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But you might be one of those people who wants to handle their own advertising and media buying on their own.

You want to get in with both hands and begin to create banner ads, negotiating with each site as to how they will be placed, when they will appear, etc.

This is a lot of work.

And when your time is so valuable, you might want to rethink this option. There are many ways to drive traffic… from organic SEO to paid media.

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Instead, you really do want to look into services that can do the work for you. If you’re concerned about money, here are some ways to help you cut costs:

A. Make your own ads
Making your own ads will help to cut costs, though this can be just as time consuming if you’re not already familiar with this process. Hiring out a freelancer might be an effective way of handling this part of the process as well.

B. Start with minimum orders
By only paying for the minimum order, you will be able to test out the companies who say they can get your traffic, without a high investment to anyone involved. And if you are happy, then you can add on more advertising and know your money isn’t going to be wasted.

C. Only continue paying if you get results
Similar to the tip above, you need to make sure that you are only paying for more banner ads if you’re seeing results. Some of the lower cost advertising firms (many that weren’t listed here) will not promote you in a way that brings you money. They might promise to get you seen, but then not deliver on the promise.

(Note: the list below is liable to change, including phone numbers)

This site offers users the chance to custom design their own re-marketing campaign. The site will work with you are text and display ad units. They offer services which will boost your traffic and they seem to get pretty good results from the ads they place for you.
The prices start out at $100, making them reasonable in terms of cost for return on investment.
Phone number: 818-285-6216, Irina.

Another marketing company to think about his This company will work to create sales for you through your banner ads, with a minimum price of $100. While the quality is not as high as with other advertising companies, it does offer fewer restrictions in terms of ads, so the traffic is cheaper overall.
It’s always a good idea, however, to watch the advertisements after you’ve bought them to make sure you’re getting the most for your money.
Phone number: 415-975-0916

If you want to have access to Google’s content network, Ad Buyer is a good resource for your advertising plans. While the minimum order is a little steeper than most ($200), this creates a strong connection in a market where customers truly will be.
Phone number: 646-723-4081

At Ad Marketplace, you get to be a part of the search/ad network. With a minimum order of $100, you can get started on re-marketing to your customers, with CPC bidded advertisements.
Though a lot of people have complained about the interface of this product, it’s not difficult to navigate once you get the hang of it. A unique hybrid ad tool helps to generate new leads. Phone number: 212-925-2022

If you’re ready to put your ads up today, you can look into AdReady. With their banner ad builder, you are going to find this company to be one of the most versatile, in terms of helping you build content that actually produces the results you want to produce.
The minimum order is $300, but it’s worth every penny. Since you don’t have to call in another banner ad builder, you can get started today and see results today.
Phone number: 866-400-2160

This advertising company will work with you to create a solo ad that will be seen by many of the 3.3 million double opt-in names. Again, you get what you pay for with this service, as the minimum order is $500. Those who are able to spend the money should do so, but this might not be the best fit for those who are just starting out.
Phone number: 757-8=596-9731

When you’re looking for text, display, or pop up advertising, Clicksor can help. The lost minimum price of $100 helps smaller businesses get started, while the Tier One network offers you high quality clicks for your payments. You can use a variety of advertising with Clicksor, including rich media, text ads, interstitials, layer ads, pop-unders, display, and search boxes.
Phone number: 905-763-9735

Using MediaTraffic is one of the best choices you can make when you want your advertisements to end up in good spots where your customers will actually be. This site does start out at $200 for the campaigns, but the extra money is worth the investment. Using pop ups is their specialty, but they can also work on your ads to ensure that your keywords are bringing in the customers you desire.
Phone number: 514-448-4316

Those who used to use Kanoodle or thought to use them will want to head to Pulse 360. This Tier One network will help to create text and display ads that pull in paying customers. Phone number: 212-710-4260

Here’s a list of FREE banner making tools you should check out:


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