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Old 08-18-2013, 03:35 AM
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What are some excellent marketing ideas? Has anyone delivered flyers in their neighborhood?
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Old 08-18-2013, 11:49 AM
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I've used flyers before with pull off tabs at the bottom and posted them on public bulletin boards. I have had some success with this, but online marketing efforts such as SEO and Social Media brought in more traffic.
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Old 08-18-2013, 11:58 AM
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Thanks for the reply. What is SEO?
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Old 08-18-2013, 12:12 PM
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SEO is Search Engine Optimization. SEO is used to hopefully rank better with search engines, so more people can find your sites and blogs when they do searches.
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Old 08-18-2013, 10:51 PM
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I haven't done the flyers to the neighborhood but I have left business cards everywhere I went.
I also had a removable window cling with my business info on my car.
I also make youtube videos to advertise.

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Old 08-19-2013, 07:42 PM
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1. Join local business networking groups. They are an amazing resource for local business. Not only can you make personal connections, but you can find people to do joint ventures/joint advertising/joint promotions with.

2. Offer a newsletter for your business - and then promote it on your business cards, flyers, in person, etc.

3. Write and publish a book! Tell all about your business, what makes you tick, why you chose to do what you do, etc.

4. Whatever else you can think of to get your name out there. (If you have a particular industry, I can get more specific.)
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:44 AM
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My biggest traffic generation comes from facebook and craigslist. I also post videos on Youtube and forums. But really, facebook has been my bread and butter. ;-)
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Old 08-23-2013, 09:22 PM
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Build a page on FaceBook and ask your friends to "like it". As they like your page their friends see it and so on. It becomes viral over time.

I also like leaving drop cards everywhere I go (i.e. with my tip at a restaurant, when I go to the bank, in magazines at the store...) I know this is old school but it still works well for me.

Last but not least, I post to Craigslist. But I don't abuse it. I post 3 times a week, to an area I actually live in and I get traffic without being flagged or ghosted.
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Old 08-24-2013, 01:37 AM
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Create a free special report on a topic your target audience wants to know more about, offer it on a "squeeze page" or opt-in page in exchange for people's email addresses, and advertise this freebie everywhere.

And then follow up with an email follow-up sequence in your autoresponder, where you provide more useful info and resources (including affiliate products or MLM opportunities)
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Old 08-28-2013, 11:23 AM
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I also found it useful to build viral images that can be "shared" and distribute them through Facebook.
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