Your Questions About Free Advertising Sources

Ken asks…

Are you a netwoker in the mlm industry?

I want to know what your best lead source is? On line or in the paper thanks. Please no payitforward4profit it is not free like they advertise. Thanks T.

admin answers:

The cost of lead sourcing online or on paper is about the same. You will find more with “online” lead sourcing, but less qualified opportunity seekers (or buyers.) 89% of the people who seek home business opportunities are inexperienced enterpeneurs. This group of people tend to give up easily. The people who respond to written (or paper) business opportuities are 21% more likely to be coach-able. You decide.

Helen asks…

Why not crack down on insurance companies first instead of this mandatory health insurance?

That seems to be where the source of the problem lies anyways.

By the way, mandatory health insurance just means more money for insurance companies, not helping American citizens. That would be unfair if I have to buy health insurance. That’s not free health care as advertised. In Europe and Canada, the entire nation’s tax payers share the burden of health insurance so that every single person can receive free health care, even those who can’t afford, even foreign travelers temporarily visiting. That’s how it should be. That’s what it means to be a community. Not being fined and forced to buy a health insurance package.

http://news.yahoo.com/video/us-15749625/health-care-bill-what-it-means-to-you-18746729

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100322/ap_on_bi_ge/us_health_care_overhaul

admin answers:

I agree with you But in this country money is number one and insurance companies have lots of it and want more they got a slap in the face that’s about all. I want free health care I don’t want to have to worry if I have enough money to take my kids to the doctor and pay my bills. I am happy that we have something that helps us it is a start

Linda asks…

Is it illegal in Australia to put posters or flyers stuck to telegraph poles?

I own a local business and want to use some free advertising ideas as I do not have much money. My question is this; Is it illegal to put posters or flyers stuck to telegraph poles or similar, and if yes or no, if you can, provide a) Reasons why, or b) Provide Sources(eg. Government Bill, etc.). Just to let you know I prefer the B option. The one with the most detail will get the 10pts(detail meaning sources or reasons, though i don’t want to have to read through pages of info)
All Reasonable answers, but i need sources so i know it totally isn’t or totally is illegal.

admin answers:

NO it is not

Steven asks…

Does advertising on YouTube work for you? Are there better ways to advertise?

I currently advertise my Global Domains (GDI) affiliate program with YouTube as my main source. I also use 3 software programs that I give away free to my downline including software to increase your youtube video views to whatever you want, advertise to thousands of cell phones by sending a small text message to their phone everyday for free, and an auto poster that posts a text ad you create to over 64,000 newsgroups automatically everyday with the click of a button. I have also used Google AdWords, and I give away $50 in free adwords dollars to my downline when they join as well. Even though I use YouTube to advertise more than anything, and my software works incredibly for me and my downline, I’m wondering if anyone else has any advertising ideas? Please advise.

admin answers:

Yes, it does, just like articles, social bookmarking and adwords.

Here is a link for a recommended guide for your use:

http://www.tube-traffic.info

hope this helps :)

Charles asks…

Would it be against Free Speech to Require Truth in Journalism similar to Truth in Advertising?

From what I’ve seen, “The News” has become what used to be called an “Editorial Comment”.

I’m older, so I remember Watergate. How journalists investigated the issue, almost like the police…witness’, evidence, multiple sources to verify information, etc. And they broke the story to the nation when they were sure of what actually happened.

I don’t want to control what the Media Says. I just want them to be required to speak in truths. I always thought they were supposed to be the watchdogs, the protectors of truth and virtue, not the perpetrators of misleading Idealisms and Personal Agendas.

Chris Matthews, Sean Hannity, Mr. O’Reilly and Mr. Shultz’s programs should be REQUIRED by the FCC to have at the Top and Bottom in Big Scrolling Red Flashing Letters the Words “EDITORIAL COMMENTS AND OPINION” followed by “NOT THE NEWS”.

And ABC, CBS, NBC Nightly News, plus your local Station Newscasts should be held to a standard like the Watergate ERA, where all stories are factual, not speculative. When did the evening news get to the point that they “FORCAST” the winners of an election with only 20% of the vote in? This INFLUENCES Voters and their job is NOT to influence and outcome, but rather to REPORT the outcome.

It’s ridiculous. And Shep Smith? Fair and Balanced? He purports to have a “NEWS” Program, not an Opinion Show, but the other day I was watching, and at least 4 times, after telling us the lead in on a story, he rolled his eyes and said “Reaaaallly?” in a cynical way. You can’t get anymore “Editorial” than that.

Why is it and advertisement for Breakfast Cereal can not claim it Cures Cancer, but “The News” can lie and mislead people about Unemployment Rates, or 2 different stations can give 2 completely different numbers on the Public Debt? But that’s okay?

Okay Rant over. I know that no one will answer, but it felt good to get that all out.
Truth is Truth. 1+1=2 is a truth. If someone tells you it’s 3, then shouldn’t “The News” point out that they are wrong and trying to pull one over on you?

If a politician says that The Rich are paying less in taxes than The Poor, shouldn’t the Press have to verify it as fact? Do some math? and report the TRUTH? Whatever that truth is? (this is not the post to argue that point, though)
True, Nancy P, but since when is doing Right, easy? They used to “police” themselves. They were taught the rules in School, now they are taught to use the Press as a tool to further agendas (once again, both sides) FCC polices Advertisers so that they have to present Facts about their products, why should telling about a Real Event be any different, unless you announce that it is your personal opinion and not factual?
You got that right, Lag, but if we had Truth in News, then perhaps they would point out the UN-Truths of Government, like the old days, and maybe spur on a bit more honesty in our politicians?
I think this is the first time I have ever had BI-Partisan Support on a Y!A Question. I really do thank those of you who have answered.
Whiskey is a pretty good source in my opinion, hehe. But, Truth is something backed in fact. Provable.

If an aspirin company says it cures a headache faster than any other tablet, it must prove that assertion, per FCC Regulations.

Why can’t we do the same for any other Non-Fictional Claims? If, for example, Mr. Matthews says that the Republicans are the Party of NO, and have not put forth any plans to improve the economy or decrease unemployment, yet, it is shown that 18 Bills have been passed by the House, but yet to be acted on either way by the Senate, he is obviously not stating fact. It’s not even a misinterpretation of fact. It is blatant misleading of the uninformed and should not be allowed over public air waves. We have anti-hate laws, does this not incite hate through falsehoods?

Sorry, I’m passionate about this and it’s BOTH Sides. That was just one example.

admin answers:

Apparently truth in government is out of the question so I don’t hold much hope for truth in journalism. A fish rots from the head down.

Edit; “We live in a time of very unpleasant realities. Truth has become such a valuable commodity that the government of the United States and the media have started (to put it politely) economizing it. Documented cases of media deception over the years have made it clear that the media lies to the public on important issues. As Richard Salent, Former President of CBS News has stated, media’s job is to feed the public what media thinks the public ought to know. Clearly, anything that happens that the media doesn’t think the public needs to know about will simply not be reported.”
John DiNardo

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William asks…

Best Free Classified Sites to Find Web Designers/programmers?

I am looking for free lancers, designers and programmers.

I want to get jobs here in the UK and out source to designers/programmers in India…

where could I advertise for this to get the best results..

Thanks :)
not to learn web design dhaval to find people who already know it!!

admin answers:

W3school.com

Sharon asks…

how can i be successfull at google adsense?

I am setting up a website with inspirational qoutations, and plan to have a nice design (either hand drawn or photography of nature). I expect to have advertisers from the “self improvement” industry to advertise on my site. But i am new to this adsense business, and just learnt the meaning of CPM and CPC. Surfing the net, i found hundreds of packages that claim to teach you everything you need to know about become rich with adsense, and they charge you a steep price!!! can i learn enough from “freesources of information? how much do i need to know? how about all the stuff about KEYWORDS?, there seems to be alot about that. could you please giude me

admin answers:

Promote the website and get it listed in search engine searches. Make sure that the ads are reflecting what is on your page–users of your site are more likely to click on the Google ads this way. Also, try integrating a blog with your quote site, that will attract more interested users and broaden the scope of the ads Google can/may place on your site, which means more clicking options for visitors.

Robert asks…

Why isn’t there ever any advertisements for open source software?

How come we never see any commercials or bus ads for open source software? You can’t argue with FREE. I was thinking about advertising Open Office at my college the other day. If I were to put an ad for OpenOffice 3 on a billboard, would I get in trouble? Someone needs to build awareness of the existence of open source alternatives.
OpenOffice 3 – Another reason to tell Microsoft to suck it.

This is going on the billboard (if I can get away with it)

admin answers:

How much money do you think they make off of FREE software?

Not much.

How much does advertising cost?

A lot.

David asks…

How can I get online readers to read my short stories of urban erotica?

I intend to charge $2 per story which will be about 2 pages long and they will center around the sexual misadventures of a urban young woman and her many partners.

My questions is how do I solicit an audience and make a growing fan base? Can I advertise the stories for free somewhere online or get some kind of web site going? Also, I intend to use paypal for payments from the readers or is there a better source?

Thanks in advance everyone, email me for your free copy!

admin answers:

Don’t do it, reconsider, read some liter- ture on the subject. First.

George asks…

How do I advertise/promote my photography gallery online?

Selling prints online…need a source for free advertisement…any ideas?

admin answers:

The following article will prove helpful to you in streamlining your SEO metatags in order to attract more Net traffic by higher search engine placement.

The most effective way to advertise on the Internet is
to first set up a website and publish its domain name
on major search directories such as Google.com,
Yahoo.com [at http://www.google.com/addurl/?...... And
MSN.com since 85% of Internet shoppers rely on these
search directories to provide them with goods and
services. In a sense, these search directories are a
very large Internet Yellow Pages.

Nevertheless, should your website or opening webpage
fail to contain "generic" keywords, then anyone using
such "generic" queries will not be able to discover
your website. Your domain name [URL] of your website,
in a sense, will be invisible, undiscoverable.

You may want to consider some simple algorithms which,
when observed and committed in designing of a website
with placement of various critical metatags that can
surely achieve a high search engine presence and
increase Internet traffic to your website. These
metatag strategies work well with published webpages
at Google and Yahoo.

Design: Should you create an extensive Flash-based
website, make sure to fill-in the property entries
such as the Title, Description and Keywords. Failing
to do so, leaves no hard HTML or ALT resource that can
be readily indexed by search robots. Also consider the
Internet audience and their incoming setup. For
example, if they are on analog/dialup, Flash webpages
take too long to load up and therefore analog users
will likely lose interest and discontinue entering the
Flash site. On the other hand, anyone on hi-speed DSL
lines, will welcome Flash pages which load quickly. So
before designing a pure Flash websitge, ask the simple
question, “Who’s my end user – is he on dialup or
DSL?” And if you had to choose between these two users
for maximum marketability, then select analog users
since 80% of most resident users are still analog
Internet subscribers and pure HTML designed webpages
is best for them.

A non-Flash-based website which relies on hard text,
is far easier to be indexed by search robots. Limit
the use of stylized text saved as .gifs since as a
graphic, they are not indexable by search robots.

Avoid use of frames since any number of search robots
are unable to properly classify textual material.

Placement of Metatags:

A ranking or search order does take place with Google
and Yahoo and it begins with the “Title” metag which
should consist of no more than 60 characters separated
by commas. The “Title” should describe in generic terms, the goods and services, followed by a location from which the resource is located, i.e., city, state. The placement of a domain name which is not generic within the “Title” is not appropriate, unless your
domain name is a major recognizable brand name.

The second metatag is the “Description” which is
usually up to 41 words to form a complete paragraph which
best describes one’s goods and services. It is not merely a list.

And the very last category – “Keywords” are also
somewhat limited to 15 words which can be plural
and compound in nature. Again, avoid multiple entries
which could be mistaken as “spamdexed entries” which
is defined as the loading, and submission of
repetitive words into a particular metatag category.
“Spamdexing” when discovered on a webpage and reported
to Google’s spamreport.com can result in the
elimination of your website from their search
directory.

Here’s an example of a very highly-placed website on
Google.com: Begin with the very “generic” search query
“sandwiches downtown los angeles,” taking note to not
abbreviate Los Angeles to “LA” and of course, leave
out the parentheses (“). It will bring up some 2.4
million+ search results. Check out where “Nazos.net”
is ranked. It’s on the FIRST FRONT PAGE [ranked #5]!
Again, Nazos.net’s high web presence was achieved by
proper web design and placement of relevant metatags
according to Google’s publication guidelines.

Good luck!

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Sharon asks…

How and Where to Find Travellers to the UK (online) who prefer to rent a private accommodation to a hotel one?

Hi there,

As I have a few London properties that I am happy to let out to mature and responsible individuals either short or long term, I was wondering whether there are any good online sources or websites where I could find my prospective tenants for free by either contacting them directly or perhaps advertising my available properties to let.

Are there any possibilities for me to advertise on some travelling or tourist agencies’ or perhaps airports services’ websites where I could get in contact with any potential tenants?

In advance Many Thanks.

admin answers:

Look up a site called WAYN -Where AreYou Now-. It has a one off nominal fee n i think theres a place to put where u are, what places youre looking 4, places to stay etc. Check it out, self explanitory i think

Robert asks…

12 month contract 12 month free reliable source?

Hi, i wonder if anybody could help me please, 6 months ago i finished one of these mobile contracts, and yes its true it worked, i got every penny back, and sold the phone for £100.00 mine was with carphone warehouse e2save.com. but they do not seem to have any good deals advertised today, i know there are some of the companies who are out to get you, wont answer phone and stuff, but has anybody els ever done one of these please, and if you have had good experience please can you let me know who it was with, so that i can check what kind of deals they are offering today.
Your help would be much appriciated. Meurig.

admin answers:

My advice to you my friend, is to give them a bell and go for another deal. If not telephone Tmobile direct on 08454 122401 or 08454 122212 and explain your situation.

Richard asks…

Iam an affiliate publisher & want a site where i can join free to advertise my ads?

Iam an affiliate publisher of cj & want the all sources ,from where i can earn money and make profit.

admin answers:

Yahoo have a free auction site. But i think you might be talking about a website. Andif that’s so. Then yahoo websites is only $8.99 a month, that’s the best you can get for free.

And its’ pretty good.. Go to yahoo websites. And look at the different ones

Lisa asks…

Free Classifieds in India for Free lancers?

Best Free Classified Sites to Find Web Designers/programmers?
I am looking for free lancers, designers and programmers.

I want to get jobs here in the UK and out source to designers/programmers in India…

where could I advertise for this to get the best results..

Thanks :)

admin answers:

I think olx,vivastreet,clickindia,quikr are the best classified sites. In addition to this you can see there are hundreds of free classified sites on net.

Charles asks…

How Many of You Are On the OEC?

I have looked through this section and found many aspiring psions/psychics/mediums, and many who have already begun practicing it.

I really don’t want to advertise, but I am pretty well-known if you say so through the OEC, and I wanted to know how many of you are on the OEC as well.

If you are, talk about some of your skills, and leave some site links in the sources.
If not, feel free to click on the links…

;D
Hello to my fellow OEC’ers.

admin answers:

I have a brother-in-law who used to be on the Oregon Environmental Council, but I never was. Nobody on Y!A I know of is on the OEC.

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Richard asks…

I made a Free Matrimonial Website with more features than any other contemporary site. How to advertise?

I made it using Open Source Technologies. It is better than any other matrimonial website.
Since it is a community website, I want to rely on word of mouth publicity only.

admin answers:

Very nice site. The only advice I can give you is visit as many forums where people are seeking to meet Indian women that are single. Facebook, Myspace are just a few, also type key words such as free matrional website or single people wanting to get married.

Steven asks…

android apps free to use?

is wi-fi free to use no matter where you are or what the connection source is? i know mcdonalds and starbucks advertise free wi-fi but if im walking through a shopping mall and my phone picks up an open connection source to wi-fi from maybe carphone warehouse or some place is it free to use? I live in uk
ignore the title, i mean is wi-fi free to use?

admin answers:

Not really. Being able to see a connection dosen’t mean that you can use it to transfer data. Many of the connections your phone finds will be encrypted, you won’t be able to use them without the encryption key.

You also need to be careful about the potential for stores to send things to your phone, or taking data of it. There have been many cases of people stealing personal details from a laptop via wi-fi.

Many places have the connections password protected. You have to buy access (a password) which lasts for a specific length of time. Even places like Starbucks expect you to buy something if you use the wi-fi.

You might also find connections in residential areas. The majority of these are encrypted. If its not encrypted you might be able to use it, though that is stealing. Somebody is paying the ISP for that bandwidth.

However, there are some public free wi-fi sources, many libraries have them.

If you do connect to a wi-fi source you might still find limitations. Bandwidth will usually be managed to stop you downloading large amounts of data or consuming so much that other people cannot use it.

Laura asks…

What is prizerebel and does it work?

I keep reading question about whether or not to buy video games and almost every time I see someone advertising a site call prizerebel. They always state how they got a game for free. Can I get a honest testimonial where you can tell me if it’s a legit source for free video games? Also, how do they get those prizes to you?

admin answers:

Prizerebel is a site that lets you earn points by doing surveys and other offers. I can honestly say that it does work but it does take some time to earn points. So far I have only earned enough for 1 prize, Banjo Kazooie Nuts and Bolts. I received the game within a week completely free.

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Thomas asks…

Revenue sources for an online dating service website?

How can we generate revenue with a free online dating service website? This website would target particular universities. How may we attract people to advertise on our website. I’m afraid that if we charge a subscription fee, no one would join because they could just use facebook or other websites.

admin answers:

The ‘dating’ sector is very competitive, you will find that most new dating sites just funnel visitors or sign ups to the bigger sites for a commission. If you want to be successful as a new dating site you have to come up with something unique.

Niche dating sites are still able to charge fairly high subscription fees.

Linda asks…

Is it legal and/or morally wrong to sell links on how to get $75 in free google money?

I have been selling google links for a couple bucks, and people are buying them, and i am making money.

The link is IMPOSSIBLE to find on your own, you could look for days online and not find it, i found it by accident.

It is for a $75 worth of free advertising from google.

Is it wrong to do this? Do you think google links this? Should I stop?

admin answers:

Hello Linda. You probably thought you were clever by making your questions private, but I have found 6 of them so far and reported them. It’s not as hard as you think. Only a matter of time before the others come crashing down.

Helen asks…

What would be the best way to start an open source game organisation?

One of my little ‘dreams’ is to create an online organisation that is dedicated to making video games that are open source and free. I realise that I need a website and do some advertising and such, but how would you suggest starting something like this using little to no money.
Thanks in advanced.

admin answers:

That is indeed a good intent.
But this is very complicated.

You should post this question in as FOSS forum and you will suerly be able to find like minded people. Start there and take their ideas and try to build on your own ideas.
If prove your worth there will be a lot of people who will be willing to support you (including me).

Good luck!
I really hope you will do good on this.

Sandy asks…

Im designing a commercial magazine and need Ad’s?

As the magazine is just the concept i want to find a source of Advertisements that i can use to make it look more official. Fashion brands and Fashion/Sport brands would be perfect.

Does anyone know where/how i can find advertisements that are released by popular brands, ready to print and intended for the use of free advertising and print?

admin answers:

Hi there.

First of all, good luck. The publishing industry is a risky one these days. Be sure to spend time on your online model as it is sort of the way of the future.

As for getting ads, I’ve Art Directed & Designed a few start-ups and the way we always filled the ad pages for a prototype was calling the advertisers and offering to place their ads for free.

There is no resource for just finding high resolution print ready ads, you will most certainly have to put your Sales Rep hat on and make some cold calls. Fortunately, companies are more then happy to receive free advertising, especially if your magazine matches their target market.

So although it may be time consuming you really should not have a problem getting ads. Just do your research & pick up the phone!

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Joseph asks…

Does the use of corporate lobbyists as organizers undermine the message of the Tea Parties or not?

Does the fact that these protests were organized by major corporations, promoted by professional corporate lobbyists, and given free advertising by corporate media personalities undermine their message, or is the level of participation the only thing that matters?

What’s your opinion on this? Does a protest have to driven by average people to be worth our attention?

One Source (among many):

http://thinkprogress.org/2009/04/09/lobbyists-planning-teaparties/

admin answers:

When they wear the corporate Uniform it really undermines it

Linda asks…

I am wanting to set up a website for a small business for free.I am also computer illiterate help help help?

I am attempting to change careers therefore I have found that I am not with the times.I need someone to help me set up a step by step website. hopefully including pictures,pricing and what my small business truely can offer customers in the residential and commercial aspects.I am located in Greenville South Carolina area and I do posess license to work in Greenville,Pickens,Anderson and Oconee counties.Things are however going slow.It is my hope that this web site will help with advertising and show professionalism.Truely need the help of someone whom has the time to work with and individual whom knows nothing at all about computers.I have been told from several different sources that I should be able to do this on line for free.I do hope that this is possible I have very little money.

admin answers:

You have several options:

1. To start learning how to do – slowly; or
2. To hire someone to do it for you, which can be costly and time consuming (e.g. Just to correct a spelling you have to go to your web designer and wait for the person to work on your website).

I suggest you invest some money in educating yourself about computers and some basic web design if you want to do business on the Web. Community colleges and many counties have very inexpensive adult education courses, and going to a basic course can help you tremendously – even gaining confidence in hitting a button key in the computer.

Online, there are a number of basic tutorials that you can take time to read.

Basic HTML primer http://www.htmlgoodies.com/primers/html/
How to set up a website http://www.powerhomebiz.com/vol4/hardknock.htm
Find Tutorials http://tutorials.findtutorials.com/

Sharon asks…

Is it legal to copy and redistribute classified ads from paper?

Is it legal to copy and redistribute via web site or e-mail local classified ads from the local paper or local paper’s web site? I’m sure the advertisers would love some extra free advertising, but do the papers actually have copyright on the ads that people post? I can’t seem to find a straight answer on this one. Is it legal to copy classified ads out of the paper and put them on a website, even if you cite the paper’s name as the source?

admin answers:

Why exactly would you want to do that?

You can’t copy and redistribute any part of a paper without their permission. The classifieds are no different.

John asks…

Do you have links to…?

Locally here we have free advertising at Castanets. Castanets is locally sponsored and is internet based. What I need to know are there other sources for free local advertising on the internet. It is more like a free newspaper ad. Please provide a link if you know of any sources. I am a business owner and want to find this type of free advertising. I’ve already looked on the internet for free advertising, but those were not exactly what I am looking for. Here is the link to Castanets so you can see more of what I am seeking.

I prefer links in Canada but US links would be great also.

http://castanet.net/

Thanks.

admin answers:

I recommend using sites like craigslist.org. You can ad quality content to wikis and post your links with your content. You should start a blog and submit it to blog and rss directories. RSS feeds come with just about any blogging software you would use and they are great for marketing your information.

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Carol asks…

How do open source software and “free” websites make any money?

From what I understand, most of the money comes from advertising stuff on the webpage or from offering only the basic software free of cost, while asking users to upgrade their account to fully utilise the software. Is their any other way to make money out of open sourceware? How do sites like facebook and orkut and most of the other sites which are extremely popular, but free, make money?

admin answers:

You already answered the question for web sites that are free. For open source, most developers have jobs and do this for pleasure, fun and use it to demonstrate their abilities and talents, This is like a portfolio for them. Some will write a commercial version and offer it to a user to purchase. Some are paid to write open source software for companies that need software, that the retail version doesn’t have features they need and require for their business. I use a data base source code and change it to what ever is needed for a data base program. I use a lot of code snippets to write programs to save me time when writing a program.

Thomas asks…

How high is the demand for online marketing reps? Where can I be trained? Any free on-line sources available?

I’ve been in sales and Direct Mail Marketing for a pizza chain and then car dealerships for the last couple years. I am now a stay at home Dad trying to find a new career. I realize how valuable on-line marketing experience can be from my other position, dealing with dealerships who are choosing to only utilize internet advertising while cutting off radio, tv etc. I’m just not sure where to begin. I’m a new Father and husband and have about 9 months to commit myself to learning something to enable a stable income. Thank you for your input.
I’m not meaning a stay at home survey taker or Herbal life dealer. I am talking about basically being an agent specializing in internet sales/marketing for a company that would pay me for my time. What are the skills and demand needed to be considered for this type of position?

admin answers:

First of all, congrats on being a stay at home dad. Most of us men can’t or won’t do it. I’m not a stay at home dad, but I spend more time with my kids than most stay at home moms do.

Internet sales and marketing is a tough business. With search engines changing the rules all of the time, ie Google, it makes it nearly impossible to stay on top. Let’s not even talk about the cost.

There is a relatively new approach called attraction marketing. Attraction marketing is basically getting people to chase you down. It’s opposite from the traditional marketing approach. You don’t bombard people with a message until it sticks. You learn to position yourself so that individuals looking for your skills, knowledge, or products will come seeking you out.

There are a number of companies that teach this approach. I use Renegade University. I highly recommend what they teach. They do offer a trial period for free.

David asks…

Can U recommend an on-line source for free computer games that is relatively free of sneaky adware and malware?

I am familiar with Pop Cap games, Yahoo! Games, Game Tap, and HP Games. So many are similar in terms of their game offerings so I’m looking for something a bit different. I realize that in order for them to be free, some advertising may be required but I’m not interested in any adware or malware getting slipped into my computer system and of course, no Trojans either.

I am particularly interested in 3D games with rich graphics. I also participate in peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing through Limewire, so if you have any recommendations on games to search for there, that would be helpful as well. Thank you!

admin answers:

David,

Only sources to legitimate copies are allowed to be posted here, but an Internet search may provide answers that might relate to other games.

A good place to go is C-NET’s site, which I listed below. They have a lot of free and demo software, and quite a few game offerings. The site pre-screens all downloads to eliminate spyware and advertising.

I recommend that you set-up an email account, a free site will do, that you will use when registering anything that might lead to junk mail. That can help keep your Inbox clean.

Good luck. Nice to see you posting actively again!

Mandy asks…

Is it free advertising or copyright infringement?

I am a member of an online sewing site that provide tools to organize my crochet projects. Part of the organizational help is to be able to post a picture of the project I am working on, or will be working on, for easy identification. I do not sell any items I make, nor try to profit in any way from anything. This site allows projects to be viewable by its other members.

I have purchased crochet patterns and want to use those images for organizational purposes. Some of the images are those used by the retailer to sell the crochet pattern to the public online. Some images are pictures I scanned from the book or leaflet itself.

If I cite the source of the image(s), put a (c) to the source on the image, and if possible (some have been discontinued), provide a link to where that pattern can be purchased, may I use these images for this purpose?

I also always add the information that the image is not my own finished product. When I do finish a product, I add my own image of that. And of course, no part of their product (the pattern information) is given, only the source information so others can look up and purchase the pattern on their own, if they wish.

To me, this is advantageous to the source, and free advertising for them to profit, just as if nextag.com or pricegrabber does. To others, this is copyright infringement.

Which is it?

admin answers:

It could be. The cleanest thing to do would be to get permission from the copyright holder. This is one of those “it is better to ask permission than forgiveness” sorts of things, aka “you, too, can prevent lawyers”.

Some background reading for you: http://www.law.duke.edu/cspd/comics/ http://www.copyright.gov/

It doesn’t sound to me like your proposed uses meet “fair use” standards, so I’d go the “write to the copyright author” route. My experience is that if you sound at all sane and there’s some perception of good publicity, most will grant you limited permission to use their stuff.

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Mary asks…

what is best internet marketing for San Diego based business??

where to advertise for free?
other good advertising paid sources for internet business?
my market teritory is mainly in San Diego area. I don’t want to spend on marketing all over the web. Want to keep it local.

admin answers:

Best Internet Marketing – 4 Steps to Make More Profit With Internet Marketing

The foundation upon which any Net-based business must be based is the best Internet marketing plan and program. Armed with the best Internet marketing plan and program you will be able to realize more profits from your business venture. To this end, there are four steps that you need to take in order to make more money with Internet marketing, four steps to create the best Internet marketing plan and program and more profit as the end result.

Comprehensive Plan:
In order to achieve the best Internet marketing results, you must have a comprehensive plan. You cannot approach Internet marketing blindly. Moreover, you cannot utilize only one or two tools in order to enjoy the best Internet marketing success.

Targeted Marketing:
A far flung, wide ranging promotional campaign will not be as near as effective as the targeted marketing approach. Therefore, you must identify and then approach those niches in the marketplace where you will find consumers who will be most interested in purchasing your products or in engaging your services.

Creativity:
When it comes to designing the best Internet marketing approach, you must think outside the proverbial box. You must be creative.

Research and Reevaluate:
You need to understand that the Net is always changing. Therefore, when it comes to making a profit through Internet marketing, when it comes to the most effective and best Internet marketing tactics, you need to continually research the market and reevaluate what you are doing.

Ken asks…

Where can I advertise my baby boutique in Australia?

Hi! I have a wholeale and retail baby business, looking for great advertising sources, any suggestions please? any free ads you know about?

admin answers:

First things first. Before you start advertising in Australia, redesign your website to make it appear you are located in Australia. Have a portal that redirects people. You need to have prices displayed in AU$.

If I can just say a word of constructive critisism. Have a Spanish/English portal instead of a tab within the english page. It appeared to me that they are second class.

Also the Australian site shouldn’t have a Spanish page. Not really our second language.

This doesn’t answer your question. But you do need to address it first before you advertise in Australia.

There are some community based websites like stickybeek.com.au but I think you have to advertise free of charge for specific items, not just a website. You will find it difficult to find free advertising.

Cheers

Mark asks…

Free $100 Google Adwords Advertising Credit..?

Dear Friend,

Google is a great source to get targetted traffic. However, it is not easy to find a up to date coupon as the promotion period is vary and Free! So does anybody there know how to get $100 adwords advertising credti for CHEAP?

I hope to hear from you soon,

Mark

admin answers:

You may interest : http://www.adcouponcode.com/Cheap-Google-Adwords-Vouchers-code.htm but You must never redeem any Voucher before and need a credit card to activate Google Adwords advertising account.

Sharon asks…

What is the best venue to advertise your selling of puppies?

I have a litter and am trying to sell them but my ad in the paper is not very effective. What other sources would you recommend? I am not interested in shipping my pups. Free advertising would be best :)

admin answers:

I never advertise, most of my pups are sold by referral from fellow club members or previous buyers. I generally have a list of buyers before the breeding is done.

David asks…

When is world Islamic council going to launch ad-free internet service to rival yahoo, msn, google, and so on?

It’s something that should be provided for the world-wide ummah so we can communicate on internet without advertising. We should be able to get news and information from rival sources to all the ones run by the Ad people, ones that are from the ummah. We should be building a self-sufficient online community free from the Ad people.

admin answers:

Yes and it wouldn’t be run by jewish zionists as well.

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John asks…

Free Advertising For My Website?

Does anyone know any good and reliable sources on the Web where I can advertise my website?

admin answers:

Don’t be cheap. Free advertising is worth exactly what you pay for it.

Mark asks…

advertising help?

I need a another free source of advertising like craigs list.
just till I get start up $. Garage door service and install.

admin answers:

Here are the largest sites online to place free classified advertising.
There are 13 sites listed below.

Http://classifieds.yahoo.com/ Alexa Rank: 1
http://classifieds.myspace.com Alexa Rank: 5
http://www.craigslist.org/ Alexa Rank: 28
http://adlandpro.com/ Alexa Rank: 1,298
http://www.backpage.com Alexa Rank: 2,133
http://www.oodle.com/ Alexa Rank: 5,501
http://www.adpost.com/ Alexa Rank: 6,906
http://www.sell.com/ Alexa Rank: 13,471
http://www.adquest3d.com/ Alexa Rank: 22,252
http://www.chooseyouritem.com/ Alexa Rank: 19,569
http://www.domesticsale.com/ Alexa Rank: 24,207
http://epage.com/ Alexa Rank: 24,834
http://postaroo.com/ Alexa Rank: 43,471

Paul asks…

Where can I advertise a small business for free?

How can a smaller business reach its target market for little or no cost? Whether a business offers a product or service, the advertising challenge is the same: reaching qualified customers. Free classified ad websites are excellent sources of qualified leads but which ones? I am aware of craigslist, backpage, bjayslist, and ebay classifieds, but I am having no luck with ebay classifieds.. Any advise would be helpful.

admin answers:

The more online presence the better.
1. Article (write about it)
2. Blog commenting (give your thoughts on relevant subjects or start a new thread)
3. Forum posting (give your thoughts on relevant subjects or start a new thread)
4. Press Release (same as article)
5. Video Upload Sites (create a video, offer free advice, tips or guide)
6. Link exchange
7. Social network with those having huge database of contacts/friends (you will be surprised many don’t know this point)

***In everything you do, leave behind memorable traces of yourself by giving real valuable comments and tips and the only, lastly, your url website address for reference.

8. And last but not least, targeted reach is via Post Free Ads to the following huge list of popular and top ranking free classifieds directory:-

Ablewise.com
AdlandPro.com
AdPost.com
AdTrader.co.uk
BackPage.com
BestOnlineClassifieds.com
BiggestClassifieds.com
ClassifiedAds.com
ClassifiedsForFree.com
ChooseYourItem.com
CommunityClassifieds.Org
CraigsList.Org
Dir.Yahoo.com
DomesticSale.com
eBayClassifieds.com
FreeAds.Tv
FreeAdsPosting.Org
FreeAdsUk.Org
FreeAds.co.uk
FreeAdvertisingForum.com
FreeAdvertisingSites.Org
FreeClassifiedsDirectory.com
FreeClassifiedSites.Org
FreeClassifiedWebsites.Org
FreeCommunityClassifieds.com
FreeOnlineAds.Org
GumTree.com
Inetgiant.com
InternetBusiness24Hours.com
InternetBusinessClassifieds.com
Kijiji.ca
LargestClassifieds.com
Locanto.com
LocalClassifiedAds.Org
MakeMoneyClassifieds.com
OnlineBusinessClassifieds.com
Olx.com
Oodle.com
PennySaverUSA.com
PostFreeAds.Org
Recylclr.com
SaleSpider.com
Skepter.com
TheFlyer.com
USFreeads.com
WorldsList.com

P/S I also advice you to invest a little in Adwords.

Daniel asks…

Is it legal to make money by selling free software or make money from free source code?

If you sell free software for money is it legal? (Assuming somebody would actually pay money for buying free software).

Also i was wondering if you make tweaks to a free code (let’s say it’s a free mmorpg) and use it on your website and make money from member registration or advertises? Is it legal?

Thanks.

admin answers:

First of all, you need to read the license associated with the software. It should lay out the bounds of what you can do.

In general, you cannot sell the software. You can however sell associated services, such as burning it to CD for distribution, consulting on its use, setting up a web site using the product, etc.

In your example, if you are hosting the application, then you are selling the hosting service, not the software itself.

Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer nor do I play one on TV. Just an experience software professional.

Joseph asks…

Which is the Best Advertising Source on the Net Today.Please, give reasons in support to Your answers.Thanks!

I request You to please give the Best source to advertise ones website for Free and Paid as well. Please give sources and arguments to prove your answers. Thanking you all in anticipation.

admin answers:

Pay per click advertising for Yahoo and Google. Both of these target people that are typing in exactly what you want.

Besides there are lists for free advertising sources above…

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David asks…

Should the media provide free advertising in political campaigns?

What sources do you all have on campaign finance?
What websites besides opensecrets could I visit to find out more about campaign finance including the media?

admin answers:

Why shouldn’t they get paid, there is no free lunch.

John asks…

Free Online Sources of Finding Prospective Tenants for Vacant UK (London) Properties to Let?

Hi there,

I have been striving to find some solid online sources or websites where I could either contact prospective tenants or advertise my vacant London properties for free.

Are there any other good websites apart from Gumtree.com where I could also go to in order to successfully fill in my vacant properties with suitable, responsible tenants?

Is there any possibility for me to find such kind of information on major search engines like Yahoo and Google or perhaps some online portals or groups within or outside these popular internet surfing giants.

In advance Many Thanks.

admin answers:

Http://www.easylondonaccommodation.com/

and

http://www.letsrentaproperty.com/

May help. It is also worth considering local advertisement – local papers and shop windows.

Lizzie asks…

Advertising a Lake District holiday home on the net for free?

I have a self-catering holiday home in Kendal, Lake District UK. I have it listed on a web page but never get any business from that source – does anyone know any websites which will advertise my holiday home for free? I am not able to exchange links and the holiday home page is not the main page of the website.
And to Leo and all those that complain about second home owners… tourism is the largest source of income in the Lake District – if homes weren’t available to rent then the economy of the area would collapse. For your information we also rent several properties exclusively to local occupants. I was born in a poor area of London – I worked hard to earn enough to buy these properties… what’s your excuse?

admin answers:

Here are two options, that are FREE…

Send me an email and I`ll forward you some usefull info on a powerfull advertising tool… Good luck

Helen asks…

Free Advertising for My Website?

Does anyone know any good and reliable sources on the Web where I can advertise my website?

admin answers:

You can actually advertise your website in other social networking sites.

Michael asks…

what is a good free website to advertise a local business service besides craigslist ?

I love craigstlist , i am wondering if there are any other good sources similar that have a city by city classifieds that people actually go to and get visability. It is for advertising local mortgage services, and of course free is always the best price .
Thanks!

admin answers:

It sounds as though you might be a Mortgage Broker. I have been selling Real Estate for years and am about to launch a new website that started from free. Just an idea and pretty much what I will do. Get a free site (Hosting also is free) and put all your information on the site. Doesn’t have to even be a bunch of info but pertinent. Maybe some pictures as well. Then when you have a somewhat professional website, advertise the website on Craigs or US Free Ads , etc. Having the website will have more credibility than just an ad. Visit www.websitebargainstore.com and click on the Information page. This website is just another income producing business, more or less as a hobby. My newest Real Estate site is being put together from one of these free sites. Just a little bit of advise! Good Luck!!

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