This is why 95% of all new online businesses fail each year. You need an incredible marketing plan. a plan that makes you stay up all night, and that gets you to work until late into morning. Now unless you have a 0,000 advertising budget. I guess you can pretty much have your cake and eat it too!
Some will say that direct mail doesn’t job, others that cold calling is too difficult and not worth it, etc. They tell you this so that you can will buy into their particular marketing program and for no other reason. Some will recommend what works for your children, which is fine, but it doesn’t mean it is useful for you. I have many friends that own their own businesses and every single one promotes differently, gets their customers diversely and some of these decision makers are in the same line of work! My point is you must find the strategy that works to suit your needs and working with a pro who actually knows precisely what they are doing is the foremost strategy of all.
For private selling, advertising can easily be done by putting up a “for sale” sign on your car. You can also, post a picture of your car online or submit it on your local papers for sale section.
So have you created any goals yet? If not, then I think you need to get started with it. If you’re stuck on ideas, the first thing you can start with is with your product. There are tons of online business owners who have a tough time with developing an internet marketing strategy. If this is the case for you, start here.
So, why is this part easier? Because you now have a subject that is relevant to the customer’s need. It is a subject you know, since it is part of your business. And you have a great USP. All you have to do now is talk to your customer as you would your best friend. Just explain whatever it is they came for. No hype, no corporate jargon, just plain talk. Use the keyword phrase a few times in the content, but don’t overdo it. Remember, we are talking to people, not search engines.
Tell a friend script eliminates greatly the chances of being blocked because they use the information inputted by the sender. This allows for wider spreading of this marketing method. It can be quite sneaky but it is very effective.
Post your articles to as many directories as you can. Also, make them available to article lists like the ones on Yahoo Groups, and you’re more likely to have your article published more.