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Low-Cost Marketing Idea: Create a Video

Want your business to stand out from the rest? Then you should create a video about your business or a "how-to" make/do something. Video content is very valuable these days, and while it might cost a bunch to get a professional video produced, there's nothing wrong with creating one yourself or hiring a someone from Fiverr to do it for you.

I paid someone $5 on Fiverr to create a video for me. It was simple, but fun and I used it on my website and in a newsletter I sent out to help get the word out about my web design/social media management business, There's a whole slew of folks offering video creation services that start at $5 and with extras like different video formats or longer video lengths, can go on up to the hundred dollar range. Fiverr is especially worth checking out during the holidays for a quick, cheap "Season's Greetings" message to your clients or possible customers!

If you want to do it yourself, you might try

10 Cheap Ways to Market Your Business This Year

So here are 10 cheap ways to market your business this year.
by Brad Leese, May 07, 2014 Austin Media Slingers. It's "Slinger Tactic!"

Get free business cards from Vista Print and leave them everywhere and with everyone. Offer a discount or coupon and make sure to include all your contact info like your website, email address, phone number, name, business name, type of business, maybe an easily remembered slogan and if you have one, a logo. Vista Print offers free business cards where shipping is the only thing you have to fork over. Yes, it says Vista Print on the back, but if it really bothers you, pay a little extra and put something else back there like a calendar or just list your website address again. Also be sure to check out the other free products they offer and their business community page located here:

Head over to MailChimp, sign up for a free account, create an email collector (contact form) and then place the widget within your websit…

Facebook Marketing Tips That You’ll Want To “Like”

Facebook Marketing Tips That You’ll Want To “Like” (via Few things are as easy to master as Facebook marketing. A long time ago, you had to generate leads by taking your business to the customer, but now, Facebook brings the masses to you! Learn how to capitalize on this highly effective tool for marketing…

Increase Your Profits With These Internet Marketing Tips

Increase Your Profits With These Internet Marketing Tips (via Are you trying to get your website out there for everyone to see? We have the best tips out there on marketing your website. Follow our helpful pointers and you will see your Internet business grow to be bigger than you ever thought possible. Read on…

9 Small Business Tips for Setting Boundaries

9 Small Business Tips for Setting Boundaries (via Aries - Graphic Design & Internet Marketing)   If you are a small business owner like me, you not only love your clients, you take a personal interest in their successes, their lives, and their family milestones. You want to see them happy, you care about every high and low their businesses go…

On A Budget: Marketing!

On A Budget: Marketing!: The Ultimate Guide To Business Marketing On A Budget! – Make Money Online Or Offline And On Any Niches With These Success Secrets … Marketing, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) (via Books: make money online On A Budget: Marketing!: The Ultimate Guide To Business Marketing On A Budget! – Make Money Online Or Offline And On Any Niches With These Success Secrets … Marketing, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) The Ultimate…

Energy Motivation

Here's a little marketing motivation through a giant in the energy industry.

Leavell Energy Services (LES) is a Texas based LLC that provides Lease management and restoration services. They locate, acquire, and restore established oil and gas leases in the Texas Panhandle. Their history in lease acquisition, drilling, equipment manufacturing and sales spans over 50 years which gives Leavell Energy Services a big advantage. LES's experienced and disciplined approach makes lease ownership profitable. And they pride themselves in being there after the purchase to assure your lease assets are well managed and secure. 
Sometimes going after something that has already been discovered works too and most likely is often over-looked when thinking of new ways to stand apart from your competition. Here Leavell Energy Services has made their mark in the energy industry with a tried and true method of locating, acquiring, and restoring established oil and gas leases. And with Texas being su…

Go Beyond the Norm and try something New!

Bitcoins, something new from an old idea...

Expanding on the norm can take your efforts well beyond anyone's expectation. Take this relatively new idea of using Bitcoins to buy, rent or lease Real Estate. Yes, you can invest in real properties and pay the owners in Bitcoins. Everyone has been trying to figure out what to do with these things once you've accumulated them, so being able to buy, rent or lease a place to call you own is amazing. And if you have a property to sell, you can list and take Bitcoins as payment instead of cash. has stepped outside the box and can match buyers with sellers willing to accept Bitcoins.

The Bitcoin Real Estate listings company has many years of experience in real estate, building, property management, sales and marketing of real estate. provides direct public access to the most current and comprehensive listing of properties for sale or rent for Bitcoins, through the world. With Bitcoin Real Estat…

Blog placement?

So maybe you have a blog, but is your product or service listed on other blogs?
Have a product or service that is geared towards families? Why not look for blogs like "Born 2 Impress" to advertise and showcase your business. brings you family friendly reviews and giveaways of the best products in the market for all family members. It's a place to share opinions, interests and a great way to find out about the best mom and children products out there. 
Most of these blogs offer ad placement for free or a minimal cost. And if you offer a them a special discount or a giveaway, they'll likely write a blog entry about you that pushes traffic to you and helps them too. 
On a website I started and currently run, I offer direct links to educational discounts geared towards photography and film college level students and educators. Photo Student Discounts is free to use and is updated monthly to keep everything current. About twice a year I send out a reques…

Cut the Bull and Take Charge of Your Story!

Many of us feel that we are able to convey the message we want to get out there better than an outsider, but that's not always true. Enter the ghost writer. A writing service that can massage and flip your words bringing them from just ok, to simply amazing.

 I found a writing service out of Oakland, CA. that prides itself in it's ghost writing services. Editoro, is the breakout bad-boy of the underground "ghost" writing world.

 Want to shine? Get your words seen? Remembered? Then hiring Editoro is a must for anyone that wants to be at the top of their market.

Editoro offers: Writing & Translation Services along with Editing & Proofreading. You can learn more at their website:

Tap In To Online Tools For Your Local Marketing Strategy

Tap In To Online Tools For Your Local Marketing Strategy (via Google, Facebook, Moz, and Ubersuggest: Tools To Improve and Plan Your Marketing Approach In the past, demographic and business intelligence data was difficult to come by and even harder to manipulated. Thankfully, local businesses now have a wealth…

Get the word out...for free!

Tired of always having to pay to get the word out about your business? Well here's two ways I've found that will help you tell the world without paying a dime, in fact you might even make a little money on the side with one or both of these methods. And by the way, both of these platforms are free to join.
First off, we will talk about Bubblews. Per their website, they describe themselves as: "The Bubblews community is a patent pending system that enables our users to enjoy our community (without a cost) and share in the ad revenue growth. In fact our revenue model is simple: We split the ad revenue we make off each post with the author 50/50. You will get paid for every view, comment, like/dislike and social media share that your posts gather. Write Your World. Speak Freely. Join the movement. The time of not sharing revenue with the very people who create your content is OVER! Bubblews."
I use Bubblews to talk about stuff that is of interest to me. My posts are mea…