I’ve often read about how ‘the best things in life are free’ and this statement has held true in almost all the aspects of my life. Take the abundant sunshine I enjoy in this part of the world for example. I now use it to power up all the lighting, geysers and low-power electricals in my house. FREE, but it sure beats the erratic electricity supplies from my local power company whose service would cost me at least $100 per month.
I heard this South African joke about a guy who wanted to dispose of his old fridge after he bought a new one. To avoid offending his poor neighbours with a charity handout, he puts it outside his gate with a sign: TAKE ME FOR FREE! It was there for the next 3-weeks. Surprised at why no one was taking it, he consulted friends at work who advised him to try selling it. So the guy changed the sign to: FOR SALE- R100. The fridge was stolen within the hour!
Moral of the joke: people tend to be suspicious of anything offered for FREE.
Online business owners identify with this. Try selling your FREE –to-JOIN business opportunity and your audience is all ears whilst you explain the money-making part right until you mention that it’s FREE-to-JOIN! They look at you in a funny way and clearly think there is a catch somewhere. I say FREE is good, in fact FREE is great. Simply check the risk involved in applying a freebie to your online business and if the risk is acceptable, go for it. Here are some of the best freebies for your internet business:
IBO Toolbox: This is a great place to meet other like-minded online entrepreneurs and a great place to run free ads. It’s FREE –to-JOIN and remains FREE-to use with no payment obligations. There is some stuff you can buy for access to some extras but those are optional frills.
Traffic Exchanges: All manual TEs I know are FREE-to-JOIN, although the level of benefits will differ depending on whether you upgrade or not. The free service is great. My personal favourite is Easy Hits 4 U. As a free member, you can surf for your credits or boost your credits by purchasing credit packs when you feel like it. No obligations whatsoever but the service remains just as great that for upgraded members. Easy Hits 4 U allows you to host 3-splash pages, submit 15 websites and place banner + Text ads as a free member. I say this ‘FREE’ is fantastic!
SFI Membership: New to internet marketing? Or experienced but looking for stability and longevity? Whichever group you fit in, SFI is the biz opp for you. FREE-to-JOIN, totally Risk-Free, no spending obligation and no request for credit card details on signup. This biz opp is 100% legit! SFI comes with training that covers everything Internet Marketing; from the simple basics to the complex skills of generating sales online.
Social Media: Really, who ever asked anyone to pay for their Social Media account? That’d be the godfather of all scams on the internet! And who doesn’t know how social media is now one of the best platforms to get sales? I still say FREE is GREAT!
WordPress: The work blog is now almost synonymous with WordPress. And yes there are other blogging platforms like Blogger… all totally FREE and wonderful. I personally like WordPress for it’s ease of use and compatibility with countless independent hosts.