Offline Advertising Tips

Written by Anita DeFrank


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Discounts.

1) Offer a discount (ex. 10%, 15%, 20% off) for their first purchase. 2) Offer one product at full price andrepparttar second off.

Drawings/Contests.

1) Have them email/call/mail you for an entry to a free contest. Use your products asrepparttar 124426 prize. (Be sure to offer an additional discount forrepparttar 124427 winner.)

--->You've gain interest, now what? Once you've had someone contact you with some interest in your business/products be sure to keep in contact back.

->First of all reply to them in a timely manner and be sure to thank them for their interest. ->Next, offer them yet another form of a discount. ->If they are requesting a free sample, free catalog, entry into a contest or any other form of interest offer them a discount of 10% off their next order. ->If you have a newsletter/ezine make sure you ask them if you can add them to your mailing list to receive announcements of discounts/specials/contests first hand. ->When you've sent off their free sample/free catalog/order/prize be sure to contact them again in a few days. Let them know that you wanted to make sure they received it and that everything was okay. Ask them for any thoughts/questions about it. Let them know that they can contact you for anything.

Anita DeFrank is a busy work at home mom who specializes in helping others become successful home business owners. Visit her site MommysHelperOnline.com for more information how you can too.


How to Write Your Way to More Quilting Business

Written by Chuck Smith


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Option two isrepparttar better ofrepparttar 124425 options because you can determine if there's interest before spending your time writingrepparttar 124426 article. And, because many local papers are understaffed (and underpaid), they will welcome having some great local news written for them.

You most likely will not be paid for your efforts, but that isn't as important as getting publicity that will prompt people to visit your quilt shop, call you for machine quilting services, or get people to buy your quilts.

But what if writing isn't your forte? If this isrepparttar 124427 case, you have a few options. First, you could ask someone to writerepparttar 124428 article for you. Many journalism students, for instance, would be happy to add another article to their portfolio. And they might be willing to accept a letter of recommendation over payment.

Second, you could simply callrepparttar 124429 editor and explain why he or she should assign a writer to do a story about your quilting business. If you're pitch enticesrepparttar 124430 editor, you just may be featured in an upcoming edition ofrepparttar 124431 paper.

An article in your local paper can certainly generate more traffic and sales for your quilting business. You've simply got to make sure you provide an interesting story thatrepparttar 124432 editor of your local paper will want to share with his readers.

Chuck Smith is the owner of www.QuiltingBusiness.com, the web's only site dedicated to helping you make money with your quilting. Visit www.QuiltingBusiness.com today to sign up for the FREE email mini-course: "7 Unique Ways to Make Money with Your Quilting."


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