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Get Business for Your Home Business

Aug 17, 2007
Home businesses, like other businesses, aren't successful just because they exist. If you want to work at home, you have to learn about marketing your home based business.

Marketing depends in large part on the type of business you have. Marketing on the internet works for most kinds of home business. Even if you plan the bulk of your business from your local area, a website adds professionalism. One of the first things a prospect will ask nowadays is; what is your website address? The next question of course is; what is your email address? The next one will likely be; do you have a copy of your business card, with all this info and more you can give me? Woe be to you who don't have all three of these valuable business commodities fresh and ready to go.

When sending emails, make sure you include information about your business in your signature file. Think of your signature file as your electronic business card. You want to include your website address so interested leads can find you. Also include a very focused short message exactly about what you do.

Of course, if your home based business is also internet-based, it is essential for you to learn to market on the internet. Obvious yes, but most of us do not do this when we first start out and miss out on the easy sales and leads. Techniques for marketing a home based business on the web include pay-per-click advertising, weblogs, and your website.

You can also network online through message boards and mailing lists. Message boards and forums are easy to do but they do not do themselves. You have to click on forums and messageboards with your specialty after and go to at least one a week. If you can do more, you will do better. Type in a word after forum when you search that you know about. It can be baseball, writing, health products or anything as long as you like and know about it and feel some enthusiasm about it and like to share with others that you communicate with.

An often overlooked tool for marketing a home based business is staying in touch with former clients. You can do this through the phone or through email. Email is often the preferred choice because potential clients look at email when they have time and are not interrupted to do it, as they are on the phone. When emailing former clients, let them know you enjoyed working with them and want them to remember you for future projects.

Look for ways to meet potential customers. Go to trade meetings or conventions. For example, if you are selling pet products, attend dog shows and county fairs.

The major ways to start out for marketing a home based business are similar to other businesses. Find customers you can serve and find ways to let them know you exist. After they become clients, serve them well and ask for future business. Give them referral business whenever you can and they will surely refer business to you also. This is how you keep your business running.
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