I think probably everyone knows about the free online classified ads sites that are out there and maybe just as many of you have actually used some of these sites to promote your businesses or your blogs or whatever. The question I have for you though is are you posting to these sites in a way that will provide you with quality results.
Now since all of these sites are free, and there are quite a few, the ROI that you are looking for is based on how much time you put into these sites. I mean, if you know what you are doing, if you have a successful strategy you can actually post a number of ads on a large number of sites and get some decent responses, but you do have to post a lot. Not very passive.
Keep It Simple and Keep it Short
One of the issues that many new to classified posting forget is that when posting an ad you aren’t there to explain anything. As a matter of fact, you want to err on the side of not posting enough information. You have to get folks to click on your link in the ad and that is your number one, main purpose in life on a free classified ad site. You aren’t here to talk about the ins and outs of why your business is so freakin’ awesome.
Post Free Online Classified Ads That Are Cool, Not Boring
I would rather post an ad that read something like this:
“Bad-ass Business Is Making People Money
No Experience required – Free Training
Go to: makemoneyeverywhere.com”
Now if I post something like this, I’m going to get a response from someone and it’s a hell of a lot better to post this info and get them to want to click on the link just to see what it is that to sit here and tell people over and over and over how cool your opportunity makes people because it’s so easy to make money from home from the comfort of your couch blah, blah, freakin’ blah!
This is a case of less is more.
Image is Everything, Be Professional In Your Look
If you can possibly swing it, and I know fifteen bucks a month is a real strain on the budget right now, but go out and get a domain name and then sign up with a small hosting account. I spend a whole $8 a month to host up to 25 domains. Get a fairly cool domain name and forward it to your affiliate or referral account. Don’t send out those www.wearesocoolfool.com/id=captgooseslick, sort of looks a little bit amateurish, wouldn’t you say?
Compare a link like that to www.makemoneyonlinenow.com – not that make money online now is available, but you get the message.
Just using these 2 simple tips will help you in terms of getting that click rate up. Just focus on the fact that you don’t have to be the hippest marketer on the planet, rather you just need people to click on those links. That’s the first part of how we generate some good traffic from free online classified ads.