Try a home show,....Maybe do some research and try an internet source for some leads,....maybe join a bmi networking group,....canvassing,...there's alot of options out there.
If you do not already have a Google Local Ad (free) set up, DO THAT NOW:thumbsup:
Very true, your web site should be a support tool for all your other marketing. Relying too much on a web site could run you broke if you're not careful, just like not having a web site will hurt your other marketing efforts.I also think the website idea is good, especially if it is coupled with a direct mailing. that way it gives potential customers the opportunity to see your work.
Very true, your web site should be a support tool for all your other marketing. Relying too much on a web site could run you broke if you're not careful, just like not having a web site will hurt your other marketing efforts.
On your question about how search engines work, that's an issue you either hire a pro to do for you (with decent research to avoid snake oil), or prepare for a long learning curve. Your other marketing will yield most of your initial traffic while the search engine traffic will come later.
One common mistake made with web sites is a we this, we that, we we, us us focus. Make it about your customer. What is important to them? What problem can you solve? Why should they choose you? Do that and you will be miles ahead of many well established businesses. Also apply the same principle to all your other marketing materials like the mailings.
If you've not already done so, search this forum for marketing and advertising ideas. There have been some great discussions on this topic to give you ideas, as well as how well some of them work, and how they work best.
Thats kinduv difficult to answer. I guess it really breaks down to where you are located and what works there.Hi There
I have just recently started a new business in Contracting. Up until now I have managed to stay very busy with work arriving via word of mouth.
However things are starting to dry up a bit and I want to know the best way to tackle advertising.
I have spoken to other Contractors and I get a mixed response. Many feel that local papers are worthless and only attract a lot of fishing for prices.
I am interested to hear what other people in the business do and how they generate work.