Online marketing your small business has taken off with huge popularity.
However, it wasn’t too long ago that offline marketing used to be the only way to market a business.
Face-to-face marketing seems to be something that has been cast aside with so much technology at out finger tips.
So, go back to basics, chances are that the people you connect with will be so surprised at your effort that you’ll stand out…in a good way.
Here are 3 low cost ways you can go about marketing your small business and grow your revenues.
Find your local speakers bureaus, sometimes maintained by your local library, your chamber of commerce, local businesses, nonprofits and universities and find out how to offer your speaking services.
Create a “one sheet” which is just what it says, one sheet of paper that gives information about you as a speaker including your photograph, what you talk about, your fees, and products.
Teach a Class
If you have a college degree you can usually teach at your local college or university on an adjunct or part-time basis.
Being a college professor will definitely give you “street cred” in your local community, and out of your local community.
This is something you can add to your websites immediately.
If you do not have a degree, you can still become a Lecturer when you own a successful business.
Call your local university, college, community college, or the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in your area for more information on how to get started.
Attend chamber of commerce meetings, business women meetings, meet ups that are in your area.
Rub elbows with people in your community.
Making sure you clearly communicate your name, what you do, and who you help.
Once you’ve made these connections make sure to take the time to develop your new relationships by building rapport.
People will be willing to help you once you have expressed an interest in them.
These are three effective and low cost ways of marketing your small business in your area.
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