Promoting a new company in the crowded industry of web hosting today is really hard. There are many tactics that work well and are legitimate, and you can use them to promote your company using them.
I will write these 6 ways to promote your web hosting business in two parts, three methods in this article and the following three in the second part. All 6 methods can be used for any kind of business, not only for a web hosting company. Here there are:
1. Referral Program
The referral program system is one of the best ways to get new customers. You can setup the system to make your current customers refer new customers. The customers have a special tracking id that they can give to other people they want to refer. This way, when an existing customer's id has been used the customers receives a commission. Also, you should refer the customer an account where he can check the statistics of his campaign. It's better to sign up the customer to the referral program so they can start referring people to your site right away. For the management and tracking mentioned above you can use some ready made soft wares that you can find on the web.
2. Word of Mouth
That's just about the same as the referral program, the difference consists in not paying the commission to the customer that refers new customers. This is a very good way to promote your web hosting service. To make one of your customers refer other customers you should be providing a very good service to make that customer happy. So, make sure you keep the existing customers happy because a happy customer base means more business is coming your way.
You can ask your customers if they are happy and if the answer is positive you can ask them to submit a testimonial or to review your company.
3. Join Forum Discussions
There are a lot of good forums where web hosting is discussed. You can join this kind of forums and contribute and offer help to others members while keeping your signature with your URL at the bottom of your post. You can post in the signature your weekly or monthly special offers.
So, helping others on this kind of forums can send new customers on your website, meaning more business for your web hosting business. But don't just go there to post and ad, be active and be a part of the forum's community.
These are the first three ways you can send more customers to your site, research each one of them because they do work very well. In the second part you will learn about three more promotion methods that can help you grow your web hosting business.
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