3 Ways to Promote Your Website When You Don’t Have Any Money

Who says you need money to market your business. That's one of the biggest myths in online marketing.
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Heck, online marketing is popular because it allows the little guy to compete with the large corporations without needing tons of cash.

Here's how you market your website when you have no money.

Step 1: Go to Quora and search for all of the questions that people have within your space and answer them. When it makes sense, link back out to your website. This is so effective that my Quora profile gets hundreds of thousands of views each month.

Step 2: Create content in different formats (text, video, audio) and promote them on the social web (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Quora). You can post the same content on multiple social sites as Google DOES NOT penalize for duplicate content.

When using this tactic make sure you only put part of your content on social media and make the readers click over back to your site to read the rest.

Step 3: Google for forums within your space and respond to questions. Within your forum response add a signature that lists your website. The better response you give the more traffic you will get.

That's how you market your website when you can't spend any money on marketing. πŸ™‚

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Celestine M. Mmadueke - May 18, 2017 Reply

Great content and tips. It may look simple but when well executed, could result in avalanche of free traffic πŸ™‚

    Neil Patel - May 18, 2017 Reply

    Yes it works well… really well. If it didn’t I wouldn’t continue to use these tactics.

Anand - May 18, 2017 Reply

Neil, you give so much value for free. What can I do for you? -Anand.

    Neil Patel - May 18, 2017 Reply

    Just let people know about the free marketing information that I put out πŸ™‚

PrideWaves - May 19, 2017 Reply

Neil, why did you decide to start a youtube channel?

    Neil Patel - May 19, 2017 Reply

    I wanted to create videos. I taught it would be fun… which it is so far. πŸ™‚

Kundan Trivedi - May 23, 2017 Reply

Hello Neil,
I am really very happy that you come up with your youtube channel. I searched it many times since last 6 mth.
I read your blogs also. Video is very helpful… Thank you very much..

    Neil Patel - May 25, 2017 Reply

    Glad you are enjoying the content. I will start publishing content daily. πŸ™‚

Gaurang Padhi - May 29, 2017 Reply

Hey Neil ,, I just started watching your videos and reading your blogpost a few couple of days ago. You are one valuable asset out there in the Business world.. A big thank you for sharing the best ways to succeed in marketing as a whole.

    Neil Patel - May 29, 2017 Reply

    You are welcome!

    Gaurang Padhi - May 29, 2017 Reply

    Neil Patel Hey I am in my first year if B.Tech engg. I have just started a company with a group of 6. It’s called Mealrobs. http://www.mealrobs.com It’s an food ordering platform just in one city of Bhubaneswar so far. I would appreciate if you find a few minutes and check our website.
    Much thanks,
    Gaurang Padhi

    Neil Patel - May 29, 2017 Reply

    You should change the URL structure and remove any extraneous characters. ($#?&!><,.[]{}) such as those.... it will help with crawling.

    Gaurang Padhi - May 29, 2017 Reply

    Neil Patel Thanks a lot sir. Will definitely implement this.

Wasid Hossain - May 30, 2017 Reply

You are genius in explaining things within short time.
Thanks a lot πŸ™‚
You just got a new regular follower of yours πŸ™‚

    Neil Patel - May 31, 2017 Reply

    You are welcome.

Christopher Vigneau - June 11, 2017 Reply

Neil. You’re the man!

    Neil Patel - June 11, 2017 Reply

    Thanks Chris!

Mark Henry - July 26, 2017 Reply

Amazing tips. Thanks for sharing.
I just had a question that Google tells that posting a link in a forum site is against Google webmaster guidelines. Will it be safe for me to post a signature link in forums?

    Neil Patel - July 26, 2017 Reply

    You can… just nofollow the link and you will be fine.

    Mark Henry - July 27, 2017 Reply


    Neil Patel - July 27, 2017 Reply

    No problem

Nihao Translations - July 30, 2017 Reply

Tools used: Quora, social media

    Neil Patel - July 31, 2017 Reply

    Quora is great… I love it.

jason nguyen - September 21, 2017 Reply

Great method, but can you add subtitle to your videos, English is not my native language so appreciate for this.

ROHIT NEHRA - April 2, 2018 Reply

Hi my answers blocked. How ?

    Neil Patel - April 3, 2018 Reply

    Blocked? How so?

    ROHIT NEHRA - April 3, 2018 Reply

    Neil Patel I answered the right questions & mentioned my website which is the solution. So they blocked my answer

Tom T. - April 4, 2018 Reply

Fantastic Video!!!

NelleD - April 7, 2018 Reply

Thank you . This video appeared at exactly the right time. This is just the information that I need right now.

    Neil Patel - April 7, 2018 Reply

    That’s great!

Teaira Eaton Curry - April 28, 2018 Reply

Man I LOVE THIS GUY!!! May God bless you 100 fold Neil!

    Neil Patel - April 28, 2018 Reply

    Thank you, Teaira!! I appreciate the support πŸ™‚

Utsav Jha - May 5, 2018 Reply

great video man! got it all cleared

    Neil Patel - May 5, 2018 Reply


Robert Gailey - June 12, 2018 Reply

Out of all of the videos that I’ve been watching of yours, I enjoy this one a lot because you don’t sound like your screaming. Love your content, keep up the good work!

    Neil Patel - June 12, 2018 Reply


Narendra Babu - July 7, 2018 Reply

Hey Neil I was surbscribed your channel. Expecting more and pretty info from you to grow my career in social media marketing.


    Neil Patel - July 7, 2018 Reply

    You’re very welcome!

babli rajbongshi - July 12, 2018 Reply

Neil sir you are great😊

Jon Ching - February 10, 2019 Reply

Well Neil:

But if we still have cost of heat count right? It is because one person cannot do all the things man. What did you think?


    Neil Patel - February 10, 2019 Reply

    Not sure I understand your question fully, Jon. Once you get to a certain point, though, you will need to bring other people on board to help.

    Jon Ching - February 10, 2019 Reply

    @Neil Patel Thanks for your reply. I mean even I dont spend on marketing then we still need to pay for someone to help to do the things that you mention above but your suggestion is definitely useful πŸ™‚ Thanks again man

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