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Advertising through the use of free classifieds

Up until now we've talked about what SFI is, how to get started with SFI, and how to navigate around the Account page. Now that you have some of the basics down I want to start getting into advertising your gateway pages. Since every one of you reading this far has completed SmartStart, your gateway pages are accessible to you. However, having them accessible, and actually advertising them, are two different things. So we'll get you now started on advertising through the use of Free Classifieds.
The reason I start out with free classifieds is because many people get involved with an opportunity like SFI because they simply don't have a lot of spare change in the first place. That means that they can't afford to do some of the more expensive forms of advertising. I will warn you up front, free classified advertising is effective, but it is EXTREMELY TIME CONSUMING. So you have to make a choice, do you want to spend money to buy affiliates effectively, or do you want to spend time to earn affiliates? Throughout these courses I will provide you the means to go either way, and I'll leave it up to you to decide. Personally, my time is valuable so I tend to go with the pay options. For those of you that tend to spend money to buy your affiliates, I still encourage you to spend time with this Course because eventually you will need to pass on this same message to your new affiliates. If you don't have experience, at least have knowledge.
In the past, if you wanted to advertise your business you had to call up your local newspaper and place an ad with them. It was very expensive and your audience was limited to the readership of that particular publication. Now with the proliferation of the Internet you can reach millions of people with simple, free classified advertisements that are strategically placed in areas that your target audience will visit.
Free classifieds sites are everywhere on the internet. What are they, how do they work and are they really a place that you should advertise in? A free classified website is just what it sounds like. A place where you can advertise for free, and other people can see your ads. That sounds like a great idea, and it is sometimes. The people that are advertising on free classified sites don't have to pay anything, and the people who run the sites get lots of free visitors that they would not have received otherwise.
The way they work is very simple. People come to the website either looking to buy a product or looking to advertise one (most people just want to advertise). People who want to place ads can either do so directly, or they are required to log into a password system that gives them a free membership.
After you receive your free membership, you can place your ad. The webmasters who run the sites really have the best deal though. They can sell banner space in the site, or collect the e-mail addresses of the advertisers, and then turn around and sell them something else (really a sweet deal if you think about it).
Think about it for a second. Most of the people who want free ads on your site probably aren't going to be looking to buy things because they can't even afford paid ads. Doesn't that make sense? That is why I don't personally invest the time in using free ads. I'm not telling you that you shouldn't use free ads, I'm just warning you upfront that you are going to have to place AT LEAST 100 ADS A DAY, for several weeks before you start to see any results, if even then. But if this is the only means you have at this time, then by all means use it. Don't pass up an opportunity to succeed just because a little work is involved. You will find that by using free classified sites you will become VERY AWARE OF HOW TO MARKET ON THE NET.


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  1 - MIQ - and now what's next?
  2 - So, what have we learned so far?
  3 - To buy or not to buy?
  4 - Generated leads.
  5 - Experience with Eagles
  6 - Avoid buying leads but if you must..
  7 - Writing ad copy
  8 - Leaders are Readers.
  9 - Effective Netwriting is something that A-N-Y-O-N-E can accomplish.
10 - Words sell, not glitter and whirl.
11 - What is my MOST WANTED RESPONSE when a visitor comes to my site?
12 - Advertising through the use of free classifieds.
13 - Where to place your ads and keycodes.
14 - Enough resources to keep you busy for weeks.
15 - Free classifieds - my version.
16 - The worst thread I could possibly find.
17 - Finding sites to submit your ads to
18 - Avoid using submitters
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20 - Johan's post on the D-board.
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28 - What are PPC search engines and how do they stack up against the paid search engines?
29 - Types of paid placements.
30 - Select good PPC, pick good keywords.
31 - How to bid.
32 - Adwords - Maximizing Your Clickthroughs
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