What other ways can I advertise my business on a nonexistent budget?
Have you evaluated the other online portals you mentioned? Are they, in fact, the right choices for the folks who would be your best customers? Once that's established, you should evaluate the content that you posted about what you do. Perhaps the info needs to be tweaked.
You say you've been doing word of mouth advertising--is that through networking? Remember that even with all the free online vehicles out there, good old-fashioned, face-to-face networking and follow-up can work wonders for lagging sales.
Also, regarding your website: There's so much that could be wrong with it, especially if you did not have it done by a pro. Do you have a brand, and is that brand (with a unique, professionally designed logo and your distinctive colors) meaningful to the markets you are seeking to engage?
If your look is "homemade" rather than "businesslike," this could be holding you back. If your website doesn't have strong coding (with correct keywords, meta and title tags in the the back end) and meaningful content that the consumer sees; if people are confused about what you do or why they should want to do business with you--all these factors can impede your sales efforts.
Best of luck in getting things rockin'!
As president of Pomona, N.Y.-based marketing-advantage and founder of WomenCentric, Pattie Simone empowers ambitious women, companies and entrepreneurs worldwide, sharing smart new media, client engagement, entrepreneurial and communications expertise as a techpreneur, consultant, speaker and video blogger.