It is a very bad idea for you to rely solely on the internet for marketing your business. In fact, using only online methods to promote your products and services is pretty bad business sense. Your business will never grow past a certain mark if you limit your efforts to the internet; the internet is convenient but you have to step out of your comfort zone.
Marketing your business offline increases your potential client base exponentially. As a marketer it is your duty to go to where ever the customers are located. Why not explore your offline market as well? Read on to learn about several of the offline tactics that works on everyone: even you.
Advertise your business on your car. Don’t worry, you don’t have to go overboard with this one. Making a full conversion of your car to advertise your business can get you a lot of exposure but you need to think about if that something you really want to do. Say for instance, you don’t want to attach a display on the side of your car; then you can always make use of bumper stickers. Just be sure to include your site’s URL. You might even try a window sticker. With every sticker that you create you want to keep in mind that if it becomes a trend then you can have thousands of people that will want to display it on their cars; all while advertising for you.
Television advertising is another way to get the attention of potential new buyers. Your ad will be shown at the time that the people who will be most interested in your offer are watching television. The only obvious downside is that a commercial can be very expensive. Even though running your ad online can come with a large price-tag, you need to find out how to make this work because it can catapult your business to the next level fast. Keep in mind that the price is based on the time of day it is ran so you can walk away paying less than you may imagine. Don’t let fear of running a TV commercial keep you from advertising because this can be the thing that works for your you in a big way.
Pens cans work wonders with your ads. To find companies that will print your URL on your pens just do a search online or in your local phone book. Get a few batches of these things and then leave them strategically around town. A “sneaky” method of getting rid of them is to “accidentally” leave it behind at the check-out counter when signing a check. There are so many different places to leave these and people to pass them out to without even coming off as trying to market or sell something. Stop by your local library and leave some at the tables and pass them out to people there. You will be out of pens before you know it!. There are lots of different ways to market your internet based service or product to offline clients. There are at least as many great ways to market your business offline as on the internet. If you are open-minded and creative, more ideas will come to you.
Just look at the world with the idea of finding new ways to market your business, and you’ll find inspiration all over! Wherever you go, think in terms of who could by helped by your business. It makes sense to allocate part of your advertising budget for some of these offline techniques. The trick to finding as many clients as possible is to market in as many places as you can think of on and offline.