I've been in business for over 9 months and already marketed and been unsucessful. Here are my attempts:
regular flyers, postcards, car magnets, business cards to anywhere I can think of, referral sheets to my existing customers, constant posting on CL, google ad words, tons of free advertsing sites, and bochures. I have tried just about everything that is FREE. If it's not free I will just keep thinking of other ways. Word of mouth is supposed to best form of advertising right? not in my case! Now, with the rise of gas prices I'm scared! There is one other method of advertising I'm going to attempt then after that I think I've given up on advertsing and marketing. Every area is different so what might work in your area, chances are I've tried it in mine. If anyone can recommend something I haven't yet tried and it's free I'm up for suggestions!