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Marketing budget

Discussion in 'General PPC Discussion' started by indieswal, Nov 18, 2008.

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  1. indieswal

    indieswal Newbie

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    Two questions that I would love to hear your thoughts on. For a small business starting on a small marketing budget, do you think allocating $1,000 will produce any results? Is that too small?
     
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    WickednDivine Executive VIP Premium Member

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    I think $1000 is plenty. I personally started with $250
     
  3. IMATA

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    You're not providing us with a lot of info here, but I'd say you can do very well with MUCH less, even almost for free if you get creative. In fact, depending on a number of facts, keeping your budget low at the begining may be a good idea.

    In any case, I'd make sure to make my investment "live long and multiply". Meaning: be sure to have a sytem already in place to get leads and keep in contact with them along the way; some sort of viral system to entice them to spread the word; be prepaired to handle the extra load of business ( unbelievably, small business owners sometimes don't, or don't take precautions against eventualities that would diminish their normal capacity to take care of their customer base); etc

    Hope this helps. Good luck.
     
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    lewi Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    honestly depends on your niche and methods of promotion and how much time you have....

    you can have a marketing budget of $0 but then will take you time to do everything... i normally first use only free methods and then move onto paid using the money allready made so that i am never at a loss.
     
  5. marcus45

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    my monthly budget for now is $500 in marketing.
     
  6. indieswal

    indieswal Newbie

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    Hmm, since Im a starter, I think I'd like to start at the lowest possible budget.
    Im planning to start an adsense website/blog..

    Thanks for your replies!
     
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    hi,

    How do you calculate budget?

    If you i nvest $500 for marketing..when is your $500 will get back from your site?

    cheers,