Do you struggle with getting more clients in your image consulting business?
Have you tried to advertise with no results?
You might be really good in your dressing and grooming skills. However, when running an image consultation business or any business for that matter, your priority is to find clients.
Here are 5 areas you can creatively market your services to:
- Country Clubs
You could approach country clubs and speak to them about running a short talk or workshop for their members. Most of these clubs are already organsing workshops on lifestyle topics such as gardening, cooking, art classes and more. They might be looking at expanding their list of offerings. Hence you could approach these clubs to explore working with them.
- Events and Exhibitions
Events and exhibitions are also great platforms for you to reach out to a large audience at any one time. Look out for relevant events and exhibitions that offer speaking spots. While you might be expected to speak for free, these platforms give you the exposure you need.
- Preview Sessions
You can organise your own preview sessions to market your services
Among the basic foundations of a thriving profitable business is an active, ongoing, and professional-looking outbound marketing presence. It does not matter if you are a home-based business, or one-person professional office, or a business with many employees. This list does not change no matter how small or large your company.
Improvement #1. Keep Website Current
Your website is your most essential marketing tool. It will be working for you 24/7/365. It is the first place that everyone will go to learn more about you and your business. You must always make sure that it is working at its peak performance. Every link must be active, and every picture and graphic must appear as it was meant to. Make sure that every pdf is working properly, and that the links inside each pdf are also working. Make sure that all of your dates, statistics, and facts are current and accurate. Be certain that your pages are easy to navigate and find. All of these details are very easy to overlook or forget about. But first impressions are extremely important, so make sure that every detail
How can you develop reach and resonance across social, digital, cross generational or cultural boundaries? How do you build the communication mindset and skillset that helps you inspire the best in yourself, your people and your audience?
Developing a message that stands out starts with changing your communication playbook. The goal of a communication playbook is to drive:
Reach: Opening the ears, hearts and interest of your audience
Resonance: Trust, congruency, purpose
Results: Engagement, buy in-the human factor that makes communication work and grow
Here are eight ways to change and improve your communication playbook, while building reach, resonance and results.
1. Less Is More. Short is sweet. Shorter is sweeter.
The plethora of information thrown at as before we eat lunch is extraordinary. People have less time, less patience and shorter attention spans than ever before. Making your case, connecting words that create value for the other party means fewer words that have more meaning, more impact and create value. Think about what you want to say, and cut down your statement, your message to three or four strong words that you want to get
During these days, when people are too busy and there are so many distractions, a cardboard POP display that advertises your products or services can either make or ruin your success in business. POP displays are multidimensional cardboard displays that you often see in supermarkets, drug stores, retail outlets and big box shops. They are available in a wide range of sizes, shapes, designs and color schemes. Shoppers may not realize that they get easily attracted to certain cardboard displays due to certain features as compared to others.
Though a single cardboard display may not likely attract each and every prospective customer, it may have certain features that can possibly make your cardboard display stand out over the competition. Consider some of the best tips offered by retail packing specialists that can let you get the most out of your POP display.
Go For Clean Rather Than Clutter
When considering the different display possibilities, it may be easy to think that combining several elements can possibly attract a lot of shoppers. Though it may be true that some viewers can be attracted to an array of things, there are only a small number that would be attracted to clutter or a POP display
Marketing research is a process used by businesses to collect, analyze, and interpret information used to make sound business decisions and successfully manage the business. In other words, it links the consumer to the marketer by providing information that can be used in making marketing decisions (i.e. B2C or B2B). This can not be implemented without the use of a MIS (Marketing Research System) to gather, sort, analyze, evaluate, and distribute needed, timely, and accurate information to marketing decision makers.
Here are the steps to implementing a marketing research process.
- Ask yourself if there is a real need for marketing research. It’s not only the first step to take but a very critical one as well! Research takes a lot of time due to the overload of secondary information available on the Internet. It’s ideal to think that it takes months or even a year to completely finalize a marketing research agenda. The other factor you will need to consider is the cost of doing it, especially if you hire an agency to do it for you. What you want to compare is the value of the information vs the cost of the information. If the value of the information is
ADVERTISING: Your customer has to first find your website and products. This is usually by some form of advertising, that was created or published with digital marketing software. If you’re selling car tires, you would advertise in a garage or car magazine, body products in a beauty salon or finding potential customers online is a slightly different skill. It can also be much more cost effective and viral than paper advertising, once you get it right.
COMPETITION: If you fail to find potential customers, they will seek out your competitors instead. What if your competitor provides inferior services? That’s why it’s important you learn to market correctly. You can use a service provider to do this for you. An expert digital consultant can help you grow your business. You can then focus on your customers and products. instead of all that marketing software’s mumbo-jumbo land.
COMMUNICATION: When visitors finds your site, you need to keep reminding them about your business. They love updates and news about new products. This means more content creation, more software, and more tracking. When do you get time to run your business?
OFFERS: It’s possible a visitor wants to buy what you have. They may just be waiting
In this tough competitive world, businesses need to have a very efficient and effective strategy for marketing and advertising so as to attract a lot of clients to their side. We find that today, some businesses choose the techniques of online marketing while others stick on to the traditional methods of advertising like posters, banners or print materials. If you choose the traditional advertising method, then you need to choose the right materials for the same. Research well about the sign making hardware and similar other services for understanding more about the proper installation and the right things needed for the print advertisements.
The need to choose banners and signs
Advertising through television or radio would be the ones that give better visibility among the target customers in the market. But these can be very expensive. Signs and banners on the other hand are much more affordable. It is a fact that banners and signs are low budget advertising technique. But it does draw a lot of attention during conferences, trade shows or other events. A sign board outside your shop or business centre will automatically allow a large number of customers visit the store allowing your sales to increase a lot.
Branded pens are one of the most popular promotional items that business owners use today. It is used by a new or established company to market and make known their company’s name, their products and services. Since branded pens are universal and has been proven to be an effective means of gaining products and service awareness, it helps in promoting business better than business cards because it is often used and seen by more people.
Promotional pens, together with customized bags and other promotional items like shirts and caps, prove to be functional. Everyone uses pens every day; for soon to be clients and already clients, receiving a new pen is always a generous move by business owners.
Branded pens usually carry the name and logo of the company including its website and contact number. When you give clients or soon to be clients the pen, they can use it for many purposes. They will always be reminded of your company every time they use the pen. Promotional pens are an inexpensive tool that work more than their price in advertising your company. Its price is an advantage because it will enable business owners with low marketing budgets to get the best
No doubt you’re familiar with the adage about a bird in the hand being worth two in the bush. Well, this old saw is especially appropriate when talking about customers. But you’ll have to adjust the math: on average, finding a new customer costs five times as much as keeping an existing one!
That’s reason enough right there to start marketing to your existing customer base. Here are 10 expert strategies to motivate your customers to keep coming back.
- Talk to them. How you communicate with your customers isn’t that important; what’s important is that you do it! Stay in touch with email newsletters, mailings, or a blog. These methods remind your clients and customers that you’re around when they need you. You can even call them to let them know about a sale, a new service you are offering, or just to ask if there’s anything else you can do for them.
- Get personal. If you want your company name to be the first thing people think of when they need your product or service, you need to build personal relationships with your customers. That’s why it’s helpful to call or send a card on special occasions — like birthdays, anniversaries, or promotions.
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