I have taken many career indicator tests and they all indicate that I should be a counselor, social worker or be in any field that deals directly with people. I found that strange as I have never considered myself a "people person". But, to my surprise I find I like people. I like talking to people and more important, people like talking to me.
I have always wanted to be a business owner, be my own boss. My long-term goal is to own a Bed & Breakfast and a Restaurant. Still working on the overall concept.
I chose to enter the Network Marketing/Direct Sales Industry because it is a people driven industry. I chose the Health and Nutrition segment because the general public is becomming more health conscious and recognizing the value of natural nutritives. The Health and Nutrition Segment of Network/Direct Sales Marketing is a booming industry with projected growth of over a trillion in the near future.
Socal Networking. I know of three that are free to join, In fact I belong to them. With direct matches I currently have over 400 direct contacts linked to over 500,000 other people. At adlandpro, I can advertise to over 40,000 people. These are growing communities. I just signed up with the third so I am not sure of the population. Instant Buzz, well your ads will get a lot of exposure. Did I mention they are all free. Free is Good!!
How about social bookmarking like www.delicious.com
I can relate to Google AdWords, after my experience with Yahoo`s Sponored Search. I saw 30 days of advertising budget disappear in one week and nothing to show, except a non-productive campaign.
Live and learn, right. Who knows, that campaign is currently paused, I might give it another try.
Why did you open a celluar shop, was there a need for one? How is your sinage? If I was driving from any direction, would I know that your store was there? Is your business easily accessible? You did say about 60,000 cars pass by daily. You may want to get in your car and try to get to your business at various times of the day. What type of business was there before? Does that area have a reputation? Another thing, what does the property look like at night? Until you get some basic answers, you could be wasting your money on advertising.