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Old 02-08-2009, 10:02 AM
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Share what you are learning!

Share not only what works, but also what doesn't.

Knowledge is Power!

Julie got it right, networking and sharing information will not only grow your business, it will make you a ton of great, new friends!

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Old 02-08-2009, 01:28 PM
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I also agree with Julie, that sharing information is ABSOLUTELY what it is all about. For most people, buying is an emotional decision which is justified logically later, so customers must trust who they are dealing with.

Its not enough any more just to provide an opportunity, a product or a service anymore, especially on the web because it seems EVERYONE has the best home-based business, or product/service.

There are so many new people wanting an opportunity or looking for a product or service that it must be overwhelming.

I think that blogging and forums are a unique form of advertising because we are marketing ourselves.

I'm curious to know what you think of business vs social networking sites. Directmatches is definately a place to post a free business profile, and I've met some wonderful people there over time. Social sites should be treated more like a party, no-one wants a party crasher shoving their business or product in their face when they're there to have fun....if people like you, THEN invite them back to "your place" (your blog/website) and share more of you there.

I work outside the home but plan to be working exclusively at home by the end of the year. Its an absolute goal of mine.....I love the notion of creating profit, not earning a wage.

Cheers!
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Old 02-12-2009, 11:57 AM
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That's a great Top 5 List Georgia....I was talking to a webmaster yesterday about the website at my day job and he mentioned/stressed the importance of"back links" from a Google Search as he was leaving.

Can anyone explain what that means exactly?

Thanks in advance!

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Old 02-18-2009, 08:10 AM
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Wow so much great infor here thanks everyone for sharing. I'm trying Craigslist posting my first today and will see what happens.
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Old 02-18-2009, 08:25 AM
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If you can afford it, you may want to try advertising on Websites that get lots of traffic. You can use your search or keyword terms popular to your niche, and Google them to find these sites. Also try using the word ads or advertising in your search term.
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Old 02-18-2009, 09:43 AM
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Well, in my line of work I hear that some people generate a lot of
traffic to their site, however, the main reason (in my opinion) to have
a site is to capture the visitor's information. The money is in the
"list" (your list of prospects/clients that you can continue to market
to).



So I would say no matter what method of advertising you are using, be
sure to capture the visitor information, otherwise it may just be
wasted effort.



I use paid and free methods.



Free methods: article writing, blogs, craigslist, backpage and forum postings.



Pro: it's free Con: it may take more time to see results



Paid Methods, I use local ad links. It's a great way to
generate new local clients for your local business because it targets
your message to a specific geographic area (using zip codes). So this
method has replaced all my other forms of paid advertising because it
is a complete solution.



Pro: automated system, set up in less than 1 hour, targets local market

Con: small fee



Hope this helps.
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I tend to use mostly free advertising resources.Okay,these take up your time but you get a better Return On Investment ROI as you are not spending any of your money.Try TEs-traffic exchanges,blogs and article marketing without upgrading . Search engines will also yield plenty of free classified ads sites.I also place autoresponder forms on my sites.

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Old 02-23-2009, 06:48 AM
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This thread is so helpful! Thanks to everyone for sharing tips and pointers on what advertising has worked for you!!

I'm not sure if this one has been mentioned yet, but I've had some success with jobvertise.com.
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Old 02-24-2009, 10:10 PM
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I really like using videos. You can place a video on you tube and really get your message out. Having a face and a voice makes advertising a lot more personal. [img]smileys/smiley1.gif[/img]
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Old 02-25-2009, 08:15 AM
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I've had some luck with Traffic Exchanges, Craigslist, LiveSimon and eBay. Google has made me some money but it costs. Forums, Blogs and Yuwie has driven traffic to my sites as well.
 
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