Start a Local Website or Newspaper
Do you know what is going on in your community? Perhaps start a Facebook Page about all the things happening, activities for kids, new businesses and functions, and keep the community involved. Once it is up and running, you could start charging advertising space on either a website or start a basic newspaper that you can distribute to local businesses.
You can include local stories, promote events happening in your area or even keep people up to date during a disaster.
Where to Find Advertisers:
You will need to build up your audience first, but have an ‘Advertising Page’ that can list all the services you can do such as sponsored stories, website banners or promotion of an event.
But Starting a Website is Expensive?
It doesn’t have to be – there are plenty of cheap or even free website platforms out there if you have an eye for detail and style! Even a directory website is a great start to build traffic by offering free listings until you really build up a following.