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how do u promote free stuff?

Discussion in 'CPA' started by force66, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. force66

    force66 Newbie

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    so i have been realizing lately that when i legitamately try to offer free stuff to people it doesn't get clicked on as much as when i offer it at a good price. what's up with this? has anyone else had luck with promoting free stuff?
     
  2. force66

    force66 Newbie

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    well i've tried free website designs, free music downloads, free business cards, just about everything, haha.. nothing works :(
     
  3. popcrdom29

    popcrdom29 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Sometimes when people see free stuff, they automatically think it's good to be true or it's a scam. Why not combine free with paid. If you have a paid product, offer something free as an incentive.

    You will also have to make your landing or sales page looks professional. If it looks like crap then they will not take you seriously.

    Even with high priced items such as software or a service, if the price is too low then some people won't take you seriously.

    Anyway, that's what I've learned over time. Experiment a little and you'll see what I'm talking about.

    By the way, this technique won't work with blackhatters. Our middle name is free.
     
  4. dropzone

    dropzone Registered Member

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    Maybe all that's missing is a sense of urgency. Try a countdown counter or simply say only free until this xxxday then price is: $xx.xx and add a 'because'. People like to know why a deal is a deal. Doesn't really have to make sense, something as simple as I'm going on vacation, my hosting is about to expire, etc. you get the idea.

    You could try making a lame contest/puzzle so the visitor feels like they actually won the free stuff.