When you can’t afford to spend much of the budget on marketing and advertising, how do you gain exposure? You want to promote the blog and gain visitors but you can’t afford a fancy ad on TV, a shoutout on the radio or expensive trade shows.
You simply want to get the word out about your blog because you have things to share with the world to help others. When you want to promote your blog and your business, you can do so with only $10! It may sound crazy that for the price of lunch you can gain huge exposure to your blog online but it’s true. Here is a look at ways to monetize your blog for only $10 if you invest the time and energy into doing so.
Buying business cards
It may sound weird to have a business card as a blogger, but this is a wise investment to get the word out. Spend $10 on this simple marketing tool and watch how it pays off. No matter what your niche, you can have business cards made to advertise what you do and how to reach you. Hand these out to the guy in the elevator, events you attend or with every product you sell in order to get referred to others. Anytime you meet someone or network, hand out a card to get in touch on that next project.
Host a contest
It may sound strange, but you can host a contest and offer the winner a $10 reward. A sweepstakes can attract a new subscriber and drive traffic to your site. Getting people to look at your site by hosting a simple contest is a great way to gain exposure. Give the winner a $10 Amazon gift card or $10 to Starbucks.
Social media advertisements
Did you know for just $10 you can be advertised on social media? It’s actually only $5 to get advertised on Twitter which puts you in front of a huge audience for barely any cost. Reach your target audience even better by being displayed on social media.
If Twitter isn’t your thing, try a Facebook Campaign. It’s easy to set up. Just create a Facebook business page, post about specials, ads, or an image and then underneath click “Boost Post” to have it reach your target audience. You’ll get to select the age, gender, location and interests of the type of people you want to reach.
If you want to reach people in your area, you can advertise locally for under $10. The free weekly newspaper that gets passed around offers advertising sections for hardly any cost. You will pay around $6 for a 150-word ad with a small charge for additional words. Keep the message short and sweet so that your community can find out more about you when reading their weekly newspaper.
High quality photos
If you’re still stumped, try investing in high quality photos. Great blogs are remembered for their engaging and beautiful images. Attract more views by ditching the free photos and replacing them with high quality photos you’ve purchased. You could get 500 pixel images for $10.
Use these tips to gain more exposure online without spending more than you would for lunch!