Below I have listed some simple marketing ideas you can get started on for your business.

As you have probably realized by now, creating a website for your products and services is only half the battle. In order for your website to succeed and generate an income, you need to have traffic.

marketing ideas

Now this doesn’t mean cars driving over to your house, but actual people that visit your site and purchase something, or sign up for a free sample, newsletter or even contact you regarding questions about your products and services.

As a business owner,you know that it takes time and some money to get visitors to your Website, but without breaking the bank there are a few things you can do for free, while just investing some time and effort to create links and backlinks to your site.

Article Marketing Ideas

  • Write articles about your site, products and services
  • Your own Blog
  • RSS feeds
  • Blog commenting
  • Forum posting and commenting

Now before you get all frazzled and worried about not having enough time for all this, simply concentrate your efforts on the first three items and as time permits the last two will create some traffic for you as well.

The Purpose Of Writing Articles

Your intentions with your articles are to create backlinks and links within the articles that direct people to your website. Also, the more links that point at your website, the more the search engines will find them and the higher rank your site will acquire with them.

Your articles do not need to be all that technical, but interesting to the reader and, of course, related to your products and services. At the very end of the articles include a resource box – this is where you put your website information and URL that points back to your site.

I currently use Ezine articles, and get a reasonable amount of traffic from there. Have a go yourself and see if you can track the visits from your resourceful article!

Marketing ideas are all over the web right now, and it is difficult to keep on top of all the avenues you can try. I would definitely embark on writing a marketing plan for your businesses, and research all those good marketing ideas and great strategies you have before you start spending a penny on campaigns.

Written by Caroline Baxter
Caroline Baxter is a serial Entrepreneur, Business Start Up Coach, and recent bestselling author on Amazon. Having started her first business aged 24, she now has multiple businesses in property, the motor trade and online and offline business consultancy. Caroline is now starting a series of live training events to support entrepreneurs looking to plan launch and grow their business