Have you had Success with Offline to Online promotion?

Discussion in 'Ideas' started by Aaronbiz, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. Aaronbiz

    Aaronbiz New Member

    Hi,

    Just wondering if anybody uses offline methods to promote their online business?

    I would be very interested in hearing from you.


    Aaron Riddell
     
  2. johntanyishin

    johntanyishin New Member

    I don't and haven't tried. I'm just not sure if those fliers and posters will work or not.

    People will just read and forget, well that's what I think.

    Hoping to hear from people who have success with their offline promotion as well.

    JTYS
     
  3. karma

    karma New Member

    Advertising in a local/national newspaper generates alot of interest. Depending on how much you are willing to spend on advertising.

    Leaving flyers/posters in the local job centre is another winner because people that go in there are generally unemployed and desperately looking for work, (obviously).
     
  4. Aaronbiz

    Aaronbiz New Member

    Hi Karma,

    That's an interesting approach with the job centre.

    What types of prospects come through the prospecting funnel from there?


    Aaron Riddell
     
  5. karma

    karma New Member

    Aaronbiz: What types of prospects come through the prospecting funnel from there?


    I used to take this approach before when i was involved in offline MLM, looking for new signups is a difficult task at times so i used to utilize any free advertising space i could find. Supermarkets, job centers and hair salons proved to be successful as people who go there arent generally in a hurry compared to someone with a full-time job (they always seem to be in a hurry).

    Even leaving flyers in the waiting room of a dentist surgery or anywhere you have permission to do so will bring in some interest. You will alsoget alot of time wasters this way so be sure not to leave your main e-mail on the flyers or posters.
     
  6. Aaronbiz

    Aaronbiz New Member

    Hi Karma,

    Just with your comment on "time wasters". I know exactly where you are coming from and have already learn't that lesson with this approach.

    Adjustments to the wording of the ad's have been made to cut out the tire-kickers.

    Enjoy the rest of your week.



    Aaron Riddell
     
  7. JennyRR

    JennyRR New Member

    Most of us drive a car - I was thinking of purchasing a magnetic advertising board - I know there is a company selling them but, sorry, don't know the name.

    I have written websites down that I have seen advertised on cars.
     
  8. happywife

    happywife Gold Member

    JennyRR: Most of us drive a car - I was thinking of purchasing a magnetic advertising board - I know there is a company selling them but, sorry, don't know the name.

    I picked up magnetic signs for my car for free from VistaPrint. I only had to pay the shipping. They aren't very large, but I think you can order larger ones for reasonable prices.
     
  9. karma

    karma New Member

    Depending on the content of your website, you could e-mail radiostations and ask them to give your site a quick plug on air. Some stations mightnt allow this but people have had success with this.

    A guy from ireland did this for his ring tone site when he was only 16 years old. The amount of traffic he got from this was phenomenol, but sadly his website wasnt monetized at the time. He has learned from that and now pulls in over $10,000 a month from his efforts. I think his name is Mark Flavin, (Traffic Mahem ebook)


    Its worth a try but as i said i think you would need to have a pretty unique website that the public would be interested in.
     
  10. Aaronbiz

    Aaronbiz New Member

    JennyRR: Most of us drive a car - I was thinking of purchasing a magnetic advertising board

    Whoops,

    Apologies for the delay.

    Magnetic signs on cars are a great idea and its just a one-off cost "if any" to get started.

    Aaron Riddell
     
  11. Aaronbiz

    Aaronbiz New Member

    karma: Depending on the content of your website, you could e-mail radiostations and ask them to give your site a quick plug on air

    Interesting idea karma. "I've made a note".

    Thanks for your comments, and my apologies for the late acknowledgement.


    Aaron Riddell
     
  12. irishguru

    irishguru New Member

    I've known a very successful online businessman to promote in national papers and from there he has generated lots of leads. So it is possible to do it but sometimes it's quite the expensive route!

    I have a guy from another company that is going to advertise on his live stream breaks for me so that should be a success!
     
  13. Aaronbiz

    Aaronbiz New Member

    Irish Guru,

    Can you let me know what you mean by "live stream breaks"? Are you talking about RSS here or something else?



    Aaron Riddell
     
  14. AsaDG

    AsaDG New Member

    I'm thinking about using drop-cards. You can leave them anywhere to make sure people see them and you can even make them yourself if you want to!
     
  15. Aaronbiz

    Aaronbiz New Member

    Hi AsaDg,

    Funny you should mention "drop cards". I am in the middle of ordering some myself.

    Take VistaPrint for a trial. Relatively cheap and the often have Free offers.


    Aaron Riddell
     

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