Guest blogging on a blog that is closely related to what you offer in goods and/or services in your business can be an excellent way to reach potential buyers who are already interested in what you have to offer. You might have to work out some sort of an exchange between yourself and the blog owner, but a mutually beneficial deal is almost always a good deal to make.
Ocala4sale is a US based free classified platform that allows you to look for and post ads relevant to your needs. From real estate, transportation, employment and local events to animal related services, miscellaneous ads (garage sales, health & medical, lost & found, etc.) there are hundreds of sub-categories to explore. In addition to the classified ads service, the site also provides services like, building a website and advertising your business.
iNetGiant is a free advertising website that offers high response classifieds and advertisements for free. While you can post your ads for rental apartments, selling and buying house or vehicles, pets supplies, apparels and more for free, you can also be a buyer and look for your desired stuff. It is a fast growing classified ad posting site that offers target ad listings. You can also enhance your ads with the various options, however, you need to register yourself before it allows you to post an ad for free.
A lesser known social media bookmarking site that is making gains is StumbleUpon. Essentially this site allows users to “like” certain websites, add them to their profile and pass them along to their friends and acquaintances. For a lesser known social media site, StumbleUpon still has a pretty healthy 30 million regular users ready to StumbleUpon your business and promote it to others.
Look for free listings in local news and magazines. When I started my business, I wanted to build local awareness for my social media workshops. I found a number of local event directories that allowed me to post for free, including news sites, LinkedIn groups, chambers of commerce, and small local newspapers. These free postings accounted for 50 percent of my (paid) attendees.
Undoubtedly one of the top classified sites in the category, Craiglist provides a local platform to advertise and promote your services, post jobs, buy and sell property, while their more sections dedicated to discussion forums, community, personal and events. Founded in 1995 it is the largest classified service in the world that gathers 30 billion page views and 60 million web traffic per month.
Hoobly is also a lot like Craigslist but with more security features. For one, this website requires registration via email instead of waiting until right before publishing an ad to ask for email verification. This helps to prevent accounts being linked to temporary addresses, which then reduces the risk of spam or potential fraud. It is free to post an ad, and Hoobly offers a wide variety of categories that are available for browsing even before registering for an account.