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Re: what are some marketing ideas/ways to get your business name out in the market???

JacquiPryor, post: 104943 wrote:
Hi Steph,

If you have a website – you can include it in a signature on your Flying Solo posts (using control panel you can edit your signature);

For online – don’t limit it to Facebook etc – there are a heap of free online business directories out there so you can list your business in them. Try the following to begin with:

Google Local Listing – http://www.google.com/local/add/business…n-au&gl=au (you will need to set up a Google Account, you can use your current email address to do this)
True Local – http://www.truelocal.com.au/
DLook – https://www.dlook.com.au/signup/signup-step1.php
Local Business Guide – http://www.localbusinessguide.com.au
AussiePages – http://www.aussiepages.com.au
SearchMySuburb.com.au – http://www.searchmysuburb.com.au/getlisted
StartLocal – http://www.startlocal.com.au/
Hot Frog – http://www.hotfrog.com.au/
Free Business Directory – [url]http://www.free-business-directory.com.a…nt_add.php[/url]
Yalwa – http://melbourne.yalwa.com.au/post/
Aussieweb – http://www.aussieweb.com.au/

Plus, you should be able to get a free listing in Yellow Pages and White Pages for your business (online and print versions).

The above will take a bit of time to put your details into all of them but is a no cost way of getting your name out there in more places and ways. Do you have a website? If not, perhaps considering having one designed.

There are obviously many ways to promote your business, some can be dependent on your budget so hopefully the above helps as a place to start!

Those directories are free for a reason. Never gotten any traffic from them. I suggest starting a blog and interacting with other businesses on Twitter. As they say, it’s not what you know but who you know.