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How NOT to market your business

 
 
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:49 am    Post subject: How NOT to market your business Reply with quote

I've seen plenty of stuff by 'gurus' saying how to get rich quick and how to market your business. Aaargh! I'm going to attempt to tell you how NOT to do it.

1. Spam. Do not spam forums, do not make spam comments on blogs. Any mod with even half a braincell will suss you out and you'll be toast.

This is bad for the business you're promoting.

2. Q&A Do not join a forum and ask a question then join up with another name to answer your own question with a 'recommendation' for your company.

This is bad for the business you're promoting.

3. Introductions - please do introduce yourself and tell people what your interests are. People who join up and say, "I work for Spam.com and we offer this, that and the next thing" are mostly just presumed to be spammers.

This is bad for the business you're promoting.

4. Please review my website - yawn. Are you just trying to find any excuse to post a link or get people to look at your site? Why would anyone be interested? Sure, if we know you and if you have contributed something first, then I expect we'd all be pleased to help if we can. But to show up and ask for it straight away? That's a great way to turn people off from ever wanting to do business with you.

This is bad for the business you're promoting.

5. Copy and paste It shows everyone that you are incapable of original thought. Forum owners don't like copy and paste rubbish. It makes you look stupid. It makes the company you're representing look stupid.

This is bad for the business you're promoting.

BTW does anyone want to run a book about how long it will take for this original content to be copied or scraped? This content was written by Kay McMahon, copyright: http://www.aardvarkbusiness.net/chat/

Did everyone get the idea that the above methods are bad for the business you're promoting?
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