Get one million free ads for your site! You'll never pay for advertising again! Send 10,000 free visitors to your site!
It all sounds so good, doesn't it? All that free traffic! All those exclamation marks! And it won't cost you a dime!
Why would you ever pay for advertising, when so many people are giving it away for nothing?
The fact is, the laws of the universe haven't actually changed. There's still no such thing as a free lunch, even on the Internet.
The plain truth is, free advertising isn't really free. As with all freebies, there's always a catch.
A DIFFERENT WAY TO PAY:
I've joined a number of free ad programs over the years. And the one thing I've found over and over again, is that 'free' ad displays are 'given' away in exchange for effort instead of money.
There are several ways 'free' ad programs 'give' away free advertising...
1) As a reward for referring others2) They show your ad on their site in exchange for you showing theirs on yours3) Paying you ad display credits in exchange for you viewing their ads
These are entirely valid ways of paying for your advertising, and promoting your product, service or website. They're especially useful if you have more time than money. That's certainly how it was for me when I first started out in business on the Internet.
These days, I prefer to buy paid advertising, because there are more profitable ways to use my time. Even so, there are some free ad programs I'll still join. Here's why...
The concept of leverage is very important when it comes to free advertising that rewards you by referring others. These types of free ad programs make it possible to promote your product, service or website to an ever-growing group of people. Not just once, but over and over again.
The more programs you join, the more people you can promote to.
I've been working with free ad programs for 7 years, and can now get my ad in front of more than 150,000 people.
Leverage like that is very useful when I have a new product I want to sell. And it's also useful when I join another free ad program that rewards me for referring people.
I can now get several hundred people into a free ad program in about a week, without paying a dime. Some of these people will then go on to refer others into the program.
This also costs me nothing.
The upshot is, I grow my ability to get my message in front of new people simply by joining free ad programs. I promote it using my existing free ad programs, and this spurs these people to go out and refer others into the program.
Their efforts bring hundreds of new people into my circle of influence. That's an endless stream of new prospects I can promote to with very little effort, and zero cost.
For me personally, this is what makes free ad programs worth the effort. It's why I'm always on the lookout for new programs. Especially ones that reward me for referring others.
I'm especially fond of a brand new program called Online Success Magazine... http://onlinesuccessmagazine.com
It offers the following benefits...
1) Permanent free ads to referrals, referral's referrals, and referral's referral's referrals2) Ability to directly contact referrals, referral's referrals, and referral's referral's referrals3) Daily contact with members4) Provides members with a legitimate reason to return to the site every day5) Free advertising, even if a member does nothing (unique)
Most free ad programs don't offer everything you see on this list. In fact, this is the first free ad program I've found that gives me everything I want. Finally, someone has come up with the holy grail of free ad programs!
First of all, even people who join and do nothing still benefit from the program (i.e. still get free ads). And they can see that benefit on their stats page. This keeps them in the program, which ensures I get another prospect to promote to (via direct contact).
Secondly, the program is a magazine that publishes a new article every day. This means the program is in daily contact with its members, because it sends them genuinely useful information. The upshot is, the membership of this program will evolve into an excellent targeted list of people who are interested in making money on the Internet.
The third point in its favour, is that it sends people back to the site every day (to read the article). And every time one of my referrals, referral's referrals, or referral's referral's referrals do so, they're going to see my ad.
The fourth benefit is the fact I can contact every single person that I, one of my referral's, or one of my referral's referrals introduce to this program.
As far as I'm concerned, that's four home runs! And it's why you should join this program too. You can do so here... http://onlinesuccessmagazine.com
About the Author
Wayne Davies has 15 years worth of direct marketing expertise, and 7 years of that is on the Internet (full-time). You can find more articles by Wayne (and others) here: http://onlinesuccessmagazine.com