@Pen, one more thing. Do you and your BFF have a formal partnership agreement in place? Lines can get blurry when friends start businesses together, so let me know so we can be sure to protect that valuable friendship! J.
@jessbru99568, I love it when you jump it! To follow on your comment:
"@JulieatTheWELL Thank you for tagging me in! Right now, we are working on several new ways to get customers. Some work and some not so well. Our newest push is our delivery and shipping orders. "
Jess, tell us what didn't work and what is working in addition to delivery and shipping? I would love to know so we can and tweak and optimize your strategies for even more customers! Standing by! J.
That sounds pretty flipping amazing! I love it and I am going to start work on that like now.
Right now, the most we have done is Facebook, some on Twitter, and emails to our current email list. We are also promoting it to our market customers and they really like that. Do you have any other tips for promoting? Thank you so much! :)
Not as yet. That is something we are going to be putting together over the next few weeks. Any suggestions you have for that, I would love to hear because to be honest, it is all a little hazy to me. At this point, I know I need one, but I don't know much about it outside of that.
@jessbru99568, do you have a loyalty/frequent buyer program or an automated delivery program?
Fantastic @Pen! If you create your campaign in a Google doc, just PM me with the link and I am happy to take a look. Another power tip is to upload post images to Dropbox and then add the associated links to the spreadsheet on the days that they will run. It requires a bit of work up front, but when the campaign launches, you will be beyond glad you invested the time up front! Sound good?
Hi Julie! Writing it is as far as I have gotten. I've never given a talk before ( with the intent to produce sales) so I don't know the strategy for a "successful" talk, one that would end with sales.
As always, thank you!
@ElaineTay-TGW, it's your lucky month! @WillowOlder and I are cooking up a tutorial on this very thing, and it is set to release later this month! In the meantime, consider this: Give them the WHAT but not the HOW. Meaning, absolutely share ideas (3 to 5 max) that your audience needs to know and may not have thought of, but don't tell them how to do all of them. Pick one and go deep with all of your best stuff, and then if they want to know how to the others you spoke about, they'll need to buy something in your backend. Is that helpful?
Btw, what is the topic of your talk?
Yes, every customer receives points for their orders which turn into coupons (at so many points). We also have a recurring order system on our website, that seems to go over very well. We also occasionally send out coupons in the emails or product sales. :)
You guys are on it @jessbru99568! Bravo!! So you already know that there are 3 ways to grow a business; 1) Get more customers, 2) Increase your prices, and 3) Sell more to your existing customers. We are going to dive into pricing during next week's office hours (shhh, it's a secret! :smileywink:), so stay tuned!! Happy Friday Jess and thanks as always for your shares! J.
@ElaineTay-TGW, let me know if you need help with naming your talk and be sure to make it memorable! My signature talk is called, “SIZE MATTERS! How to a Million Dollar Service Business”.
Women definitely remember that one! ;)
LOVE this question! And absolutely hear that laser focusing on a niche is the way to grow and build your business/brand! My business model is curated gift boxes featuring local artisan products to the west coast and my clients have been everything from the one off to large corporate clients. How do I choose my niche? What's proven the most profitable in the past? If so, then how do I narrow down from them...i.e. corporate clients: home developers to tech companies?
Many thanks for all your do and feel so grateful to be apart of this thriving community! :)
May we ALL have our Mo $, Mo$...GROWTH!