Have a Small Marketing Budget?

If you’re a Small Business, chances are your answer is “Yes”

Well, you’re in luck.   Neil Patel of QuickSprout put together a list of really good online marketing ideas that you can easily implement.  Of Neil’s list of 21 ideas, 20 are really good.

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There are several aspects of these ideas I love.  First, the ideas are relatively simple…so simple any small business person with a little bit of knowledge about the web should be able to implement at least 5 of these ideas.  Toss in some determination and patience and there is every reason to believe those small business owners who take the initiative will begin to see progress from their efforts.

And what could be better than being able to do marketing without having to spend money.  If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you know I’m no fan of Groupon or LivingSocial, which is number 18 in Neil’s list.  I’m still not a big fan of giving away one’s profits.  So if you toss out the Groupon idea, the remaining 20 ideas of Neil’s  are pretty much free.  The only price tag is your initiative and your time.  When dollars are tight, your time should be seen as a very reasonable cost of doing business.

The other great thing is these online marketing ideas are appropriate for retailers as well as for business-to-business organizations.  It doesn’t matter what your company sells or delivers.

Last, but not least, these ideas will spawn other solid online marketing ideas for you to try.

You can do this.  Go to QuickSprout and read the entire article.  I suggest you select four or  five ideas from Neil’s  list and implement them this week.  Take action.  Any combination of these ideas will be enough to create some good online marketing momentum and once you see it begin to build, you’ll want to generate more.

Sheila Hibbard

Sheila Hibbard takes the fluff, hype and confusion out of marketing and social media. She provides small business owners with straight forward, no nonsense marketing guidance and techniques that produce results based on her 35 plus years in advertising, communications, research, strategic planning and social media. Author of Marketing Online Made Simple - WHO.

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