How To Advertise Your Home Based Business

Advertise Your Home Based Business

There are literally 1,000′s and 1,000′s of different ways to advertise your home based business. I could write post after post on the topic of marketing, promoting and advertising. I have spent hours, weeks and probably months researching the topic of advertising your home based business. You can easily get lost or caught up in all the Training, Webinars and Ebooks that are available to you.

I will only skim the surface of one of the most powerful ways of Advertising your business for free. I will list several other ways below and each will require your due diligence. You will want to spend time learning , testing, split testing, recording the results and adjusting your efforts and focus to narrow down what actually works for your particular home based business.

  • Craigslist

Craigslist has become a powerful platform for the home based business industry. You can advertise anywhere in the U.S. If you’re looking to grow your business with some local leaders, then you can advertise in your own city. If your looking to expand your business organization to other parts of the U.S. then you can pinpoint exactly where to advertise.

The first thing you want to do is create an account with Craigslist. If you already have a personal account I would recommend creating a separate account just for you home based business advertising.

The Second thing you want to do is browse through some of the craigslist ads. For our particular situation you can start your search in the jobs category and look in the Business Management. You will most likely see several postings for Home Based Business Opportunities. Read them and take some notes. What stand out to you as a reader? What catches your attention? Are most of these ads Text or HTML coded pictures with links?

The third thing is to decide which format you will advertise with. Will they be text type ads? Will they be Linked HTML coded pictures? Or will you do some split testing and run both types and then track the results?

The fourth thing would be to write up the ads. You want your ads to be related to the category you will post in. I would recommend posting in the Business/Management category at first. So you would want your ad to be related to people that are looking for a Management type position.

The fifth thing to do is start placing your ads. You MUST make sure that they are placed at least a few hours apart from each other especially if you are posting throughout different states. This will be a long process in the beginning but it will protect your account from getting banned. Each day you will want to “renew” your previously posted ads so they stay at the top and stay active.

Lastly if you have set-up any type of link tracking you will want to see which ads in what area of the country has provided the best response and revamp the lower producing ads to generate more clicks and Emails.

Remember to renew daily, This is the key to mass advertising of your home based business. Over the course of a month when you have 60 ads placed on craigslist and are renewing them everyday you should see the power of advertising with Craigslist.

You should expect to spend about 10-15 minutes a day at the beginning of your advertising efforts. As you continually post ads you should expect your time spent to increase.

A few other ways of advertising your home based business are listed below.

 Whether or not you are familiar with any of these avenues of advertising, you should expect to spend countless hours learning and researching each one then at least another hour or 2 per day spent implementing what you have learned. I will try to post some training on these other forms of advertising as soon as I can.  Soon you will at least learn the basics of how to advertise your home based business. From there you can and will succeed!! Feel free to Friend Me on Facebook and like my page for some useful tips and training. Leave a comment below if this helped you in anyway with your advertising. 

 

All the best, 

Michael Betz

 

 

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8 Responses to How To Advertise Your Home Based Business

  1. Candace says:

    You have a great website. Thanks for this craigslist article. I didn’t know about placing the ads every few hours.

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  3. Chuck Bartok says:

    Good ideas regarding Craigslist.
    One may also want to use varied e-mail addresses to keep the Craigslist “robot” at bay, if you are posting to varied locations.
    And we have found using a REAL phone number (use a Cheap Cell to take message and then return legitimate inquiries) rather than e-mail contact to be Very effective, otherwise you are inundated with Cross marketing.
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  4. Great post on craigslist marketing. I’ve used it. Did get the quality leads that I wanted but I know it’s a great option to get leads and build your business. Thanks for sharing!
    Sherman
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  5. Xarah says:

    Thanks for this Craigslist tip. I didn’t know about renewing.
    Xarah
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  6. Hi Mike,

    Renew ads days after day! Stick with it. Success momentum builds through your persistence. Thanks!

    RB
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  7. Hi Michael,

    I have heard that Craiglist check your Ip address so they know where in the world you are so its best to get some software to give you a new IP address. Craiglist only like to to post in the city or area where you live and as Chuck points out have differenet email addresses for each area. Great advice on using this site though.

    Tristram Lodge
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