How to Advertise Online for Free

By Contributing Writer

Updated September 28, 2017

Items you will need

  • Internet connection

  • Internet resources (see resource links below)

Advertising is one of the most popular venues to get the word out about something. Whether you want sell a personal item, announce an engagement or bring in additional business and revenue. Advertising is one of the strongest mediums to do it. However, the drawback is that it can get expensive. To help counter expense, various establishments offer you the opportunity to advertise for free in the hope that your business will draw in more traffic to their Internet site. Here are some various resources to help you do that...

Agree to allow the company to place a link or feed on your website in exchange for free advertising space. (See resource below.)

Advertise on a partner website. Other websites will allow you to post for free, because it lures traffic to their site and thus the "high roller" advertisers have a potential of getting more business. Some of those sites are Google and Yahoo. They offer an opportunity to list your business and basic information for free. When others surf the Internet, your business will show up on their search engines. (See resource below.)

Use an online newspaper. If you are looking to sell a product. Another good way to advertise for free is to find local online newspapers. Many will have a free classifieds section. Or will allow you to list just your business information for free. (See resource below)

Use a community website. There are business communities that have websites that will allow you to list your business for free. It adds to the credibility to their website. They encourage everyone to patronize each business listing, because it builds a "sense" of community. (See resource below)

There are numerous opportunities to advertise online for free. It takes patience and persistence on your part. But don't lose heart. You will be rewarded richly for your efforts!