66 Ways to Promote Your Small Business

84 Ways to Promote Your Small Business

Here is an ever-growing list of ways to promote your small business.

There are several categories to chose from. Technological / Site Improvements, Best Practices, Old-School Techniques, Advertising.

  1. Build a website
  2. Blog it.
  3. RSS.
  4. Email Newsletter.
  5. Comment fields / user interaction.
  6. Digg / etc.
  7. Site SEO – content, semantics, link building,
  8. Comment on other people’s blogs.
  9. Post in forums / bulletin boards.
  10. Have your own forum / Google/Yahoo group.
  11. Facebook
  12. Twitter
  13. Pintrest
  14. Instagram
  15. Link bait
  16. Contributing author
  17. E books.
  18. Directory lists
  19. Create or provide a testimonial for 3rd party gadgets – PayPal, Amazon, etc
  20. Enroll in local search like Google Maps
  21. Submit an XML of all of your web pages Google Site Maps
  22. Take advantage of Google Webmaster
  23. LinkedIn
  24. Craigslist
  25. Twitter
  26. Testimonials on supplier’s websites
  27. Synch your RSS feed with the FeedBurner service
  28. Write a Guest post
  29. Accept Guest Posts on your own website. Those authors will in turn advertise what they wrote.
  30. E-Polls
  31. Free Download.
  32. Add a game to your website
  33. Survey your previous clients
  34. Traditional media (newspaper, magazine, tv, radio, news websites) content
  35. Speaker Series, toastmasters
  36. Enter / Win awards.
  37. Sponsor charities / events / sports teams
  38. Thank your clients.
  39. Write a book.
  40. Become a teacher and put your reference material on your website. Then share.
  41. Alumni magazines
  42. Direct Mailings
  43. Logos
  44. Partnerships with like companies / individuals
  45. Paper Coupons
  46. Subcontract
  47. Business cards / stationary
  48. Flyers
  49. Gadgets
  50. Gifts
  51. Free samples
  52. Contribute donations to charitable orgs – raffle
  53. Network with Friends, Family, Associates
  54. Purple cow inside
  55. Point systems (ex. frequent flier points)
  56. Advertise on search engines
  57. Traditional media advertisements
  58. Hold a contest
  59. Direct ad placements on websites.
  60. Promotional teasers – buy 1, get 1.
  61. Offer Rebates
  62. Professional organizations
  63. Networking organizations
  64. Throw a party – evite.
  65. Create a reference book
  66. Boards – community, HOA, etc
  67. Chamber of Commerce
  68. Solve problems – for free!
  69. Competitions – trivia night, pool league, bowling league, etc.
  70. Corporate events – whitewater
  71. Product Review articles
  72. Start an Affiliate program
  73. Try Craigslist
  74. Write Killer FAQs
  75. Do a weekly round-up of cool things on the list. Give a link to a blog and they may give a link back.
  76. Trackbacks
  77. Pingbacks
  78. Slideshare
  79. Help a Reporter Out – HARO
  80. Give a speech.

 

99. Long lists like this one linking to articles on your website!!

 

 

{ 0 comments… add one now }

Leave a Comment

*

Previous post:

Next post: