How to promote my service

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Hello warriors,
I am an affiliate for hostgator.
I am really tight on money. I want to ask, how should I promote it. I am even offering free blog setup and also ensuring the security for free to the people buying hosting from my affiliate link.
So, what do you people recommend.
How should I widen my reach.
#promote #secure #security blog install #service #wordpress blog
  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    How are you currently promoting it? What is your site? If it's the "blogspot.in" link then get rid of it and switch to Wordpress. Do you have any experience with marketing anything online? You should start with an email newsletter and capture leads - then pitch your hosting affiliate program info there.
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  • Profile picture of the author AskMsD
    I would use Social Media, and funny but classified ads still work, and there are tons of free ones online.
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  • Profile picture of the author Not So New
    Maybe contact local businesses that don't have an online presence and offer to set them up a simple set for them when they buy hosting through you.

    There are plenty of easy templates that you can use and customize for their business

    -Shawn
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    • Profile picture of the author vaninder
      Originally Posted by Not So New View Post

      Maybe contact local businesses that don't have an online presence and offer to set them up a simple set for them when they buy hosting through you.

      There are plenty of easy templates that you can use and customize for their business

      -Shawn
      Hey friend,
      thanks for the reply.
      But the entrepreneurial ecosystem up here is not organized.
      The local business people up here are not that much tech savvy. Only 12% of the Indian population uses internet.
      They won't like to spend money on something that is out of their knowledge base and which won't bring much of result to them.
      Thanks for the reply.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
    Are you currently hosting with them? If so, monitor your sites a "minute" intervals first, then recommend. You'd be surprised. If you're not using them, you'd be better off recommending a company that you actively & have been using for some time. The people you refer will thank you for doing so.

    The problem here is, most likely, it will end up just like every other "top 10" hosting related sites littered with nothing but affiliate links & fake reviews.
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    • Profile picture of the author vaninder
      Originally Posted by Kingfish85 View Post

      Are you currently hosting with them? If so, monitor your sites a "minute" intervals first, then recommend. You'd be surprised. If you're not using them, you'd be better off recommending a company that you actively & have been using for some time. The people you refer will thank you for doing so.

      The problem here is, most likely, it will end up just like every other "top 10" hosting related sites littered with nothing but affiliate links & fake reviews.
      I totally agree with you buddy.
      And also, I am not currently hosting with hostgator. But I would like to mention that out of many hosting services out there, i find hostgator the best.
      Of course, there can't be 100% satisfaction in any case. You will always find something bad about a company, no matter how big it is in numbers or in term of revenue.
      After reading lots of reviews (really, lots of), by the fellow bloggers, I really found hostgator to be a good hosting option.
      Let it be their customer support, or their technical knowledge.
      But then again, I would like to mention that a company can't satisfy all of its customers.
      Now, concluding from your statement, I can do one more thing, I can let the people decide on themselves which hosting to decide, which will require them to do a little bit of homework about which host to choose and then offer them my affiliate id for that host.
      That is a bit of complex task and people won't like that for obvious reasons.
      Also, I find them the best budget hosting providers.
      And one more thing I would like to mention is that I am not a hostgator fanboy at all.
      Its really the value they have built to me.

      Thanks for the reply though.
      Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author veekay31
    You can post on classified sites like backpage offering free website design. You would basically be setting up a wordpress site with 3-4 pages using a free themes. In your offer you would make it clear that customer needs to buy hosting & domain name from you ( your aff link) for getting the free website design.

    This model is used by many affiliates to make good commissions with web hosting. Because of the ever growing need for new websites, this model won't get saturated.
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    • Profile picture of the author garyt
      Originally Posted by veekay31 View Post

      You can post on classified sites like backpage offering free website design. You would basically be setting up a wordpress site with 3-4 pages using a free themes. In your offer you would make it clear that customer needs to buy hosting & domain name from you ( your aff link) for getting the free website design.

      This model is used by many affiliates to make good commissions with web hosting. Because of the ever growing need for new websites, this model won't get saturated.
      Thanks for sharing, that's a great method. But you must have some designing skills unless people will get pissed off. Still worth noting.
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      • Profile picture of the author ValCDesigns
        Originally Posted by garyt View Post

        Thanks for sharing, that's a great method. But you must have some designing skills unless people will get pissed off. Still worth noting.
        If you're not good at design you can partner up with someone that is. Other than that this method of offering free design for those who sign up through your link is indeed working nicely.
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      • Profile picture of the author vaninder
        Originally Posted by garyt View Post

        Thanks for sharing, that's a great method. But you must have some designing skills unless people will get pissed off. Still worth noting.
        Yeah, you are right.
        I am really bad at the designing part.
        I can at most install a theme and ensure security.
        That's all.
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    • Profile picture of the author vaninder
      Originally Posted by veekay31 View Post

      You can post on classified sites like backpage offering free website design. You would basically be setting up a wordpress site with 3-4 pages using a free themes. In your offer you would make it clear that customer needs to buy hosting & domain name from you ( your aff link) for getting the free website design.

      This model is used by many affiliates to make good commissions with web hosting. Because of the ever growing need for new websites, this model won't get saturated.
      Thanks for the suggestion friend,
      I will definitely consider it.
      But still, I would like to lay my emphasis on networking with the fellow bloggers.
      But you idea is definitely worth a shot.
      Thank You.
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  • Profile picture of the author 0pelle
    The overwhelming opinion here seems to suggest that targetting WordPress-run sites is the right option. Looking at the numbers, I find myself in agreement. WordPress does power 20% of the websites in the world. So yeah, should be a good idea to give specialized WordPress services to get the numbers.
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    • Profile picture of the author vaninder
      Originally Posted by 0pelle View Post

      The overwhelming opinion here seems to suggest that targetting WordPress-run sites is the right option. Looking at the numbers, I find myself in agreement. WordPress does power 20% of the websites in the world. So yeah, should be a good idea to give specialized WordPress services to get the numbers.
      Yeah, this is for the fact that it is really easy to operate a blog with wordpress as a blogging platform.
      And I would like to correct you with the numbers.
      Wordpress powers much more percent of sites (surely it is over 20%) over the internet.
      And thank you for the opinion.
      Really appreciate it.
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  • Profile picture of the author seonutshell
    Find shops in your local aread and ask if they have a blog or website, and if not, whynot.

    Would be best to do a bit of keyword research before hand.

    "Hi shop owner, was just wondering, do you have a website or blog?"
    (pretend to be a customer they will be less inclined to tak to you if you say im offering a service)

    If they say no, say "oh i see. i was doing a bit of keyword research last night and found that the term "candle shop leeds" was searched 130 times last month. If you had a website, you could have sold a few more candles!"

    Shop owner will probably say something like, "yeh, been looking into getting a website when i have time"

    Then you say

    "i could actually create you a website for free and have it done in a few days, here, il leave you a leaflet with my URL/portfolio on so you can check out some sites i have made. Obviously, you will have to pay for your own hosting, but thats only like £3 a month, il show you how to set it up and get the best deal and everything, have you got a number i can contact you on?"

    9/10 will say awesome il take a free website. because who wouldnt...
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    • Profile picture of the author vaninder
      Originally Posted by seonutshell View Post

      Find shops in your local aread and ask if they have a blog or website, and if not, whynot.

      Would be best to do a bit of keyword research before hand.

      "Hi shop owner, was just wondering, do you have a website or blog?"
      (pretend to be a customer they will be less inclined to tak to you if you say im offering a service)

      If they say no, say "oh i see. i was doing a bit of keyword research last night and found that the term "candle shop leeds" was searched 130 times last month. If you had a website, you could have sold a few more candles!"

      Shop owner will probably say something like, "yeh, been looking into getting a website when i have time"

      Then you say

      "i could actually create you a website for free and have it done in a few days, here, il leave you a leaflet with my URL/portfolio on so you can check out some sites i have made. Obviously, you will have to pay for your own hosting, but thats only like £3 a month, il show you how to set it up and get the best deal and everything, have you got a number i can contact you on?"

      9/10 will say awesome il take a free website. because who wouldnt...
      hey buddy,
      as i mentioned before, this is the problem up here.
      I guess you are from UK and the people there know what a blog means, at least and that makes the success score of 9 out of 10.
      And if I will try to find leads offline, most probably the first question of the most of the business owners would be what is a blog.
      So, thats the reason why it won't work up here.

      But thanks for the suggestions buddy.
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  • Profile picture of the author vaninder
    I would like to ask you people again.
    How to actually partner up with the bloggers out there.
    Is anything that can be done for that.
    I mean, I can give away 20-25$ of the 50$ I make per lead.
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