Guest Post by Peabody
Retailers all over are quickly learning that more and more people are out to avoid the hassle of traffic caused in much part by the country’s failing infrastructure; the high cost of gasoline; the inconvenience of the crowds and long lines at retail stores. At the same time, retailers are finding that they don’t have to advertise on television or the local newspapers and pay the excessive costs being demanded. Online shopping is at an all-time high but we haven’t seen anything yet; it about to explode. Retailers are now aware that achieve higher sales and can do it much cheaper by having bloggers, blog about their products or services and reach much wider audiences worldwide on the internet. The retailers -businesses’ like the publicity, exposure and buzz that they get from the thousands of blogs and bloggers online – depending on a site’s traffic. This form of advertising can be much more cost effective than placing an ad on TV or buying space in a local newspaper that the general public is increasingly refusing to buy. Today’s statistics indicate that a huge number of former newspaper readers as well as the younger generations have turned to the internet for up to the minute news, headlines and shopping. In the meantime, the cost to advertise on television has skyrocketed, making it virtually impossible for average retailers to afford.
Retailers’ advertising strategies includes the nitch today and those sales are growing at a much faster rate than the local brick and mortar ones so those same retailers are increasingly going on online to advertise with bloggers. Retailers have the option of contracting with their favorite ad agency to do the legwork for them which can be relatively expensive or they can contact their favorite blogger directly and save hundreds, even thousands of dollars in fees. If you have a business and provide material, products or services of any type to the general public and are seeking a broader audience then you may be better served by hiring on a blogger to promote your business. Your prospective clients and buyers are online constantly seeking out the best bang for their bucks and the online market could become your “cash cow” and take your business on to the next level.”