I've done all these, contacted vendors personally, tried to build good relationships with them, most of them are really nice and cooperative. I joined some of the networking groups online and face-to-face.But it still goes slow.
Now I am thinking about organizing some kind of the little bridal show, invite all of my vendors and make a big advertizing of it. Hope this will help to get more clients.
What do you think about it?
Bloomz is small, unique flower shop in a rural community. We are aggressively changing our marketing strategy this year to include shows, increased internet exposure, and radio advertising. We're hoping these ideas plus a very up to date website will help us increase sales in 2012.
I found over the years that the simple $100 referral fee works best. People seem to lean towards getting something in return for the referral over referring someone that does not recipricate. So that is what works for me.
This is a tricky subject, i dont know how useful my thoughts are, but they might help somebody.
I have always been told referrals from your past clients is the best way to get new clients. I find this to be helpful. As a Napa Wedding Photographer that is growing and raising my prices I am finding that this is not the case for me. The clients i served in the past were of a lower price range, and the people they recommend are looking for the same deal although my prices are considerably higher. So i am finding my best clients are coming from yelp and google, along with a few from local vendors that I have met. I have tried pay per click, and found it to be a poor way to find clients.
Those are my thoughts
Jon M Photography
Napa Wedding Photographers
There are lots of ways to market the business. Verbaly,through client referral; newspaper publication or flyer and through social network. Its just need time and patient because result wont come out over night. Good luck
As a wedding photographer, I have found success with mailing packages to local wedding planners. In the package were pricing sheets, a promo available, business cards to pass out, and personalized wooden coasters. Sending vendors gifts that they won't throw away (such as paper products, postcards, flyers, etc...) will mean that your business name has a better chance to stay in the forefront of their mind.
Any suggestions on my website? I am still new in this area and would love to get some feedback and more business contacts! www.sarahkimages.com
Some great advice here! I am new to the wedding world so I love to read all the tips :)
What great ideas,Thank you for sharing!