If you have a new business — particularly a home business — one of the hardest things is getting the word out about what you have to offer. Here are some inexpensive, effective business advertising ideas to help get you started. Financial independence is only a client or customer away.
Brand All Communication
Get your company name, website URL, and phone number on every single piece of paper that leaves your office. Some obvious and not so obvious promotional spaces:
- Business Cards
- Purchase Orders
Write for Related Publications or Websites
Find periodicals or blogs that focus on your target market. Write some great content-filled articles and offer then in exchange for a link back to your business site. Keyword links are even better!
Create Useful Freebies
Have some inexpensive giveaway items (like custom keychainsÂ or personal flash drives)
created with your company name and web address printed on them. If the item is useful, recipients will keep them (and your contact information) handy. We’ve made post-it note pads, mouse pads, and (my favorite) flying rings!
Speak at Conferences
If you’re an expert, offer to share your knowledge and insights at industry conferences and conventions. I’ve been speaking at homeschooling conferences for years — all over the country. When my homeschooling book (finally!) comes out, I have a ready market (and mailing list!) ready to buy it.
Deck Out Your Automobile
If you have a car, make it an advertisement. This can come in the form of bumper stickers, magnets, vinyl decals, or full car wraps. Just keep the look professional and persuasive.
Easy Business Advertising Ideas
Lifestyle designÂ gets a head start when you have the financial means to live your dreams. If you’re starting a business to gain financial security, use these easy advertising methods to let everyone know how you can provide solutions to their problems.
What simply business advertising ideas have you used?