming and costly. The costly part is what often causes many small business owners to cringe. The good news is that there are a number of different ways that you can go about advertising your small business without having to spend more money than you need to.

One of the best advertising methods that people fail to realize the importance of is word of mouth. In today's society, many consumers like giving a company feedback or ratings, literally or figuratively. That is why many consumers tell their friends when they find a nice new store; one that is worth visiting, or a store that they had a bad experience at. You should never underestimate the power of the customers that you already have. Not only will keeping your current customers happy increase the chances of them coming back again, it also ups the chances of them recommending your business to those that they know.

Another easy and relatively cheap way that you can go about advertising your small business to your targeted market is by carefully choosing where you choose to advertise your business. In keeping with the above mentioned example of running a professional resume writing businesses, you may want to think about distributing flyers or business cards to local coffee shops or college campuses. The same can be done for other types of businesses. For instance, if you run a dog grooming salon, you can advertise your business in local pet supply stores, vet offices, and such. Of course, you will need to get permission from other businesses before placing your business cards or flyers on their properties, but you may find that most are willing to assist you. In fact, you may even want to think about doing a flyer or business card swap.

In addition to handing out traditional business cards or flyers, you may also want to think about giving away free coupons. There are many consumers who like free stuff, even if it is only a few coupons. When a customer has a money saving coupon, they are more likely to buy what you are selling, whether it is a product or a service. If you are trying to target a specific group of individuals, like your targeted market, you may want to carefully choose how you distribute your coupons and how much in savings you give away. If you are just trying to generate as many sales as possible or create a "buzz," you may want to think about contacting one of your local newspapers to put coupons inside their paper.

As it was previously mentioned, there are many consumers who love free stuff, even if it is just coupons. You are advised to take advantage of this well-known fact. For instance, you may want to think about holding a contest or a drawing for your customers. For instance, if you run a pet supply store, you may want to think about creating a pet gift basket, like one that may include food, treats, or grooming supplies. You will want to allow each of your customers, the ones who make a purchase, to enter into your contest. If the prize is nice enough, you may that some customers buy something just to get entered into the contest. Hosting a contest is a great way to generate sales and business "buzz."

The above mentioned approaches are just a few of the many low-cost, affordable ways that you can go about advertising your business to the general public or even just to your targeted market. The decision as to whether or not you want to use any of the above mentioned methods is yours to make, but they are at least worth looking into.

Provided By: Ray Plumlee
Website Address: www.wwwhelper.com



This Small Biz Tip Entry Viewed 3,717 Times
The PermaLink for this Small Biz Tip is:
How to Save Money When Advertising Your Small Business
 
Small Biz Tip Menu
 
Blog Home ]   [ Announcements ]   [ Blogging ]   [ Home Business ]   [ Kick Start ]   [ Marketing ]   [ Tips And Ideas ]   [ Web Site Mgmt. ]   [ What Is... ]   [ All In Order ] 
 
Search Blog ]  ]   [ Add to Technorati Favorites ]   [ Subscribe To Raw XML file ] 
Go To Top Of Page