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  1. #1
    Valerie J. Deneen
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    Default How to advertise for a business on a small budget

    One of the highest expenses for any business is advertising, but promoting your

    business doesn't have to cost a lot of money. Let people know about your

    products or services with these money-saving techniques, and use the rest of

    your budget for other ways to grow your business.



    Step 1

    Design a Logo -- To design a logo, you don't need an expensive graphic design

    program. Gimp.org and Inkscape.org offer free open source software to let you

    design your own logo. Use the logo on all business materials: business cards,

    letterhead, flyers, blog, magnets, etc.



    Step 2

    Business Cards Business Cards -- If you don't already have them, business cards

    are necessary for your business. You can get free business cards at

    VistaPrint.com. Give these out to anyone you meet.



    Step 3

    Car Magnet Vinyl Car Magnet -- Car magnets cost around $8 and can be very

    effective in promoting your business. These are also available at

    VistaPrint.com. Market your business while driving around to do errands.



    Step 4

    Blog All About It Blog -- Blogger.com lets you create an online blog for free.

    This is a great tool to announce any news or upcoming events about your

    business, and to obtain feedback from customers.



    Step 5

    Flyers & Brochures Flyers & Brochures -- OpenOffice.org is an open source office

    suite that lets you create professional looking flyers and brochures. It is free

    to download and easy to use. Post flyers at your local library, grocery stores,

    coffee shops, and restaurants.



    Step 6

    Word of Mouth Word of Mouth -- This is the cheapest, and most effective method

    of advertising available. Build up a clientele and make every client a

    repeat-client. Strive for excellent service that goes beyond what is expected,

    and soon your customers will be talking about you to all of their friends and

    family.



    Step 7

    Host a Radio Show Produce and Host Your Own Radio Show -- BlogTalkRadio.com

    makes it easy to be the host of your own radio show, and you can even be part of

    their revenue sharing program. This means you can promote your business and make

    money at the same time.



    Valerie J. Deneen












  2. #2
    Ayanna Scott
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    WOW......I own a home based business and its been interesting to find ways to

    promote and advertise without overspending. My most effective tool is good ole

    fashion word of mouth. Its forced me to think outside of the box when it comes

    to prospecting.

    I've been going through a local paper to find information on local networking

    groups, also Meetup.com is user friendly and there are many groups that will

    surely share your interests....meet people, network, find business, make money.



    Thats just one of the ways I'm discovering it does not take a million dollar

    budget to effectively advertise your business. Another is flyer's, for less than

    $10.00 I printed 350 flyer's at Kinkos, 2 invitational sized flyer's on one page

    more bang for the buck.



    And last of my 2 cents, do not forget if you own your own business you can write

    off mileage ladies and gentlemen with gas prices climbing it would be nice to

    get back 48cents per mile think about how much you drive then do the math. Even

    if you don't "own your own business" my accountant showed me how to become an

    independent rep for very cheap and use this as "my business". I did it for the

    write off because I'm a Independent Contractor, its completely legal and I have

    made some extra income by it. Talk about Win Win......



    If anyone is looking for more info on how to market your business on a budget

    please let me know, Ive become a queen on finding sites that let you create free

    web-sites, gathering free leads for your business and legitimate ways to make

    extra income.



    That's my 2cents....more like 10cents







    ----- Original Message ----

    From: Valerie J. Deneen

    Subject: Budget101.com : How to advertise for a business on a small budget



    One of the highest expenses for any business is advertising, but promoting your

    business doesn't have to cost a lot of money.






  3. #3
    Christina Coyle
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    11.0pt;color:#1F497D;">Just a correction, it’s 58 cents per mile as of last month. If
    the prices keep climbing, it may change again before tax time!
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    11.0pt;color:#1F497D;">Christina Coyle
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    11.0pt;color:#1F497D;">Jackson Hewitt Tax Service
    11.0pt;color:#1F497D;">Area Manager of Andrews and Manning, SC


    <div style="border-top:solid #B5C4DF 1.0pt;">
    10.0pt;">From:10.0pt;"> Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    [mailto:Budget101_@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Ayanna Scott

    Sent: Monday, July 21, 2008 11:19 PM

    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com

    Subject: Re: Budget101.com : How to advertise for a business on a small
    budget








    And last of my 2 cents, do not forget if you own your own business you can
    write off mileage ladies and gentlemen with gas prices climbing it would be
    nice to get back 48cents per mile think about how much you drive then do the
    math. Even if you don't "own your own business" my accountant showed
    me how to become an independent rep for very cheap and use this as "my
    business". I did it for the write off because I'm a Independent
    Contractor, its completely legal and I have made some extra income by it. Talk
    about Win Win......













 

 

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