Sitting at a computer connected to the internet is common among internet marketers. Your day may be a routine of creating back-links and optimizing your on-site pages for better rankings, forum posting, or handling customer service. In case you are suffering from internet marking tunnel vision; people usually don’t spend hours of their time online like you do. You are leaving untapped sections of you market untouched and am missing the opportunity to attract a huge number of visitors to your site. It is a fact that you will never reach your marketing potential by throwing all your marketing efforts into the internet. The good news is that you can start promoting your business business offline. Continue to find out how to spend less time at your computer and make even more money.
Everyone has, at one time or another, browsed the classified ads of their newspaper. You’ve probably already tried to advertise online at sites like Craigslist. You could just as easily advertise in a local newspaper’s classified section. A well placed three line classified ad can bring in more potential buyers than twelve ads in online classified sites. Some people object that newspaper ads are not free like many online sites; however, if they bring you more customers, what is there to complain about? Newspaper classifieds will bring all the people who don’t own computers, while at the same time if they want to order something from you online they can always use a public computer!
Try leaving your business card in books at the library. A very effective way to use these cards is to find books at a bookstore or library that are similar to your site and then insert one of them in each book. Obviously, the workers will stop you if they caught you in the act but it usually easy to pull off without attracting their attention. Keep in mind, if you get caught the worst that will happen is them telling you to stop putting your ads in their books.
Place an ad in the phone book. This is one of the most overlooked places to advertise your online business. Many internet marketers assume that too many people don’t use phone books anymore but that is only speculation and I doubt if its true. All of these doesn’t matter because the phone book also operate very extensive websites where people can find what they’re looking for.
Pay for space in both. Make sure that you have both cornered to get the maximum benefit. Don’t ignore phone books like other internet marketers.
There are so many ways to market your business to an offline clientele. There are literally an infinite amount of ways to market offline. Your imagination coupled with offline marketing are ingredients that will take you past any realistic goal that you set. You can reach people who have never used a computer before as well as people who only use their computers for e-mailing and typing papers. If you can learn to use other mediums along with the internet to create a far reaching system then you are starting to get a feel of what marketing is all about. The success of your business cannot be limited to the business you bring in through online methods. By using offline marketing you will increase your profits by leaps and bounds!