Also, remember this: set a time limit on yourself to do this type of advertising. Some of these are very impersonal and people that might be interested in what you have will want to know you. This means you have to converse, open your mouth and actually talk with others. Call people and just talk. Learn how to talk with prospects. DO NOT EVER TRY TO SELL YOUR PRODUCT. SELL YOURSELF!
You should have on average 5-6 different streams of advertising that you do every day. Yes, every day! This list is by no means a complete list of all sites that are available for you to use for free.
Tips to using these types of advertising:
** If possible upgrade your account from free to a paid account.
** When using safelist send emails as often as you are allowed.
** Remember you need to have a minimum of 3 different ad sources going each day.
** For traffic exchanges do more than one at a time. Be sure to watch what you are doing. All you have to do is to open another browser tab. I have at least 2 going at the time and most of the time I have 3 going.
** While surfing and clicking almost every page you see will look good to you. Resist the temptation to join. You can't do but so many at a time.
** I suggest you use Gmail for all of these types of advertising. I use two Gmail accounts. One for contact emails for all of the sites I join. One for receiving safelist emails to.
** When running your exchanges be sure to wait until the page loads before you go to another exchange's page. These always have a check page thrown in to make sure you are really there. Some of them are timed.
** When reading safelist for credits be sure to pay attention to the link you are suppose to click to get those credits. Read before you click.
** As you compose your ad for a safelist keep it short. No more than 5 lines. Let your site do the work for you. Besides, most people reading your ad is just like you, clicking to earn credits so most do not even read what you have written. They just look at your website.
** Pay attention to the timers. Click to soon and you lose your credits and waste your time.
** Include your website link in your email. That way if someone likes what they see they can copy your link and go back after they are finished clicking.
** Promote only 1 thing per email. In other words don't add a bunch of different links for stuff.
Free Classified Ad Sites: Some classified ad sites also have an option of paying to get your ad in a better position. On some of these you will have to register an account.
The Free Ad Forum
I have in my arsenal a long list of free classified ad sites. If you would like a complete list of what I have then email me and in the subject line please enter the following: Please send complete list of free classified ad sites. If you do not put this in the subject line your email might get deleted without me opening it.
YouTube (YouTube is the 2nd most visited social site on the internet.)
When you visit a blog be sure to leave a comment with words relevant to the post. For goodness sake don't just say, "Great post." That does nothing to get other people interested in you. You want people to read what you say and to be interested in you and what you are doing. When others become interested in what you are saying they will click and go to your site. Hello! this is exactly what you are trying to accomplish. I hope.
When you are on a site and you see those buttons that you can click on, click on some and share that post, article, web page, etc. Some times all you will see is a button that says "Share". When you click on it a whole list will drop down. Pick and share. This will get your name out to lots of people.
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