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For a home based business on a budget is online or offline marketing best?

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cherryj On February 08, 2009

london, United Kingdom
#1New Post! Jun 13, 2008 @ 02:50:10
I want to get some opinions on whether online or offline marketing is the best. Also I would welcome any input on which avenues have been the most effective for you and what kind of costs were involved.
jacdack On June 17, 2008

cwmbran, United Kingdom
#2New Post! Jun 16, 2008 @ 21:32:56
Hi Cherryj

i would have to vote for online
the best way is creating backlinks to your site through submitting good quality articles with your keywords incorporated the good news this is free but time consuming
Merry_the_Candle_Lady On January 25, 2009

Flint, Michigan
#3New Post! Dec 31, 2008 @ 05:54:03
I have to agree, article marketing is a great way to acquire backlinks and build a strong Internet presence.

I also get a decent response from from forum posting and blog commenting.
dewar32 On April 18, 2009

Manchester, United Kingdom
#4New Post! Apr 18, 2009 @ 17:13:01
Online if your prepared to put in the leg work. You can do free classified ads, articles if you dont want to write them yourself its very cheap to get someone to write them for you.
phi0002 On July 02, 2009

Franklin, Kentucky
#5New Post! Jul 02, 2009 @ 10:09:27
Nowadays many people are doing home based business..
People need to stay home and raise a family is a key reason this choice is regularly made. Also, people starting up in their own businesses often choose to work from home because it provides a cheaper option.
amadarose On July 17, 2009

, Indiana
#6New Post! Jul 17, 2009 @ 15:05:27
I think you need a little bit of both. It also depends on the type of business you have and the audience you are trying to reach. Keep your eyes open for local fairs that would relate to your business. For example there is an arts & crafts fair at a local church coming up that I signed up for vendor space for only $35. I sell purses and tote bags for a company. This will really help me to be able to get catalogs and brochures as well as my website into the hands of lots of people for a small price. I also have done some advertising on Facebook. You can really target specific groups and do a short campaign to try it out. You can set your own budget, so if you only want to spend a $1 a day for 10 days, you can do just that.
Jefffkitchenware On August 13, 2009

Chicago, Illinois
#7New Post! Aug 13, 2009 @ 14:44:32
You have to check out where your customrs are and how to get to them. I am in the restaurant equipment supply business and have a strong online presence, but that does not mean that I ignore offline. I am present at confernces talk to satisfied restaurant owners and spread myswelf out.
A lot off marketing is all about word of mouth so you can combine something like social media with offline.
Vanyj On August 15, 2009

Boynton beach, Florida
#8New Post! Aug 14, 2009 @ 05:02:00
I will say online is a great way. So far I have been getting more responses online than offline. Then again consistency is key. Either way you chose to market your business, you have to be consistent with it. This is how you get people interested in what you do.
zmonique2007 On December 28, 2009

las vegas, Nevada
#9New Post! Sep 08, 2009 @ 10:44:37
I prefer online. There are free advertising methods that you can do as long as you have a computer and internet connection. Joining forum discussions is one of that methods.
CannonJnr On May 09, 2012

Oxford, United Kingdom
#10New Post! Sep 09, 2009 @ 01:44:43
I depends on your business. you will need to research the local markets. online marketing has alot of potential but there is so much out there to lead you astry and screw you over. if your going to do online marketing then you have to find a local who has managed to do well then ask them to mentor you then you have a point of contact that isnt digital. online business is all conducted offline as making money is all about networking and being a people person. I would say there are plenty ways to make money with no money what so ever however and this could be helpful if yer skint.
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