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Don't Rely on Only Friends to Keep Your Salon Afloat

When I decided to open my own salon and spa, I had so many friends excited to try my services that I didn't think I needed to invest in marketing. Those friends did come in frequently, but their business turned out to just not be enough to keep my bills paid. I then remembered that before I began as a hairdresser, I drove many miles to see my favorite hair-stylist that I loved. That made me realize that I needed to advertise not just locally, but throughout the entire region. I drove an hour to my favorite hair-stylist, so why wouldn't my customers? I held a great "new customer discount", and soon those new customers from neighboring cities became regular customers once they realized how much they loved my technique. I created this blog to help other struggling business owners. I hope you can learn from my experiences!


Don't Rely on Only Friends to Keep Your Salon Afloat

Digital Marketing Strategies for Your Business

by Denise Watkins

Modern marketing is far more complicated due to the need for businesses to be able to utilize traditional marketing techniques while also taking advantage of the opportunities that digital technologies provide. By successfully striking this balance, your enterprise will find that achieving higher rates of growth will be far easier.

Consider Whether Separate Product Websites Would Be Beneficial

In addition to your business's primary website, it may also be advisable to have websites for each of your major products. This is especially important for businesses that operate in industries where branding is extremely important for differentiating from competing products. This can allow you to more easily provide customers with comprehensive product information without making your primary website difficult to navigate. Furthermore, this can help with marketing the website as it may be easier to tailor marketing campaigns for a website that is centered around a single product.

Engage with Visitors to Your Web Properties

Businesses will often make the mistake of assuming that their website should do little more than present information to potential customers. However, modern browsers and smartphones make it possible to build websites that accommodate a wide range of interactions. For example, you may be able to easily request the email address of visitors, provide content that auto-updates or accept orders.

By considering the full range of possible ways that you can utilize your websites, it can be easier to appreciate the numerous strategies that can be used to increased conversions, customer retention and other key metrics that help to indicate a healthy business. Furthermore, you should invest in thorough tracking and analytics as this will allow you to determine the most effective aspects of your strategy for engaging with visitors so that you can optimize your efforts.

Retain Professional Assistance with Your Digital Marketing Plan

The process of managing a business's marketing can be daunting. Unfortunately, business owners will often be especially ineffective at digital marketing as they may not be aware of the strategies, technologies and other options that are available to them. Furthermore, the labor that can be required to effectively oversee one of these campaigns can be substantial. For example, there will be a need to create numerous versions of advertisements so that you can test them to see which is the most effective. Hiring a digital marketing agency will allow you to avoid the need to manage these various tasks so that you can avoid costly inefficiencies and mistakes.