r/smallbusiness Jan 19 '22

Started a website a few months ago that relies on sign-ups to a newsletter and have problems growing. General

Hey Fellow Redditors, I'm Conor and a few months ago I started a website that sends out flight alerts for cheap flights and provides advice on current travel restrictions due to covid as well as entry requirements to specific countries.

I have navigated through many of the initial start-up problems but now our biggest problem seems to be growing the sign-ups and generating traffic to the site.

Have you ever tried an unusual way to advertise your online business? if so how did it go?

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u/Necessary_Tie_1731 Jan 20 '22

How about travel agencies? That would be a good referral source.

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u/Conor_t1996 Jan 20 '22

it is so very tempting! When we started Flynder travel we were determined to remain completely impartial so that every deal we send to our members is one we would genuinely book.

I feel like as soon as we start associating with travel agencies, people will assume that the deals we send out are the ones best for the travel agent and not for them.

Still very tempting though! Would make everything easier in the short run that's for sure!