How do I advertise my web design services?

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs and Advertising Space' started by toktok, Nov 4, 2009.

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  1. toktok

    toktok New Member

    Advertise locally, to local businesses - and do the first few sites for free. You can't pay for the advertising that a few happy customers can buy. Then you can list their sites on your site as work you've done.

    Walking around is another way - call on local merchants who have no web presence. Make sure you know what the hosting and domain name will cost them. Have a few available domain names for them.

    Check on the web for how you should word your contracts - if you don't have a good contract you'll be doing a lot of free work and have a lot of dissatisfied clients, or lose clients. Even for your free work - this is what you want, this is what I'll give you and there won't be any charge. Any additional work will be charged for at X rate. That kind of thing. (There are some sites that sell boilerplate you can use. They're written by people who learned the hard way.)

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  2. jamesparker

    jamesparker Banned

    You can start PPC campaign for your website!
  3. ishie

    ishie New Member

    If you want to do it without spending a single dime, do the usual site promotion techniques like directory submission, classified ad posting, email marketing, etc. These methods work to generate more traffic to your site.
  4. HostColor

    HostColor New Member

    "Toktok" did what exactly anyone must not do if they wanted to create a quality posting history in any forum. Promotion or Self-promotion with the first post is wrong.
  5. lauryn tom

    lauryn tom New Member

    advertise first to your friends in social networks.. then have them help you pass it out... then you can go to web design directories and have your services posted there
  6. Goldstar

    Goldstar Banned

    10 ways to promote your website
    1. Post newsgroups
    2. Press releases
    3. Email to VIPs
    4. Article submission
    5. Reciprocal Links
    6. Forum Posting
    7. Directory submission
    8. Tell everyone with whom you communicate
    9. Post adds to free advertising website
    10. Blogging

  7. NewPlan

    NewPlan New Member

    You should find a good marketing suite as well. Just two applications it should have is an ad tracker so you cansee what works and what dosn't and a leadsmanager to keep all your contacts orginized
  8. Toshiedo

    Toshiedo New Member

    Google Adwords - check it out.
  9. orangecopper

    orangecopper New Member

    adwords and chitika are two good options i would suggest

  10. johnsmith12709

    johnsmith12709 New Member

    I too had the same doubt but all of your posting is very nice....
  11. jaywebdev

    jaywebdev New Member

    I create quality links for my site by keep on creating links to a related sites. Just what like I'm doing right now. ;) And be descriptive with the information of your offered services.
  12. che09

    che09 New Member

    I believe this would be a good start,if you don't want to spend so much money on advertising you can definitely do this!
  13. noelagnote

    noelagnote New Member

    Try article marketing, blog marketing, forum posting and use social media for promotion of your website. These are effective methods building a good online presence.
  14. lucidlive

    lucidlive New Member

    Feel free to post your web design services on our forum:

    Cubender is a web building software ideal for graphic artists. I encourage you to give it a shot. We have tons of customers asking for graphic design help in building their Cubender website.


  15. chamaltatis

    chamaltatis New Member

    You can do PPC if your have some budget. However if you want a free way, do article marketing and email marketing. They are both good way to generate more traffic to your site. In article marketing, just learn SEO stuffs like search for rich keywords and use them in your article.
  16. ccowan

    ccowan New Member

    Craigslist is a great way to advertise your services. It can be tricky but if you do things legitimately and follow the craigslist rules you can get a constant flow of traffic to your site.
  17. sitebuilder

    sitebuilder New Member

    Use elance or guru to find web design work or word of mouth.
  18. krymson

    krymson Member


    This is what I have done, it works but its a lot of time and you have to have the nerve to take all the rejections. If you get a community news paper that have business listing take a look in those. Most businesses list all their contact info including website url, if a business does not have a url then give them a call see if they have a site, if they dont then offer your services and set up an appointment and be presentable. It works... trust me
  19. LucasL

    LucasL New Member

    Google Adwords is the best but also very expensive.

    Free Classified Posting will be the better choice but won't be as effective as it is free to start with.
  20. computerGeek

    computerGeek Banned

    do SEO. when you have a business and you created a website for it, the best way to promote it is through SEO.

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