In this training the focus is mostly on online parties. Done well online parties can be VERY successful. However there are several different ways to be successful in this business. I try to dabble in a little bit of everything!
Cash and Carry: Having Inventory on hand to sell to local peeps. You order at least $100 worth so you get FREE shipping and can offer them to your local customers and friends saving them the shipping costs. The idea here is that you only invest that money ONE TIME! After you sell the Jewelry you reinvest the money for more jewelry and the cycle continues! Orders you place count towards your PV (Personal Volume) and your monthly sales goals for promotions! It’s a win for you and your local customers! I always keep a couple in my purse!
Home Parties: You can absolutely go the traditional home party route if you want. There are sooo many ladies out there that like to touch and feel the product before they buy. In my experience they usually buy more too! It's an Open House! Come and Go! No need for presentations. You have a few friends over, I show some jewelry! Simple. It sounds like less pressure to me. Get creative with it!
Local Events: Events are all about making contacts. Selling the product is great but it’s really a great way to get your name out there and meet people. Join some of the local vendor event groups on Facebook. You can usually search and find several. They range from FREE to have a booth to hundreds of dollars. I personally think they are LOTS of fun!
Basket Parties: Put some jewelry on a bag and give some to your friends! They sell it for you!! Couldn't get easier than that!
Salons, Boutiques, Businesses: Approach them and give them 10-15% of your sales in cash If they allow you to set up. Many consultants after having much success, just let them sign up under them.
Nursing Homes: Call different Facilities, set up an appointment, and offer them the opportunity for the residents to shop with you. It can be Bingo nights, or Holiday events.
Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, Periscope, etc: Market yourself on other forms of social media! There are some great YouTube videos out there for how to be successful with forms of social media besides Facebook. I’m personally loving adding followers on Instagram and have booked successful parties and gained a team member!
Bloggers: Lots of bloggers do product reviews. If you follow some you like send them an email and offer to send them a FREE set in exchange for a review. You reach a lot of people this way! The first blogger that did a review for me ended up having an online party as well and I found my first Team Member!
Fundraisers: Donate your commission, gain PV, expand your circle and feel good about giving!!!
What other ways can you think of to sell the product and market yourself besides online parties? Let's Talk about all the Paparazzi Strategies.
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The Goals That you Have For Your Paparazzi Business
Decide how you want to run your Paparazzi business. If you signed up for the 45% discount, the path is clear. Otherwise, you have some options to choose from.
Some different ways that consultants sell Paparazzi:
1. Strictly online. Be sure to read your Policies and Procedures, as there are specific guidelines in your contract that prohibit certain ways of selling, although you do have a lot of options available to you.
2. Solely at vendor events. Of course, there are rules and regulations here as well, so please read the Paparazzi Policies and Procedures (a link for which is here in this album).
3. Home Parties. You have a friend who loves your new jewelry (and she LOVES that it is only $5). She wants you to come over and show her friends in her home. Do it!
4. In your own boutique. Easy peasy. Not much to know about this. Keep in mind that you CAN sell this product for MORE than the $5 retail, however you CANNOT sell it for less per your contract with Paparazzi.
5. Setting up in a local artisan retail studio. Totally ok.
6. Any combination of the above and other ways.
There are PLENTY of ways to make money with your new venture! We will go over them all in time. First thing's first, decide for yourself and your personal situation what amount of time you can dedicate to your business. BE REALISTIC! Are you physically capable of doing things the way that you have decided to do them? Do you have time for that? Write it all down and hammer out the pros and cons of it all.
Be sure to stay within your Policies and Procedures.
Places to Sell Paparazzi
-Over the phone
-Ice Cream Shop
-Off your body
-School Bus Transportation Dept.
-Mom Group Get togethers
-Out of the car
-Car repair shops
-Your Home: Friends, Family, Other Customers
-Small Community/Local Events
-Large Trade Show Events
-Retirement or rest homes
-Assisted living homes
-Side of road in a high traffic area
-Large crowds, game traffic
-County, City or local fairs
-Tattoo/ piercing business
-Hotel gift shops
-Hospital gift shops
-Mom & Pop shops or restaurants
-Soccer, football, baseball or wrestling camps
-Breast cancer events or runs
-Little League games
-Tailgating parties or events
-Corner of a gas station
-Auto, sportsman, hunting, car, boat, gun shows
(they all work)
-Professional sporting event
-City or Hometown Day’s
-Home and garden shows
-Christmas events & shows
-Daddy/daughter events or parties
-Dress up parties
-Elementary school parties or events
-Any holiday event (4th of July, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween)
-And many more! Anywhere you see crowds of people! Get creative!
115 Ways To Promote Your Paparazzi Business:
#1. Take a small zip close baggie (snack sizes work well) and include the following in it: Your Business Card, Business Opportunity Mini Flyer, a Piece of Candy such as hard candy or a lollipop, mini flyer of current host specials, free piece coupon (optional) etc. Hand these out to the bank tellers, retail cashiers, at your kids sport events, everywhere you go!
#2. When I stay at hotels & motels I leave a free piece of jewelry & my business card as a tip for housekeeping. Be creative when you leave tips for Hotel Maids, Waitresses, Waiters, Hair Dressers, etc. Don't just hand them your business card, make it memorable!
#3. Print out flyers with your contact info (not your personal address), your website address & email address along with any current specials you are offering. Then contact local area mobile home park offices, apartment complex rental offices, housing developments etc and ask them if you can leave fliers in their office or hang on their tenants doors. Give the office employees a free piece of jewelry or gift card for their help.
#4. Contact local area bridal supply stores, bridal gown stores, caterers, tux rental centers, wedding dj's etc. Ask them if you can leave your business cards & fliers about the great Paparazzi Bridal Gift Registry for them to give to their customers.Offer store owners a free accessory or gift card to a future party for helping you spread the word about your business.
#5. Daycare Centers! They are excellent to contact and leave business cards and/or fliers at!
#6. A lot of churches hold a Spring and Fall Fest! Contact them about getting a table or a booth. A lot of times this will cost you under $15.00 for a space! Make sure you take business opportunity information with you in addition to your product! Do a contest drawing at these types of events. Make up entry blanks that gather the customers info so that you can initiate contact with them again!
#7. Join your local area chamber of commerce! They are always holding local business events that you can participate in.
#8. College Campuses! Dorms & Housing Students are always looking to spend money! A lot of college students are also looking for an extra income so target them with the Business Opportunity too! Drop off fliers and business cards to the College Student Center! They usually have bulletin boards, tables and other things where you can leave your information at for FREE!
#9. Contact your local area Welcome Wagon or Welcome to the Neighborhood Group! Ask them about you leaving fliers, business cards, freebies, etc with them. They are always looking for additional items to place in their Welcome Bags!
#10. Contact your local area hospitals and ask for Human Resources Dept. The Majority of hospitals hand out New Mommy Diaper Bags filled with products, samples and other stuff for New Moms who just had a baby! It's FREE for you to add in your information!
#11. Contact your local medical offices, particularly Gynecology and OB Offices and Pediatric Offices and inquire about you leaving information with them. This is a way for you to target Parents of Children with both the home party opportunity, the business opportunity and new customer sales.
#12. Donate a Product to your local area Radio Station, they have numerous contests and they are always looking for sponsors! Your donation can be written off as a tax deduction plus you will get FREE Advertising & Business Exposure for your donation!
#13. Donate a Product to your local area Bingo Halls! They are always looking for sponsors of their Bingo Prizes! Bingo is BIG in alot of areas!
#14. Call your Chamber of Commerce and find out about Local Area Job Fairs. Get a booth and set up info about the fabulous business opportunity!
#15. Call your Local Area Colleges and find out when their next job/employment fair is. Alot of times you can get a booth or table for less than $35 and you will get alot of GREAT new team building leads byparticipating in events like these.
#16. Contact local area car dealerships. I have 2 in my local area that hand out a small packet that I made up for FREE to their customers who come in to take a free test drive!
#17. Target your local area gyms! You can get a table space for $20 or less in most cases! Make sure you have plenty of business cards and fliers.
#18. Network with others in your community who are in home business. Find out what events and activities that they participate in. They are usually "in the know" and can help you get started in networking in your community.
#19. Contact Companies in your area to see if you can come in and set up a table in the employee lounge or cafeteria for an employee shopping break! These days a lot of companies will allow you to dothis if you ask them!
#20. Does your local area tv cable company have a local information channel? Inquire about advertising! These ads will reach thousands of potential buyers for you! I recommend you only use your websiteaddress for these types of advertising and not your personal at home address.
#21. Contact local small companies and shops to see if you can offer an exclusive party or freebie gift to their employees. Companies are always looking for a way to "treat" their employees to specialsfrom the local surrounding community.
#22. Small Home Town Newspapers! I dont get too good of a response when I do big newspaper city ads, however... when I target small town newspapers I usally get a great response. I even had them let me place an ad on their wedding and engagement announcements page which I advertised the Bridal Gift Registry. So if you are going to do any type of newspaper advertising, inquire about getting your ads on specific pages in the newspaper that targets the group of people most likely to buy from you.
#23. Get a low cost outdoor banner printed up with your business information on it. You can usually get them done for $55 or less depending on who makes it. You can have these outdoor banners displayed at outdoor music/concert events, outdoor childrens sporting events, outdoor adult sport events, outdoor neighborhood block parties, outdoor community events, carnivals, fairs, etc.
#24. Take your business on the road during nice weather. Contact local area parks & community centers to see what their schedule of events are and inquire about setting up a booth or table. This is a great way to network & market your business to those in your community.
#25. Community Clipper Coupon Packs & Sales Flyer Mailings. These days alot of communities have mailings such as these, contact them and see how you can participate and advertise your business.
#26. Contact small local area businesses such as hair salons, massage parlors, boutiques, banks etc. See if you can set up a table with a cute display for 1 week. Be sure to leave fliers, coupons and your business card. You can still do a drawing with drawing slips for your customers which you can follow up on after you return back to pick up your display. Offer the store owner or manager a free gift for allowing you to do this.
#27. Contact local area pizza shops, diners, deli's and coffee bagel shops to ask them about advertising on their paper placemats! Customers do read those ads!
#28. Contact local area restaurants, bars and clubs and see about advertising on their paper beverage coasters!
#29. Local Television Stations are always holding on-air contests & website contests for their viewers, contact them about you donating a prize or gift certificate to sponsor one of their contests! Greatbusiness exposure for you!
#30. Attend Local Area holiday shopping events. Customers who are ready to spend holiday shopping money turn out for these events by the thousands! You can usually get a booth for less than $50.00 sothey are economical to participate in!
#31. Hold a local area community Block Party at your home or local community center! Families are always looking for something to do during the nice weather seasons! Optional: Attend your neighborhood block party and set up a table with your product or Paparazzi information packets. Get out there in your community and get your business seen!
#32. Get your business listed in your cities telephone book yellow pages! Alot of them also have a coupon section too!
#33. You can take this phone book advertising one step further by finding out what company makes the plastic vinyl phone book covers which have local business ads on them and get your business added toit!
#34. Get your business information printed up on pencils and hand them out to local colleges and technical schools for them to hand out to their adult students! This keeps your business information infront of them! (make sure you only donate them to schools with adult students).
#35. Get a vehicle banner made for your automobile. I recommend the vinyl window clings or vinyl cling ones that stick to your automobile but dont scratch or remove the paint. You can easily remove them when washing your vehicle!
#36. If your city has a travel guide that tourists request, contact that business and find out how you can advertise in it too!
#37. Local City Maps! These days even city maps have advertising on them! You can usually get a small business ad printed on them for an economical price. Don't advertise your personal location, advertise your website address or email address.
#38. Contact local area hotels, motels and bed & breakfast inns and ask them if you can do up a Lobby Basket and leave it in their Lobby. What is a Lobby Basket? You make up little packs of info about your business & products and put them into the Lobby Basket for their patrons to take. They usually have a pamphlet wall or area too with pamplets from local area attractions etc. If they dont have a lobby basket area, inquire about leaving your business info in their pamphlet area.
#39. Get your business info printed up on balloons! This is very economical to do! You then distribute them to local community centers, sporting events and other types of places where parents booktheir childrens birthday parties! These balloons can be displayed at the birthday party giving you business exposure. You can usually get them done for .3-.8 cents each. Your business name & website address is all you need on them!
#40. Find a few other self employeed business owners in your community and team up! You can all sponsor a local parade float, parade clowns etc. Make up signs with your business info imprinted onthem so that you can receive some great business exposure during the parade! Make up the “be a smartie, host a party” and give it to the floats in the parade to throw out for you!
#41. Get some T-shirts printed up with your business information on it (both front & back sides) and hand them out to some friends, family and co-workers and ask them to wear them out and about in thecommunity. This is their FREE gift for helping you to spread the word about your business! Optional: Get ball caps printed up with your business info!
#42. Get some canvas tote bags printed up with your business information printed on it. Find a few ladies who are very active in your community and ask them to use your tote bag and give it to themfor FREE under the agreement that they will use it every time they go out in the community for errands & events!
#43. Get a license plate made up for your vehicle! If you have your normal license plate on the back of your car, put your business named one on the front of the car! You can get one with just your business name on it for about $20-$30 per plate!
#44. Wear a business name tag every time you go out into your community! Get a Catchy Slogan printed on it such as:A. Ask me about $5 accessories!B. I work from home, you can too!C. Earn some FREE when you party with me!
#45. Local Area Magazines! Does your city publish a City Magazine? If so, contact them about advertising or if they hold contests for their readers offer to donate a product for their contest!
#46. Check out your local area State Fairs & Community Carnivals, there are always alot of them going on during seasonal weather. Ask about getting a booth or table & set it up with your business information! People love to shop at Fairs & Carnivals and they are looking to spend money!
#47. Get some Business Card Magnets printed up and hand them out every where you go! Have your friends & family pass them out too! People are more apt to keep a magnetic business card compared to a regular one which gets shoved into a drawer or wallet. By having a magnetized card, your business is kept in front of the potentialcustomer/client.
#48. When you give gifts to family, friends, neighbors, co-workers etc. make sure you give them gifts from your own company! This allows other people to see & touch your gift meaning FREE business exposure for you! (plus, you bought the gift from yourself so you are saving money!)
#49. Invite your spouses co-workers over to your home for a little mingling party! Serve some refreshments or do a cookout BBQ and make sure you have a table set up with some product displays!
#50. Do a neighborhood childrens shopping party! I do this before Christmas and again before Mother's Day. I invite the neighborhood kids to come by and shop for gifts for their parents and loved ones. They enjoy shopping on their own and parents enjoy a small break from the children! You could also have a table set up with some inexpensive crafting supplies and let the children make their own greeting cards to go with the gifts they have purchased or have a gift wrapping table set up so they can personally wrap their gifts!
#51. Do a joint party with another consultant in a non-competing business. Partying with a friend is always fun! You can hold it at one hosts home, your home or at a local community center. Inviteevery one you know and have others help you spread the word. Hang up fliers at local centers & businesses too!
#52. Put an AD in the back of local high school yearbooks! You can usually get these ads for around $20.00 which makes it affordable advertising for you!
#53. Put an AD for your business in local Athletic Sport Programs! You can find these at the High School Level, Minor League Level and at Professional Sporting Events!
#54. Contact Local Churches & Religous Groups and see if you can place an AD in their weekly church bulletins & program guides!
#55. Do you have a local Community Play House? If so, get your business ad placed in their play programs! You can usually get ads in them for less than $25.00
#56. Co-Sponsor a Local Youth Athletic Group! Baseball teams, softball teams, cheerleading squads, gymnastic squads and swim teams, etc. are always looking for sponsors! Co-Sponsoring a team will help get your business noticed in your local area!
#57. Get a Yard Sign! Display it in your front yard or front window!
#58. Does your neighborhood hold local Meet & Greets? If so, make sure you go out and attend them! Get to know your fellow community members!
#59. Donate a Raffle Drawing Prize to a Non-Profit Group or Charity in your local community! They are always looking for prize donations for their charitable raffles. Note: Make sure you get a receipt for tax purposes!
#60. Consider getting some computer mouse pads printed up with your website address & businessname on them! This will keep your website & business in front of them every time they sign online! This encourages them to check out your website often for new products, updates & features!
#61. Local Bus Stops & Bus Sheds! Have you noticed that alot of them have local business advertising on them? Call up the company and see how much it would cost you to advertise there too!
#62. Does your local area grocery store allow advertisers to place business ads on the back of their cash register receipts? If so, contact them about getting your business ad on there too!
#63. Local baby expo's and baby events/contests! These events are always very popular and a great way for you to reach new customers!
#64. Watch your local newspaper for Wedding, Engagement and New Baby Annoucements! Make a list and then go to: www.searchbug. comto try to track down addresses. You can mail off your business info to them announcing your business, bridal gift registry, baby gift registry, etc.
#65. Stamp your business info to the outside of all outgoing postal mail! Include your business card on the inside. Do this for personal mail, business mail and for paying your bills!
#66. Contact your local Fire & Ambulance companies and see if you can set up a table at their next BBQ Event or fundraiser event.
#67. Contact LOCAL Assisted Living Centers for Senior Citizens (this is different then a nursing home!) and see if you can come in & offer a shopping oppty. to their Senior Residents! Seniors can NOT get out like they used too so they appreciate being able to shop from home and the majority of them don't own computers & if they do, they are not extremely computer savvy...so offer a one on one shopping experience with them! They also appreciate the adult company!
#68. Are there local small summer concerts held in your local parks? We have them here during the summer months! Ask about advertising options during these community events!
#69. BUY little boxes of Smartie (tm) Candies! Put your Business info on one side & on the front side slap on a label that says "Be a Smartie, Earn FREE (Your Company Name) w/a Party!" Hand them outevery where you go!
#70. Make up candy packs with your business info attached to them and hand out to the Halloween Trick or Treaters!
#71. Exchange Business Cards, Fliers or Coupons with another Home Party Consultant in a NON-Competing Business and place her filler in your bags & outgoing packages & have her do the same for you! Sort of "scratching each others backs".
#72. The PUBLIC Library! I go in there often and see all kinds of local advertisements for businesses there! See if you can leave a catalog & a few business cards! **Leave your business cards in the pages of the books you return to library!
#73. Do a CATALOG SWAP with another party plan consultant (NON competing business). See if she will swap a few catalogs with you. You hand out a few of her catalogs at the END of your party and haveher do the same! Hand them out as guests are LEAVING the party!
#74. Mint books...you can use your business card or make up something else with your business information on it...they look like matchbooks and inside is a piece ofpeppermint hard candy! http://offbeatbride.com/2012/03/how...
#75. Do a PARTY SWAP with a Consultant in another HOME party business! (NON-COMPETING! ) Tell her if she holds a Paparazzi Party for you.....you will hold a XYZ Party for her!
#76. Ask about getting your info printed onto golf tee's and golf balls & then donate them to a local golf course or mini golf course!
#77. FOAM DRINK COZIES, the foam thingie you wrap around a cold beverage can! See if you can get some of those with your business info on them & hand them out at local sporting events!
#78. Indoor Concert Arena's. Have you attended a concert lately? Tons of advertising by local and national merchants at concerts! Check into doing some advertising!
#79. Children LOVE Stickers! Buy a slew of stickers with your business name on them....hand them out! Chances are that the kid's parents will see the stickers too!
#80. Temporary Employment Agencies...again drop off packets of info about your business opportunity to them. The Economy is sluggish in a lot of the areas in the USA...ask Temp. Employment Agencies to refer some clients to you who may be interested in a Paparazzi Home Business!!! You could offer the staff a free gift for referrals.
#81. Print up some flyers and get permission from local shopping centers to see if you can leave them on car windshields!
#82. Does your community print up FREE Renters Guides, House Buying Guides Etc? (you can usually find them for FREE at your local supermarket) . If so, contact them about placing your business ad inside one!
#83. Got a local ice cream man who drives around in his ice cream truck throughout your community? Talk to him about passing out flyers or letting you add a logo onto his truck via a vinyl cling logo banner!
#84. Do a web search for your local county, local township and surrounding areas. You’ll find tons of websites for your area with FREE online business directories which you will be able to get your websitelisted in. They also have offline ADS that you can advertise in too! A great way to also find out about upcoming local community events to participate in!
#85. Are there any professional moving companies in your area? If so, contact them! They usually give out new business packet info to their customers/clients to welcome them to their new home. See aboutadding your business information to their "New Move" Packs!
#86. Local small town radio stations that are usually found on the AM frequency usually offer very low-cost local area advertising on their small radio station. A great way to get your business info outto those in your local community.
#87. Get your business information printed out onto paper text book covers! You can make them yourself! Donate them to local area adult technical schools and colleges!
#88. Is there a local business in your area holding a upcoming Grand Opening? If so, contact them! Alot of times they are giving away freebies to the first few hundred customers plus they do heavy advertising announcing their Grand Opening. This is a GREAT way for you to capitalize on that!
#89. Get your business info printed up on inexpensive bookmarks! Then give them to local area colleges, adult technical schools, book reading groups, libraries etc. You can usually print up your ownbookmarks with your business info on them for less than .8 cents each! This will keep your business info in front of those avid book readers! They are also great to give away for FREE with customer orders!
#90. Put your Business Knowledge to Work! Offer to teach classes to adults! You are the fashion accessory professional! Teach them how to accessorize, what the trending styles are, which necklaces for which necklines, how to care for their jewelry etc. You can find adult programs by contacting: Local Community Centers, Local Civic Groups and alot of High Schools & Community Colleges offer evening classes to adults. (continuing education). This generates leads & sales and only takes a short amount of time!
#91. Put the word out to your friends, family & co-workers that you offer freebies to party go'ers. What do I mean? Well, people who are holding baby showers, bridal showers, birthday parties, anniversary parties etc. contact me about my freebies. They make up party goodie bags and are always looking for things to stuff them with. Depending on what type of party it is depends on what I donate!
#92. Print out your own Re-ordering labels! Stick on a small re-ordering info sticker with your business info on it so that your customer can easily locate your information for placing reorders! This is also important to do considering some customers purchase items from you to give as a gift, this way theperson who received the gift will also know how to contact you and will become a potential new customer for you!
#93. Establish a Referral program for your business and print out referral coupons! Offer established customers a free little gift if they refer a new customer to you! I like to give out 3 Referral Coupons to every new customer I get so that they know they will be rewarded for referring new customers to me. Established customers are more apt to refer new customers to you if they know they will be rewarded for that referral. Verbal referral programs don't work well, so print up referral coupons or referralpromotion cards to hand out to your established customers. I also like to put a "referral reward" sticker in all of my information brochures. You can also add a sticker to the backs of your business cards.
#94. Print out Coloring Pages with a small section on them advertising your business and donate them to local area restaurants, daycares etc. You can find 4pc. crayon sets for ONLY .05 cents a box and donate those with the printed out coloring pages! Parents hang them on the front of their refrigerators afterthe children are done coloring them which keeps your business in front of the parent daily! Cost: About .03 cents for printed out coloring page with your business info located some where on it and .05 cents for the mini box of crayons. Try to find a design that relates to your business for the best effect.
#95. Contact your local area Girl Scouts, 4-H Club and other youth groups. Talk to them about you coming in to do a project with the youth's in the group. You can also talk to them about your businessfundraiser program if you offer one. During the summer time there are alot of youth camps throughout the community. You can also find youth camps through local churches. Some are seasonal and some areyear long programs. The YMCA is also a great resource!
#96 Make sure you leave info about Your Business on your answering machine or voice mail message! Not everyone who phones you knows that you sell or represent Paparazzi (especially thosepesky bill collectors & telemarketers) .
#97 Get Business Themed Banking Checks! Your bank checks pass thru tons of hands that could become potential customers or party hosts! If possible get your email address or website URL preprinted onto them! I also suggest using preprinted postal address labels too! (try to get checks that have pictures of some of the products you sell on them or at the very least make sure some where on the check it says Paparazzi consultant.)
#98. Get your business info printed onto matchbooks! Donate the matchbooks to candle shops, smoke shops, clubs etc. to help get your business name out in your community!
#99. Consider getting some inexpensive mini desk-top sized calendars printed up with your business information on them and hand out to local office workplaces! A great way to keep your businessinformation in front of a potential or repeat customer/client.
#100. Take the above idea a step further. Get your business info printed up on pencils, pens, mini note pads, tab stickers and so forth. Contact local office style businesses and donate a few "business" supplies to them! When you go to the doctors or dentists office you see a slew of these types of things from various companies all over the office, so you can do the same thing by donating them to office-stylebusinesses.
#101. Contact local groups in your own community. These can be hobby groups, collector groups, new moms, new parents, neighborhood watch groups and so forth. See what their coming up activites will be and offer a fundraiser opportunity to them or offer a party or to teach a class to them. Better yet, get involved in a group as a participient. The more you get out there in your community and make contacts the better your business will be.
#102. Local Holiday Events! Does your area hold a children’s christmas party, easter egg hunt, halloween party, etc? If so, get involved! You can donate candy or other holiday items and get yourself some business exposure, besides they are always alot of fun to participate in!
#103. Get your business info printed up on some Lanyards and distribute them to local office place environments for employees to use to keep their keys on or give as freebies to your current established customers etc. Take it a step further and donate some of our own Paparazzi lanyards!
#104. Get your business info printed up on some employee id tag holders! Hand them out to office environments that have alot of employees to get your business info seen by lots of people!
#105. Contact some local small shops in your area. Offer to sponsor a drawing box & prize. Make sure you have an attractive drawing box and have the prize on display. Alot of small shops have in-shop (in-store) drawings that are sponsored by other local merchants. You should also have on hand a few information packets and a stack of business cards. This is a great way to get business exposure and to collect leads.
#106. Draft up a business press release. Submit it to your local newspapers, local magazines, tv stations and radio stations. Offer to be a guest on one of their live or recorded shows.
#107. Do you get alot of magazines to your home? If so, after reading them, print up some labels on your computer that say "Compliments of ____________ ______" and donate them to local doctors offices, dentist offices, local hospitals, libraries, community centers, senior centers, etc. Make sure your label includes your business name & information.
#108. Draft up some mini tip booklets, recipe booklets or craft project booklets. Make sure you label them as "Courtesy of ____________ ____" and donate them to local daycare centers, salons,civic and community groups, etc. You can print them out on your home computer inexpensively.
#109. If your company has a fundraising program the best way to promote it is to locate local area fundraisers. What do I mean? When local groups hold bake sales, sub sales, chicken BBQ's, car washesetc....go visit them and offer them a company fundraiser pack with all of the important fundraising information, catalog and a contact sheet & business card.
#110. Contact your local area Home Owners Association. See if you can drop off flyers, catalogs and business cards promoting your business to them or set up a free contest giveaway basket in theiroffices to promote your business and products.
#111. Do you attend alot of outdoor sporting events & concerts? Have you seen those afghan throws that you can get personalized? Instead of getting a family name & date imprinted on one...get your business name on it! I have one that has my website address & my business name. Since we attend alot of outdoor sporting events in the fall, I take it out with me and wrap around myself on the bleachers!Everyone sitting around me gets to see my business info! I even lend it out to friends & family when they attend outdoor events! I’ve also been looking into getting a bright pink personalized camp chair! That will surely draw some attention!
#112. Take the idea above one step further. Do you spend alot of time out at the neighborhood pool or at the beach? Get your business info printed up on beach towels & beach blankets! You can also getyour biz info printed up on a beach umbrella...better yet, get yourself a rain umbrella with your biz info printed on it or purchase the cute one from the back office! It’s sure to draw attention and start some conversations!
#113. Does your city/town have a local taxi cab company? If so, call them up! I know of someone who placed an information packet in the back seat magazine holder of several cabs and got 2 new customers! Some bus companies will also accept them so check those out too! People are always looking for something to read!
#114. When you travel take your bling bag, flyers, business cards etc. with you when you pack for your trip. Make up a separate tote bag just for these items. Leave your, flyers and business cards everywhere you go while on your trip. ie. back of train seats, back of airplane seats, hotel lobbies, restaurants, sporting events, etc...where- ever. This is a great way to target non-local customers and interest in your business.
#115. Contact other work at home business people and small business owners in your community. It's more economical for a group of you to share costs on community advertisements and mailings.