Both rookies and veterans in the throes of side hustlin’ and freelancing can benefit from advertise their services or products for free. Seriously.
Yes, I’ve heard it say before — several times — ‘in order to make money, you’ve got to spend money’.
But if you ain’t got no money to spend, then… um, how are you going to make that money? Any thoughts? Ideas?
Free advertising. It’s possible and the best part, it’s digital and that’s exactly where we’re at in society. And before you give me the eye roll, site like Craig’s List are great sources for reaping new clients.
Ask me how I know! If you like Craig’s or don’t trust it, fine. There are dozen of local online classified sites you can use to advertise yourself. For nothin’!
A little advice: It’s going to take a minute for you to start reaping those waiting clients, so post often, post regularly. Create a schedule and stick to it. CraigsList’s posts expires after seven days, but if you renew your post every 3-4 days, you’ll keep your posts active longer and listed more currently. CPictures say a 1,000. Some them. With every post you create. There are an equal amount of license free photo sites online you use. And don’t just think because you offer a service that you can’t use a picture. I run a part time notary business. That’s a service. You know what my picture is? A notary stamp. Sometimes finding the photos are easy and obvious, sometimes you gotta be a little creative with it. But do it.
Get a Google number. I think they still offer these. I’ve had mine so long, I don’t remember if they do or don’t. But Google still offers these, make it your business number. It’s free as long as you have a Google account. Plus, those calls come to your phone, so no need to get a new cell phone or new service provide.
You got this, I know you do!
*Other ways: network, barter, reach out to people and small companies whose services or products compliment yours and see if they’d be willing work something out. Get clever with it.