How to find and use effective ads Contrary to what some might say, free advertising on the Internet is not a waste of time.
Many affiliate marketers have successfully used the feature of posting free classified ads to build a solid home business for themselves. Although it usually takes a more time investment than other more expensive methods, when used effectively, free advertising can really take your business to the next level!
If you have tried free advertising in the past and did not get the results you were looking for, it could simply be because you are not doing it the right way. This guide discusses how you can effectively use this type of advertising to successfully build your own home business, increase your sales, and raise your commission checks.
BEFORE YOU START WITH FREE ADS
Before posting free ads, it is highly recommended to set up an additional business email address. Free classifieds are free for a reason: when you post ads, you’ll receive “confirmation emails” that your ads have been posted. If you post on secret networks, you can receive hundreds of confirmation emails per day.
Just create a free Gmail account to catch these emails. Then once a week, clean your email account by deleting all emails, so your inbox doesn’t get full. In many cases, you must register and verify your business email address before you can post your ad. Use the same password for all recordings so you can easily remember it.
Why you should post your ads on Tuesday 12 noon CST
Statistics are very important for a successful advertising campaign. For example, you can use statistics to see when people are more likely to find your ad. First, let’s look at some charts that show statistics collected from personal sites:
When you combine these stats, you’ll see that it’s best to post an ad on Tuesday, 12 noon CST, the day and time when most of the people you’re targeting are active online. You can also see that it is a waste of time to post an ad at 5 AM on a Saturday. By taking advantage of these facts, you can improve your results by 10 times or more.
Keep your focus!
Try to stay focused when posting ads. It’s easy to get distracted by some ads that say, “Post 2,000 ads here!” or “Send this software posting to 500,000 sites with the click of a button!” or something similar. You will find a lot of attractive offers on these sites because they know you are a target customer! One good rule of thumb is:
You will never find anyone advertising effective ads.
Logic: If the ad is effective, the owner will use it.
The application program is useless because it does not post on the sites any real human visits. All good classifieds sites have protection against this type of posting software. Publishing manually is really the best way.
How do you place your ads?
Place your ads in categories like Job Opportunities, Work at Home, Business from Home, MLM, and the like. Do not post ads in unrelated categories. If you have the option to post in several related categories, do so.
In many cases, there is a form where you can fill in the URL of your website. Sometimes you have to include your URL in the ad description. Either way, always include your site URL. Once the tracking shows that the site is giving you visitors, be sure to save or write down the URL.
Your goal is to find as many classified ad sites as possible that are yielding a positive result; These sites will be gold mines! A site that gives you a daily visitor or at least every two days is a good one. Don’t waste your time posting ads on sites that don’t give you any visitors. As you progress, you will notice that the more ads you place on different sites and track results, the more and better sites you will find. This is the secret behind effective free advertising, as your results will inevitably improve every day. To what degree depends on your effort.
How often to place your ads
It depends if you find an ad site that is free from high traffic. Sometimes, your ad may be displayed on the site within an hour or faster. Sometimes, it stays for weeks. In general, however, you should post to your free advertising sites once each day. Be aware, however, that if you post on a site where no one else is posting, multiple ads from you may appear a little silly. Therefore, it is a good idea to check the site before posting your ad again.
Find classified ads sites
You can find classified ads sites through Google. However, be aware that one of the major mistakes people make is that they search for classified ad websites by doing an online search for “classified ad websites”.
For example, if you Google “classified ads sites”, you will undoubtedly find a lot of advertising sites. But is that what the people you’re trying to reach (your target audience) do?
No! They search for a phrase like “work at home”, “business from home”, etc.
So, if you place ads on classified ad sites that you found while searching for “classified ad sites”, your ads will appear on pages that your target visitors never found.
Put yourself in the shoes of someone looking for a work-at-home opportunity. How will they proceed to research this topic on the Internet? Think of the terms they might type in the search box of their favorite search engine. Now, type one of those terms into the search box of the major search engines, and search the sites that appear in the results. Next, try these phrases using different search engines (Yahoo!, Bing, Google, etc.).
When you do your research, go to every site that appears in the first 20 matches. Take notes or print the results, especially the Yahoo! and Google results.
Finding classifieds sites this way is a little more difficult and time-consuming, but it’s worth the extra trouble!
Track your results
Effective tracking is the reason why many SFI affiliate marketers are able to build profitable businesses. It is also at this point that many marketers fail. You must have a personal website to track your ads effectively.
By adding a piece of HTML code to your website, you will discover statistics about your website visitors. The most important stats are how many visitors you have and where they come from. You will be able to find out the exact advertisement that attracted the person to come to your site. By placing ads and tracking your results, you will discover where you should keep placing ads, and where you should stop wasting your time