Ways to promote my service?

by kirajx
28 replies
Hi Warriors! I've been in the IM Game for nearly 5 months and I haven't earned anything yet . It's been a lonely journey as I don't have anyone to discuss my ideas with . Until this month , I met someone who provided me with some motivation . Finally , I took action to start a writing service since I've always been interested in writing articles.

Here's the question I want to ask :
What are the ways to promote my article writing service?
#promote #service #ways
  • Profile picture of the author Elmar
    Post in the Warrior For hire section here on WF.

    Do a solo ad to your sales page where you offer 1 free article in exchange for an email

    Offer your service as a bonus to anyone who is selling info product that requires articles written.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5830037].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author jessiepadgal
    If you havent earned anything yet, are your testimonials on your website fake?
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5830042].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author kirajx
      Originally Posted by articlesforim View Post

      If you havent earned anything yet, are your testimonials on your website fake?
      No. Those are just articles I've provided in exchange for reviews .
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5830051].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author jessiepadgal
        Originally Posted by kirajx View Post

        No. Those are just articles I've provided in exchange for reviews .
        Okay, good.

        PM me a sample article you have written. I am always happy to help a warrior out, so let's see what you've got.
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5830285].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author TestiVar
        That is both illegal and unethical if you don't disclose that fact.

        Paying for reviews (whether with money or free products and services) and then not disclosing that is misleading. The FTC requires disclosure.

        Once you disclose that the reviews were incentivized, they become worthless.

        Use only reviews from actual paying customers if you want to stay within the law and run an ethical business.

        Originally Posted by kirajx View Post

        No. Those are just articles I've provided in exchange for reviews .
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5831179].message }}
        • Profile picture of the author kirajx
          Originally Posted by TestiVar View Post

          That is both illegal and unethical if you don't disclose that fact.

          Paying for reviews (whether with money or free products and services) and then not disclosing that is misleading. The FTC requires disclosure.

          Once you disclose that the reviews were incentivized, they become worthless.

          Use only reviews from actual paying customers if you want to stay within the law and run an ethical business.
          I'll change it to those of paying customers soon . Thanks for the tip though.
          {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5831516].message }}
          • Profile picture of the author TestiVar
            Originally Posted by kirajx View Post

            I'll change it to those of paying customers soon . Thanks for the tip though.
            If you are willing to be dishonest "just to get started", then why would anyone trust you to purchase your service?

            Some will. But then you are attracting dishonest customers. You will have a high refund rate and a high chargeback rate.

            Doing the right thing know and having a firm commitment to always doing the right thing leads to having a thriving honest business.

            Do you really want the kind of customer you just got after you admitted that you have incentivized testimonials on your site and you don't even intend to delete them until you have real testimonials from paying customers? What does that say about your new customer's ethical compass?
            {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5832039].message }}
            • Profile picture of the author kirajx
              Originally Posted by TestiVar View Post

              If you are willing to be dishonest "just to get started", then why would anyone trust you to purchase your service?

              Some will. But then you are attracting dishonest customers. You will have a high refund rate and a high chargeback rate.

              Doing the right thing know and having a firm commitment to always doing the right thing leads to having a thriving honest business.

              Do you really want the kind of customer you just got after you admitted that you have incentivized testimonials on your site and you don't even intend to delete them until you have real testimonials from paying customers? What does that say about your new customer's ethical compass?
              I deleted the testimonials and I'll put up REAL testimonials up tomorrow
              {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5832093].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Alexis Wilke
      Originally Posted by articlesforim View Post

      If you havent earned anything yet, are your testimonials on your website fake?
      How could someone visiting the website know whether it is real or not?!

      I would imagine that a better way is to ask for those people to offer to link to a testimonial on their website (i.e. a nofollow from the article site and a link from the testimonial writer to the article site.) That way you clearly show that the testimonials aren't fake (although... it's assuming that the owners are distinct people too... but you can generally do some research on that.)
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5830274].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author ryanmilligan
    Banned
    Warriors for hire
    Fiverr ( I think it's a waste of time, but others like it)
    Odesk
    Elance
    Drive traffic the same way you would with regular IM.
    Solo ads
    Promote to your own list.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5830054].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Kange
    good luck doing it and glad things are picking up after 5 months
    Signature

    NDE Admin
    Kange
    Love all things marketing along with travel, photography and food :)

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5830522].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author ibmethatswhoib
    Post a thread about ways to promote your service with a link in the sig hah jk. Good luck on your service man. I would say like the others said, go to elance odesk etc. Also just sit and think for awhile who needs good articles and how can I find them.
    Signature

    Leave Google! Pass it on!

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5830632].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author GeraldNitram
    Looks like you got a job. Congratulations with that. Anyway, if you're looking for ways to promote, why not try asking your friends for help in that department? They might be able to find people in their network that would need article writers like you. You could also try showing your stuff through your social media accounts.
    Signature
    Be your own boss by becoming an SEO Reseller!
    A white label SEO firm can help you out so that you can start TODAY!
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5830644].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author robie
    Spread the info about what you can do. You can start doing it here, on warriorforum. Try fiverr, odesk, elance, etc. Just google them, you'll find plenty of them.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5830702].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Martyn Wilson
    Are you a War Room Member? If not you need to be.

    I left it far too long to become a member. The $37 joining fee is peanuts compared to the value of the products, help and advice being offered.

    Just remember to give something back to the forum when you are able.
    Signature
    'I Wanna Be A Millionaire!'
    The best millionaire magazine money CAN'T buy.
    FREE! NO OPT-IN REQUIRED!!!

    www.millionaire-mag.com
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5830780].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author kirajx
    Thanks for all the great info
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5830815].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author hyperlynker
    Try oDesk they are big company and sure you will get one.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5830856].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author dave147
    Add
    Guru.com
    Freelancer.com

    also consider a WSO...write 20 articles on a popular niche/s and sell the packages
    at a WSO good price
    Signature

    THESE PRODUCTS FREE @ adsense-expert
    When You Get The 300 Logo Templates Here
    $500.00 in FREE Advertising For You Here

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5830870].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author ralchevd
    Originally Posted by kirajx View Post

    Hi Warriors! I've been in the IM Game for nearly 5 months and I haven't earned anything yet . It's been a lonely journey as I don't have anyone to discuss my ideas with . Until this month , I met someone who provided me with some motivation . Finally , I took action to start a writing service since I've always been interested in writing articles.

    Here's the question I want to ask :
    What are the ways to promote my article writing service?
    5 months and you still don't know at least few ways to promote a service? Well, seriously, you must have been doing something else in these 5 months, but not reading and learning IM.

    Also, it depends on your article writing style - cheap article writing (ex. $0.70 per 100 words) / quality article writing (ex. $1.5 per 100 words) / premium article writing (starting from $20-30 per regular article) / smth else? If you are cheap, you may try fiverr.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5830951].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author kirajx
      Originally Posted by articlesforim View Post

      Okay, good.

      PM me a sample article you have written. I am always happy to help a warrior out, so let's see what you've got.
      Thanks for the support !

      Originally Posted by ralchevd View Post

      5 months and you still don't know at least few ways to promote a service? Well, seriously, you must have been doing something else in these 5 months, but not reading and learning IM.

      Also, it depends on your article writing style - cheap article writing (ex. $0.70 per 100 words) / quality article writing (ex. $1.5 per 100 words) / premium article writing (starting from $20-30 per regular article) / smth else? If you are cheap, you may try fiverr.
      My writing style is quality article writing . I've been thinking of starting a service thread but I'm worried no one would support my service since there are tons of competition there
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5831791].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Exel
    If you are good in writing articles, it is a great way of earning online. Good writers are
    always in demand. You should look for work on many freelance sites available:

    odesk.com
    freelancer.com
    elance.com
    fiverr.com (and it's clones)
    iwriter.com
    textbroker.com

    You might start slow and but don't get discouraged, build your reputation and ratings
    with quality work and your job offers and rate will go up. Good luck!
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5831137].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author IMWarrior0
    Stick in there mate, all the best
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5831149].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Tenzho
    If you want some quick bucks, Iwriter is a site you can find tons of article that needs to be written. Of course, you can only earn as little as $2 when you started out. But an elite member can earn up to $20.

    Some says iwriter is a waste of time, but I earn $4 on the first hour. You can say its little but applying for a job at odesk or any freelance site require fame. No employer would just hire a new member registered on today.
    Signature
    Hire Me For 3D eCover Design
    Code for a Free $5 EXTRA: WSOSPECIAL
    Click Here
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5831159].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author anja98
    Perhaps you can try the following:
    1. Find out what are the popular topics in your niche
    2. Create some article about it with GREAT content
    3. Post them onto your website
    4. Engage in forum conversation. Insert links back to your website in your signature

    Hope it helps. I'm still learning as well.
    Signature

    Visit my blog (http://www.ahdanweb.com) to discover all of my journey to build a successful internet business - challenges, failures, dos & don'ts, tips & tricks, advises, lesson learnt.

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5832133].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author kirajx
      Originally Posted by anja98 View Post

      Perhaps you can try the following:
      1. Find out what are the popular topics in your niche
      2. Create some article about it with GREAT content
      3. Post them onto your website
      4. Engage in forum conversation. Insert links back to your website in your signature

      Hope it helps. I'm still learning as well.
      Nice idea !
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5835100].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Usmile
    I suggest you to use the power of social media in promoting your works. Make a simple blog and create a fan page to showcase it. I will always say that social media networks is very powerful when it comes to promotion.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5835175].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author kirajx
      Originally Posted by Usmile View Post

      I suggest you to use the power of social media in promoting your works. Make a simple blog and create a fan page to showcase it. I will always say that social media networks is very powerful when it comes to promotion.
      I'm trying to get some customers with Fiverr ..
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5835338].message }}

Trending Topics