Local Internet And Online Marketing Help For Small To Medium-Sized Business
Small businesses should understand that the Internet is replacing the Yellow Pages AND allowing your happy customers to spread the word about you very quickly. And just like the good ol’ days of the Yellow Pages, when a customer starts searching they are usually ready to buy. Even better, a “word of mouth” referral – which is done primarily online today – will help you keep the line of new prospects available even when your competition is complaining that your industry/niche is shrinking.
Will They Be Able To Find You?
If your local business does not have an internet presence as part of your advertising strategy, then you probably can’t be found in the places where 80% of potential local customers start their search for your product or service. Not only do prospective customers and clients use the search engines, they also ask for help from their friends and colleagues online. They also trust those websites which have done their part to allow the consumer to rate and review local businesses. This is because these websites do what they can to help filter out businesses which are not customer-friendly.
Your Customers Expect You To Be On The Internet
Whether you are a real estate agency, dentist, lawyer, general contractor, pool cleaner, or any other local business it doesn’t matter. If you can’t be found on the internet then you are losing business. You even could have one of the best-looking websites in your industry, but if it isn’t being promoted then it’s like putting up a billboard in the desert. It still means no customers.
There is hope however! Once you understand the STRUCTURE of what you need to do then online marketing becomes much less confusing, much easier, and possibly even less expensive than your marketing and advertising cost in the past!
You do not even have to have a website in order to gain a viable internet presence and get in front of your prospective customers and clients! Today’s technology allows you to do this, especially if your only goal is to get your business phone to ring more and/or have more customers walk in the front door of your business.
Does Your Current Web Site or Internet Advertising Convert Visitors Into Customers?
If you are in business to make money then your website should have a sole purpose: to convert visitors to customers! While many business websites are nice to look at, they completely ignore the principles of salesmanship.
Remember the goal is not to just have a website. The goal is to make money. You must remember that your website is your 24/7 salesperson; and you want a salesperson who can deliver paying customers/clients consistently and in large volumes. Just know that you also can develop additional “sales people” online who, like in the real world, are very good at specific tasks. Done right, you can have a highly-functioning “sales staff” of web properties designed to put your business in front of those who need you the most — those specifically searching for you AND those who are friends of your most satisfied customers!
Geographically Targeted Searches For Local Business
Is your local business competing with national companies for the front page listings in the search engines? In some cases this can be a losing proposition.
Doing the right things to be found locally by your customer base requires an entirely different strategy than that employed by national branding websites.
The Fastest Way To Get In Front Of Your Potential Customers
Your online presence isn’t limited to a website. The internet is constantly evolving. According to a recent study search engines are now the #1 Media type which consumers use to find local businesses, including yours.
Did you know there are several avenues for customers to find you online even if you don’t have a website?
While there are no guarantees, it is possible for you to gain new customers/clients in as little as a few hours if you do everything right.
Our methods are designed to get you found fast by utilizing our special arsenal off site campaigns for your business. Direct response methods are implemented to drive traffic to your web site, telephone or storefront utilizing several different techniques.
Develop A Philosophy First, Then A Strategy, Then Use Specific Techniques
I will help you first develop a philosophy which matches the rules of proper internet marketing along with your beliefs about your market and your prospective customers. From there, we will customize a strategy which gives you the best odds of bringing in new prospective customers/clients while maintaining your philosophy. Finally, we will then select the specific techniques which either you or I can implement in order to help you fulfill your strategy.
I look forward to working with you. Let’s set a time to talk and develop a plan which make you feel comfortable and give you the internet marketing help you have been seeking. You may e-mail me at email@example.com or use the Contact link near the top of the page.