08 November, 2009

The internet and Google have given business owners and entrepreneurs many opportunities to start a business and advertise them with little or no expense on their own behalf. There are many ways to promote a business, sell products and boost your reputation online.

In this article, I will share with you three free online advertising techniques that you can immediately implement for your business. I have outlined the three advertising and promotion techniques below. Even if you are using some paid advertising methods, each of these free options is beneficial and can be very effective when combined with other advertising techniques that you are using in your business.

1. Article marketing
Article marketing has three main benefits. With article marketing, you can get backlinks to your website, you can build your reputation as an expert and you can presell your customers before they get to your website. There are many article directories out there. Articles get more traffic to your website through two ways. One is by boosting the ranking of your main website through search engine optimization and the other is through organic traffic as people read your article and click on your links.

2. Get involved in forums
You should become active in forums related to your niche. They are a great way to build your reputation and you can generally advertise links in the signature of your forum posts.  Just be sure than your post contributes something useful and not just one or two words.  You will see people posting totally useless comments just to get a link back to their site.  Don't be one of them.

3. Post comments on blogs
Posting comments to blogs related to your product is another great free opportunity for you to advertise your product or website through posting comments in blogs that are related to your niche. As long as you make the comment relevant and informative, you should get a backlink to your website which should lead to more traffic.

The internet gives you some great opportunities for earning money online and this article has shared with you some great tips so that you can advertise your new business venture for free.

Consider a mentoring and teaching program that will show you a multitude of online strategies and techniques to build your business online.  Learning and then learning some more is the key to success online. (Joan Peterson)