Most tested and proven small business advertising and marketing ideas are found completely outside of your core business. These ideas can then be tested and translated into any business you like. For example, I own a retail store and sell vacuum cleaners. But of the 42 separate marketing and advertising methods I employ, only one idea came from the retail industry. One out of forty two. In fact, the most profitable ideas I use come from the restaurant, medical, and insurance fields.
Print Business cards – This is a MUST. Make sure that in addition to your name, email address, and telephone number, you indicate the subjects that you are willing to tutor. Leave them in locations where parents and teachers will easily find them. For instance, many people ask permission to leave a pile of cards at the local library, with school administrators or guidance counselors, at the local gym or YMCA, even on a bulletin board at the grocery store. Think about where parents spend a lot of time and inquire about leaving some cards there.
By using email. 68% of Construction contractors don’t use their email address effectively. I will cover this subject in more detail in another article but right now i’m simply letting you know how you can serve your customers better, for a longer time, get repeat referrals and earn more money per customer. The “one-off’ customer is nice but it gets much, much better if you keep that customer for decades.
Ever thought of free stuff as effective website advertisement ideas? Things like pens and t-shirts are very popular and often times are great for using in getting the word out about your site. Everybody loves free stuff and you should be no different, make full use of this and watch the results yourself.
The original 8 was fixed and known. This is very similar to paying a communications agency a monthly retainer. The costs are high but you know where you stand upfront. This method is good if you haven’t got a clue about what’s involved in the job.
Target your market.and get better results for your investment. Finding the target market that has a specific need you can fulfill takes a little time and research, but you’ll feel the effects when you hit the bullseye!
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