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  Post #1 (permalink)   02-18-2018, 03:51 PM
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Hello, as I recently just did major rework of all my company's things from the website down the server itself I believe what I am needing a boost is people knowing that "I exists".

Does anyone have some success with sources which are at least no more than a couple bucks a month to get results?

I know Social Media is a "thing" but unfortunately I don't see that "right" for my business at the time... Given that I don't have a "consist" amount of content to keep a "page" there "active".

So if anyone have any ideas or recommendations on what I could do to get my brand "out there" without "breaking the bank" that would be great.
 
 


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Hello, as I recently just did major rework of all my company's things from the website down the server itself I believe what I am needing a boost is people knowing that "I exists".

Does anyone have some success with sources which are at least no more than a couple bucks a month to get results?

I know Social Media is a "thing" but unfortunately I don't see that "right" for my business at the time... Given that I don't have a "consist" amount of content to keep a "page" there "active".

So if anyone have any ideas or recommendations on what I could do to get my brand "out there" without "breaking the bank" that would be great.
I run a special on Ebay about twice a year and that gets me clients
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I run a special on Ebay about twice a year and that gets me clients
Interesting, I may give that a shot as I think you can put things up there for 99 cents for free for your first 100 listings. While I am putting everything else, I don't see why not put something or two up and see where it goes.
 
 
 


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I think you can put things up there for 99 cents for free for your first 100 listings.
only for personal account, you would need a business account to list web hosting or ebay will suspend your account. at 99c or 99p dont forget by the time you pay ebays listing fee, FVF, paypal fees you will be left with about 10c/10p
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only for personal account, you would need a business account to list web hosting or ebay will suspend your account. at 99c or 99p dont forget by the time you pay ebays listing fee, FVF, paypal fees you will be left with about 10c/10p
Gotcha, I will has to look into the "nuts and bolts" to see how/if I can to pull this off. For stuffs like those I would definitive only do it "first time buys" or what not. That way I would only has to give low rates once instead of recurring.
 
 
 


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Gotcha, I will has to look into the "nuts and bolts" to see how/if I can to pull this off. For stuffs like those I would definitive only do it "first time buys" or what not. That way I would only has to give low rates once instead of recurring.
I do annual plans where they pay through ebay and then i provide a link to my order page with a promo code to cover the money they paid, so they still have to go through anti fraud.
I also do monthly offers so again a link send via ebay message with a code to take off the money they paid.

This is because now ebay wont allow links in the listings
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I do annual plans where they pay through ebay and then i provide a link to my order page with a promo code to cover the money they paid, so they still have to go through anti fraud.
I also do monthly offers so again a link send via ebay message with a code to take off the money they paid.

This is because now ebay wont allow links in the listings
Okay so how does that win you more than the bidded client? If you cannot put your official website to feed off of Ebay's traffic like you used to be able to?
 
 
 


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Okay so how does that win you more than the bidded client? If you cannot put your official website to feed off of Ebay's traffic like you used to be able to?
nothing wrong in mentions your business name and using broken links, but they wont allow order links in postings.

I even told them that hosting is a recurring payment business, but all they told me to give the winning bidder a link within a message.
I even asked then why cant they bring back hosting allowed in classified ads, but they never gave an answer to that
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nothing wrong in mentions your business name and using broken links, but they wont allow order links in postings.

I even told them that hosting is a recurring payment business, but all they told me to give the winning bidder a link within a message.
I even asked then why cant they bring back hosting allowed in classified ads, but they never gave an answer to that
Indeed, that does make a little better sense. But yea they should allow the linking like they once did.

I sorta get why they don't anymore but at the same time everyone should understand that "you win some and you lose some".

Now of days unless you pay for straight adverts you cannot directly put your links while you do other things like how Ebay is now.
 
 
 


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Indeed, that does make a little better sense. But yea they should allow the linking like they once did.

I sorta get why they don't anymore but at the same time everyone should understand that "you win some and you lose some".

Now of days unless you pay for straight adverts you cannot directly put your links while you do other things like how Ebay is now.
They seem quite happy to allow all the fly by night kiddie hosts list and scam people, but oppose a genuine host to list properly structured hosting
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They seem quite happy to allow all the fly by night kiddie hosts list and scam people, but oppose a genuine host to list properly structured hosting
It's because of their double dipping. You pay to list AND when the item is brought. Once these are done, they could care less about your business.
 
 
 


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Participate in as many quality, well moderated communities you can. If you can make a daily appearance in 15-20 forums, post weekly ads, that gives you good exposure. There are only about 2-3 web hosting communities worth participating in, so I suggest focusing on non web hosting forums (development, webmasters, design, SEO, ecommerce, home improvements, SMBs, etc) where you'd get more attention.

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Participate in as many quality, well moderated communities you can. If you can make a daily appearance in 15-20 forums, post weekly ads, that gives you good exposure. There are only about 2-3 web hosting communities worth participating in, so I suggest focusing on non web hosting forums (development, webmasters, design, SEO, ecommerce, home improvements, SMBs, etc) where you'd get more attention.

Your only cost is your time.
Interesting, thanks for the recommendation to try to get "out of the box" haha.
 
 
 


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Social media, forum posting, blog writing, posting adds on the heavy traffic forums are the best ideas.
 
 
 


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Interesting, thanks for the recommendation to try to get "out of the box" haha.
It is about dilution.

As a hosting business owner, if you compete for attention in a group of 1,000 other web hosting companies or in a group of 1,000 other entrepreneurs, or home owners, where are you going to get noticed more?

EDIT: Just don't forget to be useful. Pick a subject that is your hobby or an interest that you know a good amount about and participate in those communities. I don't care if that is sports, home improvements, cars or flying. Don't overlook the community part in this equation.
 
 
 
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