5 ways to Grow your business.
Every person with a healthy business knows that success don’t come easy.
If you just starting out your business or you just want to attract more customers , this is a guide that will help you grow and expand your business by following this simple steps.
Step 1 : Social networks
Yes we all heard that social networks can help a business grow, and we all tried to promote our business through various social networking websites , but did we do it right? Social networks can be a little tricky especially if you don’t know how to use them as a marketing tool. Some ground rules you need to follow is :
post content often but not too often ( avg 3-5 posts a day)
2 out of 5 posts should be about your business products the rest should be entertaining facts and photos-videos that gives you traffic.
Write a good description . No one is going to see what you just uploaded if he doesn’t think that something good is going on here. Take yourself as an example , how many times have you stop to look at a post only because it had an interesting and long description.
Contests, the best motive for people to like your Facebook page , share your posts , follow you on twitter etc , is free stuff . Everyone likes them and everyone is willing to like – share your posts if they have the chance to win the awesome price you are giving.
Step 2 : Awesome website
Having an awesome website isn’t always easy ,especially if you don’t have the time or the money to pay for it . The truth is that a strong online presence starts with an awesome website. Let me give you an example. Say you are on a nice trip to Italy and your friend told you about this nice restaurant , so you go online to check it out. If the first thing you saw was an awful website with bad graphics and bad taste , how would you trust them to cook your food?
After all building an awesome website this days isn’t that hard. You can pay a web designer to build your website in a very low price starting at 300$ , or you can build your own in no time using tools like : wordpress , joomla etc.
Step 3 : Build good relationships
As obvious as it may sounds , building healthy and strong relationships will help you expand in no time. Do you remember the time when you went to the grocery store and the clerk was so nice and happy ,you never thought of buying grocery again anywhere else? This is how you want your clients to feel . Be happy , be focused on what the client need , be helpful and you will have regular customers in no time.
Step 4 : Run a campaign
Probably one of the best ways to advertise your business is to Run a campaign .
The best way to attract customers and make sure they stay yours is to focus your campaign in the same city your business is. For example if you live in a city with 50.000 people and you :
Run a social network campaign through Facebook.
Create a Youtube commercial video.
Create infographics and post them on pinterest.
Create fliers and posters and scatter them around the city.
Create awesome business cards and give them to your friends so they can pass them to others.
Advertise your website through Google adwords.
Remember that your target groups should be in the same city as your business.
If you do all those things people will come to you . Then all you have to do is Step 3
and you will have regular customers in no time.
Step 5 : Be unique
Obviously the best way to stand out from the crowd is to be unique. Try to be creative and don’t be afraid of your ideas. If I had a dollar for every mistake I make, now I would be a millionaire. Of course you’ll make mistakes and you will fail again and again , but in the end you will have so much experience that it will be impossible not to succeed. Think of yourself as a baby who is trying to walk , first you will fall many times but as you grow up it becomes so easy that you don’t even think about it .The same thing applies to your ideas. First you will fail and then it will become second nature. So don’t be afraid , wear your “thinking hat” and go explore the world of creative ideas.