I personally believe we do a dis service to marketing easy
the industry and ourselves if we openly state, or even allude, that is marketing online easy.
It’s not marketing.
Nor is any business, wat or brick mortar.
Anyone who does say different is not being wholly truthful I find that to be a shame.
NWM requires 3 main ingredients time, effort, and yes money.
Time is just a matter of redirecting your habits.
Not easy but doable.
Time directly impacts your efficiency in marketing.
Effort is entirely controllable by the individual, and directly impacts your effectiveness.
Money is self limiting and directly affects both efficiency and effectiveness.
An individual must find the best combination of the three that works for them.
Someone else can’t tell you what that combination is, but can help you find marketing.
The new mlmer faces a daunting task, and competition, when it comes to advertising.
Finding that best combination of time, effort, and money is a growth experience.
Rarely will it just appear, education self and provided plus mentoring if available are important factors and hopefully a fact of life.
However, advertising is not impossible.
In my mind advertising is just whatever method you choose to reach people.
It might be the traditional newspaper or ezine ad or the simple greeting and sharing with a friend.
How you advertise or share can take many forms.
There are free and inexpensive methods that do work.
It’s a matter of finding those that work for you.
1. Writing and submitting ezine articles is an excellent method.
It requires time and effort, but no money.
The benefits include increased link popularity for the url used in your sig box important for search engine ranking branding, and reach you can reach more with an article than an ezine ad.
Plus it’s viral of marketing
Often is archived by publishers and directories, available well after it was originally offered.
Plus publishers and web masters will often pick up in marketing, again well after you originally submitted it.
2. Business cards are always a good method, and more inexpensive than one realizes.
You can even make your own.
Just pass them out like candy, stores, church, ball games, local events, restaurants leave 1 with your bill businesses you frequent, networking meetings, local Chamber Of Commerce.
The possibilities are only limited by your imagination.
3. Flyers, posters, post cards, brochures, etc. can also be done very inexpensively.
You can make your own on your PC or purchase custom or ready made templates from numerous online providers.
You could even strike up a joint venture of marketing with a local community provider.
They print it for you and include their advert somewhere, you distribute.
You both win, you pay less, and maybe influence that partner to be involved in business.
4. Web decals on your vehicles is another inexpensive method.
I have one on each of our family cars back window with a short catch line and my url.
Cost was $40 each but the visibility is priceless.
5. Newspaper magazine ads can be found that aren’t going to cost an arm and a leg.
Local publications for marketing are a good place to start, magazines to be good.