It doesn’t cost you any money to get listed on google. What it will cost you is your time though. It will take you time to create backlinks and content for your website and it will also take your time to create videos and articles and get them submitted to directories and video sites. Web 2.0 sites take time as well to create if you plan on really making a good effort at promoting your site. But if you don’t want to do the hard work you can always pay for someone else today it or try a paid service.
You can hire someone else to do the tedious work by outsourcing everything. You can hire someone forms the Philippines or India to create Web 2.0 sites or to write articles for you then you can have them submit the articles for you and bookmark them using Social Bookmarking sites and they will do all for about $2.50 an hour. The people that you can hire are actual people with college degrees that will bid on jobs that you need to be done and because of our dollar worth more in their country so the labor is cheaper.
Now some people may not like the idea of outsourcing but if you are on a tight budget or your just starting out this is perfect for you. And if there were people in the US that would work for that amount of money then I hire them in a heartbeat. If you want to find workers that you can outsource these types of tasks to you can visit Odesk.com. It will allow to post the job and hire someone from a there website. You can also watch them while they do they’re working right from the website.
Another thing that will cost you money but can save you time is the different services and software that are available. You can pay for backlinks to your site. There are a lot of websites that sell backlinks as a package or sell a monthly service that will continually create backlinks to your site for you. These are actually good services but they are kind of on the expensive side. If you want high-quality backlinks you will end up paying around $150 to $300 dollars. Some of these services will guarantee results though so sometimes it actually works it.
Auto submission software and website are another cost that you will run into if you decide to use them. You can get most of them for around $100. Some of them are monthly subscriptions and others are not. I have used SE Nuke and Xgen. They both will create Web 2.0 sites and submit videos and articles to different directories and video sites. Most of these auto submitters have a free trial period so that you can try before you buy. I would check out the ones that have trials before actually investing any money.