I know this reply is not very prompt but I've just started up my business and like previous posts I'm getting out and about posting flyers through letterboxes and handing them out to passers by. Shop windows will be next and…"
"One of my friends put a card in the local hairdressers (the kind that specialises in blue rinses, rather than an ultra-trendy type) when he was starting up, virtually all his start up work came from there. Also, always make sure you have cards on…"
"Richard I do have a website - it's pretty basic via Vistaprint costs £4.99 a month and I can edit it as often as I want. I did it via vistaprint so I could match the graphics/design with my business cards from there and also it's…"
"Thanks for your reply Chloe, some good suggestions, i hadn't thought about corner shops etc these days you tend to think people find everything they want online. Was thinking leafleting door to door but will try the shops option too. Also you…"
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Take a look at the previous advertising posts to see if there's anything of use:…"
I'm quite new to it too (just starting my second year).
After word of mouth/friends of friends etc (emailing everyone telling them all about what I was starting, showing them website etc) got a first few.
Hi all, just starting up my business and was wondering what your thoughts are regarding best/most cost effective forms of advertising. Obviously word of mouth beats the lot for cost effectiveness but you still need to get your first customers. Was initially thinking along the lines of leafleting my local area but am open to any ideas. Thanks Richy