Creative Ways to Market Your Blog
1. @ yourself on a tee.
I wish I could take credit for this awesome idea, but I totally stole it from Cris of GoodenessGracious.com after I attended a blogging event she coordinated. She had on a cute t-shirt with her Twitter handle. It was that simple, yet so effective that several of us commented on the genius of it. It wasn’t long before I ordered my own. Check out Vista Print, Cafe Press or Zazzle for inexpensive tees.
2. Make Pinterest quotable graphics.
Take a minute and scroll through your Facebook wall or your Pinterest page. I bet (conservatively) 25% of the things listed on your wall are graphic quotes, funny pictures and infographics. People want information delivered in a pleasing, concise way. Create graphics with your own quotes, or the quotes of others, and post them on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Don’t forget to put your blog branding (name, logo, or URL) somewhere on the graphic.
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3. Pin videos.
While we’re talking about Pinterest, be sure to create some videos and pin them. There are not many videos on Pinterest currently, so a video will stand out immediately. And remember, your video doesn’t have to be professional grade. A simple video taken with your smart phone and offering something of value will go a long way in marketing your blog.
4. Pay people on Fiverr.com to promote you in unusual ways.
Believe it or not, people will write your information on body parts–Get your mind out of the gutter. I mean lips and stomach.–and promote it on their sites and networks for only $5. (Yep. Five bucks.) You can also find people who will post your link or tweet you to their massive network for the same amount. Check out Fiverr.com if you don’t believe me.
5. Adopt a highway, road, median or garden.
You know those signs you see on the side of a highway or in the median at stoplights? Well, you can get one of those with your blog information just by adopting that area (and generally agreeing to keep it cleaned up). You can also get the same results by donating a bench to a park or a playground. These are more expensive ideas, but just think of the exposure you’ll get.