Look for opportunities to list your business on any directories or review sites that you’re not already using. Weddingwire, the knot, and the wedding guide are just a few you can consider.
Make sure your Google business listing is up to date. This is likely the first thing someone will see when they search for your business, so make sure your profile is fully completed and optimized. Don’t forget to upload some photos, your operating hours, and contact information, and ensure your website is linked to it.
Check out discussions and forums. Remember that you don’t want to jump in with an obvious advertisement. Ensure you add value by sincerely answering their questions, and sharing your expertise. In cases where the conversation has turned negative, make a good faith effort to help them the best you can. One of the best things about forum threads they tend to remain searchable for years, so a single post can generate leads for a long time.
Similarly, you can look for blog posts and articles by thought industry leaders that are not your direct competitors. Be sure to sound sincere by sharing your perspective on the topic not too "judgy".
Consider starting a blog and sharing relevant content that has a significant impact on your local wedding community. The more you post the more likely new customers are able to find you.
The key to remember when posting on Reddit as a business is to avoid looking like you are on there to get sales, but you should be transparent about the fact that you’re representing a business. Be sure to make an effort to participate in the community and be as genuine and helpful as possible.
Consider ways to reward your customers, especially for referrals or positive reviews. Sending a gift card or offering a small credit toward extra hours or add-on service, are great ways to incentivize your current customers.
Look for awards or competitions offered by your local business, Chamber of Commerce, and professional or nonprofit organizations. Winning local awards still brings you free publicity.
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