After you’ve settled on the home business you want to start, it’s time to let others know what you’re doing. To most people, that means advertising, because it’s a highly effective and proven way to reach a lot of people at one time. In addition to spending money on advertising, there are some free and inexpensive ways to promote your business when you’re just getting started; here are 3:
Also, join some networking groups. There are a number of business-related organizations in every town that offer free networking opportunities. This is a great way to get connected with your community, meet others, share ideas about running your businesses, and find potential clients.
Setting up a website can be easy and inexpensive. Most major website hosting companies offer templated websites that are already designed; all you have to do is plug in your text. You could also set up a blog site; most are free. But if your budget allows for it, hire a professional web designer who can help you create a dynamic site.
On Facebook, be sure to set up a page for your business. This will give your friends, family and acquaintances the ability to “Like” your page and then get updates when you offer promotions, new products and news-worthy announcements. For LinkedIN, create a profile for your business and on Twitter, set up a profile page that people can reference to learn more about you. Getting started in a home business is an exciting time, so make sure you have fun with it. Don’t be afraid or hesitant to tell everyone you know about your business; they are the people closest to you and will want you to succeed. Plus, it doesn’t cost you anything!