How to Market your Auto Body Shop Online with a Low Budget
In order for any small business to remain relevant and competitive in today's competition business environment, it requires a reasonable and viable marketing strategy.
Luckily for us today it's easier than ever to market your business online. That said, marketing a small business with a small budget can be a bit challenging. Free and low cost takes more time and effort, but the opportunities are there. Let's focus on some basic, effective and best of all inexpensive ways to market your small business.
Use Social Media - Social media has significantly changed all facets of human life. Due to the millions of social media active users, social media has developed into a honeypot for many small businesses. The first step towards harvesting the benefits of marketing in social media is opening social media accounts such as Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. One of the ways of ensuring that you effectively use social media avenues in your marketing plan is via posting engaging, relevant, and informative content.
Set Up a Website - Websites play a center role in marketing and advertising small businesses. If you don't have a website, putting one up would be a judicious move. However, if you don't have enough money to hire a designer, perhaps engage a student to put up a simple WordPress site on your own domain with your own web hosting. This will at least ensure you are building an asset for your company. Never choose to put your business on a platform you don't own.
Use Business Cards - Another ineffective way of marketing your small business is via using business cards. Giving out your business card can help you land new clients. Make them tactilely impressive, and visually appealing.
Be a Presence at Local Events - Even if your business is not locally-oriented, showing up and giving a face to your business will net you many more leads than you thought possible. You never know who the person you network with today will end up being tomorrow. (And don't forget to bring those new business cards!)