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Ten Free Ways To Market Your Business Online

February 23, 2009 – The Dow closed at 7,114.78 today, an 11-year low. The S&P 500 hit its 12-year low, while today's NASDAQ posted a 3.71 percent loss which actually exceeded the percentage losses of the DJIA and S&P 500. An estimated $10,000,000,000,000 market value of U.S. stocks has been wiped out since the October 2007 high.

There is no better time than the present to leverage marketing freeconomics for your business. The information renaissance is a breath of fresh air in the midst of the current economic crisis. While many physical doors have been closed due to cutbacks, a greater number of virtual windows have opened online. Here are NextMark's examples for 10 free ways to market your business online:

1. YouTube – How To Find Mailing Lists video & findlists channel

2. Linkedin – NextMark company page & NextMark group

3. Facebook – NextMark company page & NextMark group

4. Plaxo – NextMark group

5. Tradevibes – Company profile

6. MerchantCircle – Directory listing & coupon

7. Slideshare – list advertising ROI presentation

8. Twitter – Follow NextMark

9. Jigsaw – Company wiki & company research

10. NextMark Directory – Get your listing now!

The most efficient marketing approach for sharing your story is to make it easy for others do it for you.

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5 Responses to “Ten Free Ways To Market Your Business Online”

  1. Steve says:

    Thank you for the list. There are two I will have to check out as I have not heard of them.
    A recent one that just came about is TheCardBoard.net . It’s a free online business card bulletin board. You can include a description of the products and services you provide as well as a link back to your website.

  2. Youtube is probably the best way to market online. It is one of the most popular websites , it is free and you can show motion pictures of your product… it is like having people walk into your shop every day. However, I do struggle getting enough views… How would you say the best way to get lots of views is?

  3. My experience with YouTube videos and other free media channels is that you need a hook. The best hook I’ve found to work is the ‘resource’ hook. Create ‘how-to’ videos and post them on YouTube and/or other sites like eHow. To drive traffic you can post links to the videos in relevant groups on LinkedIn and Facebook. Make sure the groups you join are relevant. It may take a few days for the group owners to get back to you, so be patient and follow up if needed. Hope this helps!
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  4. My experience with YouTube videos and other free media channels is that you need a hook. The best hook I’ve found to work is the ‘resource’ hook. Create ‘how-to’ videos and post them on YouTube and/or other sites like eHow. To drive traffic you can post links to the videos in relevant groups on LinkedIn and Facebook. Make sure the groups you join are relevant. It may take a few days for the group owners to get back to you, so be patient and follow up if needed. Hope this helps!

  5. Where is a good place to advertise your business online beside craiglist?
    I started a home based travel business. I am looking for other Avenues online that I could use to advertise. Please let me know if these sites helped your business.