Some people go to extreme to advertise their blog, and will even act illegally to do it. (I don’t advise this.) Other advertising methods require some investment – but if you have money, you might try them out. Who knows? You might become the talk of your own city or town.
1. Create Door-Hangers with Your Blog URL
Everyone needs to open the door, so go to PsPrint, create your own door-hangers and hang them on every door you see. It’s legal but time-consuming, so make sure you create an awesome door-hanger that will draw attention.
2. Write Your Blog URL on Toilet Walls
This is illegal, so write at your own risk. If you’re caught, just say “I’m innocent! Someone is trying to get you/me into trouble.” On the other hand, if it works, your blog might get some interesting visitors.
3. Write Your Blog URL on Bus Seats
If you want to do some guerrilla advertising on public transit, you’d better to do it in the early morning or late at night, when few people ride the bus. But this is illegal, too. Do this at your own risk.
4. Invest in Making Sexy Skirts with Your Blog URL On it
5. Throw Your Blog URL into Mail Boxes
Write a letter, photocopy it a bunch of times, and drop the copies into mailboxes. Just make sure you can create an awesome letter or message, and that it includes your blog URL.
6. Put Your Blog URL inside the Book
Create a name card or get some of those 3 x 5 index cards. Write your URL on it, and slip it between the pages of books in the bestseller section of your local bookstore. Just make sure you don’t get caught.
7. Paint Your Blog URL on your Car
Many companies – especially car-rental companies – do this. I guess it’s time to target traffic jams on the road.
8. Put Your Blog URL under Car Windshield Wipers
Create some flyers and slide them under as many windshield wipers as you can. It’s time-consuming, but you always can hire someone else to do it. This sort of promotion is especially good if you’re in the car accessory market.
9. Place Your Blog URL on Every Photo Uploaded to Facebook
This will work well if you’re a pretty girl, because all your friends will share the pic. If you’re a guy, use your girlfriend’s photo. If she’s not into it, use your own photo.
10. Make Your Blog URL the Name of Your WiFi Network
Whether you’re at home or on your phone, anyone trying to connect through WiFi in the same zone will see your URL on the list.
11. Hire Someone to Wear a Sandwich Board
I don’t know what country or city you’re from, but there may be an ad agency or other business where you can hire someone to walk around town wearing a sandwich board displaying your blog URL.
12. Advertise Your Blog URL by Sponsoring Competition
All you have to do is find all the competitors in your niche and join them as a sponsor. Then they’ll have to advertise your URL on their site.
13. Advertise Your Blog URL by Sponsoring to Great Cause
If you sponsor a good cause, your blog will gain a positive image. Just look at WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) – they sponsor Susan G. Komen for the Cure, a breast cancer awareness group. WWE doesn’t need the publicity, but it makes them looks great to the world.
14. Write Testimonials in Return for Ads for Your Blog
You can explore your niche for websites for similar products and tell the owners that you’ll give their product a great testimonial – as long as you can display your blog URL beside the testimonial.
15. Tattoo Your Blog URL on Your Head
If you actually do this, please send me a photo of the end result. I’ll put it up on my blog. It’s the least I can do.