5 Free Ways to Market your Business

5 Free Ways to Market your Business

By Nicola Joshua

 

 

 

Are you looking for ways to market your small business for free? You have come to the right place. Here are 5 ways to market your business for free. Some of the ideas are old and some are new but they are all worth trying. Networking The first way to market your business for free is networking. Attend free networking events, tradeshows, and conferences to connect with individuals who may be interested in your products or services. A great website to find events is www.eventbrite.com. Some of the events are paid and some are free. Other good places to look for local events are at the Chamber of Commerce, associations, and expo centers. In January of this year I was at a conference in Dallas, Texas where I was able to network with hundreds of business owners. As a result, I was able to secure two new clients.  {{more}} Directory Listings The next free way to market your business is online through different directory listing websites. One that is very popular among businesses owners is www.Manta.com. Manta allows users to add their business for free, post video and other information, and connect with new clients. Social Media My favorite way to market for free is via social media platforms. Facebook and twitter are both free to register and post. However, if you would like to take your marketing to the next level then a $50.00 budget of paid advertisement will help. Donate to Charitable Organizations If you are interested in helping out then donate products or services to a charitable organization. This could land your business name in the news and generate free public relations. When selecting a charitable organization, try to align the charity with the overall goals of your business. Competitions Enter business competitions. If you win, you may receive cash and prizes. If you don’t win, you may still get lots of free publicity if you place high enough. One of the local colleges had a Springboard Business Plan Ideal Challenge and the winners could win $50,000 in cash and prizes. If you are interested in more free ways to market your business, search online or better yet subscribe to our newsletter at www.JoshuaMarketingGroup.com.