Could you use more sales at moment? Yeah, pretty much everybody can, right? Well, one great way to go about it is simply to promote your own name. By getting your name out there, a certain familiarity amongst prospects will grow and when time comes that these prospects need your services, likely you'll be first one they call.
No doubt you have heard of viral marketing. Just like a common cold, it involves having people pass an idea or product from one person to next.
Unlike a cold, a marketing virus is a wonderful thing to catch!
My biz-tips are a simple kind of viral marketing. I write them for Marketing Tips Daily at memail.com, but they almost always get picked up by other editors who send them to their readers who send them to their list. You may be reading this tip years after I wrote it. Amazing, isn't it?
I write article once, then enjoy benefits as one person passes it to another. It's not unusual for one million people a week to see these articles.
Look for ways you can give your product, service, or idea a marketing virus.
* Give people a free service they can use. Your web address and phone number are included in every product they send to others. Free email accounts (like hotmail) and online greeting cards are great examples.
* Start a joke that pertains to news or common experiences in life. If it's in an email, it can include your name. Jokes get passed around at an unbelievable rate. Some humor experts believe there may be as few as 7 people who come up with most of jokes we hear. They start them on their viral tour, eventually reaching millions.
* Perhaps most effective method of viral marketing is simply being kind and helping people. Help folks for free when you can and give paying customers more than they asked for. You may be surprised at how fast customers tell their friends...and in these days of email, that can be a LOT of people.
* Create a series of books, pamphlets, or TV commercials. A series makes people want to tell others so they can get in on progression.
Another great way to market your name is with business cards. It works a lot like viral marketing in that your card gets passed around instead of just a verbal mention. Let me give you an example:
Recently I opened a new music venue in Salt Lake City. It's a small place where local bands can play and fans of all ages can get in for cheap.