If you’re going to start off with a low budget of say £50 maximum, I suggest finding cheap and free options of advertisements, such as creating blog posts like this one (ironically), which only cost time. Set yourself up some social networking accounts for your business and get your name out there.
Social networking can be as powerful as you make it if you have the right tools, some even allow you to dip into your budget to promote posts and boost overall exposure which can be a very viable option. Be as engaging with your growing audience as you possibly can.
If you have some money in your pocket and you’re willing to spend a little bit of it, then maybe moving into some print design could be the best method for you. Starting small with local newspapers is always a great start, there is always space to expand. Once a little more money is involved, you can start branching into printed advertisements such as flyers, of good quality too.
Getting your name out there is key, so why not creating yourself a website for your business, or even some simple business cards; the cost can actually be a lot smaller than you think and if you have the right attitude, you could even learn to do them yourself from little to no cost at all.
If you have the money to do so, the Facebook and Twitter advertisement campaign manager is a great platform to push your business online; Facebook for example offers fantastic tools to increase popularity.
It allows you to choose what you would like to gain from your money, how you would like to gain them, and also gives the ability to choose your demographic very precisely, with as little as £5 you could be looking at between 3,000-30,000 reaches, so as you could imagine with an even higher budget, this could potentially be an outstanding way to build your business.