Your marketing budget is really tight. Let’s just say it’s non-existent at this time and you still need to get your name out there and generate some income.
Well, there are a few ways you can do this for almost nothing at all, but be warned, it’s going to take up a lot of your time since you will be doing it all by yourself.
Forums & Other Websites
The first thing to do is hit up forums and other websites that are like-minded with your marketing needs. By this I mean look for other people who need marketing help as well and talk to them. Try to see if you can establish a trade program, you host an ad for them, they host an ad for you and you call it even, neither charging the other.
Register and post on forums about the kind of service you are offering. Post who you are and what you offer and don’t stop there; one post will not make a difference. Offer to answer questions people have. Get them to know and trust you and they will visit your site. You will have to do this on many websites on a daily basis.
Social Networking Websites
Look at places like StumbleUpon as well as other social networking sites on the web. LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites are all free to use. You can promote your business and your products on these sites for no cost. One word of caution, though. Don’t aggressively push the hard sell on social media sites. It won’t work- and it might even get you removed.
Marketing really is all about you getting back what you put into it. If you can’t throw loads of cash at it, then you have to spend the time doing it.