I am looking for ways to advertise my site. Is there anywhere to go to do so online? Anyone know any free ways of doing so? I have tried, but everyone yells at me for advertising. Any information would be appreciated.
you can find many other threads about this subject on the Advertisement topic on this forum.
And for me advertising in the local media's are cheap and efficant.
you can also start an advertisement campaign on google adwords.
Most of the sites are offering to advertise your site. I have paid a lot and i couldnt get good feedback from them. because i have chosen wrong sites to advertise. and now, i should advise you to check the site where you wanna advertise on alexa.com. there you can see page ranks of the places where you will advertise.
Free ads is that the most part it's a waste of time and efforts, because an overwhelming majority of people who visit free ad sites are similar like you who are also trying to promote their own business through free ads.
But if you put your scientific approach for advertising, there's no reason you can't turn your original $20 to a minimum level of profits.
It's all depends which media you have selected and whether you're working scientifically and mathematical to creates a profit. you can further reinvest your initial profits back into your business in order to further expand your advertising in more powerful manner.
I would like to suggest, you should focus on local market first having a very good contents. Meanwhile you should evaluate media alternatives, with the objective to select those media that reach in the target segment with the minimum waste.
You should research to identify the market target with its size and characteristics and then match the target with the audience and the effectiveness of the available media.
Your objective should be to achieve adequate media coverage without advertising beyond the identifiable limits of the potential market where you’ve already getting the business; finally you can compare alternative costs and proper media to cover those unidentified limits of your extended target market level.
Overall you should concentrate on looking for those areas of operation that are overlooked by your competitors.