There are some people out there who don’t believe in self promotion. I may get some flack for this one, but I don’t care. This is my website and I’ll write what I want….
In my opinion, when it comes to your business, you better NOT be ashamed to promote it. I mean, if you’re not going to promote it, who is? The marketing fairy?
If people don’t know your business exists, how are they going to buy anything from you? And you want to make money from your business, because if you didn’t, you wouldn’t have bothered to make a business out of it, right? Otherwise, you could have left it as a hobby…
I’m not saying you have to turn into an annoying media-crazed moron who walks around in a sandwich board that says “LOOK AT MY BUSINESS!” … But I am saying you do have to tell people (in moderation, of course!)
Here are some nice, socially acceptable ways to promote yourself:
Social Media – There is a social media platform to fit just about every personality type out there. You can take your pick between Twitter, MySpace, Facebook, LinkedIn and more. Better yet, combine a few of these for maximum exposure.
Signature Lines – There are probably a lot of signature lines in your life… From your email to any message boards / forums you belong to. So why not use that space to display a little info about your business?
Videos – You know YouTube is popular. You probably get a bunch of forwarded emails from people, telling you about some super funny clip that you just have to watch… Did you ever think about how much traffic YouTube could bring you? If you have a crafty business, create a few videos of yourself creating a craft project. Do you have a recipe blog? Video tape yourself cooking one of those recipes! Have a content site that explains how to use technology? Use a screen capture recording device to record your actions on the computer and make a video of them. Submit these videos to YouTube, Vimeo, and other video hosting sites.
Viral Reports – Create a 3 – 5 page report on something your website readers would be interested in and then use social media to distribute it all over the web. Just make sure your website address is in the report so the people reading it can find more of your information!
Think Globally, Act Locally – Yes, this is a line that environmentalists have been using for a long time…. but it applies to your business as well. You want to keep an eye on the big picture by using the internet to market your business all over the world…. But don’t forget to hang a few fliers in your own neighborhood.
See? You can do these things and no one will laugh at you behind your back or think you are a weirdo. You have to pay your bills and buy groceries, just like everyone else.
Don’t be afraid to be successful!
I am going to be holding a teleseminar class on Friday, April 10, 2009 at 1pm that will teach you
How To Use Twitter To Promote Your Biz!
We’ll be covering the following:
- The Twitter Basics (especially helpful for those that are wondering what the #!@* Twitter is!)
- How To Target Your Market On Twitter
- How To Develop Relationships With Customers and Potential Biz Partners
- How To Promote Your Biz On Twitter (Trust me, there’s a good way & a bad way… I’ll show you the good way!)
- And More!
Can’t make the live class? Don’t worry! I’ll be recording our call, and everyone who registers will receive the Mp3.
When You Register, you’ll receive:
- The Twitter Class Workbook!
- Access to several online videos that will teach you how to use Twitter!
- The Mp3 recording of the Twitter class!
Click Here To Grab Your Spot Now!
Register before April 3 for early bird registration – only $9.95
Register after April 3 for $14.95