As a business owner there will be times that you have to generate additional income to cover expenses, or even you want to pay for something such as down payment on a house, buy a new car, etc. So for many people the question becomes how can you generate business fast? Generating business fast does not necessarily mean that you have to violate your ethics and morals to achieve the desired result you are looking for. What it does mean is that you have to leave your comfort zone and put yourself out there. It means that you are going to be more aggressive in your approach, and you might hear a few additional “No’s” to achieve the result you are seeking.
Regardless of the type of business that you are in, the following methods can be utilized to attract new clients quickly.
Unless you are not connected to the internet, Meetup is one the largest platforms to connect with people in any city that have a similar interest as you do. Additionally, there are countless numbers of business networking groups that you can seek out who have potential clients in, but also potential referral partners in as well. When it comes to networking groups, one of the things that you will want to do is look at who is attending the groups. In some cities it is common that some people will attend similar groups in the area. As you are wanting to gain maximum exposure, be certain to check that there are not too many people attending the same groups over and over. The fastest way to avoid that from happening is to pick different geographic areas to attend groups in.
With over a billion active users on Facebook, there are ample opportunities to connect with potential clients for your business. Obviously it will vary depending on the type of business that you are in. But there are plenty of people who are looking for your services, it is all a matter of connecting with them. Utilizing groups is a cost effective way to grow your business if you are in need of cash flow. However there are certain things you must be aware of before embarking on promoting your business in different groups across Facebook. One of the most important things that you must do prior to embarking on this campaign is to read each potential groups rules. Yes each group has a set of rules that you must abide by. This will vary depending on the group that you are wanting to join,. Group moderators typically have rules in place to prevent people from joining the groups to simply spam its members with content that is only trying to make a sale, and not provide value.
The key to attracting clients in groups is to provide value, answer questions and ultimately become a resource to the people involved in the group. The more value you provide,the greater the potential result will be. The one thing that you must avoid doing is spamming groups. Any group of high value will not allow spamming of any sort, with many of them having a zero tolerance policy on it.
Your goal is to provide so much value to potential prospects in the groups you are in that they will want to know more about the products & services you offer. It’s important to remember you get out what you put in, so if you are not very active, you will not see a result. However if you are very active then you can generate a large response from people.
Your Existing Database
This resource is often overlooked by many entrepreneurs and business owners as we are focused on acquiring new clients and customers on a regular basis. How many people do you know that ignore their existing book of business. How many people have you purchased services from but haven’t heard from them in months or years? These are the people who have done business with you and know you the best. They are also the people who have provided you referrals and know the types of people to refer to you. To tap into this resource you simply just have to pick up the phone and ask for the business. If you don’t ask them for the business, someone else will and ultimately get the business that could have went to you.
Regardless of the method you utilize to attract clients quickly in your business, you simply have to take action. This week make an effort to connect with at least 5 people about your business and you will start generating results.