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8 Ways To Promote Your New Business

Aug 17, 2007
Here you are. You have created a great web site displaying products you make on your own. There are many tricks you can use to promote your new business and show the world your products.

- Build a mailing list! It's one of the best ways to get new AND return customers when you deal online. Put a sign up form on your site and offer to keep in touch in the future on any special you will be running.Once you have a customer list, you can send reminders, rebates, exclusive products and more. Just don't overdo it or people will come to see your mailings as spam.

- Use search engine optimization techniques to improve your search engine rankings. A higher ranking means a better exposure, so you'll get more traffic and sales. A full explanation on this is beyond the scope of this article, but there are many good articles on this if you search on Google.

- Products malls like Etsy are a good way to promote your own website if you sell handmade products. You get exposure, credibility, and a sale or two if you're lucky! Don't forget to put your website address anywhere it's allowed, and to build your mailing list when you make a sale.

- Likewise, you can try selling products on eBay, and collect the email addresses of your buyers. You will only be allowed to put your website address on your About Me page, but with the traffic you can get on eBay it will most likely be worth it.

- If you have some money for online advertising, you can always buy Google Adwords keywords. What are they? They are the ads that will show up on Google search when you type specific keywords. You have to be pretty careful with this one to attract the right kind of traffic (the one that will buy), but it can pay off in the end.

- Link exchanges and top lists are slower, but can help. You get links to your site, which can help your Google rankings, exposure, and the occasional sale. Every little bit helps!

- Forums are another more subtle way to gain links and exposure, but can be a great way to improve your credibility as an expert. Just put your website link in your signature and post ahead, but don't forget to check if this is allowed by the forums moderators.

- And finally, track your results. There is no point in posting ads everywhere if you don't know which one is working. You can then concentrate on the very best.

And don't forget the most important thing, enjoy your business and good luck making money on the promoting you do.
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