Marketing On a Shoestring Budget

In current economic situation, business owners are looking for ways to do their marketing on smaller budget.

You might have limited marketing budget and let’s say that it’s very tight to the point of almost non-existence at this time but you’ll still need to find ways to get your name out there. You’ll have to explore new methods to promote your business so that it can still generate some income.

Even if you are marketing on a shoestring budget, you can still do it in a number of ways for almost nothing at all. Having said that, these methods will take up a lot of your time because you’ll have to do it by yourself. No outsourcing and most probably no automation. You’ll have to get down to do all the work like when you’re just starting up.

How can you market on a small budget?

There are many online forums and website on various topics and niches that might be related to your field and area of interest. The first thing to do is to go online and get into these forums and other website that are like-minded with your marketing needs. Look for other people who need marketing help as well. Approach and talk to them. Try to see if you can establish a trade program. For example, you can host an ad for them and in return, they can 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 have to offer but don’t stop there. You need to realize that posting only one post will not make a difference. Build a relationship with other forummers and contribute to the discussions. 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. It is time consuming but with little money on hands, this might be a good idea to try.

In this age, people are flocking to the nets to socialize. There are many social networking sites on the web such as StumbleUpon, Digg, Twitter, Facebook and many other social sites. The best thing is they are all free to use.

You can promote your business and your products on these sites for no cost. One word of caution, though. These sites are for social networking, so don’t aggressively push or do ‘hard sell’ on social media sites. If you do it this way, you’ll find that it won’t work. Worse, you might be flagged by other user and this might cause you to be banned 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. If you want to find out more about useful marketing strategies that you can adopt in your business, I recommend you check out 500 Secret Marketing Strategies at this link [http://web.archive.org/web/20091209024225/http://shoebudgetmarketinginfo.com/recommend/500marketingstrategies/]. You can join in for free and there is one time offer for low price that you don’t want to miss. Join Secret Marketing Strategies Today! [http://web.archive.org/web/20091209024225/http://shoebudgetmarketinginfo.com/recommend/500marketingstrategies/]

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