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100 Ways to Market Yourself and Your Business with No Money

100 Ways to Market Yourself and Your Business with No Money

– Hey, everybody. This is Roberto Blake of robertoblake.com, helping you create
something awesome today. So, today, we’re going
to talk about something. I wrote an article on Medium
called, “One Hundred Ways,” “One Hundred Plus Ways To
Market Yourself With No Money.” What you guys may not
know is that even today, when I’m at about roughly
90,000 subscribers on YouTube, have built a successful personal brand, have started public speaking, that I don’t buy Facebook ads, I don’t pay to promote videos in YouTube. Aside from experiments that I
did for Facebook boosted posts to be able to talk to clients about it, I don’t really do much
in advertising budget. I spend a little bit in
marketing and it’s called, “The Always Be Creating and Create “Awesome Shirts and Merchandise.” It’s called “Traveling to Conferences”, it’s things like that. For the longest time, I’ve been marketing myself and my business with a budget of close to zero. Right now, my biggest marketing expense is probably maintaining my
email list with MailChimp. Real talk? There are plenty of
ways to market yourself with zero dollars, and we’re going to get into a few of them. If you want the one hundred
ways to market yourself with no budget or pretty close to it, then you need to click the
link in the description below. I’ll also have some stuff
if you guys want to sign up for my email list that
is extremely helpful that I did not cover in that article. Assuming you have zero
dollars to market yourself or your small business, or your personal brand or whatever, but to at least have a
laptop or a smartphone, there’s a ton of stuff that you can do. For one thing, obviously you can take
advantage of social media. There is a lot of ways to
market and promote yourself in Twitter, in Facebook, in Instagram and even YouTube with little more than a
smartphone or a laptop and it’s not that difficult. If you at least have a smartphone, for zero dollars, the audio won’t be great, but you can start a podcast right now and just use your
smartphone as a recorder. You could start a YouTube channel and start video marketing yourself. You just flip your
camera sideways like this and go ahead and start
marketing yourself in YouTube, and just do as little editing as possible using the free YouTube editor or any free apps in
your iPhone like iMovie, if you have them, or any of the free stuff for Android. You could even use Adobe Premier Clip, which is one of the great Adobe
mobile apps that are free. If you want to do some
awesome Instagram marketing, you could use free tools
like Word Swag or Adobe Post and those are ways that you can market yourself in Instagram, build a following. There are plenty of people
doing that and it’s awesome. You can either put motivational
content in the Instagram, or you could put snapshots of yourself traveling or products, or you could even do Instagram
videos really quickly as long as they’re under 15 seconds. That’s a lot of opportunity. You can market yourself in Snapchat. You could do Periscope
and you can go ahead and you could market in Periscope. Periscope is actually
where I’m getting most of my consulting clients right now. I’m doing live streams in
Periscope and Facebook Live, and that is translating
to people who want me to help give them an action plan, to market their small business, or build their personal brand, or tips with working on
their YouTube channel, or building out something. These things are translating
to paying clients for me, people. Again, Periscope is a free platform and I think we’re in March right now, for January and February
before I start doing a bunch of travel in March, I’ve probably converted
maybe $4,000 in new business just off of doing Periscope live streams. Real talk, real numbers. That’s what I did. I’m so excited about this video, I’m so amped up about this because there are legitimate ways for you guys to use free
platforms online and access, and make real money, and grow your business and get yourself out there. Ultimately, you guys know that YouTube
is my largest platform. Aside from the investment
that I did in hardware, that was totally free. If I didn’t have the money
to invest in hardware, smartphone technology is so awesome that I could’ve used this
and the $20 lapel mic that I’ve been using with
the DSLR up until now and that would’ve been enough. I think that that’s amazing
and it’s a great opportunity. There are plenty of people
that have broken out and used Periscope to do
exactly what I did with YouTube, but that was their platform of choice. Zach Spuckler is a primary
example and he’s been doing that. There are people doing free webinars using different platforms. These are all things you can do. Now, if technology is not your game, you still have plenty of things you can do to market yourself for
free and make money. You can actually start doing free events at your local library and hosting them, and just giving out good information. That could get you qualified leads or at least put you out there
in your local community. You could actually go to
local networking events that are free, business mixers, and you can start shaking hands, handing out your phone number, getting people’s contact information and making real contacts that could hire you to
do something for them. Heck, you could call the ten
people that you talked to last on the phone and you could ask them for
referrals for your business and see if there’s anybody they know. If they’ve got a cousin, a brother, a mom or dad that can use your services, guess what? You can go ahead and go for that ask and you don’t even have to
go to the internet for that. There are plenty of
ways to market yourself, get yourself out there
and grow your business, even if you have little
or no money to invest. Again, I cover a lot of
those in the article, in the link in the description, over 100 different ways you can do that, and even more, if you sign up for the free email list. Again, that’s an example
of email marketing. If you wanted to do that for free, you could sign up for free for MailChimp up to 2,000 subscribers. This isn’t a plug for them officially, I’m just telling you, it’s a free way to do email marketing, start growing your business and start monetizing your list. I would take advantage of
that right now if I were you. Me, I do the paid version. I actually am making some money online that allows me to have
the luxury of doing that and having a marketing budget. If I didn’t, that’s exactly what I would’ve done. Anyway, I hope these tips helped you and you understand there
are literally hundreds upon hundreds of ways that
you can market yourself, both in the real world
and online for free, and I want to help you
take advantage of that. Make sure you’re using the resource links in the description below. Anyway, like this video if you like it, don’t forget to subscribe. Check out the other awesome
content on the channel. As always, you guys, thanks so very much for watching and don’t forget, create something awesome today.

100 thoughts on “100 Ways to Market Yourself and Your Business with No Money

  1. I like this way of thinking. Would you say that a persons mind is a far more valuable asset than actual cash?

  2. Roberto, I'd appreciate seeing a video series on the "100 Ways to Market Yourself and Your Business with No Money" article. My suggestion: Keep each video around 5 minutes in length, and discuss each method in detail.

  3. it sounds good "marketing for free" but the reality is that "you gotta spend money to make money" yea you can make all that free stuff like a twitter, instagram etc but truth is you will most likely be one of the millions of pages that ppl just pass by, gotta invest in yourself and put some work in.

  4. Great video! I'm doing my best to get my business out there, YouTube is really good as it's a passion to create videos at the same time as promoting! I've subscribed

  5. Facebook ads really don't render any results from my experience. It really depends on the type of business, but if you want people to give your picture or business post a lot of likes, go the FB ad route, lol.

  6. ROBERTO!!! I I save your stuff ages ago and lost you…so glad to have found you again. Best of this kind of stuff on the web!! Cheers mate.

  7. Thank you very much for the tip about Adobe Spark, used it for the first time today because of your video and posted and my Insta is already getting hits (@ExpatJA). I also checked out Wordswag, sadly I require £4.99. I may try that. I also checked out Mail Chimp! Wow! I've also told my father about it as he runs his own business and this would be great for him also. Because of all the great advice you gave in under 7 minutes. I'm going to like and share and subscribe! Keep up the great work! Now to check out your article and subscribe to your newsletter

  8. Congratulations Roberto! Almost tripled your subscribers in one year from about 90k to 224k. Another good video by the way

  9. cool video, it's inspired me to create a couple of ideas to boost my small business. Thanks for the inspiration Roberto.

  10. In reality there are expenses attached to marketing, but you have given so many great free or low cost ideas in one article. My neglected YouTube channel is being energized in the very near future! Thanks!

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  12. Huge value! Thank you Roberto! Got a lot of motivation from this video to help me market my youtube channel!


  14. A great sight I also use for free advertisement is AMAfeed which is free and allows you to do Q&A with interested traffic on the site. Here's the link https://AMAfeed.com/?=1862

  15. Hi brother ur video is awesome , and well guided about free marketing , so glad and happy to get connected with uuu , i am very much keen in writing a book , i need ur help to how to get started in writing and publishing it will be highly appreciated with ur help

  16. Awesome list of tips! I am writing notes fervently! Say, have you done a tutorial for Mail Chimp? There's one I'd find valuable! Thanks Roberto!

  17. Thank you man! Currently I’m actually doing this discount travel VIP card give away business!)) goodlifeusa.com. There are YouTube videos that shows about it too)) I’m currently NOT in the States, in Australia so it can be hard to get leads…Your advice sounds great! I’m NOT too much of a social media fan but am willing to do the free marketing in a local community

  18. great video. business cards are awesome too! while sparking up a conversation, you'd be surprised who is doing the same thing.. or similar.

  19. thank you for this video. I'm just beginning to market my work, myself and your input was really helpful and easy to utilize. It's been rough starting and you made it just that much easier.

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  22. My problem isn't knowing what tools/platforms to use, I know what I can use, my issues is knowing what to post to make people want to grab. What content, good ideas. That's my issue. Plus efficient ways because it takes me so long to make graphic design posts, and even longer to come up with an idea.

  23. Dude you're the first person i can not only stand, but actually get useful info from about marketing a business. you're genuine and know how to explain stuff! You earned yourself a subscriber sir 🙂

  24. I found that you can cut your email budget to a single payment with the new platforms that has come out. This day my goal is to fix my email platform

  25. Always be creating,
    market yourself in experiments only!!,
    people wants experiments and verification and validation for (not who you are) but what you got for them (product or services testing and exemplifying)

  26. Thank you so much for this information. Didn’t realize how important marketing was. Now I see it’s a key point to your business.

  27. What are the free apps for Android? I have been paying people on Fiverr to make videos for me. I would rather learn to do things for myself.

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  29. Thank you my brother as usual you bring value and I thank you for all of your knowledge may YAHUAH CONTINUE TO BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

  30. I sell kratom. Facebook owns Instagram. Facebook will not allow me to promote my kratom business…I've been thinking about the library thing…what else could I do? I don't have an email list … 🙁

  31. Great video! I agree. There is sooo much free marketing and advertising available, even outside social media like networking for example.

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