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Offline Blog Promotion Tips – Part 3

Over at ScribeFire they’ve just published the 3rd part of my offline blog tips series (read part 1 and part 2). This one includes 7 tips from some of my Twitter buddies as well as four more of my own.

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  1. Ryan McLean says:

    Great tips Darren
    They will help my financial blog grow a lot

  2. I really like Glenda’s idea of advertising the blog on the back of a car. That’s something I am planning to do. I wonder if I can deduct the car as a business car if I do? ;)

  3. Some great tips there – from experience using your car to advertise a url works very well, especially if you are running a car related website.

    I like the ‘bookstore’ suggestion as well, although I’m not sure of the legal implications of doing that.

  4. Darren,

    This is such great timing, as I’m looking for ways to promote my blog offline.

    I will be taking loads of notes!

    Miss Gisele B.

  5. Good stuff Darren – I missed the first two parts so I will go check them out first.

    I’ll post back with my thoughts.

    Cheers!

  6. One of my favorite guerrilla marketing techniques is to contact restaurants and offer to sponsor a fishbowl (ie, a place for business cards to be dropped in).

    The winners gets a free lunch that is a business deduction for you, and you get all the new leads.

    I also remember when I was taking my son to a karate birthday party – another mom who was a realtor handed out sticky note pads that were emblazoned with her contact information. I still have that to this day on my refrigerator. ‘Twas quite effective.

    Enjoy, Barbara

  7. Grace says:

    Thanks for sharing all those offline promotion tips. I just read all 3 parts. I like the idea that you use a bright color business card and cut is in odd angle. It makes people easily find your card from the card box which is not organised well.

  8. Sheamus says:

    Thanks for using my suggestion Darren.

    @ Dave

    “I like the ‘bookstore’ suggestion as well, although I’m not sure of the legal implications of doing that.”

    Nor am I really. I certainly wouldn’t recommend it in volume, but if you did it 10-20 times a month over different bookstores (in different books in your nIche) I doubt anyone would notice, especially if the card was written in a way to make it look like it might have been part of the book.

    It’s a bit black hat I suppose but if it gets cagey, just blame it on your ‘fanbase’. ;)

    It would also work in magazines, too, and as they come with various flyers be less likely to be spotted – unfortunately, that same rational would be applied to the chance of the reader spotting it, too, unless you placed it very carefully. Right inside a very relevant article would work extremely well.

    I like the idea of using a unique URL to measure the success of a campaign. I may well try that.

  9. Biodun says:

    Awesome! Thanks for sharing this tips.

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  13. Rob O. says:

    Make sure you tack those business cards up on any community bulletin boards (y’know, “real” bulletin boards, like made of cork & such!) you come across. Kind of a random scatter approach, but ya never know…

    We often include our business cards in greeting cards & other correspondence that we snail mail out.

  14. Referáty says:

    These tips are great I will follow your ideas.

  15. Shameen says:

    Great tips….
    Very Helpful to new Bloggers…
    Thanx…

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