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By Alyssa Gregory

43 Do-It-Yourself Marketing Ideas To Start Today

By Alyssa Gregory

Need some inspiration to get you started? Here are 43 do-it-yourself marketing ideas that you can start doing today:

  1. Start an e-mail marketing campaign
  2. Get listed in online industry directories
  3. Ask for and use client testimonial
  4. Sponsor a charity event or local sports team
  5. Design and schedule a free teleconference or webinar for your target market
  6. Create a unique selling proposition
  7. Comment on blog posts
  8. Do a wearable marketing (shirts, hats, bags) giveaway
  9. Get out in your community to promote yourself
  10. Toot your own horn (self promotion)
  11. Consider a direct mail campaign
  12. Do some pro bono work
  13. Package your products and services
  14. Monitor your online reputation
  15. Join a professional organization
  16. Promote someone else
  17. Start reviewing your website analytics
  18. Revamp your business card
  19. Develop productive relationships through social media
  20. Create a niche specialty
  21. Give back
  22. Make a point to show your clients you appreciate them
  23. Start writing and submitting articles online
  24. Get a vanity (and memorable) business phone number
  25. Offer incentives for referrals
  26. Develop personal relationships with your clients
  27. Plan a website redesign
  28. Spend some time sharpening up your site in terms of SEO
  29. Create an elevator pitch
  30. Clean up your e-mail signature
  31. Start thinking about holiday gifts for your clients
  32. Go viral
  33. Start a blog for your business
  34. Develop a pay-per-click campaign
  35. Update your portfolio
  36. Upsell when appropriate
  37. Look into conferences and networking events you can attend
  38. Sign up for the Help a Reporter Out (HARO) e-mail list
  39. Run a contest and give away a free “sample” service
  40. Get a strategic partnership going with a client or colleague
  41. Write and submit a press release
  42. Explore affiliate marketing
  43. Focus on word of mouth marketing

In compiling this list, I actually ended up making my own mini-marketing plan for the next few months and will be putting some of these into action. What marketing ideas would you add to this list? Do you plan to do to ramp up your marketing activities?

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