10. Social media
This seems like an obvious one, because it is. If you don’t have a twitter account and blog make one now! Maybe even make a facebook page if you’re really shameless. These platforms are almost the foundation of free advertising. Make sure you customize your account inline with your identity (think color, style, target audience).
A cheap way to advertise on various websites related to your site with a budget of your choosing. This is the only point on the list that actually costs anything and I don’t know how effective it is without a big budget but always a last measure if you’re not feeling creative.
8. Link aggregators
By far the most hit or miss form of advertising. Posting your business on sites like Reddit or Hacker News is like the roulette of free advertising. You could end up with tens of thousands of views or about 100. Try and present it from the perspective of the viewer; why on earth would I care about your website? Make it sound interesting and important.
7. Offer something free
Free Beer! Just visit my website and click my ads. Everyone likes free stuff. Visit Pixenomics for 10 free pixels to advertise your website! See how easy and shameless that is?
6. Write blog posts
There’s only so many ways you can spam the internet with a link to your website. Write blog posts related to your website that interests readers and you essentially have an infinite amount of content to market. At least some of those readers will checkout your website.
Here is a lot of sites where you can submit your post to reach as many people as possible and where this post will likely go.
5. Make infographics
Everyone loves infographs. They’re informative, easy to read and entertaining. Similar to blog posts, just make one related to your site and be sure to mention your website a few times. This does require some design skill and research, the last thing you want to do is anger the internet with misinformation. Make it bright, colorful with big readable text and different fonts.
4. Go viral
Easier said than done. Create a controversy, make a cool video, devise something you can create that people will almost always share with friends. Make an embaressing video of yourself; how shameless can you go?
3. Guest articles on other blogs
There are millions of popular blog sites that love new content as much as you love advertising. Offer to write a guest post related to your site but make sure you have complete ownership and can host the same article on various other sites whenever.
2. Email news websites
Find some news sites and look for contact forms or email addresses. Compile a big list and send them a specially crafted email letting them know about your site. This isn’t as effective as some of the other points because it requires effort for them but it can’t hurt.
Obviously the most unique and fun form of advertising is Pixenomics! Start with 10 free pixels and take over other player’s pixels to make your ad bigger and bigger. Or if you’re lazy you can buy a pixel for only 10 cents! Think of all the pixels you can buy with $10 (it’s 100).