If there is one thing I have learned while working with small business owners is it this: they all need cheap, effective, long-term advertising for their small business.
It doesn’t matter if its a small family owned restaurant, a hair salon, a mechanic’s garage, or any class of small business where you provide a simple product or service, you need effective cheap advertising.
The reason, of course, is because you are competing against businesses with giant advertising budgets. So what is one to do?
The Great Equalizer
Web-based marketing has, to a great degree, become a great equalizer in terms of market visibility.
With the introduction of Web 2.0 based properties such as social networking sites as well as video sharing sites, marketing a business is very affordable, even for small business.
The trick is to actually get the ball rolling in terms of taking advantage of these potential advertising avenues.
This is where most small business owners “drag their feet” I have found. This is usually because they have to spend all of their time managing their business and really don’t have time to learn about being a webmaster.
What Exactly Do I Need?
If you are a small business owner and are interested in leveraging the potential that the web has to offer in terms of cheap advertising, then here is what I suggest you have:
- Your Own Website/Blog – You have to give people a place to go to learn about you. What is more, it has to contain a complete and coherent listing of your products and services as well as a way for potential customers to get in contact with you.
- At Least One Social Networking Property – I highly recommend Google Plus. Google does not allow automated posting on Google Plus, so there are actually people on it instead of bots. This means that actual people will be reading your posts.
- A YouTube Channel – This would be a great place to upload videos and tutorials about your products and services. People who film tutorials do great with their own channel. Additionally, this is a super-high traffic site, so the potential for a ton of traffic goes along with it.
Where Do I start?
So where do you start? Simple. With your own website. You have to have your own website, something that all of these advertising avenues funnel towards. Something that gives inquirers somewhere to go and read about you and what you offer. Something that is online and available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Its kinda like a sales rep that never sleeps and is always in a good mood no matter what time it is.
Of course, if you’re like most small business owners, you have no idea where to start and really don’t have the time to sit down and learn how to do all of this.
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If you own a small business and you aren’t taking advantage of the most cost effective advertising available, then today is a great day to start.