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  Post #16 (permalink)   05-18-2004, 11:15 PM
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If you are low on cash, try starting with free hosting. Start by getting your site listed in the search engine. Then maybe try hosting directories, etc. and forums. For example, webhostingtalk has an advertising forum. That i a good place to advertise.

Paid hosting sticks your ad up for people to see for a certain period of time. Advertise with yahoo or some big corporation for better results.
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  Post #17 (permalink)   05-19-2004, 09:17 AM
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I hate to say this but, advertising is nothing but a waste of the companies money. I would much rather do what I am doing now...word of mouth. I can save money and spent it on improving customer satisfaction rather than spending it on a growing customer database. Just my .02
 
 
 


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  Post #18 (permalink)   05-19-2004, 09:54 AM
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It depends on what rate of growth you want.
Advertising increases growth far faster than word of mouth.
If you don't have any customers, who is going to spread the word?
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  Post #19 (permalink)   05-19-2004, 11:35 AM
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Very true, but there are other means of advertising instead of paying a huge cash flow to invest in advertising (IE. Forums, etc...). We have used many forums and have given our business to others via word of mouth and have not payed a single dime for advertising and it has worked for us. In return we spend more of that money on stability and customer support.
 
 
 


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  Post #20 (permalink)   05-19-2004, 08:18 PM
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We sponsor very large communities and also purchase communities for venues of advertising and sales gain.
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  Post #21 (permalink)   05-19-2004, 10:16 PM
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In my opinion there is no best place to advertise . I've spent hundreds of dollars without seeing any improvement in sales at points, the best thing I found that works is word of mouth, if you have a few clients... ask them to spread the word, tell others, give you a feedback.
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  Post #22 (permalink)   05-22-2004, 08:18 PM
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I agree that submit your site to search engine like google, yahoo, etc is the best way to advertise, besides list your plan on the hosting index is also another way.
 
 
 


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  Post #23 (permalink)   05-25-2004, 01:16 PM
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You have to keep advertising until you find what works for you.
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  Post #24 (permalink)   05-25-2004, 05:53 PM
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if you are a web host company, first of all..

get your host on all web hosting directory, then if you have the money advertise a little. after you get some clients and your services are good, you should see clients coming..
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  Post #25 (permalink)   06-07-2004, 10:07 PM
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I doubt any host will actually reveal any good advertising venues they have found. They probably don't want to share.

My advice is to look at some advertising in your local area. It will be much cheaper by comparison, and the business you get will be far better in quality.
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  Post #26 (permalink)   06-08-2004, 03:15 AM
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Something a lot of people don't think about for offline advertising is that offline customers generally require a lot more support and help than an online customer.
Most will use the phone instead of the helpdesk and most will ask very simple questions about how to design their page etc. which may take a lot of your time.
 
 
 


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  Post #27 (permalink)   06-09-2004, 08:52 AM
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Wel... when you advertise you need to take into account the lifetime value of a customer. How long will (on average) a customer stay with you? 1 year? 2 years? 3 years? More?

Say 1 year. If your average profit per customer is (lets say) $10/month then a customer is worth $120/year. You could spend $60 to acquire a customer and still make $60 profit per year. This is why some affliate programs pay $80 per sale. because in the end they will make a profit. (Sure, some of them corners too. )

Anyway, that kind of estimation is easier to make if you've been in business a while and you have a sufficient number of customers to draw some statistical conclusions. Otherwise it is a bit too risky.
 
 
 


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large site with similar or same topic to your..
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  Post #29 (permalink)   12-17-2004, 07:04 PM
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I find the best places to advertise is on forums like this one. Adding your link to your signature and getting involved in conversations. I have placed a few ads in the local newspaper but found the it was a big waste of money unless you spend big buck for a large ad.

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  Post #30 (permalink)   12-21-2004, 10:01 PM
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Well i mean i am moving on to my server in a couple of days and i can try advertising i got a friend in aussie which is australia who can advertise for me and some mates in us there are not many people in new zealand which is next to australia that sell good decent i used to have a reseller at the start of this year and i am so exicted i can get a server of my own since my friend is buying the server and hosting it all for me i could try all of the ways on how to advertise i mean and i have do have tech support team standing by so if i do get locals they can recieve instant support so for me local support isnt worried me. but i co-own e-marvels.net they the owner doesnt want any tech support he wants to provide it to by himself and i tried to convince him and he disagree but if u dont have tech support your company good get out of hands and spreed like wild fire so i agree before you advertise locally make sure u got tech support team ready if u dont got it i suggest u find a company that can provide u and ur company best of the best results it will cost u like $50 for the ppl whos doing mine tech support crew team but i am sure u can find other companies that provide the same thing as in excellent support so i might aswell try all of these posts
 
 
 
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