Are you struggling to market your new business? Do you have any idea how and when to develop your products? Many entrepreneurs were in the same boat but they were able to overcome it. The fact is, an entrepreneur needs to be more innovative so that your business would grow. If a person is creative enough, there's nothing that could stop him or her to go for the gold. And if you're like any other entrepreneurs I know, your most likely concern is budget. You might think you can just set up your business after we have fully recovered from the economic slump we are still in after four years, that's your choice. But why should you let that limit you when you know you have a killer idea for a business?
There are numerous ways to sell your products and services especially with the rise of digital marketing. Here are some options you can consider for bootstrap marketing:
Direct Mail – As long as you have leads, you can send out an email to those people so that they would know of your business' existence. If you do not have any leads and you do not have any idea where you can get them, you can start by building on the network you already have. You can send messages through Facebook or tweet about your business to your friends and followers.
Telemarketing – If you outsource to a telemarketing company, they can generate leads for you so that telemarketers would be able to contact those leads and offer your products and services. This may take a chunk out of your budget but you need to remember that the more visible you are to your target market, the bigger probability that they will avail of it.
Trade Shows and Conferences – This is also a great idea to build your network. You can attend seminars, webinars, conferences and trade shows hosted by entrepreneurs like yourself.
Signs – It is said that a business with no sign is a sign of no business. Your first order of business then is to get one which is enough to capture the attention of your target market. You can also use flyers or tarpaulins for a better marketing campaign.
After you have chosen which options you want to use to market your business, be sure to keep track of the results so that you would know which option works best for you.