This blog has been inspired by one of my most popular blogs >> 10 creative ways to use your business card for marketing.
Our business cards are one of the smallest pieces of our marketing collateral but they work so hard for us and can work even harder.
I still see so many business cards that are blank on the back when they could be used to promote your business just that little bit more.
I’ve put together another 10 ideas of what you could put on the back of your business card to help you build your brand, tell your business story and help you stand out from the crowd.
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How many business pages do you follow on social media?
And out of all those pages, how well do you know the businesses? The people that run them, the services or products that they offer?
So how well do your social media followers know you and your business?
Do they know all the treatments you offer? The health products you sell? The workshops you run?
In January 2020 I decided to reacquaint my business with my followers. I also thought it would help other small business owners to do the same with their followers.
So I created a 5 day challenge #letstalkaboutmybusiness
I did the challenge in January as it’s traditionally a slow month and I wanted to get my business visible again. I’d been on maternity with my second child and made changes to my business so it was a good time to just let all my followers know what I was up to.
However, you can do this challenge whenever it suits you. You might be stuck for ideas for posts and use this as prompts. You could even do one a week over 5 weeks. Whatever works for you.
So, let’s get started.
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I like to plan and be organised, ironically it allows me to be more creative because I’m not worried about the day to day stuff.
One of the biggest time consumers for me, and probably most of you, is social media. Scheduling can take time but coming up with ideas, keeping content interesting, engaging, urgh! Some days I just want to hide and not do anything!
But, over the last few years I’ve created myself a system (totally by accident) of planning my social media content.
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Roller banners, or pull up or pop up banners, are a great piece of marketing kit.
However, don’t just use yours once and then leave it to gather dust in the corner. Find a place to keep it up permanently or reasons to use it more often. It’s great exposure for you and your business.
Where can I use my roller banner, I hear you ask?
The answer is literally anywhere. Use your banner to communicate with the general public, to grab the attention of your existing customers or spark the interest of potential new customers. Take a look next time you’re out and you’ll find you’re spotting them all over the place.
But, if you’re in need of a little inspiration, do read on…
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I don’t know about you but coming up with ideas for my newsletter can be so time consuming – thinking of ideas, writing them, creating images, creating the newsletter. There often aren’t enough hours in the day so the poor newsletter gets forgotten about. Again.
It’s a real shame because contacting your customers (previous, current or potential) once a month should be a priority. Even if readers just glance or skim, they’re seeing your logo and brand colours and you’re staying in the front of their mind should they need you in the future.
To make things a little easier for you, I’ve had a brainstorm and come up with ten ideas you can use or adapt to suit your business.
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Designing an A5 flyer is something most businesses do, to promote themselves when starting up or for events and special offers. It’s the easy and cost effective option. But it’s also a very saturated market so your flyer has to work harder.
It’s not just about making it look pretty, there are some very essential pieces of information that need to be on your flyer in order for it to do it’s job properly.
Whether you’re using a designer or creating it yourself, here’s 9 things to remember to include on your next leaflet.
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A marketing freebie is a great asset for your business – you can tempt people to sign up to your email list, use it as a Thank You to your customers, or simply to show your expertise and have as a download on your website or on your social media.
So how do you start? Well, I can give you a few tips from the design side but unfortunately, coming up with the content is your first job!
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Most of us business owners rely on the traditional 85x55mm business card – easy to handle, they fit into business card holders, they just work.
But there are a few creative alternatives around which might spark your imagination and fit your business better. They may suit your business personality and branding better, they might help you stand out more at networking events, they might even double up product tags or a loyalty card.
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I absolutely love stickers but they are an overlooked marketing tool. Cost effective to print, they can be used in any number of ways to promote your brand, quickly and easily.
They come in a range of shapes and sizes and used well, can really enhance your brand. Print a generic design and it will work on a large range of marketing for a number of years, or print a small run for a specific campaign or event.
You can provide clients with extra information about your business, prices, information on products and services, direct them towards your social media, or even tempt them with special offers.
Just think creatively how you can use them to market your small business and raise your brand awareness.
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Social media is just that, it’s about being social and getting to know your customers and your followers. The odd selling post is fine (your ultimate goal is to sell more, after all!) but no-one likes being blatantly sold to.
The bulk of your social media posts should be about connecting and I’ve personally found that my more personal posts get far more engagement and reach than any other. Now that’s not to say you should start spilling all your personal life all over your business page. Definitely not!
But people do buy from people and love to know more about the person they’re buying from. Big businesses and companies spend millions trying to get that personal touch across but for you it’s easy. I’ve put together 10 ideas for posts where your customers can get to know more about you and your business but without revealing every detail about your personal life.
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