Here we discuss tips and practical suggestions about how to run an Internet marketing campaign on a shoestring budget.

You want to make a fortune on the Internet, but you only have a limited amount of cash each month to do it with. So what action should you take?

As I mentioned in my previous article, the first thing you need to do is set up a shoestring Internet marketing budget. And the second thing you need to do is stick to it.

Now let’s imagine that after you have invested in your domain name, website and auto-responder (the three essential expenses of any online business) all you can afford for your shoestring marketing budget is $30 a month, or just a dollar a day.

It’s not a lot to play with, is it?

However, there are still quite a few things you can do with thirty dollars a month. Here are some suggestions.

1. Upgrade your membership on three traffic exchange sites.

Traffic exchanges are an excellent resource for marketing your website on the shoestring. Find some good traffic exchanges where it costs ten dollars or less to upgrade to pro membership and where you will get a few hundred page view credits, banner and text ad credits and an improved surf ratio. With an upgraded membership for free traffic exchanges, you will be able to generate several thousand views of your web pages and banner ads every month.

2. Join InfoGoRound.com for $24.95 and get your money back each month you post an article on their database. On a limited budget, you need to find ways to leverage the few dollars you have to play with. InfoGoRound is a PLR publisher with a special twist. By joining InfoGoRound you get access to hundreds of good quality PLR articles that you can modify and place on your site.

The twist is this. The PLR articles are contributed by members and checked by InfoGoRound staff. Each month that one of your articles is accepted, you get 100% of your money back. It takes about two months to see your money, and it is deposited in your PayPal account.

What this means for the shoestring marketer is that if you post an article every month, you will effectively enjoy free membership. So now you have access to hundreds of PLR articles which you can modify and place on your blog or website – and you still get to use your thirty dollars a month.

3. Write five unique articles a month and distribute them on hundreds of article publishers for $2 a pop with iSnare.com, for a total outlay of just $10

4. You can submit your website to site directories manually, but it is time consuming and there are better ways to use your time, such as writing unique content for your website and blog. So you might consider using a directory submission service to submit your site. It can be done even on a limited marketing budget. For example, you can have your site submitted to 35 directories for $5, or 100 directories for $14 with a service such as DirectoryMaximizer.com.

As you can see, there are many things that you can do to market your website on a shoestring budget. Of course, you won’t be able to do everything in a single month. You will have to decide what will work best for you each month.

Once you begin to see results and start making sales, you might want to reinvest your profits and expand your marketing budget. The point is that you should only expand your budget as your income rises to cover new outgoings.

Article Marketer has a free and paid submission service for unlimited article submissions and SubmitYourArticle costs $37 a month to submit 8 articles, but has an Article Leverage System included which enables you to submit a few alternative titles and sentences and then multiple versions of your article are distributed to the article directories.

These are just a few ideas to get you off to a good start with your shoestring Internet marketing budget. There are many other low-cost marketing possibilities out there if you are willing to do the research and due diligence necessary to find what works for you on a shoestring marketing budget.

Visit my Internet Marketing Guide for more free to low cost ways to market your business on the internet.

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