That is a question that can be easily answered by looking at your bottom line. Little or no sales will not make for an encouraging day. It seems as if all the hard work you put into setting up the business is not paying off. That simply is not true. A little word here and more over there can get things kick-started for you. Before you know it, you will be busy keeping up, but enjoying life much more now. 🙂
For those of us on a low budget, free advertising can be your best friend if used properly. There are a lot of free advertising sites out there. They can even offer enhancements to your ads for a few dollars. These enhancements can include adding emoticons (type or images that show emotions like happy or sad), bold type or colored backgrounds. They are designed to make the ad stand out from the other ads. Some sites allow you to renew your ads and extend them back out to their original term (i.e. reset ad to 30 days – the ad had 21 days to go). This makes the ad appear near the top again; increasing the chance that viewers will see your ad.
I have compiled a list of some of these sites at my page at Squidoo.com. I will also list my most popular ones here to get you started.
USFreeAds – http://www.usfreeads.com/
Bestway Classifieds – http://www.bestwayclassifieds.com/
Sales Spider – http://www.salesspider.com/
Backpage.com – http://www.backpage.com/
Kijiji – http://www.kijiji.com/
InetGiant – http://www.inetgiant.com/
City News – http://www.citynews.com/
AbleWise – http://www.ablewise.com/BONUS Site – includes SEO tools
Craig’s List – http://www.craigslist.com/
This is just a short list to keep this blog brief. I hope that this information was helpful to you. If so please post a comment and let me know how it helped you.
Thanks for visiting.
Joseph R. Mays