One of the most successful ways of marketing in offline
businesses is word-of-mouth advertising. Customers tell their
friends about a business and up go the sales. There are no
direct costs involved.
How do you do the same thing online? By using tell-a-friend.
Tell-a-friend buttons and messages are becoming popular on
websites all over the Internet. One day it could become one of
the best methods of free online marketing.
Tell-a-friend is especially successful for relaying information
to genuine target markets. In other words, when someone logs
onto a website they may not be interested in the offer, but they
may know someone who would be.
Friends can be personal, business, or online contacts.
You can place a tell-a-friend button somewhere on your website.
When a visitor clicks on this button a small form pops up. The
visitor enters the name and email address of their friend as
well as a short note. When they send the message a link to your
website is sent with it.
The best part of tell-a-friend is that it is private and
voluntary. The only information the friend should receive is
what is promised in the tell-a-friend message.
If your site sells online products or services, tell-a-friend
might be especially beneficial to your e-business.
How does it work?
As an example, someone logs onto a site that is selling an ebook
of "Seafood Recipes". They know someone who loves this type of
cuisine. They click on the tell-a-friend button and send their
friend a little note about the website and the ebook. The friend
receives it by email and then clicks on the link to visit the
site. In the end, an online sale might result from this
Even if you decide not to be as elaborate as using a special
button and form, you can always place a note on your website
that says something like "Tell A Friend About This Site". You
can put this in another color to make it stand out more.
Tell-a-friend is free. Once you have your system in place there
is nothing else to do.
When visitors begin to tell their friends and contacts about
your website, and those friends tell their friends, and so on,
the traffic to your website will increase tremendously over the
months to come. All from the little tell-a-friend button on your
CGI Tell-A-Friend Scripts Over 20 different tell-a-friend
packages are available. Some are free and some require payment.
27STARS Each person who recommends your site receives a free
gift of an ebook. You can also provide your own free gift
instead. Free service. Easy to install. Easy to use.
SendaPage4U Free service. See demo.
About the author:
Polly Hummingbird writes printable ebooks. Super Business ebook.
Amazing Bestseller ebook. http://humming.biz.s5.com/home.html