Starting a business takes a huge amount of cash. The more you can save, the better. Here are some alternatives to help you create some buzz for your business on a budget.

Talk to Your community:

You do not have to have huge thoughts when it comes to marketing efforts. Think smaller.

Try sponsoring a little league team or a 7k charity walk. You can print book marks and leave them at your local library. Get your targeted customer and think about how and where they may spend their time.

Put A Group Together:

Collaborate with some people in a non-competitive way. The benefit with doing this is you can cross-promote. You can come together to bundle website links, coupons and share social media platforms. Cross-promoting put my business in position to expand to another consumer base.

Request Referrals:

Don’t be afraid to ask for consumer referrals. Most people say that they are willing to provide a referral if it is requested, but you may be surprised that so many business owners do not take the initiative to do it.

Offer coupons:

Although most start-ups are not in the position to give money away, this could be a way to get a little buzz going. In my opinion, it is better to make a 50% sale then make no sale. According to constant contact, research shows that people will go out of their way to use a coupon at 48%. In addition, coupons may create return visits. As an example, if you give a coupon to a consumer for a future discount, there is a huge chance they will be back.

Do some article marketing:

Article marketing is one of many ways to promote and create content for free. It takes some time to create articles, but If you understand how to craft an article and provide valuable content online, you can generate hundreds of thousands of people to your website annually without spending a dime.

In addition, some benefits of doing article marketing is the credibility you gain from your consumer base. When people develop a trust in what you have to offer they will be incredibility loyal to your business.

Create a You-tube channel:

It is free to create a you-tube channel. Similar to doing articles, you can create informative videos that can help build some traffic to your website and business. However, it is important that I tell you to avoid coming across as “salesperson”. The best approach to take when making articles or you-tube videos is to come from a place of help. Figure out the problems of your consumer base and inform them on how your business is the best solution to their problems.

Ezine by Marc-Eddy Drouinaud Jr