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Posted: 2006-09-05 / Author: Jordi Shoman

Setting A Budget For Marketing

Setting a Budget for Marketing: When you want to market a product or service for your business, it is of vital importance that you develop a marketing budget. You can't spend all of your capital and marketing and not have enough left over to be able to create the products you intend to sell. On the other hand, you can't put all of your money into the products without developing some kind of marketing strategy to bring them to the attention of potential customers.

One way to try and ensure that you don't have all your eggs in one basket is to develop a budget of the amount of money that you can afford to spend on marketing and stick to it. You also have to make a decision about the best form of marketing. This means that you have to decide which method of marketing will bring you the most attention from customers. Television advertising is very high and radio advertising comes in a close second. It doesn't cost a lot of money to advertise in the newspapers, but you do have to be careful about where your ad gets placed. It may or may not be in the part of the newspaper where your customers will look for products.

Your marketing budget has to include the prices that you pay for each type of advertising. Where and how you market will depend on the type of customers you hope to attract. Business cards are a cheap method of marketing products, but you have to distribute them to the appropriate people. When you have a niche area and you know there is a demand for your product or service, you do need to do your research to find competitive ways of bringing it to the attention of the buying public. Without a marketing plan you won't do a lot of business and without setting a marketing budget, you may be wasting your hard earned money.

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