I have been working on testing out the prototype of Halllp. Also working out how to market is on my mind. Since I have very little money, identifying the right tool to market is crucial.
After a lot of deliberation, I feel the following may be the way to go, atleast in the very initial days.
Facebook – Student’s are on it and filtering is easy. Hence, this would be the most important tool in the early days.
Emails – We have worked out some hacks which can be executed through emails. Getting emails of students from the college administration would be difficult though.
Offline Events – We will try to replicate the Hallp experience offline by organizing fortnightly/monthly events where buyers and sellers of products/services can come and interact, just like they do online.
Student Groups – I would be joining as many student groups and spreading the word.