How can I promote my site at little cost?

United States
December 12, 2006 5:35pm CST
My site has been up and running for a few months, but I get little response. I'm so eager to work!!! I had my own business for about 10 years then left it when my husband took a foreign assignment in Spain (and, of course, there was no way I could also get permission to work during that time). I do proofreading for people who speak English as a Second Language (and I have about 15 years of experience as a teacher). I know that I could advertise in international business magazines, but that's so expensive (and I'm not desperate to earn money, just desperate to work). Anyone have any suggestion? I'd greatly appreciate them. Oh, you can check out my site if you like: www.eslproofreader.com
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44 responses
• Canada
12 Dec 06
Low cost (in fact free) site promotion is my specialty. Visit my blog for more info... http://thetrafficmaster.blogspot.com Many helpful hints and tips to set you on the right track. Good luck with your business.
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• United States
12 Dec 06
Thanks so much for the tip. I'll be sure to visit your site.
• United States
13 Dec 06
I know of a great site u can promote too for free or 24.00 a month, whichever suits u. Let me know and i can help u out.
• United States
25 Dec 06
buy traffic its just waist of your money..its just not working anymore..
@Rumble (523)
• United States
12 Dec 06
Try several of the different job boards on the net, most of them are free and you can also use some of the older methods such as link swapping to help build your page rank in the search engines. There are many ways depending on how much you want to spend. Whats your budget you have set aside for promoting your site?
• United States
12 Dec 06
I'd never heard of link swapping, so thanks. I keep my budget pretty low, as I'd like to have work, but don't really need it. If I really needed it, I'd feel justified in spending a bundle to get it rolling. Fact is, I just WANT to work.
@Rumble (523)
• United States
13 Dec 06
If you want to swap links with any of my sites just let me know. Ill also do a review of your site on my blog to help you get started.
• United States
25 Dec 06
You can try posting in forums or you can write articles and submit them to articles directories
@moreinfo (3867)
• China
13 Dec 06
have you tried some cheap traffic, also you could try autosurf program, but mannual surf has better results. recently a guy in canada has summarzed all the skills to promote a site, and netmarketing in this thread http://www.egoldclub.cn/bbs/viewthread.php?tid=13740&extra=&page=1 its mainly in english, hope helps.
• United States
13 Dec 06
Do you guys think my domain name is catchy enough? I did. I was actually surprised that it wasn't taken.
• United States
13 Dec 06
Or maybe visitors think I charge a little bit more than other sites, which is true. However, I do a very thorough job editing and practically provide a book on the grammatical errors. Problem is, only those who've taken the chance and used me before know that.
@icequeen (2843)
• Canada
13 Dec 06
You could add your site and link to all your outgoing mail...that is one way...also try to get it out with flyers...and perhaps make some business cards as well.....
• United States
13 Dec 06
You are all so helpful. I've got pamphlets, business cards, etc., but I need to market abroad (Japan, Mexico, Germany, South Korea, etc). I'm so grateful to you all for your interest in my situation.
@stvenvoon (254)
• Malaysia
26 Dec 06
I have seen ur website just now. Okay im just a junior and im so glad to see u can create a website owned by own.I also want to create a website but i dont know how. Ur website in my first view is just normal. And u put too least content in it. Plus u want to earn just only by correcting some word -.- I think there is less ppl will paid cause want to correct their word. Hope u can make some improvement in it. And can u tell me how to create website. I have started this discussion just now and now got 5 response but not really wat i want to know.
• United States
26 Dec 06
Actually, there is a huge market for proofreading, especially for people who speak English as a Second Language; I did it locally for many years but wanted to expand to a global market (and hopefully get enough work to hire maybe 20-30 other proofreaders). I'd like to thank everyone for their very helpful suggestions in this discussion. Regarding starting your own site, I'm no expert. I can only tell you what I did: I contacted MSN web hosting. They did a domain search, provided hosting, and designed the site (up to 8 pages, I supplied the content, they worked up the design). Good luck starting your own. What do you hope to do with your site?
@dhpd22 (69)
• India
13 Dec 06
If you would like to promote your site then you should go for mass maling to your customers. You can contact me to promote your site. I will let you know the tips to promote your site in the highest traffic area on the net.
@34momma (13896)
• United States
26 Dec 06
I would love your assistance on helping me promote my website.http://iknowthatsrights.com a site to help other women make money online as well as chat, network, shopping and just being women
@nkarthick (1273)
• India
27 Dec 06
sorry
@siva12 (800)
• India
26 Dec 06
Not only for little cost, there are many site which are working for promoting our websites freely. One such site is monster. You can choose any one from lot more available.
@pondlife (468)
26 Dec 06
I'm a little biased but I think my site www.AddAnImage.com is a great way to promote your site. It's easy and free. You just need a URL to a picture on your site and that's it!
• India
26 Dec 06
u can use other sights lie numbmail.com
@munirajj (193)
• India
26 Dec 06
PUT YOUR WEBSITE IN THE PROMOTION SITES IT WILL BE HELPFUL
@ahsanxr (341)
• Pakistan
26 Dec 06
well u could tell ur friends and famili and tell them to tell their friends and family and so on. another way is autosurfs. promote ur site in autosurfs and they will make ur site a little bit popular. also use traffix exchanges.
• India
14 Dec 06
as you are a teacher you can write articles too and that's a good way to attract traffics to your website. I will send an article (right now I am to search that in my back-up cds) that's an authentic answer to your this particular question. Thank you for your discussion! All the best to you and your business!
@scully109 (195)
• United States
13 Dec 06
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@volatile (204)
• United States
13 Dec 06
Have you thought about search engine optimization?
@blanksolid (1635)
• Spain
13 Dec 06
The are a lot sites like autosurfs or banner exchange that bring to promote your url website for free though in my oppinion the best option to promote any site is to pay for adversiting because it has got better quality, have a great day on mylot!
@prue187 (518)
• United States
13 Dec 06
Try search engine optimization (SEO). But be careful because there are scam that promise you to index your site in a week or so, but it does not happen. Also try linking your site to blog and other website. All you need to do is respond to the blog add a little content then put your website link. It's worth a try.
• India
13 Dec 06
well you are already promoting it by posting your link on mylot ! very clever boy ! you can use automated trafiic programmic and traffic exchange programme
• India
13 Dec 06
I think the best way to promote is to go for the forums there you will get a lot of friends to help you in a lot of ways. Go join a forum of similar interests. There you will find people with whom you can exchange information also.
@nontoxic (1065)
• United States
13 Dec 06
ChaCha - chacha
You can join this site http://bizpreneur.com/signup.php?refer=nontoxic It is for promoting