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Suggestions For Utilizing Facebook To Build Referrals?

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Has anyone found a great system for automating referrals through a simpleFacebook page

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How To Actually Generate Customers On Professional Networks: Part 1

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10 Actually Actionable Benefits Of List Building

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How Can I Create A Non-Existent Market on a Shoestring Budget?

By Shawn Baker · Posted on Thursday, July 20, 2017 · Tagged in General Discussion

When I started my company there was no market for what we do. We have slowly began to change that. I am looking for ideas on getting the word out that we exist. And on virtually no budget.

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Mark Mehling ( from Take Control Marketing
78 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Friday, July 21, 2017

Hi Shawn,

You have more time than money. So the key is to learn to do some things yourself. I would suggest you learn how to get PR or public relations for your business. I believe that would pay the most return for the time invested.

If necessary, invest in a course. There are specifics in how to write press releases. Get them right and you will see interest from media. Get them wrong and they get trashed.

You have a unique approach that could easily go viral because of interest. Try to keep it local first. And be ready for the naysayers. "They are teaching... (more)

Shawn Baker from Tantrums LLC
1 Local Recommends Them • Replied on Friday, July 21, 2017

Thanks Mark. Good advice.

Maury Kosh from The Performance Based Marketing Group
31 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Great advice Mark..

People have been selling products and services long before the internet, even before TV!

Don't let the lure of what looks like the easy button pull you in. There is no free lunch.

Try going to your local Radio stations and TV stations and see if you can do a little bartering. Maybe offer up a free session for their team to try your services in exchange for some publicity.


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Steve Estrellado from Estro Communications
3 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Saturday, July 22, 2017

What are you selling?

Shawn Baker from Tantrums LLC
1 Local Recommends Them • Replied on Saturday, July 22, 2017

We break things with sledgehammers, baseball bats, golf clubs, lead pipes. For fun or for therapy. Lots of team building, parties, fundraisers.

Steve Estrellado from Estro Communications
3 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Saturday, July 22, 2017

Shoot YouTube videos of your group breaking things.

Jason Romero from Etchasoft Inc
1 Local Recommends Them • Replied on Sunday, July 23, 2017

YouTube has the best potential for your investment. Definitely a great platform to start when budget is minimal.

Brian Hower from Searchlight Business Advocates
5 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Thursday, August 10, 2017

Hi Shawn--I can't believe the replies here. But basically my question is to you. How/why do you believe there is a "non-existent market". It makes zero sense to put effort into something with a "non-existent market". Right? So I think the first thing you must do id REALLY determine if that statement is true. ( Hint: it isn't!) But if you intendto create a real business with this, you must research the real-world market and profitability potential. Only then will you know what the next, most prudent and cost-effective steps might be. If this makes sense to... (more)

Cindy Hornsby from Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites - West Valley City
3 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Thursday, August 10, 2017


There is a great book that is related to that very question. It is 66 rules for publicity success written by David L. Politis. It helps you create your company's value in easy ways.

David J Dunworth International Best Selling Author from Marketing Partners
55 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, August 2, 2017

I sure hope you have a good liability insurance policy. It sounds like a high-risk event. Someone is bound to go overboard and hurt someone in the same area.

John Mccordic from North Shore Orthopaedic and Sports Clinic
2 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Thursday, July 27, 2017

The more relationships you develop the faster your business will grow. It's all about getting out there, going out of your comfort zone and shaking hands

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