Finding ideal client
All small business owners want to attract new customers. Here are 10 proven methods to help you get “new blood.”
1. Ask for referrals
Referrals are one of the best ways to get new customers.
If you go back and wait for your existing customers to recommend you to their friends and family, you could be waiting a long time.
Take charge by implementing a system to actively solicit referrals from your happy customers.
Integrate recommendation-generating activities into the sales process.
For example, send a follow-up email asking for a referral after a customer receives their order from your eCommerce site.
Let your B2B salespeople ask for references when they follow up with customers to answer post-sales questions.
Generate good old-fashioned word of mouth by attending networking organizations and events relevant to your industry and customers.
Make sure you approach networking with a “how can I help others?” attitude. instead of “What’s in it for me?” By thinking about how you can serve, you build relationships that lead to new customers.
3. Offer discounts and incentives only to new customers
Attract new customers, curious customers to your home by offering a low-risk way to try your product or service.
Track customers who redeem the special offer, then target them with a marketing message that encourages and entices them to keep buying from you.
4. Reconnect with old customers.
Anything old can be new again, including old customers who haven’t done business with you in a while.
Review your customer contacts regularly and after six months or a year of no interaction or purchase.
Reach out to inactive customers with a special offer via email, direct mail, or phone. They’ll be glad you remember them and want them back.
5. Improve your website.
Currently, B2B consumers and buyers find new deals primarily through online search. That means your website has to work hard to attract new customers.
Check your website to ensure the design, content, graphics, and SEO are up to date.
If this is not your forte, it is worth hiring the services of a website design company and/or an SEO expert.
6.Partner with supplementary companies
Team up to the companies that have a similar customer base, but they are not directly competitive and strategic how to strategically indicate each customer to drive new companies to others.
Does your business get online reviews from customers? Cultivate your reviews and make the most of them.
Link to reviews on your website and post signage in your location urging customers to check you out on Yelp (or wherever the reviews are).
Social proof is powerful, and new customers are more likely to give your business a try if they see others praising it.
9. Participate in community events.
All else being equal, most people like to support independent businesses in their communities.
Raise your profile in your community by taking part in charity events and organizations. Sponsor a local fun run, organize a holiday “toys for kids” donation, or supply a Little League team in your city with equipment. It gets your name out there, which helps bring in new customers.
10. Bring a friend
Offer 2-for-1, “buy one get one free” or “bring a friend” deals to entice your “regulars” to introduce new customers to your business. For example, a restaurant might offer a “buy one entree, get a second free” special to attract more customers. You can even be specific, “Invite a friend to try our new happy hour deals!” to let customers know you want to introduce your business to a wider customer base.
Know your business inside and out
A thorough understanding of your industry and a thorough understanding of your product or service is crucial to attracting interested customers.
When you know your product inside out, this fact becomes clear. Those interested in your offerings can see how knowledgeable you are and enlist your help.
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From all of this you will start to attract followers and as long as you have a structured sales funnel you can convert followers/fans into paying customers.