Networking and obtaining referrals is always a great way to obtain new customers for your typing services. But there are many more ways to draw in more customers.
Begin by designing a brochure describing your services. Next, mail or hand-deliver the brochure to local businesses.
Place small classified ads in your local paper and online. Craigslist is a good source to obtain customers by listing your typing services in the services section for your city. Briefly mention a few of the typing services you offer.
Design and print fliers. Post them on free bulletin boards at grocery stores, libraries and markets.
Post fliers at colleges offering your typing services. Many students need report preparation and resume services.
Place doorknob hangers printed with your services on homes is your neighborhood. If you do not have doorknob hangers, consider printing a trifold brochure. Simply staple a rubber band to the top and then place on the doorknob.
If you offer resume typing services, network with employment agencies. Place business cards in their offices.
Create business cards and start handing them out to all of your friends, families and neighbors. Let them know what you do. Remember to give them additional cards, so they may pass them on.
Prepare a brief letter describing your typing business and mail it to everyone you know. Include people at the church you attend, your doctor, dentist, previous co-workers, and anyone else you have contact with. Remember to include several business cards with your letter. Ask in your letter if they would kindly pass on your business card to anyone they know of who may need your service.
E-mails. Create a signature line in your e-mail that mentions your typing services.
Ask local non-competitive businesses if you may place business cards or brochures in their office or place of business.
Sponsor a local school sports team and receive an ad in their team program.
Get a car magnet printed with your services and place it on your vehicle.
Place your business cards in books at your local bookstore.
List your business in as many online directories as possible. Many online directories are free.
Design a website and offer your services. Remember to choose a domain name that fits your business. After creating your new website, submit it to all of the search engines online. Also, list your domain name on your business cards.
Get your company name, telephone number and brief description of your services printed on sticky pads. Pay someone to distribute these to vehicles one by one in public parking lots.
Consider offering specialized services such as legal typing. Then, contact local attorneys either by phone or mail and let them know you are available for immediate work.
Place a classified ad in the employment section of your local newspaper offering typing services.
With these marketing techniques you are on the road to gaining many new customers.