Your website is finally live!
All that time spend planing and sketching, designing and redesigning, testing and fixing, tweaking and remaking, rinsing and repeating is finally over.
Now you can take a break until you see all those leads or orders coming in. Because, you know, you built such a great site that traffic will just pop up!
In fact, starting a new website (or optimizing an old website) is no different than opening a traditional brick-and-mortar shop. Your work is not over once you open shop.
You have to make sure prospects actually notice you. You have to promote your site!
But of course you know this. And the real question is not why do you need to promote your website. Nor is it how do you do it. The real answer is how do you promote your website on a tight budget?
How do you get as much traffic as possible in the shortest amount of time and with the most affordable (cheapest?) price?
Fortunately, there’s plenty of things you can do when starting a new website. Even if you’re on a tight budget, follow the steps below and see how those metrics will start growing.
Instead of paying for a full time sales & marketing employee, you could simply do the following and start reaping the benefits of well-invested SEO money.
Consider these 7 things you can do now to promote your startup on a budget.
- Register social media accounts
- Add your website to design galleries
- Distribute a press release
- Manage local citations
- Submit to startup directories
- Do It Yourself PR
- Just Blog!
You could be changing the world, or building the next killer idea, you could be even disrupting an industry, but if you’re not getting the right coverage and mentions and online presence. You’re doing it wrong.
The key to online success is discoverability.
You want to stand out from the crowd. And while standing out on the Internet is no easy fit. It’s not impossible either.
If you focus on your differentiators and you truly commit to having an exceptional website and providing an exceptional service.
People will notice. And people will tell other people. But only if you truly commit.
You’ve seen this work in the offline work. Well, the online world is not that different either.
Follow the steps listed above and you can gain an edge in a short time and with a limited budget.
And if money is not enough to pay for these. You could even do some on your own.
While it’s important to act professionally all of the time. Sometimes when starting up you simply want to get out there and improve as you move forward.
But of course, this takes time.
And while initially you won’t be having that many customers, orders, leads or anything else that you’re looking for. So why not use that time more wisely and start promoting your store for cheap.
If, on the other hand, you don’t have such a limited budget and feel like this is not unaffordable, then call or send us an email and we’ll get back to you with a proposal to market your startup or website with a tight budget.
Download your 7 Ideas To Promote Your Website or Startup for Cheap (PDF) checklist.
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