If you have been struggling with your business marketing, trying desperately to get traffic to your products, even though you have offered discounts upon discounts in the forum circles you move in. You’ve tweeted nonstop about how great it is. You’ve submitted daily Facebook status updates – and you’re still not getting much traffic, then here’s something you may have overlooked.
Whilst you may have been getting good traffic from forums with your discount coupons, you are still in a fairly limited arena. Yes, there may be ways to bump or promote your listing on the forum, but that is a cost you have to cover, and more often than not, timing is very important for this kind of promotion.
You have to figure out the most popular day of the week for your forum, then ensure you promote the thread at the right time. You also need to make sure all your discounts all over the web fall in line with each other. One company who got their business marketing all wrong was a Twitter software company (who shall remain nameless) who had numerous sites set up, all selling the same product.
On one site the product was $47, and on another site – with exactly the same product and company name – the product was $299. Now, if you were a customer who bought at $297, would you be happy if you saw it the next day at $47?
So, on with this business marketing method. Put simply, its coupons.
As internet marketers, we tend to be very narrow minded and stick with what we know. We will market our eBook or video course to forums, then by AdWords, then to our list, and then using SEO techniques that we have learned. But we forget the one thing we always do when we are actually looking for something – we look for coupons. And coupon sites on the internet are big business. Below is a succinct list of popular coupon sites – that you can submit to FOR FREE, and enjoy lots of free traffic for a long, long time.
The best way to approach this is to have a limited offer, to get people interested. Put a coupon code out to the below sites (or hire a freelancer or Microworker to do so for you) for a limited offer of 40% off for example. Test how many people come through at that discount in this short period of say 7 – 10 days. Then, when that coupon has run out, put up another coupon code for 25% off, but this time for a shorter period. This way, you are not only building backlinks with this kind of business marketing, and also having another website do all your marketing for you, but you are also gaining lots of customers who are eagerly buying, because they see you ended your last offer within 10 days. They will snap your hand off at 25% off, because the deadline is shorter, and this time its more expensive. Only unsuccessful orders to a bigger discount the second time round, right?
Below are the coupon sites –