Having a good Marketing plan is important on running a business or practicing your profession, though there are available services that could do the job for you, it’s sometimes impractical for those who are just starters, on a tight budget, or freelancers.
Here are simple tricks and tips you could actually do to save yourself from marketing fees.
To build a wider circle of probable clients won’t be that hard if you welcome people into your existence, open yourself to the crowd and develop good ties. When you converse with them, open up about your business or the services you are offering and do a brief sales talk; but avoid making it sound too persuasive, you want to get their trust and attention and not to annoy them. If you are not yet ready to get out of your shell, you could start using the web. Create social media accounts and join groups, advertise your business on your account by posting flyers or brochures, you could also send them mails introducing your services.
Print out flyers or brochures for your business or service, be creative enough to make it noticeable and moment worthy. Readers usually has less than 5 seconds of attention span when looking at a flyer so make sure that everything you put in there is catchy enough for the reader. Carry copies of those in your bag so you could give it out when you are travelling.
Getting the Patrons Involved
Customers who trusts you are as important as your income, your company runs because they exist. There is no strategy as effective as positive feedbacks being spread by people who are satisfied with your service, acknowledging their efforts could go a long way. Establish a networking or affiliate program within your company; offer them discounts or coupon as perks for bringing a new customer on your circle.
Be of Help
Join organizations or forums that share the same interest as your offered commodity or service, by doing this, you directly welcomed yourself to possible targets that you know would surely understand and appreciate the commodity you are offering. Be helpful to those who are needing advice or assistance related to your service; this is the perfect time where you could prove to them that you know your craft and they could trust you with it.
Use the Perks of Your Community
Develop good relationship with business owners around your area, be a patron yourself. Nobody could understand your struggle better than those who are going the same path as yours, make them feel appreciated the way you wanted your business to be treated. To make it a fair trade, you could ask them if they have brochures or flyers so you could show it to your acquaintances and in return you’ll give your advertisement as well. It’s a mutual situation where both parties are benefited.
Be Business Card Ready
After all the hassle and efforts of expanding your circle, never forget to give out your Business Card. You may talk to the person on a long period but without handing out your business card there would be a little chance that everything you said would be remembered, give out your business cards to people whom you talked to so they could contact you when they decide to avail your commodity or if there are questions they wanted to be clarified. However, you should always keep in mind that your business card’s appearance is a direct description of who you are as a person or as a businessman.