Referrals and reviews are often the lifeblood of businesses, and particularly for new small businesses. New businesses can leverage both your reviews and the second largest search engine in the world, YouTube, for free. First take screenshots of your best reviews online (you can also use shots of texts and emails with sensitive information omitted). Next, use a free software online to turn those photos into a video. Search for something like “free easy video editing for social media.”
You can get free visibility for your business and do a good deed at the same time by volunteering. For example, I have found a great way to advertise my pet business is to volunteer with local rescue groups. I’ve done book signings (I have written three cookbooks) where I donate a portion of all books sold. I also help at events working a booth or talking with people who come up. I can talk about dog nutrition and easy ways to help your dog be healthier.
Google search ads are online ads that appear alongside the search engine result page when users search a keyword query on Google. These ads are PPC, or pay-per-click ads, in which advertisers pay for each ad click. Google’s PPC search ads are managed by Google’s AdWords advertising platform, which allows advertisers to bid on keywords, craft ad text, set budgets, and more. To advertise on Google AdWords, you'll need to create a Google AdWords Account.
Promoted Tweets lets advertisers’ tweets reach more people’s home feeds, and offer a healthy batch of targeting options. Twitter ads also include Promoted Accounts, letting advertisers show up more often in Twitter’s Who to Follow recommendation feature. Promoted Trends gets your custom hashtag in the Trends bar, earning additional attention and notice from the Twitterverse. If you're looking to advertise on Twitter, check out these Twitter ad examples.
One of the good things about Oodle is its compatibility with social media websites. You can link your Oodle account to your Facebook page to instantly update your status whenever you have new ads for items or services. The website’s look is simple and very clean, and it doesn’t look cluttered. This makes Oodle very easy to navigate and easy to use.