Low cost home business tips When you are contemplating the start a low cost home business, you are invisible to all those around you and one of the biggest challenges you will face will be gaining exposure and drumming up new business. At this point you will no doubt know of a product or service that you wish to promote. The question now is “how can you effectively brand this concept and expose it to your target audience.
The idea behind your low cost home business is that it doesn’t cost you the earth to set up. Many internet marketers, when first starting out have a misconception that they will need to spend lots of money to advertise their low cost home business. For many, they simply do not have the capital or funds they think they will need and for those that do, they should still spend their cash wisely.
Before jumping head first into advertising your low cost home business, consider these tips that I wish to share with you that could save you a pile of cash….
Word of Mouth This has to be the cheapest method of driving customers to your low cost home business. No cost involved what-so-ever. You will need to gain a good reputation from the start to benefit from word of mouth. You can also ask your customers if they can recommend other people who they believe would benefit from your product or service. Providing an incentive to your customer for doing this can triple your conversions. However, if they are genuinely happy with the service you offer then they will pass the word on anyway.
Business Cards You can actually pick up about 250 business cards for FREE by registering with vista print online. You just register with them and they will send your card business cards out to you in the post. All you will pay for is the postage. Once you receive them you can hand them out to people who you believe are interested in your product or service. This serves to brand your low cost home business and provides people with your contact details for future reference. Only ever offer a couple of business cards to each person. Explain that if they hand out the other business card to to another interested customer and this results in a sale then you will pay them a referral fee. They can simply add their name to the back of the card so the referrer can be identified.
Press releases Press releases are an excellent source for generating news about your low cost home business. You can be assured that the business editor at your local newspaper will always be on the lookout for a story to fill the news section of the newspaper. Of course, the business editor will understand the economics of running a newspaper and will be more inclined to run your story if you advertise within their publication but he will still print stories relating to special events and new business start ups.
Build a website Gone are the days when creating a website was something you needed special skills for or even the services of a professional. In this day and age you can create a website in minutes and have it up and running in a couple of weeks. The only cost involved is the buying of a domain name. Domains cost between $5.00 and $15.00 for the whole year so this is a small price to pay for the huge benefits you can expect from having your own low cost home business website. I can also highly recommend that you sign up with Wealthy Affiliate as here you can very quickly learn how to create your website and they even have Free website building tools that have your site built in minutes. You can also host your website with Wealthy Affiliate completely FREE of charge as long as you remain a member with them.