The Life Center of Hernando Offers Free Advertising
That’s right. $0 in upfront costs! Zero. You pay nothing. Free. Nada. The Life Center of Hernando is offering free advertising links on this website to local supports for a limited time only.
As a business owner, you know it is vital for your business to maximize its impact on the web. We are offering your company an opportunity to promote your business with an advertising link on our website. Your first month of advertising will be free with no obligation to continue. This will be followed by a low introductory price of $10 a month and your choice of placement. Customers who pay $100 in advance for the year will receive an additional month free. That’s $100 for a full year of on-line advertising. Do not miss out on this very important marketing tool at this incredibly low price.
The Life Center of Hernando is a 501(c)(3) outreach with an active and much frequented website. Our website reaches a committed and generous local audience that values integrity, quality, and local enterprise. We are offering a highly visible placement for your ad and a link to your business. You choose any side bar or horizontal placement. We anticipate an excellent response rate from local patrons who prefer to do business with companies that support a local charitable cause. Please understand that there are a limited number of spaces available so we must offer this opportunity on a first response basis.
The Life Center of Hernando is the only facility in Hernando County that offers a residential program for young single moms and their children. Visitors to our site know we offer a much needed service. Therefore, when you support TLC through your ad, you brand your business as one that is concerned about the needs of Hernando County residents. We believe this branding enhances your image.
When you advertise with and support The Life Center of Hernando, you reach dedicated customers who associate you with our values and mission. The Life Center of Hernando was founded over twelve years ago as a non-profit charity. TLC is a unique transitional housing program that provides mentoring and training for single mothers with young children who are at risk of becoming homeless. We focus on stopping patterns of abuse, helping women become better mothers, and assisting them to become more productive and successful members of society. Please visit http://www.lifecenterofhernando.com to learn more about TLC and the mission you will be supporting.
We invite you to participate as an advertising supporter of The Life Center of Hernando on our newly renovated website. Please contact us to discuss your free ad and choice of placement. We have two sizes available:
- Sidebar Ad – 200 x 200 pixels (top, middle, bottom)
- Bottom Horizontal Ad – 468 x 60 pixels
- Bottom Business Card – 525 x 300 pixels.
- NOTE: You can supply your business card as original artwork or even take a photo with your phone. We’ll crop it and size it properly. Business cards are small. Although you can usually read tiny letters on a business card with your eyes, an on-screen version might be difficult to read. TLC can not be responsible for the size or clarity of of the print if business cards are used for this purpose.
You will have the opportunity to create your own ad. Be sure your graphics (jpg, gif, png) fit these specs. Plain Text over a solid colored background is just fine – it doesn’t have to be elaborate. We highly recommend fellow Chamber member Mike Smith at CTS Graphics in the Silverthorn Shopping Center (352-678-6897) to help you prepare your graphics.
Because this is a new venture for TLC and may be new to you as well, we are offering this free one month trial–but it is for a limited time only. Remember, your first month is absolutely free with no obligation on your part. Then, if you choose, you may commit monthly. You can also choose to pay for 10 months up front which would include an additional free month. This means TLC will give you a full year of advertising for only $100. This is an unheard of opportunity to for on-line advertising. Our prices are affordable, and we expect the return on your investment to become even more significant as our site grows. Be one of the first customers to recognize the value of this incredible deal. Contact TLC today. Of course, we reserve the right to decline advertising that is not consistent with TLC’s family-centered values. Thank you for your consideration.
DIY or Do it Yourself
We checked with E-how on how to created an advertisement online for free. Since TLC is offering free ads for a limited time, we thought we would share this information.
For the do-it-yourself marketers who don’t have graphic design expertise, according to E-how, you can easily design various types of advertisements – text, image or interactive – with online software. If you’re a designer, you can access graphics editors online for free. While most of these services don’t cost a cent, you may have to register your email as well as endure irritating pop-up ads.
Several online services allow you to create your own banners. The software typically includes a choice of templates with pre-formatted banner sizes. For example, Bannersketch.com offers you a choice of over 1300 banner templates and almost 500 different types of fonts. While you can design a simple text banner in a blink, you can invest more time and create an animated banner. If you’re not excited by the choice of graphics, you can upload your photos or pictures and insert them into the banner template.
Optimized for Mobile Devices
If you’re trying to design animated banners, many of these free websites use Adobe’s Flash application to generate the animation. However, flash banners will not show up on cell phones or tablets. If you’re targeting potential customers via their phones or tablets, you’ll need an online service that’ll provide you with HTML5 code as well as a backup PNG banner. You can use the HTML5 code to self-publish your banner ad.
Making Graphics Online
If you’re skilled artist or even have a knack for design, you can use free online graphics editors to create your own advertisements. For example, SumoPaint offers a free image editor with an interface that mirrors Adobe’s Photoshop. It has similar toolbars, layers palette, filters and color swatch. You can input your own text, adjust the brightness and contrast of an image, position and rotate images and save the file to the cloud or to your computer. While the program isn’t as feature-rich as Photoshop, it has plenty of tools for you to create a banner ad.
We hope this has been helpful and that we soon see your ad on our website.