- THE MAGAZINE
Articles by John Braun
Let’s imagine for a moment what 2010 will bring. Hopefully you’ve set aside some time in the next couple weeks to create an advertising plan for the coming year. To create the plan, you surely need to consider trends in media.
There's one rule you should never break, or it might well kill your advertising budget. It's no wonder so much advertising ends up as wasted dollars. Like Michael Gerber says, small business owners are so busy being busy, they don't take time to plan.
Here’s how you can plan the most profitable advertising for your cleaning business.
I’ll let you in on a little secret. Well, it’s not really a secret. Chances are, you’ve already heard about this but didn’t quite understand what it really meant because it wasn’t broken down into the proper terms.
Are you getting cleaning jobs online? Maybe some, but not as many as you’d like? Here are some ways to get free cleaning jobs with social media.
The people who have already used you are the most likely people in the world to call you again. So why spend your entire advertising budget attempting to pull in people who don’t know who you are? Spend some of your dollars on your current clients.
SEO is short for search engine optimization. SEO companies exist to get your website ranked high in search engines like Google.
But cleaning companies should be cautious: Know what you're paying for before hiring an SEO company.
Google, the world’s largest search engine, accounts for slightly more than 50% of all searches made on the net. So when most people think of online searches, they think of Google.
But what is “Adwords?”
“Who was that carpet cleaner we hired last year? What was his company's name?”
This may come as a shock to you, but most of your clients don't remember who you are. It doesn't matter how thrilled they were with the job you did, they just can't remember you.