Thursday, December 30, 2010

Selling Yourself On A Budget

Anything YOU have to offer is valuable, because You are unique and different from everybody else on planet Earth. No two people are the same.  You, as an individual, are rare and precious.  Based on this fact, you can sell anything and make money on the Internet, IF, and only If you do it Right.

And now the Internet is Your storefront. You can successfully market anything on the Internet. And I’m not just talking about Ebay. 

There are literally hundreds of websites that will allow you to sell your own stuff! But the key is to know How to Sell. Here are some tips for successful marketing on the internet.

·         Sell Yourself, not your stuff. Everybody likes a bargain and everybody likes to buy something valuable that will make their lives better, easier, and happier. But nobody likes to be sold. Get it? So, when you are trying to sell on a budget, remember to just be yourself and put your personality into your ad copy. Tell your potential buyers how your product or service will make their lives better, easier or happier. Solve a problem for them. Be clever, unique and entertaining.

·         Do your research. So you have something to sell? Before you start to advertise, do a search using your search engine and look at the search RESULTS. How many others are searching for it? Talk to people about your idea and get their feedback. Do you have a market?

·         Look for places to place your ad. Type in the search engine, something like “Free advertising.” You will find that there are a lot of different websites that will allow you to place free advertising. But you have to be consistent. Placing one ad here and there won’t do it. You have to place ads everyday on as many different websites as possible.

·         Forums and Social Networks:  Good places to meet people. You can join a forum for Free, or join two (or 3 or 4 or 5 or more!) Post comments and meet people. Establish relationships. But when you join, be sure to create an impressive “signature”, or profile with a link where forum-members can find your wares. You may want to set up a Free Google Voice Phone Number to post online and create a Google or Yahoo email address just for this purpose.

So, if you are on a budget or don’t have money to spend on expensive advertising campaigns, you can start selling yourself on a budget to make money using whatever you have to sell.

You can sell merchandise as an affiliate of a large company like Ebay, Amazon, or Commission Junction, or you can sell items in your attic, sell your talent, your recipes, your art-work or crafts, or whatever you have to offer. Someone needs or wants what you have to offer.

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