Telford, PA (PressExposure) May 30, 2009 -- Whoever said that advertising is expensive? This is not entirely true. Sure, running a 30 second spot on national television or a full page ad in a national daily will set you back thousands of dollars.
Does this mean that if you are a small business you cannot advertise anymore? Well, not really. As a small business, there are still the best ways in order to advertise with affordable costs and manageable scales of marketing campaigns.
Small to medium businesses are now looking into the best ways to advertise without having to spend thousands or even millions of dollars. These cheap ways to advertise will give you a variety of options to choose from when you are on a tight budget. They do not only ensure that your business is seen and heard, these cheap (sometimes free) advertising strategies also promise good returns on investment.
Print brochures Having your very own brochure printing job done in order to produce your brochures and flyers to advertise your business. This process is quite simple, inexpensive and it is a great way to inform potential clients about your product or services. If you really want to print brochures, may we commend that it is totally an effective marketing tool. Make sure that in your brochures, you offer incentives such as discounts, sale activities as well as extended warranty to people who bring in your print brochures. This is also a good strategy to gauge how many new potential customers were brought in by your brochure printing.
Upload to YouTube This guy who owns a cool bar downtown uploads pictures of his friends having a grand time in his bar. After recording his friends and what they were drinking, he pans his camera to show the entire bar. While it appears innocuous, it is actually a gimmick to advertise his bar. YouTube costs nothing and the good thing with this is that you can track the number of hits â meaning the number of people who watched your video. Cool.
Uploading other types of multimedia marketing materials on the internet is also great. Better make sure that your business is highlighted in every post. You might also want to edit some of these multimedia files in order to make the people watching them notice your product or business.
Advertise on Cable TV TV commercials are expensive but have you given thought to cable TV? Cable TV is a good way to advertise because it is not as expensive as TV commercials. You can advertise on cable through crawls, full screen ads and sponsorships. These modes of advertising are very affordable. Talk to your cable TV provider and ask them how you can insert your ads on program listings or crawls.
Use social networking sites Other than for meeting friends and contacts, your social networking sites can also be used to advertise your business. Yes, you heard it right. You just have to create your profile featuring your business and start inviting your close friends first. This strategy is good if you have a business that promotes socializations.
Advertising need not be expensive. You just have to know where and how you can promote your business without having to shell out your hard-earned money.
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