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Promote Your Online Business for Free

By Ian Sumter
Posted Sunday, August 8, 2004

One of the myths of internet marketing is that setting up an online business has to be expensive.

And people are needlessly spending hundreds on their product marketing in the mistaken belief that throwing money at promotion campaigns is the most effective way of generating business.

In fact, many of the key resources you need to promote your business on the internet are completely free.

Press releases are a great way to promote new products and launches. Free publicity means that you also receive free advertising. You could receive a lot of traffic if the media takes an interest in your business.

The two sites listed below provide a free press release service which will target top newspapers and magazines for promoting your product:


There are hundreds of message boards that accept advertising on the internet. You can spend hours searching out these boards or you can access a list of 700 boards to post quickly.

The link below allows you to post quickly and easily to the board of your choice:


Ezine ad swaps are very popular ways to generate free traffic. There are many ezine owners who are willing to trade ads with you. The site below links to over 500.


If you are promoting an ebook product, a great way to generate business is to offer a free demo version of the product. The site below will submit your free or demo ebook to 50 software sites automatically.


It is possible to find a good number of new customers by promoting yourself by writing articles for other ezines. The 2 sites below allow you to post your articles for possible publication to hundreds of ezines and websites. These are also great resources to obtain free content of your own for any ezine or newsletter which you publish.


So, with all that free publicity and promotion available to you, it is not always necessary to risk hundreds on marketing spend to create a profitable business.

The websites above were obtained from an ebook entitled 100 Outstanding Free Resources You Can Use To Grow your Online Business Today. This ebook is available at (

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