FREE – Small Business Marketing Resources

FREE - Small Business Marketing Resources

​Well it’s better late than never guys! I decided to throw a little belated Xmas Pressie your way ( because I forgot to post this on Dec. 21st 🙂 ).

It’s nothing more than a small selection of free and effective small business marketing resources I have used over the past several years.

When I was learning my trade with internet marketing I was lucky enough to be part of the Wealthy Affiliate community. This community is now a FREE community where like minded ‘earn online’ entrepreneurs are persuaded to create their own training and showcase it to other members for free.

As you can imagine – I’ve picked up some pretty awesome advice and resources as a member of this marketing heaven!

So I’ve decided to share with you a few of the options I personally found effective when growing my online presence. I hope you find them as helpful as I have throughout my online journey!

Search Engine Land

The number one place for ALL newcomers to working online will always be the Wealthy Affiliate community – this will never change ( due to the fact that it’s FREE! ).

But there is another site that is worthy of holding the second place spot – Search Engine Land.

Search Engine Land For Online Business

This site is awesome as it covers every area of online marketing from SEO to PPC to Conversion Optimization.

There is so much info on this site it is extremely easy to get lost within it so pace yourself out and start by just searching for topics you are interested in. Discover how the layout works and go from there!

PPC Hero

Now I don’t claim to be an expert in PPC but a majority of the things I’ve done right with this marketing technique are down to PPC Hero.

Wealthy Affiliate were awesome in teaching me the basics to PPC marketing but PPC Hero polished off my skills for me!

Are You Struggling With The Whole PPC Concept?

They offer a pile of what they term ‘white papers’ on PPC marketing which are completely FREE to download. These white papers are simply guides/special reports that go through various PPC topics.

If you are struggling with the whole PPC concept – you should really try these guys out! 

HubSpot Marketing Training

Anther close runner to Wealthy Affiliate is the HubSpot site. Again these guys offer a mountain of internet marketing advice for free but there is a catch – they keep on asking for your phone number!

I know, I know – alarm bells start ringing!

But it’s OK – I’ve tried it out so you don’t have to take the risk!

I nervously inputted my phone number when applying for a few downloadable tutorials.

HubSpot Marketing Training

Within minutes my phone rang and a representative from HubSpot was on the other end! This nice young lady started asking me about my goals & why I was downloading those specific reports.

We chatted for a while and eventually she recommended another batch of free downloads that were more suited to my goals…so I took them as well!

I have to admit that all of the eBooks they supplied me with were first class in quality and layout – brilliant information!

Wealthy Affiliate Training

As I touched on earlier in the article – if you are a newcomer to online business you would have to be MAD to pass up on the free membership setup the Wealthy Affiliate offer!

Wealthy Affiliate is an established Online Training Company that has been helping people build successful businesses since 2005.

It is the brainchild of Canadian founders, Kyle and Carson – a very knowledgeable pair that manage to stay on top of the marketing game, year after year!

Wealthy Affiliate Training

Unlike other online training programs, it isn’t just some downloadable guide or series of video tutorials. I’d say it’s a lot more like a university for those interested in learning about online business – a university that is built on a very social aspect! 

Kyle and Carson are very active within this community and are on-hand to offer support every day. If you need help and Kyle and Carson are not available (due to varying time zones), you can simply call upon the support of over 800,000 entrepreneur members.

Over 2 billion people now have access to the internet and are searching through Google and other search engines constantly. Let Kyle and Carson help you catch your portion of these customers for FREE!

Check out their platform HERE

Merry Christmas

I’m sorry it’s so late but I’m sure you’re all aware of the time restrictions Christmas puts upon you. The four little treats above are well worth checking out if you are interested in FREE advice on starting up your own online business…

If you are interested in making real money online that can possibly replace or supplement your income regularly check out our #1 Recommendation HERE

10 comments on “FREE – Small Business Marketing Resources

  1. HubSpot Marketing training is fantastic. I have taken some lessons there and they really give lots of useful tips …for free. I had not heard about Hero, though. I will check it up. Thanks for publishing such a comprehensive list of resources we can use to run and improve our small business marketing activities!


    1. No problem Hilda – glad you could make use of the information we provided here! I agree with HubSpot – they really do offer some fantastic tools for FREE. Thanks for stopping by and good luck with your marketing efforts 🙂

  2. Hey, Chris

    Your small business marketing resources sure do sound great and I don’t know what to start with first now lol.

    I’ve not yet come across Wealthy Affiliate or Hubspot, so on a more serious note I think I’m gonna give Wealthy Affiliate a shot and then work my way on to your SEO and PPC recommendations 😀

    I love anything that’s FREE, and especially if it benefits me!

    Cheers! Neil

  3. Hi Chris,

    I have heard of Search Engine and HubSpot, but not PPC Hero. I am definitely going into PPC soon – having some rough financial months – so I’ll take note of that beside’s Kyle’s tutorial.

    I remember the phone number thing with HubSpot, but I wasn’t ready to disclose my personal number. Hmm…mind sharing what eBooks are those?? 🙂 Just kidding.

    Great resource Chris. I always learn something new from your blog.

    1. Hi Cathy,
      To be honest I cannot remember the titles of the eBooks but I know I have them somewhere on my laptop. I shall have a look today…

  4. I have been trying for quite some time now to get my online business moving but I really do feel as though I am running around in circles. The more effort and heart I put into it the further away from my goals I seem to end up…why is this?

    I used to think that content was an issue but recently we’ve been using a hired writer to write for us. I don’t know what it is but we just can’t seem to rank well among our competitors.

    I ended up on your article because I’m really hoping some of these free resources will help out…

    1. Well ending up on this article is a REALLY good start!

      First of all can I ask – why did you decide to hire a writer? Were you having problems with producing the content yourself?

      I’d also like to know how you found this writer – are you sure they are all they’re cracked up to be?

      If you read through the article again you will see many references to a online learning community called the Wealthy Affiliate – I strongly suggest you take up their free membership and go through their tutorials.

      I am near enough positive that they will be able to highlight where you are going wrong with your business!

  5. Chris,

    You have provided a wealth of information here, all of which is informative and useful for online small business owners like myself!

    I couldn’t help but notice that you’ve covered the Wealthy Affiliate many times in this article – it’s obviously something you feel is the best option…am I right?

    I had actually heard of them before but I thought they were strictly a work online platform. I didn’t realize they were actually a education system where you go to learn!

    Never heard of Hubspot or PPC Hero before but I’m not going to bother with them if this Wealthy Affiliate offer is indeed free – is it?

    1. Hi there Rob,

      Yes you’ve noticed that I lean heavily towards the WA – it’s actually our number one recommendation here!

      I’ve been a member there for years and the education and the resources they provide are second to none. I try my best to steer newcomers that way if I can.

      Their starter membership (which includes two free websites) is actually free as well – so you’ve got nothing to lose at the end of the day. Start with them and grab their free resources, you can always move onto the other three afterwards…

      Great speaking with you – glad you enjoyed the article! 🙂

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