Local Marketing Resources

Local Marketing Resources

Here’s a list of local marketing resources and tools for small to medium business owners interested in marketing to local customers using digital media channels.

Market Samurai
Market Samurai is an excellent piece of SEO (search engine optimization) software that allows users to research keywords and analyze competition. They offer a free trial, so you can try it before you buy it.

Check it out here –> http://bossa.co/marketsamurai

AWeber Email Marketing Software
Starting an email list is always a great idea for marketing your business or blog. As long as you put some thought into it, use the right tools, and of course never spam your audience, you can get some fantastic results. AWeber is a strong professional email list management service. The first month is only $1.00, and you can cancel without a problem.

Check it out here –> http://bossa.co/aweber

If you’re thinking of starting a website, or are stuck with some other company’s “cheap” hosting (I’m looking at you, Godaddy) then you should really consider Bluehost. Bluehost offers affordable (less than $5/month in some cases!) and reliable website hosting. Their control panel makes it super easy to run your website and you can’t beat the 1-click install for WordPress.

Check it out here –> http://bossa.co/bluehost

Pretty Link Pro
Pretty Link Pro is an excellent plugin for WordPress that gives you a very inexpensive way to shorten links using your own domain name. There are a ton of other features, like auto-tweeting posts.

Check it out here –> http://bossa.co/prettylink

Woo Themes
Woo Themes is an kick-ass collection of premium, professionally-designed themes for WordPress. All themes come with lifetime support.

Check it out here –> http://bossa.co/woo

Thesis DIY Theme
Thesis is a DIY (do-it-yourself) theme for WordPress that allows for incredible flexibility and customization without having to know HTML or CSS.

Check it out here –> http://bossa.co/theme

99 Designs
99 Designs is a great way to get a logo or any other graphic design work done on a budget. Starting at less than $300, you can outline the requirements of what you want and have designers compete for your business. The designers submit versions of what you have asked for and they keep making changes until you select a winner. That winner gets paid, and you get the design you wanted for a change!

Check it out here –> http://bossa.co/99