Using free internet marketing methods to build a thriving online business is one of the most wonderful things about doing business online.
If you are anything like I was when I first started out, then you probably know what it’s like to have a limited amount of money to spend on your online business.
You probably have other things to take care of like bills, transport costs, food, and rent to name but a few. All these expenses can make it really difficult for you to allocate sufficient money to the progress of your online business.
So the purpose of this guide is to provide you with information about several quality free internet marketing tools, resources and methods that you can use to build a profitable online business.
It took me a lot of time, money and frustration to figure this stuff out but it will NOTbe the same for you.
So let’s get this party started!
The Type of Free Stuff Not to Use
But before we get into the specific free internet marketing tools, resources and methods that you can use, let’s take a step back and look at some of the issues that reality presents us with.
No doubt, free internet marketing is a marvelous thing indeed. But it’s very important to understand one key thing that most people overlook.
Not every free tool, resource or method will help you build your internet marketing business.
Some of the free stuff floating around on the internet can actually destroy it. The reason for this is that most free stuff is of very poor quality.
So it is very important to make every effort to only use free internet marketing tools, resources and even methods that are of the highest quality. Now, I know it’s not always easy to sort out the good stuff from the bad stuff.
But don’t worry, after being online for more than 5 years now, I've identified several great ways to do free internet marketing. And more importantly, that's exactly what I will share with you on the pages listed below.
For now though, let's look at some specific examples of free internet marketing tools and resources that can really harm your online business. These are things I personally NEVER use.
1. Free hosting
If you plan on building a long term successful online business then I would suggest that you avoid this at all costs.
Why? Because a hosting service makes your website accessible or visible online. It provides a home for your website on the internet.
So, if anything goes wrong with your free hosting service, then you are out of business. But why would anything go wrong? Well, because a free hosting service can never give you the level of service that you would get from a paid one.
A free hosting service probably doesn’t have a support team to help you if you face any technical difficulties. And don’t think you'll never have any technical problems. The reality is that you will and you will need a great support team to help you solve them.
A hosting service also won’t have the technology necessary to host several websites and maintain good download speed for each of them.
So the speed at which your website downloads will be very slow and this will potentially cost you a number of customers.
2. Free link cloakers
Using link cloakers is an advanced internet marketing tacticused to hide affiliate links. Link cloakers make it more difficult for people to steal your commissions because they can’t see your affiliate link and replace it with theirs.
So understandably, many internet marketing beginners want a link cloaker. The problem is that they just grab any free cloaker they come across. This is very dangerous. Why? Because spammers also tend to use these free cloakers.
What’s the problem with that? Well, many of the free link cloakers have now been reported to ISP’s like Yahoo and AOL and so are now considered as spam.
In other words, if you send an email to your list using a free link cloaker, your email will probably be treated as spam and this could hurt your reputation over time.
It could hurt your reputation with both your subscribers and the various ISP’s who will mistake you for a spammer.
So, in the end, it’s a far better decision to simply use a paid link cloaker or better still, a paid ad tracker like hypertracker.
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What is your favorite free internet marketing strategy? How does it work? Why does it work so well for you? Can you give a specific example of a product you have successfully marketed using this free strategy?