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Ianm 01-21-2017 05:57 PM

Any recommendation for marketing your web hosting on a tight budget?
 
Need some advice for marketing my web hosting business.

I sell shared web hosting and openvz vps servers.

I've posted on various forums but even so it leads to very few sales.

I also not sure if I have a huge search engine presence.

CDNgine 01-22-2017 12:25 PM

It's very competitive, just keep it steady with your posting and social media engagement, which is easier said than done for most. Try to be helpful with your responses, look to niche markets initially where you can focus on providing plans that cater to that niche, especially if you have prior experience in that niche. It's typically easier to grow doing that than trying to be everything to everyone early on.

HostColor 01-23-2017 02:53 AM

The forums are OK, but advertising at HD and other similar boards is a supplemental method to sell. You'd attract visitors from social networks and to increase our brand awareness.

easyhostmedia 01-23-2017 03:52 AM

If you have a tight budget and can afford to run a few cheap plans then try listing on ebay for a short period

hynds 01-24-2017 12:25 AM

If you have limited budget, I would suggest you focus your business on Social Media, especially on Facebook Marketing. There're many ways to promote your Facebook fanpage, below some of them:

Free ways:
- Invite your friends to like the Fanpage
- Share your content into relevant and related groups (hosting/domain groups)
- Share your content on relevant and related Fanpages (hosting/domain fanpages)
- Add a widget about your Fanpage on your website
- Run a mini game with attractive prizes that let people like and share your posts
- Run a give away contest to get more fans and engagements
- Ask for help on other fanpage admins to share the content for you.

Paid ways:
- Facebook Ads (CPC, Post engagement, Page like,...)
- Rent posts from KOLs fanpage
- Rent post from other famous fanpage in the same market.

I hope this helps.

Boxne 01-28-2017 07:31 PM

There are many ways for advertising, if you are on a tight budget we would recommend purchasing professional SEO services at $5.00 from Fiverr. We have used Fiverr in the past and were able to gain some great clients!

ikalf 02-07-2017 04:38 AM

I wouldn't recommend paid facebook ads. They don't do much. People don't come there for hosting, they come there for pictures of cats and dogs :D
Go to the sites close to your business. And advertise there.

archindustries 02-07-2017 06:16 AM

Tell people in real life. Seriously, this is great if you know some people who need a hosting plan. Social media marketing, post on forums, etc. All can be done for free.

SenseiSteve 02-07-2017 09:23 AM

I've seen brands built from the floor up marketing to their local community. Talk to local newspapers, radio stations, participate in local events, hang flyers, join networking groups, go door to door - get yourself out there. Show an interest in their business. And don't just shake hands and go into your elevator pitch. Ask lots of questions. People love to talk about themselves. You might not be able to immediately help them, but they may know someone in their sphere of influence that you could help. Remember, you have to ask for the sale, because if you don't ask, the answer will always be no. Good luck.

bigredseo 02-07-2017 09:37 AM

Steve's on the money! Some of the most loyal customers I've ever had have been because I pounded the streets and was in the right location at the right time.

The next group of loyal customers were those that I helped. Being active in forums, webmaster discussion forums, graphic designers, specific softwares that we used for clients etc - these were golden. And we still use this method today (even though we're in a different market).

Giving back, or helping people, for the sake of helping them is something that we've found both personally and financially rewarding over time. We help because we want to. *IF* they become a client, that's a bonus, but helping the person is the priority.

Karma is very rewarding :)

kunnusingh 02-18-2017 04:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HostColor (Post 197119)
The forums are OK, but advertising at HD and other similar boards is a supplemental method to sell. You'd attract visitors from social networks and to increase our brand awareness.

Do you have a experience with advertising in HD?

I am interested in this. It will be nice If you share your experience. Please :beer:

archindustries 02-22-2017 02:30 AM

Social media marketing, forums, etc. These can all be free, and you can optimize your marketing plan to increase sales.

cheapdedicated 02-22-2017 07:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Boxne (Post 197188)
There are many ways for advertising, if you are on a tight budget we would recommend purchasing professional SEO services at $5.00 from Fiverr. We have used Fiverr in the past and were able to gain some great clients!

Might be interesting to share how you did it. SEO is one thing you must go slow because in the rush to jump into someone offering cheap stuff he could just get your site punished by Google for lots of violations you never knew the cheap guy was using.

HostAG 02-23-2017 06:29 PM

Google brings in a lot of traffic, but you need to have quite a budget to sustain it. Other options would be to offer packages for free in exchange for promotions, banners, link building and so on. You do not have to offer VPS, shared hosting packages I believe are enough for this job at the beginning.

bestcast4u 02-24-2017 03:07 AM

you can go with social media or forum posts but you have to understand that you will not get hundreds of customers in one post.

Be patient is most important in this business


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