Monday, January 4, 2010

We're all about Promotion!

One thing that most small businesses don't think about, especially service businesses like bars and restaurants, is the use of the internet to directly turn web site surfers into walk in customers. One VERY simple way to do this is to offer a GOOD first time coupon that people can print off and bring into your place of business.

It doesn't have to be a huge thing, but it probably should be something worth the visit, think like YOU would think if you surfed up on someones online ad and saw a coupon you could print off. They take no time at all to make. The sample coupon below, i created about a fictitious bar in Salt Lake City that offers one free draft beer if you print the coupon off and bring it in. Sure, the guy might print out ten of them and bring nine buddies with him, but at least you get 9 more people in there and the odds are that they will always drink more than one beer. On our site, when you post the coupon as a photo, they can bring it up and just print that one thing out, which makes it simple for them and you. Think about it!

The point is, get them to act. Use coupons on your sellfreeusa page to get people to go from reading about you to visiting you. I will come up  with other examples in the future, but you have to admit that being able to post ads with printable coupons (that you can post on and take back off anytime you want) would be something you haven't tried before.

give it a shot. I made up this coupon in under 10 mintues using Microsoft Word and Microsoft Image composer along with a photo i found on google images. What could be easier? Now, go get your ad on our site today and for goodnes sakes, give them a reason to stop in. How about a password.. put in your ad that anyone who comes in and says craig sent me gets 25% off their meal at your restaurant or $300 off a new car at your dealership! Just think about it and be creative. Its what separates you from the other guys.

Good Luck and start posting!
Craig and Melissa Hull

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