5 Tips to Marketing When Your Not Online

Last Update: January 06, 2014

Hello Everyone! Earlier I was inspired by NY's blog 25 Tips to Market Your Blog (On the House!) and today I just wanted to discuss some great offline marketing tips.

When marketing your website you are also marketing yourself. It's your creation and content that ultimately are going to drive people to your site. There are so many ways online to get people to visit your site, often times we forget about all the day to day opportunities we have to drive traffic to our sites.

So here are some ways to put the word out about your site when you are away from your computer. Always be networking :)

1. Get Business Cards- this is a definite must. You may not think about it if you aren't selling your own products but think about this you are selling your site, whether it's an affiliate site or a niche site. So when you meet someone new, give them your card.

2. Make a brochure or Newsletter- Some businesses will allow you to leave brochures or newsletters on counters for people to take one. Try to find an appropriate place that is niche related and see if they will allow this. I personally have taken many flyers from counters. Some places I have noticed they often allow this is small businesses- boutiques, record shops, book shops.

3. Make use of community boards- Many supermarkets and pharmacies still have these kind of cork boards find them in your local city and post a flyer for your site/business. Student centers often have these types of boards as well and college students are usually looking to make extra income if you are promoting WA.

4. Don't underestimate the power of goodies- People love "swag" make up some t shirts, pens, notepads etc, give them out to friends or family to use and at the same time they are promoting you! Use these things yourself. It may come in handy, say your at a store and someone needs a pen let them borrow yours and then let them keep it. They will most likely check out the site out of curiuosity and this may bring a new customer.

5. You can also give out your business card/newsletter/brochure to people you think may benefit from your knowledge. Leave one along with a tip for a waitress/waiter or hotel maid when you are travelling. It may be just the kind of thing they have been looking for.

I hope this is helpful to some of you out there. Thanks for reading!

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DC574 Premium
Great tips Stacy, just put up a few 'tear off' flyers on the corkboards in my apartment block. Next is strategically placed ones on telegraph poles etc in high human traffic areas. I am struggling a little with online traffic at the moment so trying to get some local interest may improve this. It isn't going to do any harm.
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georama Premium
I would like you to personally invite to my sites www.godsblessings.in
www.chopravimal.biz and www.myuniqueastroproducts.com Thanks in advance.
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BIS Premium
Nice ideas Stacy!
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LadyOdd Premium
Thanks Beverley
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mundy22 Premium
Thanks Ladyodd great idea canvassing in your local community thanks will give it a go.
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terenzia Premium
Thank you Stacy, I will explore the use of the community boards for sending out ads on my business.
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talimont1 Premium
Thanks Stacy! Good points we usually don't think about!
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acoolmil Premium
People don't associate affiliate marketing with cards, pens, t shirts etc. Thanks Stacy.
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LadyOdd Premium
I noticed that I hadn't seen anyone talking about how they market offline. I started the affiliate bootcamp yesterday and today joined on a discussion How do you promote Wealthy Affiliate in person?
It got me thinking of the ways we could do so :)
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Michelle12 Premium
This is an excellent quick list. I really love the idea about the pens :)
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LadyOdd Premium
I actually had some one give me one of theirs one time about ten years ago and I still remember it. It was a local business but it stuck with me.
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Hayden Live Premium
Thanks for the shoutout, Stacy... And great post!
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LadyOdd Premium
You're welcome, thanks for the inspiration :)
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Success Inc Premium
Nice post. Drop cards are yet another excellent offline marketing method.
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LadyOdd Premium
I had never heard of that so I went and looked them up, that is very interesting and would get someones attention for sure :)
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TJ7774 Premium
I certainly did not think of business cards, but that is a good one!
Thanks for the tips. Ill be saving these for sure.
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LadyOdd Premium
Yeah, I am ordering new cards next week. I have a ton left from my failed mlm business attempt. At least I know these ones won't be wasted.
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J E Hazel Premium
With all this technology we sometimes forget that people marketed for years without it. Thanks for the reminder.
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LadyOdd Premium
I know I forget most of the time too. But I think about it now and realize those were a lot of missed opportunities. Time to stop missing out.
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KD6PAO Premium
I am in 100% agreement with you LadyOdd! Thanks for posting so all others can see!
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LadyOdd Premium
Thank you!
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KD6PAO Premium
You're welcome. We just happen to be on the same page…… :}}
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