How To Get Flocks Of New Visitors To Your Business
Marketing a small business is a tough job to do. You have to keep with the ads you’re running, how much money they’re making you, selling to backend customers, and making sure that your advertising is really making money for you. With all that said though, I think it’s still viable that you can make money in your business offline via advertising.
Now if you follow the premise that “if you build it, they will come”, you’re severely limiting the number of new customers that you can bring into your business. Now even though around about 70% of all business traffic is due to your location alone, you can still benefit from doing direct response advertising.
What is direct response advertising? It’s a form of marketing that focuses on response first, and then maybe brand advertising down the line. I’m not a fan of brand advertising because it takes so long to get your message conveyed to the marketplace. Nobody knows who you are. All prospects care about is what you can do for them. So going around touting your business name is just not getting it done.
The reason so many offline business owners fail is that they think that people will know who they are, and prospects will just flock towards them. But it doesn’t work this way. Business owners like this focus on the appearance and image of their ads and business… instead of focusing on getting customers through the doors.
Don’t be this business owner. There are all kinds of ways to get new customers into your place of business. One such option is with direct mail. Even though the cost of direct mail is rising, you can still use it effectively. One option that you have when it comes to direct mail is that you can mail out postcards.
I like postcards because they’re cheap, personal, and really works well towards getting your message across to people. I’m willing to bet that a postcard can actually do the job of getting your prospects to buy, better than a letter in an envelope can. Postcards really do work, and I suggest that you start doing them today to market your business.
No matter what marketing technique you employ, make sure you have your prospects best interest at heart. Make them feel special and continue to follow up on them on a monthly basis. This is a great way to build a relationship with a customer, and to get them to remember your name.
Email them once a month with helpful articles and tips that can truly enhance their life. In the same direct mail piece as your article, include a sales letter that describe your new product or service. Some will buy and some won’t, but if your price is good, you’ll stand to earn a nice profit from your mailings.
Keep these tips in mind when marketing your products and services. You never know when a non-interested prospect will turn into a buyer, so keep them in your marketing loop and continue to contact them each month.
Good luck with your marketing efforts.