Sunday, June 21, 2009

Small Business Advertising

If you have a small business and would like to advertise on my blog, please send me an email.

I list for free, there are just a few requirements that I have. First of all, you have to have a website. Even the most basic of websites will qualify. If don't have one and need to put together something cheap, then use blogspot. It's a free account. That's what I use for this blog. You can have a page up and running in probably half an hour. Just be sure to put in some details about what you do and how to contact you. Ideally you will also have some pricing information and pictures help too. But a standard template will allow you to do all of this pretty easily, even if you don't have many computer skills.

Second of all, I would like you to promote my blog to your friends and family and anyone else that you think would be interested. Nothing official here. Just share when you're able.

Lastly, I would like you to become a member of my small business meetup group. This is for the purpose of sharing info with others. Helping you, and getting your comments to help others is greatly beneficial to all of us. If you can come to meetings, great. If not, just be willing to let us give you advice and help, and also be willing to give others advice and opinions. You don't need specialized knowledge of any type. Your input on things as simple as looking at an ad someone created and letting them know what you think of it is so helpful.

An example of how this worked in the past was an ad that a member submitted to have reviewed. It was two pages long and I provided some input to reduce it to one page. Then we looked it over in a meeting and came up with some minor details to make the flyer more effective. It was very useful for that business owner. It was also very useful to all of us who helped because we seen what kind of points others made about that particular flyer so that we could apply those points to our own advertisements.

If you don't already have a business but are thinking about starting one, or are just interested in hanging out, you are absolutely invited to attend the meetups. All input is helpful.

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