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As you know by now Save Local Now is free to you, the business, and allows you to promote yourself in many ways without any costs. I stumbled across an article today that provided 8 Easy  ways to promote your business without spending any money and I thought, “wow, some these really go hand in hand with Save Local Now”. Let me show you a few ways to maximize your Save Local Now experience

Identify your audience.

Helen Todd, the writer of this article, says this might be a no brainer, but I feel this is sometimes overlooked. You know who your customers are, think about what they do and how they get their information.

Use Social media

I know we talk about this a lot but it’s an important one. Here’s a few tips from the article:

• The goal is to engage customers – be a part of the discussion in your industry and it will help you gain an audience or followers.

• Don’t be afraid to “friend” or “follow” reporters. Your ideas may spark stories for them.

• Ask for feedback from your followers. Again, engagement is the key you want them to “like” and “share” or “retweet” what you post.

Get involved in your community

Use the events to show your businesses support in a local charity or community event.

Consistently brand your business

This is a big one. Your brand says a lot about your company and it’s important to make sure it looks good and it’s consistent. Hiring a graphic designer might be a good thing to splurge on. Here’s a great color guide info graphic to give you an idea.

These tips will be great in helping you get the most out of Save Local Now and it won’t take a lot of effort. Remember that image is everything in today’s world and it’s important to make yourself known. Don’t be afraid to stand out or you might miss out!

 

We all love to share our photos whether it be a meal you just ate or your dog in a funny hat, we can’t get enough of sharing images with our friends. There might be more to the photo sharing than just dogs and hats though. Instagram, the leading social network for photo sharing, is also a creative and inexpensive way for businesses to attract new customers. I’m not just talking about the small clothing boutiques either. You can be a law firm, a bank, or a construction company or anything really. Instagram is great for personalizing your business and allowing your “followers” to connect with you on a more human level, and the more personality you can give to your business the better. Even us here at $LN enjoy using instagram to share a few precious moments (you can follow us at @savelocalnow).

This article shows how companies that don’t have visual products are able to integrate themselves into instagram.

Showing your customers a more personal side of your business can help build loyalty and it’s a cheap way to advertize!

Here’s some helpful hints to get you started:

  • The best times to share are Thursdays between 1 and 4 (that’s when most people don’t feel like working anymore).
  • Create #hashtags on subjects that are current and relevant to your business
  • Follow people who influence your business, and follow your favorite customers!
  • Show both office/business related things as well as giving it a personal flair. Allow your followers to get to know your staff through photos!

Want more? Check out this article for even more great tips for business accounts on instagram

So what are waiting for? Start instagramming today!