Market Your Business for Free: Free Classifieds

Market Your Business for Free: Affiliate Program Management

If you are new to internet marketing, there is no better technique for you to use to market your business online than free classifieds. The reasons are really simple.

First, it’s one of the most simple ways to market online. Most people understand classifieds because they have used them in the past. What I mean by this is that they’re familiar with classifieds because we’ve all read the local newspaper at one time or another.

Second, it’s a simple method to use to market your business. All you have to do is choose a product you want to market (either an affiliate product or your own), and then write a classified and post it. Before you do this though, it’s it a good idea to keep in mind that some sites may not accept ads for affiliate programs. So, the best way to avoid this is to build a list instead. What this will allow you to do is to recycle your traffic. By building a list, it allows you to build a relationship with those you are marketing to. It’s much easier to sell to those you have credibility with.

The first thing you want to do is to create a subscription page. You’ll need something free to give away, as well as a subscription page and an autoresponder. (If you can’t afford to use a paid version of the autoresponder you can search for free ones in the search engines.) Create your squeeze page (subscription page) and then upload it to your hosting. Get the link for this as you will need it when you post your ads.

Once you have acquired the tools you need and have set everything up, the next thing to do is to write your ads. You will want to follow the AIDA formula:

A – Attention
I – Interest
D – Desire
A – Action

Now, I won’t explain here how to completely write your ad, but I will tell you that you need to focus on the benefits of your offer. The purpose of your ad is to get your readers to click through the ad to your site and subscribe to your list. This way you can start marketing to your list.

Your next step is to do a search in the search engines to find free classified ad sites to post your ads. There are many classified ad sites available, but craigslist, Backpage, and Ebay Classifieds are all good choices as they get a lot of traffic.

Write multiple ads and post them in different cities. Always make sure you test your ads to see which ads perform best in which cities. The more ads you have circulating, the more chances you have to connect with those who are interested in what you have to sell.

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Jinger Jarrett

Jinger Jarrett is a full time freelance writer, author and internet marketer who teaches small businesses how to get started online and then market their businesses for free. She is also a US Army Veteran and seeks to connect with other veterans who are interested in starting a business or are currently business owners and want to connect.