Whether your business is still new or well-established, large or small, you need to tell people about it, and that means advertising.
But that doesn’t mean you need a Super Bowl-sized budget to get the word out. There are plenty of free advertising ideas that work for businesses of all sizes. Just look at brands like Rolls-Royce, Kiehls, or Huy Fong Foods (the makers of Sriracha) — all brands that don’t bother with paid advertising.
Instead, they use free tactics like social media and word of mouth campaigns to raise brand awareness, and you can too.
To get you started, we rounded up 40 of the best free advertising ideas for businesses — many of which you should be taking advantage of even if you do have a big advertising budget!
1. Claim any existing profiles or listings
There are hundreds of online directories, lists, and review sites out there.