How to Advertise Out-of-Circle For $3.00 to $10.00 (U.S.)

The associations listed below represent many different newspapers in the state they operate in. Most newspapers only cost you $3 to $10 for an advertisement and the circulation could be in the millions. But before you run to the phone and start calling these associations, you must remember these two things:

  1. Will the product or service you want to advertise appeal to consumer-type people? Before spending any money, look at the classified ads in your own local newspaper under Opportunities or Business. Check and see what other people are selling nationally (normally recognized by 1-800 numbers and out of state addresses.) Is your product or service similar to these?

  2. When contacting these associations you must sound like a business professional. You can't have the TV blaring in the background and children crying at the top of their lungs. You also cannot act like you don't know what you're talking about (even if you don't.) Practice your approach before you call. It's okay to not know all the proper techniques at first because you will need to fail in order to learn. Also, it's okay to ask questions. However if you appear to be a "bottom dweller", the association may suspect you are a beginner and not take you seriously.

Here are a few associations to get you started. For a more complete list, go to your library and ask for a listing of State and National Newspaper Associations.

Many of you will be able to generate a lot of income with this list. Multi-level marketers especially can do well in consumer-type newspapers. The only difference is that you CANNOT sell dealerships. Instead, you must write your ads to sell the products only. Dealerships scare consumers away. (But dealerships do entice some home-based businesses.)

However, selling a real product FIRST, getting satisfied customers and then selling the dealership (or multi-level concept) will make money for you faster and build a more solid downline of people who are really interested in staying with you for the long-term. My best to you!

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