Okay this is really two separate questions but kind of linked. Being the start of a new year and having lost a major client due to the dreaded 'R' word I'm attempting to expand my on and off line networking and advertising. Having registered my companies details on just about every free listing site I can find I am contemplating what paid online advertising is worth the investment. Glad to have found a previous thread about Yell.com as it came in useful with the 40min battle I had on the phone with them. So the first question is what sites free or otherwise you have felt you had got value from? Two paid ones on my shortlist are Freelance UK :: Everything for the creative freelancer and surprisingly high Google ranked UK city guides & travel guide, providing tourist information. Any experiences of these? The second part I'm just after some general advice, probably goes hand in hand that you get a significant increase in time wasters the more online ads you have out there, but does anyone have any good strategies for weeding these out early? Just gets my goat that often a couple of hours can go into supplying an initial quote to hear nothing back at all. Sure there is no easy answer to this but thoughts would be appreciated.