As a business owner, one of the most important things you can do to stay top of mind with your contacts, potential clients, and referral sources is to develop simple follow up systems. You are wasting the time you spent gathering new leads plus valuable marketing dollars if you don’t follow up with these people.
I used to do a lot of networking at chamber events, women’s organizations and biz expos and I generally collected about 50 business cards from new contacts on a good week. Now however, that I’m more focused on the online part of my business and working globally with clients, I do more nationwide networking and online social networking.
However, I do the same things as before in the follow up. It’s important for you to realize whether you’re a brick and mortar business, service based business, home-based business or online business, you still need a clear, easy to implement follow up system that includes MORE than just email marketing….let me show you how to make this easy so it will get done.
Here’s my 6 Step Ultimate Marketing Follow Up System:
Implement this in your business TODAY, see more sales TOMORROW!
1. DATABASE ORGANIZATION: Organizing your new contacts is one of the most important tasks to do. You don’t have to invest a lot in a database. In fact you can start with an excel spreadsheet, entering your contacts and business card information week by week.
2. DEVELOP MESSAGES & MATERIALS: Writing your follow up marketing pieces is one of the most difficult parts of this whole equation for most small business owners. Your mailings, emails and even phone scripts need to be written with the hot buttons of your target market in mind. What do they care about most in regards to your products or services?
3. DEVELOP YOUR SYSTEM: Your system includes the frequency and number of times you will touch them. A touch can be either a direct mail piece of some kind, an email note or email newsletter, a follow up call, a message or friend request on social media, a drop by or even a fax. You want to determine what and how many times you’ll do each follow up activity for everyone you meet.
4. DELEGATE, AUTOMATE & MANAGE: Take the 20-28 touch system you created and delegate as much of it as humanly possible to an in office assistant, another employee (if they have time) or a Virtual Assistant or marketing person so you know it will get done. Some follow up can be automated if you have computer software, shopping carts or online services and scheduling software.
5. TRACK, ANALYZE & REVISE: Most often small businesses will do marketing such as the strategies I’m suggesting here in your follow up system yet they will never track to see if what they’re doing is working. Therefore they continue doing the same things over and over again. Sometimes your results won’t become apparent until after you’ve done the thing a few times (ie: frequency is important).
6. CONTINUE BUILDING YOUR LIST & REPEAT: Once you have a system set up for managing massive amounts of new contacts, then you can turn on the marketing hose I call it. That means you can market like crazy. Your goal should be to get in front of a LOT more of your ideal prospects every month in many different ways. I suggest going for a goal of 1000 new people to meet or connect with every month.
These tips are for any type of business, retail, online, service or product. So, not only do you need to follow up after new people you meet to GET their business or referrals and build those relationships, but you also have to cultivate those relationships over time so they keep you on top of their minds in case something comes up where they need your products or services or someone they know does.
Are you Ready to FINALLY Develop a Clear, Easy to Implement Follow Up System and Marketing Systems in General that GET RESULTS?
Follow up is just ONE of the many things we need to do in our marketing as entrepreneurs but it’s pretty vital, otherwise the marketing that you’re doing becomes almost a waste of time.
Come talk with me in a complimentary business strategy session and let’s discuss your business’ marketing, follow up and sales processes! We’ll see what we can do about getting you on track for having your best year ever! Go to www.AskKat.biz now and sign up and I’ll talk to you soon!
Here’s to your Best Year Ever!
The Jumpstart Your Biz Coach, Speaker &
Author of the book, Love Yourself Successful
“Showing You HOW to Make a LOT More Money Doing What You Love!
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