[–] Skyrock 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Stack Exchange? If a techie isn't visiting it at least three times a day, he is not a techie.

[–] mangdesign [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I'm definitely on there quite a bit, but my audience aren't techies necessarily.

[–] Wahaha 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Have a good product. Word of mouth will do the rest. Also, you're aware that nowadays pretty much everyone blocks ads?

[–] mangdesign [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

pretty much everyone

Not your average joe, which is who I am trying to target.

[–] Wahaha 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

For the average joes I know, I install adblockers.

[–] Diogenes_The_Cynic 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

What are you selling?

[–] mangdesign [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Services for the most part. Web design, IT and security consulting.

[–] Skyrock 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

If you aim for the average joe who isn't tech-savvy himself, you could try local and regional newspapers. Many small businesses prefer to have someone for their IT and internet stuff who can go actually on-site within a reasonable time, and who is readily available for face-to-face meetings, even if later 99% of your work gets done remotely. Plus, local small businesses often maintain healthy local networking and mouth-to-mouth propaganda, so once you get the ball rolling with one satisified client others usually follow.

Many chambers of commerce also still send out paper newsletters, which may sell some ad space. This is another way to specifically target small local/regional businesses.

[–] Diogenes_The_Cynic 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I dont know what to tell you then. Maybe try e-lancing.