How much should I spend on Marketing?

Is there a certain percentage I should be spending of my profit?

Top voted answer
John Eustace

John Eustace, Principal / Communications and Media Strategist at Bells and Whistles Marketing Pty Ltd

Top 10% Marketing

There is a school of thought that suggests 10% of gross (projected) for a start up reducing to around 6% of actual after you have reached critical mass (say by year 3).

However, I have also seen sound business cases based on double these amounts, so it depends on your competitive environment, market maturity plus the type of business you are in as well as your marketing operatives over time.

Lisa Ormenyessy

Lisa Ormenyessy, Business Coach and Marketing Specialist at

Top 10% Online Business

This is a depend...

If you are spending money on your marketing and you are not getting a ROI Stop!

If you are spending money on your marketing and getting a high ROI - spend as much as you can.

It's all relative.