Advertising is “good” when it adds to your profits.
One of the most effective ways to get free advertising is by blogging. And in this article, let’s discuss some different ways to use blogs as free advertising tools for your home based business.
By the way, blog is short for web log, like an old fashioned journal – except these are online. They can be private or public but we want publicly readable blogs.
1. PUT YOUR AD ON FREE ADVERTISING BLOGS
You can quite literally post your ads at the blogs. Most other blogs will not allow this or it will be frowned on.
However a quick search at your favorite search engine for ‘free advertising blog’ will turn up quite a few. For example, Advertising-blog.com and FreeAdvertisingBlog.com
POST TO A RELEVANT BLOG
Once again, let Google lead you to a blog on your theme. Do this by typing your keyword and the word blog into the search panel. A quick glance at the top results help you find those with the biggest audiences and the greatest amount of activity. Post your comments there, but first enter a signature in your profile.
In your ‘sig’ (short for signature at the end of your blog post), include a promo for your site along with your URL. Before writing your sig, take a few moments to see what others are doing with their signatures… so you don’t contravene their code of conduct.
Post some relevant comments, either questions or answers or comments on what others have written. Don’t actively advertise in your posts. That is a no-no.
START YOUR OWN BLOG.
That’s your third option in the blogging department. It’s a big topic so we will deal with it at greater length later in this short series.
Finally, a suggestion…